EBSA Brings Health Law Compliance Seminar to Las Vegas

March 2, 2010 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – What happens in Vegas next week might not stay in Vegas.

That’s when the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration and the Nevada Division of Insurance will host a free health law compliance assistance seminar.  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 and other laws under Part 7 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, 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 will be held on on March 16 and 17 in Las Vegas at the College of Southern Nevada, Charleston Campus, 6375 W. Charleston Blvd., Room D-101.

Seminar attendees will receive a copy of the booklet “Health Benefits Coverage Under Federal Law” and other material (you can also obtain a copy at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/pdf/CAGTableOfContents.pdf or by calling EBSA toll-free at 866-444-3272).

Panelists will include representatives from 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, with only limited spaces available, and interested parties should register early.  Visit http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/HBEC.html or call Sandra Lynch at 202-693-8671 for the agenda and a registration form.