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EBSA News Release: [08/22/2013]
Contact Name: Michael Trupo or Laura McGinnis
Phone Number: (202) 693-6588 or x4668
Email: or
Release Number: 13-1765-NAT

US Labor Department Hosts Affordable Care Act webcast

Online event designed to help workers and families understand new law

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration today announced an upcoming webcast. "The Affordable Care Act: How Will It Affect Me?" will take place Thursday, Aug. 29 from 1-2 p.m. EDT. EBSA staff will be joined on the webcast by colleagues from the Department of Health and Human Services.

The Department of Labor will discuss the impact of the Affordable Care Act on employment-based group health plans. The Department of Health and Human Services will provide information on purchasing coverage through the new Health Insurance Marketplace. The webcast will also cover new consumer protections that will become available in 2014.

Participants can register online.

Press planning to cover the webcast can coordinate with Michael Trupo or Laura McGinnis in the Department of Labor's Office of Public Affairs at the contact information above.