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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


401(k) Plan: Correcting for Plan Loan Failures
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • March 4 2016

Many 401(k) plans permit employees to take plan loans. These loans, which are governed by the Internal Revenue Code ("IRC") must not exceed specific


75 workers misclassified as independent contractors cost company over $500,000
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • May 7 2012

Last week, a U.S. District Court judge in Chicago issued a default judgment against Skokie Maid and Cleaning Service for failing to answer a complaint filed by the U.S. Department of Labor


Docking in the new 401(k) safe harbor
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • January 18 2010

As of January 14, 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) provided a new safe harbor period for employee contributions deposited into small 401(k) plans and welfare plans


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


Important reminder: stop reimbursing over-the-counter drugs without a prescription
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • December 20 2010

As we reported in October, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") issued Notice 2010-59 which provided guidance to plan sponsors regarding the changes that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act made to the Internal Revenue Code with respect to the payment or reimbursement of over-the-counter medications


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 announces that lactation expenses are medical expenses
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • February 22 2011

Recently, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") issued Announcement 2011-14 which concluded that breast pumps and supplies that assist in lactation are considered medical care under Section 213(d) of the Internal Revenue Code because they are for the purpose of affecting the structure or function of the body


Employment - Overtime Rule to Be Finalized in July 2016
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • December 9 2015

In August 2015, we reported that the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") issued a Proposed Rule that seeks to increase the salary level required before


Breaking news - action required: final salary-level rule is released
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • May 18 2016

This morning, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") released its Final Rule which updates and increases the minimum salary required in order for an