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U.S. Labor Department offers free COBRA/HIPAA employer compliance workshop in Miami

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Miami – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) will provide free training to employers regarding the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations on Friday, August 17, at the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation West Dade One-Stop Career Center in Miami.

“This free training is a great opportunity for employers to learn about COBRA/HIPAA notice and disclosure rules,” said Howard Marsh, director of EBSA’s Atlanta Regional Office. “Employers will learn about common mistakes and can verify that they are in compliance with the rules.”

Topics to be covered include the new COBRA Notice Requirements and HIPAA’s Special Enrollment Rights. EBSA benefits advisors will be on site to address specific questions and provide printed materials.

The presentation will not include the HIPAA Privacy Rules administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Registration for the workshop is limited to 25 attendees. If more people express interest, depending upon the volume of demand, additional workshops may be added.

Pre-registration is required.


COBRA/HIPAA Compliance Workshop


Friday, August 17 – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. EDT


West Dade One-Stop Career Center
2700 SW 97th Avenue
Miami, Florida


Free (training and materials provided)


Eileen Cordoba, 954.424.2106 x12. The registration form is available online at and can be faxed to 954.577.9780.


Employers and workers can reach EBSA’s Atlanta Regional Office at 404.302.3900 or toll-free at 1.866.444.EBSA (3272) for help with problems relating to private sector retirement and health plans.

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Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

Employee Benefits Security Administration
August 9, 2007
Release Number
07-1198-ATL (208)