EBSA Updates Plan Contact Checks

September 19, 2008 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) has updated its Web site to give sponsors of retirement, health, and other benefit plans a way to update their contact information following the disruption of operations due to Hurricanes Gustav and Ike.

According to an EBSA news release, the information will allow employees, participants and their families, as well as the many support organizations that assist victims of the hurricanes, to reach plan administrators with questions and information related to their benefits.

The Web site includes a searchable database that lists pre-hurricane contact information taken from the Form 5500 Annual Reports filed previously by all employee benefit plans located in the affected disaster areas.

Employers/plan sponsors who want to update or correct their contact information included on this site may do so by calling 866-444-EBSA (3272) or by submitting a Verification of Contact Information Form found on the Web site.

More information is at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/contactinfo.html or 866?444?3272.