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Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 4 Mar 2016

Health Care Reform: Reducing Employee Hours to Avoid the ACA is No Game

On February 9, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District denied Dave & Busters, Inc.'s ("D&B") motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit

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Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 18 Feb 2015

Workers' compensation and COBRA coverage: the forgotten employer obligation

Employers fail to offer COBRA continuation notices to qualified beneficiaries for any number of reasons. However, with regard to workers'

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Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 11 Aug 2014

Insurance premium rebates, can the company keep the money?

Maybe. Recently, several clients have received large premium rebate checks from their group health insurance company and have asked for guidance on

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Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 13 Sep 2013

Obamacare: we received a check from our insurance company. Can we keep the money?

Maybe. On March 23, 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA") added Section 2718 to the Public Health Services Act ("PHSA"). The

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Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 11 Jun 2013

Reminder: first PCORI fee due July 31, 2013 for calendar year plans

The Affordable Care Act ("ACA") imposed a new fee on plan sponsors and issuers of individual and group policies to fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes

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Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 19 Feb 2013

U.S. Department of Labor is investigating group health insurance plans

Recently, a client received a letter from the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") notifying them that their group health insurance plan would be audited

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Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 5 Mar 2012

Register now: free health benefits law compliance seminar

On May 15 and May 16, 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor in coordination with the Illinois Department of Insurance will present a “Health Benefits Law Compliance Assistance” seminar from 8:30 a.m. through 4:45 p.m. at the University of Illinois at Chicago campus, located at 750 South Halsted, Chicago, Illinois.

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Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 10 Jan 2012

Additional guidance regarding reporting cost of group health insurance coverage

Recently, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued Notice 2012-9 (the “Notice”), which restates and amends the interim guidance on reporting the cost of employer-sponsored group health insurance coverage on an employee’s Form W-2 in 2012.

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Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 24 Jun 2011

Have you managed and eliminated the risk of an overtime lawsuit?

Are a company’s independent contractors really employees?

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Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 1 Jun 2011

Illinois civil union law takes effect June 1, 2011

On January 31, 2011, Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois signed the Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act (the "Civil Union Law") into law.

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