United Benefit Advisors News and Press Releases

Survey: Generic Drugs and Multi-Tiers Dominate Employer Sponsored Drug Plans

Posted by: Geoff Mukhtar    June 27, 2016 at 8:00 AM

United Benefit Advisors Releases New Special Report, “Trends in Prescription Drug Benefits”

Almost half (48.9 percent) of employer-sponsored prescription drug plans in America utilize three tiers, and 44.1 percent offer four or more, an increase of 34 percent from 2014 to 2015 and a 58 percent increase since 2013, according to the Special Report: Trends in Prescription Drug Benefits, from United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization. The report is based on data from the latest UBA Health Plan Survey of more than 10,000 employer-sponsored health plans.

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Topics: ACA, Les McPhearson, UBA Health Plan Survey, Affordable Care Act, multi-tier pharmacy benefits, prescription drug plans, prescription drug cost, Scott Deru

United Benefit Advisors Welcomes New Partner Firm The DeHayes Group

Posted by: Geoff Mukhtar    June 21, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Long-Standing Indiana Agency Joins Global Network of Independent Employee Advisory Firms

United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, is pleased to welcome The DeHayes Group as its newest Partner Firm. With two offices in Fort Wayne, Indiana, The DeHayes Group’s mission is to go beyond just providing insurance and to exceed the expectations of their clients.
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Topics: UBA Partner Firm, UBA Partnership, Kevin Burns, The DeHayes Group

United Benefit Advisors Announces This Year's "UBBIE" Award Winners

Posted by: Geoff Mukhtar    June 9, 2016 at 1:01 PM

Prestigious Award Recognizes Leading Agencies, People, and Organizations in the Benefits Insurance Field

United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, has announced the winners of its annual “UBBIE” Awards (pronounced you-bee) for 2016. The award honors Partner Firms, Principals, agency staff, and Strategic Partners who have demonstrated significant achievements toward their involvement with UBA, the clients they serve, and the benefits insurance industry as a whole.

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Topics: Ubbie Awards, Hanna Global Solutions, Shared Wisdom, Powerful Results, Benefit Intelligence, Sun Life Financial, Brian Coté, Charles Carlson, Diversified Insurance Solutions, 44North, Matt Weimer

United Benefit Advisors Welcomes Comprehensive Benefits, Inc. as its Newest Partner Firm

Posted by: Geoff Mukhtar    June 1, 2016 at 8:30 AM

Michigan Agency Joins Global Network of Independent Employee Advisory Firms

United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, is pleased to welcome new Partner Firm Comprehensive Benefits, Inc. Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, Comprehensive Benefits, Inc. (CBI) emphasizes high-touch personal service as the key foundation of its business philosophy. With more than 100 years of combined insurance experience and a 98 percent client retention rate, the agency staff provides personalized service with best-in-class products to create a unique client partnership. The focus of their business is the individual needs of each employee benefits client in the small to mid-size market.

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Topics: UBA Partnership, Les McPhearson, independent employee benefits advisors, Comprehensive Benefits, Inc., Michael Embry Sr.