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Health Benefits Education Campaign

The Health Benefits Education Campaign (HBEC) is designed to educate participants about their rights and responsibilities under ERISA and to provide compliance assistance to health plan sponsors and their service providers.

Participant Education and Assistance

Health Benefits Advisor

This interactive website is designed to help workers and their families understand group health benefits and the laws that govern them, especially when they experience changes in their life and work situations, such as marriage, childbirth, job loss or retirement.

Consumer Health Publications

Health care coverage is one of your most important benefits. Learning how your plan works and what laws protect you is the first step to becoming an educated health benefits consumer. These publications will assist you. To order copies of these and other publications, call EBSA toll-free at 866-444-3272.

Compliance Assistance

Upcoming Seminar Locations
Previous Seminar Locations

Albany NY
Albuquerque NM
Anchorage AK
Annapolis MD
Arlington VA
Atlanta GA
Austin TX
Bangor ME
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Birmingham AL
Boise ID
Burlington VT
Camp Hill PA
Carlisle PA
Casper WY
Chandler AZ
Charleston WV
Chicago IL
Cincinnati OH
Columbia SC
Columbus OH
Concord NH
Denver CO
Des Moines IA

Dover DE
Durham NC
Fargo ND
Harrisburg PA
Hartford CT
Helena MT
Indianapolis IN
Jackson MS
Lansing MI
Las Vegas NV
Laurel MD
Little Rock AR
Los Angeles CA
Louisville KY
Madison WI
Manchester NH
Mesa AZ
Minneapolis MN
Nashville TN
New Orleans LA
New York NY
Newark NJ
Oklahoma City OK
Omaha NE
Orlando FL

Overland Park KS
Phoenix AZ
Pierre SD
Plantation FL
Portland ME
Portland OR
Raleigh NC
Richmond VA
Rutland City VT
Salem OR
Salt Lake City UT
San Antonio TX
San Diego CA
Santa Fe NM
Savannah GA
Seattle WA
Shreveport LA
St. Louis MO
Tallahassee FL
Troy NY
Tulsa OK
Warwick RI
Washington DC
West Windsor NJ

Health Benefits Advisor

This interactive website assists employers in understanding and complying with the applicable laws.

Seminars and Webcasts

The Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration sponsors compliance assistance seminars and webcasts designed to provide plan sponsors practical information, helpful tips, and clarification regarding state and federal health benefits laws to help them properly administer their plans. These seminars and webcasts are free and open on a first come first served basis. In addition to DOL, speakers from State Insurance Departments, the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Wage and Hour Division, and the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service participate and answer questions.

Why You Should Attend These Seminars

If you are an employer who is trying to comply with federal and state laws regarding your health plan, this is your chance to talk to both federal and state regulators at the same time, in the same place. If you are a third party administrator or a carrier who has questions about new laws and issues, this is your opportunity to ask the experts.

Compliance Assistance Publications

For more information see our Compliance Assistance page, Contact Us electronically, or call us toll-free at 866-444-3272.