WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that its Employee Benefits Security Administration will extend the grace period to obtain new Login.gov credentials for the EFAST2 filing system until Dec. 31, 2023, as part of the agency’s efforts to streamline the process for users.
In January 2023, EBSA began moving EFAST2 users to a single sign-in solution at Login.gov to access federal government websites by ending the need for users to obtain unique EFAST2-issued credentials. Login.gov enables users to log-in securely to many government agencies’ services with a single username and password.
While EBSA is helping users make a gradual transition by allowing users with EFAST2 accounts established before Jan. 1, 2023, to use those credentials until Dec. 31, 2023, the agency reminds all users that they must obtain Login.gov credentials by the December deadline. Users who created new EFAST2 accounts since Jan. 1, 2023, have already been directed to obtain Login.gov credentials.
The changes made to the EFAST2 website are needed to allow users to obtain new electronic signature credentials for the Form 5500 Series, and to file Form PR or to use IFILE, the government’s free Form 5500 Series filing application. For existing Form 5500 Series filers using approved private software, logging into the EFAST2 website is generally not necessary.