May 16, 2023
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Mental Health: The Importance of Prioritizing Employee Well-Being

Many employers recognize the importance of promoting mental health and wellness in the workplace and have increasingly acknowledged the impact of mental well-being on employee productivity and overall job satisfaction. Recently, these benefits have become more accessible to employees through mental health apps, telehealth, and the availability of employee assistance programs (EAPs).
May 8, 2023

Eric Gulko Issues Statement About Health Connector’s Move to Protect Access to Vital Preventative Services

"As a board member of the Massachusetts Health Connector, I'm proud to have supported these efforts to protect access to no-cost, high-value preventive services for all Massachusetts residents. Regardless of mandates at the federal level, the State of Massachusetts can protect healthcare coverage for its residents and continue to be a leading state in healthcare coverage," said Innovo Benefits Group President Eric P. Gulko, J.D.
April 7, 2023
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Lifestyle Spending Accounts — Why They Benefit Your Employees and Your Workplace

Employers now have a relatively new and increasingly popular option for empowering their workforce to make positive lifestyle choices and take control of their better physical, emotional, and mental health.
March 20, 2023
Telehealth visit

Eric Gulko Weighs In on the Future of Telehealth — And How it’s Impacted by Insurer Payments

“At some point we’ve got to start leveraging this tool of telehealth to keep the cost of health insurance in check long term,” said Innovo Benefits Group President Eric P. Gulko, J.D.
January 17, 2023

Innovo Benefits Group Recognized as One of Massachusetts’ Largest Employee-Benefits Firms

“We are proud to be recognized by the Boston Business Journal as one of the largest employee benefits firms in Massachusetts,” said Innovo Benefits Group President Eric P. Gulko, J.D.
December 20, 2022

IRS Finalizes Deadline Extension for Furnishing ACA Statements

On Dec. 12, 2022, the IRS released a final rule that extends the annual furnishing deadlines for Sections 6055 and 6056 reporting under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This rule finalizes guidance that was proposed by the IRS in December 2021 with minor clarifications.
December 6, 2022

Massachusetts Employers Must Complete HIRD Form by Dec. 15, 2022

Massachusetts employers with six or more employees must annually submit a health care coverage reporting form, referred to as the Health Insurance Responsibility Disclosure (HIRD). The HIRD form has been available to be filled out electronically starting Nov. 15, and must be completed by Dec. 15, 2022.
November 23, 2022

5 Things to Consider During Open Enrollment

Whether you’re in open enrollment now or gearing up for it, here are some important topics to think through. Time is of the essence, so if you have questions or concerns about your current plan, reach out to Innovo for immediate help.
November 9, 2022

Report: Kaiser Family Foundation Employer Health Benefits 2022 Annual Survey

Download the Employer Health Benefits 2022 Annual Survey. Every year, the Kaiser Family Foundation publishes its annual survey providing details of how employer health insurance has changed year to year.
October 26, 2022

Question #2 (Dental Plans) – What We Want You to Know

On the ballot: Massachusetts voters have been asked to decide an important issue on increasing dental insurance loss ratios. Here is how we see the issue.