About EBSA

Securing job-based benefits since 1974

Our mission

The Employee Benefits Security Administration's mission is to ensure the security of the retirement, health, and other job-based benefits of America's workers and their families. We accomplish this mission by developing effective regulations, assisting and educating workers, plan sponsors, fiduciaries, and service providers, and vigorously enforcing the law.

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    Retirement and health benefit plans can be difficult to navigate. Contact our Benefits Advisors to get answers fast. Translation and relay services are available.

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    Our agency

    EBSA commits to educating and assisting more than 153 million workers, retirees, and their families covered by the benefit plans we oversee. This includes overseeing more than 765,000 private retirement plans, 2.8 million health plans, and 619,000 other welfare benefit plans, which collectively hold about $12.7 trillion in assets. We also dedicate ourselves to serving plan sponsors and members of the employee benefits community.

Our history

Since 1974, the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) has been responsible for administering and enforcing the fiduciary, reporting, and disclosure provisions of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

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