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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


Important year-end reminder
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • October 30 2015

Recently, we conducted an informal survey of a handful of clients to confirm their preparedness for the new Affordable Care Act ("ACA") reporting


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


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


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"


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"


Genetic information receives greater protection
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • 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”


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