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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


Health & Welfare - My Insurance Company Keeps Me Compliant, Right?
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • June 6 2016

Many companies mistakenly believe that their fully-insured group medical insurance carrier provides them with the appropriate plan documents in order


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"


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."


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"


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


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


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


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"