Monthly Archives: June 2015

Fringe Benefits and Federal Services Contracts – Why Are They So Important?

Earlier this month, The Boon Group attended the National 8(a) Association Summer Conference in Anchorage, Alaska, where our Director of Sales, Taylor Boon, was a featured speaker. Below is an excerpt from his talk, “Fringe Benefits and Federal Services Contracts … Continue reading

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Same-Sex Marriage Now Legal In All 50 States; Employers Should Review Plans, Policies

On Friday, the Supreme Court announced the ruling for Obergefell v. Hodges, the same-sex marriage case argued before the court on April 28. The Supreme Court opinion addressed two issues, stating 1) that states must issue marriage licenses for two … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Affordable Care Act’s Federal Subsidies

On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Burwell in the case known as King v. Burwell. At issue in King v. Burwell was a glitch in the wording of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that might have … Continue reading

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Significant Supreme Court Rulings Expected by End of June

The Supreme Court is expected to hand down a ruling in King v. Burwell sometime before the end of the month, but the Court’s policy of strict secrecy means that no one but the justices are sure exactly when the … Continue reading

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Summer of Guidance, Enforcement Ahead for DOL

The Department of Labor (DOL) has launched into a busy summer of action on wage and hour violations. The DOL has indicated that wage and hour issues like worker misclassification, exemption standards, treatment of interns and payment of prevailing wage … Continue reading

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High-Deductible Health Plans Must Ensure Maximum Out-of-Pocket Amounts are ACA-Compliant

On May 26, the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury issued an FAQ regarding limits on out-of-pocket cost-sharing for participants of high-deductible health plans (HDHPs). Every Affordable Care Act (ACA)-compliant HDHP must cap participant … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for a DOL Audit of Your Employee Health Plan?

Will your employee benefit plan stand the test of a Department of Labor (DOL) audit or criminal investigation? The DOL’s Employee Benefits Security Administration closed 365 criminal investigations in fiscal 2014, representing a nearly 30 percent increase since fiscal 2010. … Continue reading

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