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Boon Infographic: Understanding the ACA and its Impact on SCA Workers

Many employers report that despite health care reform being a top concern for 2015, they don’t feel confident in their ability to keep up with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its many regulations. Our latest infographic offers a glimpse of the ACA and its impact on Service Contract Act employees. Feel free to print and share! View the infographic.

Supreme Court to Hear PPACA Exchange Subsidy Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case challenging the legality of the tax subsidies available from the federal health exchange under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Read more.

More Employers Adding Wellness Programs

Although few employers are making significant changes to their health care benefits in the coming year, more and more are adding wellness programs that aim to prevent problems before they happen. Read more.

Why Can’t Employers Pay for Employees to go to the Exchanges?

On November 6, the Department of Labor issued FAQ Part 22, which directly addresses some recent efforts by employers to reimburse employees for participation in the exchange through Code Section 105, or through some type of other arrangement. Read more.

Bill Would Reward Contractors’ Good Labor Practices

Among the legislation slated to be introduced before Congress is a bill that would require federal agencies to give preference to federal government contractors who have demonstrated good labor practices. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), a senior member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, announced that the bill would give points to companies that pay their employees a living wage with benefits without passing on additional costs to the federal government, as well as for permitting workers to unionize. Read more.

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