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Circuits split regarding validity of federal subsidies of health insurance purchased on federally-established exchanges

  • Littler Mendelson
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  • USA
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  • July 24 2014

Two federal appeals courts have issued opposing decisions regarding whether the IRS has the authority under the Affordable Care Act ("ACA") to extend

Future of the Affordable Care Act in jeopardy in many states

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 23 2014

A same-day split decision has created an uncertain future for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).Yesterday, two Circuit Courts

Halbig v Burwell: D.C. appeals court strikes Obamacare health insurance subsidies

  • Holland & Knight LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 23 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled, in a 2-to-1 decision, in Halbig v. Burwell that the IRS is not authorized under the Affordable

Employers that reimburse employees' individual insurance premiums could be subject to serious penalties

  • Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 10 2014

An employer that directly reimburses employees on a pre-tax basis for premiums paid by an employee for non-employer sponsored health insurance

Rules will allow issuance of longevity insurance in retirement plans

  • Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 8 2014

On July 1, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final rules excluding qualifying longevity

Still reimbursing employees for health insurance premiums? You may be subject to significant penalties!

  • Poyner Spruill LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • June 23 2014

Until very recently, it was not uncommon for employers to reimburse employees for substantiated premiums paid for individual health insurance

Final regulations allow retirement plan payments for accident, health and disability insurance

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • USA
  • -
  • June 5 2014

On May 9, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service finalized regulations that govern the tax treatment of payments made by retirement plans to pay accident

Further guidance for employers providing benefits through captives

  • Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 23 2014

On May 8, 2014, the IRS released Rev. Rul. 2014-15 (available here). The ruling provides guidance to the growing number of employers electing to

New rule allows disability insurance premiums to be paid from qualified plan accounts

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 22 2014

The Treasury Department and the IRS released final regulations regarding amounts used by a qualified plan to pay for accident or health insurance

New final regulations allow tax-free purchase of disability insurance by plans

  • Husch Blackwell LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 21 2014

On May 9, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Department of the Treasury issued final regulations regarding the tax treatment of premium