EBSA Announces Free Health Law Seminar

January 16, 2009 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Plan sponsors looking for some help with health law compliance can get some free answers at an upcoming conference.

The free health law compliance assistance seminar is for employers, plan fiduciaries and plan services providers, and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) and the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.   It will take place January 28 and 29 at the Doubletree Hotel Tallahassee in Tallahassee, Florida.

Topics Covered

According to the announcement, sessions will cover the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other federal laws under Part 7 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.   Information also will be presented on:

  • fiduciary responsibility,
  • the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA),
  • the Family and Medical Leave Act,
  • HIPAA privacy and
  • the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act.  

Panelists will include representatives of EBSA, the Labor Department’s Employment Standards Administration and Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, the Florida Department of Insurance, the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Registration is first-come, first-served, with limited spaces available.   You can find out more about the event (and register) at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/pdf/HBECFL.pdf