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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


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


COBRA subsidy changes are you meeting your notice obligations?
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • January 18 2010

On December 19, 2009, President Obama signed into law the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2010 (the "Act"


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


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


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


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"


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"


Reporting employer-sponsored coverage on employee W-2’s, not mandatory in 2011
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • October 19 2010

On Tuesday, October 12, 2010, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") released Notice 2010-69 that provides that employers will not be required to report the cost of employer-sponsored group health insurance on employee Form W-2 wage and tax statements issued for 2011