October 19, 2023
ACA Play Or Pay Penalties

ACA Pay or Play Penalties Increase for 2024: HR Professionals Take Note

Earlier this year, the IRS announced 2024 employer mandate penalties that apply to all employers with 50 or more employees — otherwise known as applicable large employers (ALE). If you’re a human resources professional at an ALE, it is essential for you to understand these penalties and how they could impact your workplace.
October 5, 2023
Eric Gulko, president of Innovo Benefits Group

Governor Healy Re-Appoints Eric Gulko to Mass Health Connector Board

Innovo Benefits Group Founder and President Eric Gulko has been appointed for a second term on the board of directors for the Massachusetts Health Connector by Governor Maura Healy. He will serve a new three-year term on the 11-member board, chaired by Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services Kate Walsh, through June 30, 2026.
September 18, 2023
Amani Kids

Innovo Benefits Group Shows Promising Year One Results in 3-Year Partnership with Amani Centre for Street Children

Innovo Benefits Group is a proud supporter of Amani, and our team has been inspired by Amani's commitment to providing these children with the opportunity for a brighter future. To that end, Innovo has pledged a three-year commitment to support the sustainability of Amani Kids’ mission. This long-term commitment allows Amani to plan and execute their projects more effectively, knowing they have a reliable partner in Innovo Benefits Group. After just one year of support, Innovo’s partnership with Amani has yielded some remarkable results.
August 16, 2023

Innovo President Weighs in on Boston Globe Article About New Dental Insurance Law

A ballot question in Massachusetts during the 2022 election asked voters whether to require at least 83 percent of dental insurance premiums to be spent on patient care. Voters overwhelmingly supported this new law — causing at least one insurer to leave the state’s dental insurance marketplace.
May 16, 2023
happy and healthy office workers

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
couple jogging with dog

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.