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Release Date: June 25, 2007
Release Number: 07-922-DAL
Contact Name: Gloria Della/Rick Manning
Phone Number: 202.693.8664/202.693.4676

U.S. Department of Labor offers free health law seminar June 29 in Dallas

Dallas – A free health law compliance assistance seminar, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) and the Texas Department of Insurance, will take place June 29 at the University of Texas at Dallas Conference Center, 800 West Campbell Road.

The seminar is part of the Labor Department’s Health Benefits Education Campaign, which helps workers and employers, especially small businesses, understand their rights and obligations under various health benefit laws. Sessions will cover the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), including privacy, and other federal benefits laws under Part 7 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Information also will be presented on fiduciary responsibility, the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), the Family and Medical Leave Act and health savings accounts.

Panelists will include representatives from EBSA, the Labor Department’s Employment Standards Administration and the Texas Department of Insurance.

Seminar attendees will receive the booklet Health Benefits Coverage Under Federal Law and other materials. The booklet also is available online at www.dol.gov/ebsa/pdf/CAGTableOfContents.pdf.

Limited spaces are available and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested parties should register early by sending a message via e-mail to educationcampaignseminars@dol.gov or by fax to 202.219.8141. For the agenda and registration information, visit EBSA’s Web site at www.dol.gov/ebsa or call Nancy Marchetti at 202.693.8684.

What:

HIPAA and Health Laws Compliance Assistance Seminar

When:

June 29 - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CDT

Where:

University of Texas at Dallas Conference Center
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, Texas

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