DOL, IRS, Texas Insurance Officials to Cover COBRA in Free Webcast

The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) and the Texas Department of Insurance will host a free, two-hour webcast on Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to noon (CST) to help employers and benefit professionals comply with the federal Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) and the Texas Specific Continuation of Coverage.

This third webcast in a series will feature speakers from EBSA, the Texas Department of Insurance, and the Internal Revenue Service. Speakers will discuss the general guidelines as well as current issues under both federal COBRA and the Texas law. Participants can find an online toolkit of related guidance and publications as well as an archive of past health webcasts at EBSA's Web site, The seminars are part of EBSA's health education campaign to help workers and employers, especially small businesses, understand their rights and obligations under various health benefit laws.

Designed especially for employers, plan fiduciaries, and providers of plan services, Thursday's webcast is available via online registration on a first-come, first-served basis by visiting the link above and clicking the appropriate link under "Compliance Assistance Workshops, Seminars and Webcasts." For more information, contact Dennis Fish at (202) 693-8451.

Download Center

  • Safety Metrics Guide

    Is your company leveraging its safety data and analytics to maintain a safe workplace? With so much data available, where do you start? This downloadable guide will give you insight on helpful key performance indicators (KPIs) you should track for your safety program.

  • Job Hazard Analysis Guide

    This guide includes details on how to conduct a thorough Job Hazard Analysis, and it's based directly on an OSHA publication for conducting JHAs. Learn how to identify potential hazards associated with each task of a job and set controls to mitigate hazard risks.

  • A Guide to Practicing “New Safety”

    Learn from safety professionals from around the world as they share their perspectives on various “new views” of safety, including Safety Differently, Safety-II, No Safety, Human and Organizational Performance (HOP), Resilience Engineering, and more in this helpful guide.

  • Lone Worker Safety Guide

    As organizations digitalize and remote operations become more commonplace, the number of lone workers is on the rise. These employees are at increased risk for unaddressed workplace accidents or emergencies. This guide was created to help employers better understand common lone worker risks and solutions for lone worker risk mitigation and incident prevention.

  • EHS Software Buyer's Guide

    Learn the keys to staying organized, staying sharp, and staying one step ahead on all things safety. This buyer’s guide is designed for you to use in your search for the safety management solution that best suits your company’s needs.

  • Vector Solutions

Featured Whitepaper

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - June 2022

    June 2022


      Corporate Safety Culture Is Workplace Culture
      Keeping Workers Safe from Heat-Related Illnesses & Injuries
      Should Employers Consider Oral Fluid Drug Testing?
      Addressing Physical Differences
    View This Issue