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DOL provides COBRA subsidy appeal application available from the DOL

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
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  • USA
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  • 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

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

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
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  • 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
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  • 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

Did you amend your cafeteria plan for over-the counter drugs?

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 1 2011

As we reported in our December 20, 2010 Update, Section 9003 of the Affordable Care Act added Section 106(f) to the Internal Revenue Code, which revised the definition of medical expenses for employer-sponsored health plans, including flexible spending accounts ("FSAs"

Public forum on automatic enrollment in group health plans

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 23 2011

On December 23, 2010, the US Department of Labor ("DOL") published its fifth FAQ (frequently asked questions) about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act

IRS provides more guidance on reporting health care costs on W-2s

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 4 2011

On March 29, 2011, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") released Notice 2011-28 which provides employers with additional guidance on reporting the cost of employer-sponsored group health plan coverage on an employee's Form W-2

Genetic information receives greater protection

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
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  • October 6 2009

On Thursday, October 1, 2009, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury issued new regulations implementing Title I of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (“GINA”

Grandfathered health plan regulations released

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

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act ("Act"