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What GAO Found Coal mine operator bankruptcies have led to the transfer of about $865 million in estimated benefit responsibility to the federal government's Black Lung Disability Trust Fund (Trust Fund), according to DOL estimates.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) enforcement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), focusing on: (1) HCFA's progress in enforcing HIPAA and related laws in states lacking conforming statutes; (2) HCFA's...
Pursuant to legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service, Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration, and Health Care Financing Administration's new rules for mental health parity.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS), the Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration's (PWBA), and the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) new interim rules on health insurance portability for group health plans.