EBSA Schedules Florida Benefits Seminar

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is offering a free workshop for employee benefit plan professionals, including clients of plan service providers.

EBSA said the session will be June 24, at Nova Southeastern University, H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Carl Desantis Building, 3301 College Ave., 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 review of  the latest health plan issues, including the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) and the premium reduction benefits associated with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Speakers will provide the latest information about EBSA’s Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program, which allows for correction of violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) 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.

A registration form and additional information are available at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/pdf/Davieworkshop.pdf. Interested individuals may also register by contacting EBSA’s Atlanta Regional Office at 404-302-3900.