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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


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


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"


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."


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


Still no COBRA premium subsidy extension
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • June 15 2010

As we previously reported, in late May 2010, the House passed the American Job, Closing, Tax Loopholes and Preventing Outsourcing Act of 2010 (the "Act") but removed the provision that would have extended the COBRA premium subsidy through December 31, 2010


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"