The Employee Benefit Security Administration (EBSA) will hold public hearings on April 6 to discuss the automatic enrollment provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

PPACA inserts a provision in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requiring businesses with 200 or more employees to automatically enroll all employees into a health plan, but new FLSA section 18A will not take effect until a final rule is issued.

Public discussions are being held before formulating and issuing that final rule.

Section 18A also requires employers to provide timely notice of the enrollment along with a mechanism to opt out.

EBSA is part of the Department of Labor (DOL), whose Frances Perkins Building in Washington, D.C., will host the gathering.

Employers, keep your workforces advised of their rights and obligations under health reform by obtaining and posting a copy of Personnel Concepts' Health Care Reform Employee Information Poster.