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For Immediate Release: July 17, 2012
Contact: Deanne Amaden or Jose A. Carnevali
Phone: 415-625-2630/415-625-2631
Release Number: 12-1426-EBSA

US Labor Department, Montana Office of the Commissioner of Securities and
Insurance to offer health benefits law seminar July 25 and 26 in Billings, Mont.
Free event will help area employers, administrators and insurers with compliance

SAN FRANCISCO ‒ The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration and the Montana Office of the Commissioner of Securities and Insurance will host a two-day health benefits laws compliance seminar in Billings, Mont., for small and mid-size employers, third-party administrators and insurers July 25 and 26. The seminar is designed to provide practical information, helpful tips and clarification regarding federal as well as state laws. The event is free, and interested parties are encouraged to register early.

Who: Presenters from the U.S. Department of Labor, the Montana Office of the Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, and the Internal Revenue Service

What: Compliance with the Affordable Care Act, the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (known as COBRA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (known as HIPAA), the fiduciary responsibility provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and other health benefits laws

Where: Holiday Inn Grand Montana, 5500 Midland Road, Billings, Mont. 59101

When: Wednesday, July 25, and Thursday, July 26, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. MDT both days

How: Registration information can be found at Registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so interested parties should register early.

Members of the public with questions should contact Aurora Vasil at 202-693-8426 or Members of the media with questions should contact Deanne Amaden or Jose Carnevali in the Department of Labor’s Office of Public Affairs using the information above.

U.S. Department of Labor news materials are accessible at The information above is available in large print, Braille, audio tape or disc from the COAST office upon request by calling 202-693-7828 or TTY 202-693-7755.