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News Release

U.S. Labor Department offers free compliance assistance seminar for benefit plan professionals in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Thursday, June 24

Fort Lauderdale, Florida – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration is offering a free workshop for employee benefit plan professionals, including clients of plan service providers, on Thursday, June 24, at Nova Southeastern University, H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Carl Desantis Building, 3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The day-long workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. EDT and will include presentations on what to expect from an EBSA investigation and a timely overview of the latest health plan issues, including the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, better known as COBRA, and the premium reduction benefits associated with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Speakers will provide the latest information on EBSA’s Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program, which allows for correction of violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act without imposition of Internal Revenue Service excise taxes in some cases. A brief update on the electronic filing system – EFAST2 – will be included in the presentations.

“We want fiduciaries and anyone having responsibility for employee benefit plans to have the best information possible to manage the plans and benefits of plan participants and beneficiaries,” said R.C. Marshall, EBSA’s regional administrator in Atlanta, Georgia.

A registration form and additional information are available at Interested individuals may also register by contacting EBSA’s Atlanta Regional Office at 404.302.3900. Pre-registration is required. Registrations should be received no later than June 17.
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Employee Benefits Security Administration
June 15, 2010
Release Number
10-800-ATL (327)