For Immediate Release: February 23, 2012
Contact: Jason Surbey or Mike Trupo
US Labor Department hosts Spanish-language health benefits webinar Feb. 29
Online forum to offer information on work, life changes and health benefit rights
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration today announced its first Spanish-language health benefits webinar to take place Wednesday, Feb. 29 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. EST. The event is free and being co-sponsored by Families USA. Participants can register online.
Changes in life such as losing a job or starting a new one, getting married or having a baby can affect coverage under an employer’s health plan. This webinar will provide practical information about how employees can maintain or obtain health coverage for their families when work or life changes happen. It will help participants understand what rights they have under federal health benefits laws so that they can make timely and informed decisions when they need to. The laws covered in this webcast include COBRA, HIPAA, ERISA, and the Affordable Care Act.
EBSA offers many publications in Spanish that help employees and their families better understand their rights under the law. EBSA also offers consumer assistance in Spanish online or by calling the toll-free number 1-866-444-3272.
This webinar is being co-sponsored by Families USA, a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans.
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.