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For Immediate Release: June 8, 2012
Contact: Scott Allen or Rhonda Burke
Phone: 312-353-6876/312-353-6976
Email: Allen.scott@dol.gov/Burke.rhonda@dol.gov
Release Number: 12-1178-EBSA

US Labor Department, Missouri Department of Insurance to offer
free health benefits law compliance seminar June 13-14 in St. Louis
Event will help area employers, administrators and insurers

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration and the Missouri Department of Insurance will host a two-day health benefits laws compliance seminar for small- and mid-sized employers, third-party administrators and insurers in the St. Louis area. The seminar is designed to provide practical information, helpful tips, and clarification regarding federal and state laws. The free event is open to the public and the media, and interested parties are encouraged to register early.

Who: Presenters from the U.S. Department of Labor, Missouri Department of Insurance and Internal Revenue Service

What: Compliance with the Affordable Care Act, the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (known as COBRA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (known as HIPAA), the fiduciary responsibility provisions in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and other health benefits laws

Where: Robert A. Young Federal Building, Auditorium, 1222 Spruce St., St. Louis, Mo. 63103

When: Wednesday, June 13, and Thursday, June 14, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. CDT

How: Registration information can be found at http://s.dol.gov/ST. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested parties should register early.

Questions from members of the public should be directed to Aurora Vasil at 202-693-8426 or educationcampaignseminar@dol.gov. Members of the media with questions about the event should notify Scott Allen or Rhonda Burke in the Labor Department’s Office of Public Affairs using the contact information above.

U.S. Department of Labor news materials are accessible at www.dol.gov. The information above is available in large print, Braille, audio tape or disc from the COAST office upon request by calling 202-693-7828 or TTY 202-693-7755.