Client Alert

| December 23, 2010

IRS Provides Relief Regarding the Applicability of Section 162(m)(6) Limitations on Deductibility of Compensation for Certain Health Insurance Providers

On December 22, 2010, the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) issued Notice 2011-02 (the “Notice”), providing important guidance and relief regarding the applicability of Section 162(m)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the “Code”). Section 162(m)(6) was enacted pursuant to Section 9014 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, and limits the allowable deduction by some health insurance providers and members of their controlled group for compensation in excess of $500,000 to officers, employees, directors or non-employee service providers.

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