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Welcome to EBSA’s Assistance webpage. We are here to provide you with quick information about our programs and services, provide answers to your questions, and assist you if you believe you have been inappropriately denied a retirement, health, disability, or other ERISA employee benefit.
We also are here to provide you with information and answer your questions about complying with the federal laws that cover private sector employee benefit plans.
We can help answer questions on issues such as:
- Lost or stolen pension or other retirement benefits
- Denied health or disability benefits
- Association Health Plans
- Plan administration and compliance
Check below for answers to your questions or tell us about it. You can reach us by calling toll-free or online.
Health, Disability and Other Welfare Benefits
Can the Department of Labor assist me with my health, disability, or other ERISA welfare benefit issue, if my benefit is being denied by my plan?You can speak to an EBSA employee with expertise in ERISA and employee benefits. Please contact us by phone at 866-444-3272, or online to communicate directly with an EBSA Benefits Advisor. EBSA’s Benefits Advisors will review and discuss your issue with you. When appropriate, we can contact employee welfare benefit plans and attempt to address issues through voluntary compliance.
- Am I eligible for COBRA?
- If I lose my job can I enroll in my spouse's health plan immediately?
- Can I enroll my adult child in my health plan?
- How do I file a claim for my health benefits?
- Where can I find information on the Affordable Care Act?
- What do I do if my Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement (MEWA) can no longer pay health benefits?
Can the Department of Labor assist me with my pension, 401(k), profit sharing, or other retirement issue, if my benefit is lost, stolen, or being denied by my plan?You can speak to an EBSA employee with expertise in ERISA and employee benefits. Please contact us by phone at 866-444-3272, or online to communicate directly with an EBSA Benefits Advisor. EBSA’s Benefits Advisors will review and discuss your issue with you. When appropriate, we can contact pension or other retirement plans and attempt to address issues through voluntary compliance.
- I received a notice from the Social Security Administration that I may have a private retirement benefit. Can you help me?
- How do I file a claim for retirement benefits?
- I lost my job. How do I protect my health and retirement benefits?
- What about fees and expenses in 401(k) plans?
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To order publications, contact EBSA electronically or call toll free 1-866-444-3272.
To ask a question, submit a complaint or report a problem concerning your retirement or health benefits plan, use the links below. We have trained benefits advisors ready to help.
Or find addresses and telephone numbers for the EBSA Office in your area or call toll free 1-866-444-3272 to speak with a benefits advisor.
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