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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


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”


COBRA subsidy extended through May 31, 2010
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • May 4 2010

On April 15, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Continuing Extension Act of 2010 (the "Act"


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


Dependent coverage until age 26 must be provided by group health plans
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • May 17 2010

On Monday, May 10, 2010, the Departments of Labor, Treasury and Health and Human Services issued interim final regulations implementing the requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA") that required group health plans and insurance issuers provide dependent coverage for children until they have attained age 26


Early Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (age 55-64)
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • May 17 2010

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services also issued an interim final rule that implements the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program which was established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) on Monday, May 10, 2010


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


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


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"