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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


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


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


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


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


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"


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"