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Dependent coverage until age 26 must be provided by group health plans

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 17 2010

On Monday, May 10, 2010, the Departments of Labor, Treasury and Health and Human Services issued interim final regulations implementing the requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA") that required group health plans and insurance issuers provide dependent coverage for children until they have attained age 26

DOL provides COBRA subsidy appeal application available from the DOL

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 1 2009

Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced the appeals process that individuals can use if they are denied the premium subsidy for their COBRA continuation coverage

COBRA subsidy extended through March 31

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 15 2010

On March 2, 2010, the Temporary Extension Act of 2010 (the "Act") was signed into law

Annual report on self-insured group health plan has limited value

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 7 2012

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires the Secretary of Labor to provide Congress with an annual report regarding self-insured employee health benefit plans and the employers that sponsor them

Can a company really keep its current health insurance plan?

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 2 2010

Prior to the passage of the massive health care reform law in March 2010, which is commonly referred to as the "Affordable Care Act," President Obama stated on several occasions that "if you like your health plan, you can keep it."

Health care reform additional frequently asked questions provided

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 15 2010

Recently, the Departments of Labor, Treasury and Health and Human Services (the "Departments") issued a fourth Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to help plan sponsors and other affected parties understand the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the "Affordable Care Act"

Obamacare: we received a check from our insurance company. Can we keep the money?

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 13 2013

Maybe. On March 23, 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA") added Section 2718 to the Public Health Services Act ("PHSA"). The

DOL posts two Q&As clarifying COBRA premium subsidy year end eligibility

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 14 2009

As the COBRA premium subsidy period (912008 12312009) draws to a close, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently issued an alert to clarify any misunderstandings that employers andor third-party COBRA administrators may have regarding the application of the COBRA premium subsidy

Reporting employer-sponsored coverage on employee W-2’s, not mandatory in 2011

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 19 2010

On Tuesday, October 12, 2010, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") released Notice 2010-69 that provides that employers will not be required to report the cost of employer-sponsored group health insurance on employee Form W-2 wage and tax statements issued for 2011

Still no COBRA premium subsidy extension

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 15 2010

As we previously reported, in late May 2010, the House passed the American Job, Closing, Tax Loopholes and Preventing Outsourcing Act of 2010 (the "Act") but removed the provision that would have extended the COBRA premium subsidy through December 31, 2010