Category Archives: employer-sponsored group health plans

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

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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

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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

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Discussion About Prescription Drug Coverage Grows With Awareness of Opioids, Contraceptives, Spiking Prices

In the past year, legislators, employers, the media and healthcare consumers have focused on a variety of topics related to prescription drug coverage and use. The opioid epidemic sweeping the country, changes in access to contraceptives and the rising prices of prescription drugs have all contributed to a renewed interest in how insurance plans cover prescription drugs and how health care consumers use them. Continue reading

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Uncertain Future for Upcoming Supreme Court Cases

With the death of Justice Scalia on February 13, the Supreme Court has been thrown off-balance. Continue reading

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Professional Employment Organizations and Service Contract Act Compliance

A Professional Employment Organization (PEO) that employs and leases employees back to a prime contractor subject to the Service Contract Act (SCA) is considered a subcontractor under the provisions of SCA and therefore subject to the full compliance of The … Continue reading

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EEOC Lawsuit Probes Intersection Between ADA, Wellness Programs

A new case out of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin tested the boundaries of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with respect to employer wellness programs. Continue reading

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