Category Archives: Affordable Care Act

Price Transparency in Healthcare

What is Price Transparency and How Does it Relate to Healthcare? Price transparency is exactly what it sounds like: a push for information on the prices of certain healthcare services to be made available to consumers. As healthcare in the … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Care Act, cost savings, employee benefits, health care, health care costs, health care price transparency, health insurance, pay transparency, prescription drug prices, preventive health care, wellness | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Boon Buzz: Compliance Deadlines for Quarter 3 2019

Throughout the year, employers must comply with multiple reporting and disclosure requirements that are connected with their group health plans. As with everything else, when it comes to benefits, compliance is crucial. The third quarter of 2019 is no exception … Continue reading

Posted in ACA, ACA reporting, Affordable Care Act, compliance, employee benefits, employer-sponsored group health plans, ERISA, federal contractors, fringe benefits, government contractors, health insurance | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in ACA, Affordable Care Act, compliance, cost savings, employee benefits, ERISA, health care, paid sick leave, wellness | Leave a comment

Boon’s Top 5 Healthcare and Wellness Headlines of 2019, So Far

We’re only a few months into 2019 and already the world of health and wellness is buzzing. From seasonal sickness to exciting political moves in the healthcare world, here are the top five headlines that should be on your radar. … Continue reading

Posted in ACA, ACA reporting, Affordable Care Act, compliance, employee benefits, employer-sponsored group health plans, health care, health care price transparency, health insurance, prescription drug prices, wellness | Leave a comment

Boon Buzz: 2018 ACA Reporting Deadline is Near!

The final deadline for electronic filing 2018 Affordable Care Act (ACA) reports is April 1, 2019. This will be the final deadline for the reporting season. Per Sections 6055 and 6056 of the Internal Revenue Service Code, certain employers are … Continue reading

Posted in ACA, ACA reporting, Affordable Care Act, compliance, employer-sponsored group health plans, health care, health insurance | Leave a comment

ACA Affordability Percentages Increase for 2019

The IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2018-34 on May 21, 2018. This action is intended to determine the affordability of an employer’s plan under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by indexing the contribution percentages in 2019. So what does this do? … Continue reading

Posted in ACA, ACA reporting, Affordable Care Act, compliance, employee benefits, employer-sponsored group health plans, government contractors, health care, health insurance | Leave a comment

HHS Publishes Final Rule on ACA Nondiscrimination Provisions

On May 13, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) published the final rule implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Section 1557 contains the nondiscrimination provisions of the ACA, which … Continue reading

Posted in ACA, Affordable Care Act, employee benefits, health insurance | Tagged , | Leave a comment