United Benefit Advisors News and Press Releases

United Benefit Advisors Welcomes New Partner Firm Snellings Walters Insurance

Posted by: Bill Olson    December 29, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Value-Driven Agency Joins Global Network of Independent Employee Benefits Advisory Firms

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Topics: UBA, UBA Partnership, New Partner Firm, Snellings Walters Insurance

The Wilson Agency and Albers & Company Complete Merger, Announce Leadership Transition

Posted by: Bill Olson    December 15, 2015 at 11:56 AM

Anchorage – November 30, 2015 – Lon Wilson, President and Chief Executive of The Wilson Agency, succeeded Donna Albers as President of Tacoma, Washington-based Albers & Company at the end of November. The changes are part of the long-planned merger, completed last August, of the two growing independent regional benefits, human resource and financial service companies. Lon Wilson and Albers & Company founder Steve Albers envisioned the merger before Steve passed away in 2012.

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Topics: The Wilson Agency, UBA Partner Firms, Albers & Company, merger

Three out of Four U.S. Employers To Be Hit with Cadillac Tax by 2022

Posted by: Bill Olson    December 9, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Even Bronze-Level Plans Subject to Excise Tax, Finds UBA Survey

Many employers falsely assume that the Cadillac tax will apply only to the richest plans. However, newly release data from the 2015 UBA Health Plan Survey shows that even the lowest quality “Bronze-level” health insurance plans on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges are at risk of triggering the tax, potentially affecting 74 percent of employers by 2022.

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Topics: ACA, PPACA, Carol Taylor, Les McPhearson, Cadillac Tax, UBA Health Plan Survey, PPACA fees