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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


Insurance premium rebates, can the company keep the money?
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • August 11 2014

Maybe. Recently, several clients have received large premium rebate checks from their group health insurance company and have asked for guidance on


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 delays enforcement of nondiscrimination rules for insured health plans
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • January 3 2011

On December 23, 2010, the IRS issued Notice 2011-1 (the "Notice") indicating that the Departments of Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services (collectively, the Departments) have determined that insured group health plans will not be required to comply with Section 2716 of the Public Health Service Act until regulations or other additional administrative guidance has been provided


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


First annual self-insured group health plan report to Congress
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • April 4 2011

In March 2011, as required by the Affordable Care Act, the Secretary of Labor provided the first Annual Report to Congress on Self-Insured Group Health Plans (the "Report"


COBRA turns 25. Are you handling leaves of absence correctly?
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • April 18 2011

April 7, 2011 marked the 25th anniversary of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985


COBRA subsidy changes are you meeting your notice obligations?
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • January 18 2010

On December 19, 2009, President Obama signed into law the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2010 (the "Act"


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


Dependent coverage until age 26 must be provided by group health plans
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • 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