The forum will provide interested persons an opportunity to share information and views to assist the department in developing proposed regulatory guidance on compliance with the automatic enrollment provisions of the FLSA.
The event will feature three panels:
- Panel 1: Definition of Full-Time Employee for Purposes of the Automatic Enrollment Provisions of Section 18A of the FLSA
- Panel 2: Selection of Plan, Benefit Package and Coverage (if Employer Maintains More than One) in Which Employees Would be Automatically Enrolled for Purposes of the Automatic Enrollment Provisions of Section 18A of the FLSA
- Panel 3: The Adequate Notice and Opportunity to Opt Out Requirements Under the Automatic Enrollment Provisions of Section 18A of the FLSA
A DoL news release notes that under the Affordable Care Act, employers that are covered by the FLSA with more than 200 full-time employees must automatically enroll new full-time employees in one of the employer’s health benefits plans and continue the enrollment of current employees in the employer’s health benefits plan.
Individuals and organizations may register to participate in the forum via email to e-ORI@dol.gov, and should indicate whether participation will be in-person or by teleconference. Anyone wishing to participate on one of the three panels should indicate which panel in their registration.For a copy of the invitation to the forum, with instructions on registration and participation in the forum and on the panels, go to http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/pdf/AutomaticEnrollmentForumNO.pdf.