EBSA Announces Health Benefits Compliance Seminar in Omaha

July 8, 2010 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) and the Nebraska Department of Insurance will host a free health law compliance assistance seminar in Omaha in September.

The seminar is part of the Labor Department’s Health Benefits Education Campaign to help workers and employers, especially small businesses, understand their rights and obligations under various health benefits laws.   

The sessions will cover the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other laws under Part 7 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act (USERRA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and relating to fiduciary responsibility and health savings accounts.   

The seminar is September 14 – 15 at the Holiday Inn Omaha Convention Center and will feature speakers from the EBSA, the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division and its Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, the Nevada Division of Insurance, the Internal Revenue Service, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.   

Registration is on a first come first served basis to the first 250 registrants. To register, visit http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/HBEC.html or call Sandra Lynch at 202-693-8671.