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About The Boon Group

The Boon Group® is a full service employee benefits company specializing in the design, implementation and administration of cost-effective fringe benefit plans for federal, state and local government contractors. Since 1982, The Boon Group has developed a partnership philosophy that expands beyond the products and services we offer. We stand with the employers and employees who, just like all who work at The Boon Group, are faced with the daunting task of navigating the U.S. healthcare system. Together, we can find a better way for all Americans to access healthcare. The Boon Group, Inc. is the parent holding company of The Boon Insurance Agency, Inc., Boon Administrative Services, Inc. (formerly named CEBA), Boon Insurance Management Services, L.P., Health & Welfare Benefit Systems, Inc. and Boon Investment Group, Inc. The Boon Group was formed to support and strengthen the position of these companies as a wholesaler of exclusive products and services. www.boongroup.com

You Just Won Your First Government Contract. Now What?

A common question that arises when speaking with contractors around the country: “Now that we’ve won this contract, what should we do next?” Let’s take a look at the factors that should be considered after a successful bid to ensure … Continue reading

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Form 5500: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

If you’re an employer that provides benefits to your employees, staying on the up and up with the big government institutions is imperative. The Department of Labor (DOL), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), … Continue reading

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Health-Related Productivity Costs to Government Contractors

Offering health coverage and benefits to employees and their dependents is a major expense. In government contracting, there’s an interest in keeping costs low and bids competitive. It can be tempting for government contractors to take the required fringe and … Continue reading

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Boon’s Top 5 Health and Wellness Tips for Spring 2019

The warm weather is coming! You’re spending more time outside and enjoying the best of the season. A cornerstone of seasonal happiness is, of course, your health. Whether it’s a health tip to carry through the rest of the year, … Continue reading

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Boon Buzz: Benefit News for Spring 2019

April showers bring May flowers, and the world of benefits is also in full bloom! Here’s your spring refresher on the latest regulations, data, and more! Read on to learn more: 1. DOL Increases Civil Penalty Amounts for 2019 In … Continue reading

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Standards for San Francisco HCSO Released

The City of San Francisco recently released their official 2019 notice regarding the Health Care Security Ordinance that applies to businesses with 20 or more workers and nonprofits with 50 or more employees. It states that businesses with 20 or … Continue reading

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Three Compliance Violation Nightmares for Government Contractors

There are many entities and regulations that preside over government contractors and the subcontractors they work with. The Davis-Bacon Act of 1931. The McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act of 1965. And that’s just to name a few! When it comes to … Continue reading

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