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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


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"


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


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


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”


Health care reform additional frequently asked questions provided
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • November 15 2010

Recently, the Departments of Labor, Treasury and Health and Human Services (the "Departments") issued a fourth Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to help plan sponsors and other affected parties understand the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (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


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


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"