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Bill Olson

Chief Marketing Officer at United Benefit Advisors

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UBA Special Report: How Health Savings Accounts Measure Up

Posted by: Bill Olson    May 11, 2017 at 9:36 AM

Employers see opportunity to drive HSA enrollment despite making modest contributions to plans

United Benefit Advisors, the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, finds that employers continue to seek health care cost savings through consumer-driven health plans (CDHPs) with health savings accounts (HSAs), and the less popular health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). In a new Special Report: How Health Savings Accounts Measure Up, UBA takes a deeper look into which aspects of these accounts are most successful, and least successful, broken down by industry, employer size, and region.

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Topics: health savings accounts, HSA, UBA Health Plan Survey, health care cost containment

CSG Companies Announces Name Change, Launches Rebrand

Posted by: Bill Olson    April 24, 2017 at 9:05 AM

CSG Companies is excited to announce the launch of its new brand and new company name, official April 24, 2017. The company will be undergoing full rebranding efforts to showcase its new name and brand story.

The new name, Forté Benefits, captures the essence of their work and who they are at the core of the company through a clear, defined and consistent message – for · te: a thing at which someone excels.

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Topics: UBA Partner Firm, independent employee benefits advisors

HORAN Creates New Executive Leadership Positions to Support Rapid Growth and Expansion

Posted by: Bill Olson    February 8, 2017 at 10:42 AM

Valerie Bogdan-Powers and Keith A. Cheesman Named to New Leadership Roles

Jan. 21, 2017—Today HORAN announced the creation of two new senior level positions to support rapid growth and expansion. Valerie Bogdan-Powers was promoted to Chief Business Development & Client Relations Officer for HORAN’s Health Benefits Department and Keith Cheesman was appointed to Chief Operating Officer for HORAN Securities. Both positions will support the firm’s accelerated growth and market expansion.

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Topics: HORAN, UBA Partner Firms, independent employee benefits advisors, Valerie Bogdan-Powers, Keith Cheesman, Terence L. Horan

UBA Special Report: 2016 Trends in Employer Wellness Programs

Posted by: Bill Olson    November 17, 2016 at 12:00 PM

New insurance regulations mean big changes ahead for employer wellness programs at work

Workplace wellness programs are under the spotlight as new regulations change the legality of components and what information can and can’t be collected. United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, announces the release of the new special report, 2016 TRENDS: HOW EMPLOYERS USE WELLNESS PROGRAMS, which covers topline trends among employer-sponsored health insurance programs, based on the 2016 UBA Health Plan Survey.

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Topics: Les McPhearson, UBA Special Report, Heather Mills, Employer Wellness, 2016 trends, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Annual Survey Finds Enrollment in Consumer-Directed Health Plans Jumps 22 Percent Despite Increase in Plan Costs

Posted by: Bill Olson    October 19, 2016 at 12:12 PM

Among employer-sponsored health insurance plans, consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs) continue to increase in popularity even though they are offering less savings than a year ago, according to the 2016 Health Plan Survey from United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s largest independent survey of employer-sponsored benefits. UBA finds 26.4 percent of all U.S. employees are now enrolled in CDHP plans, an increase of 21.7 percent from last year and nearly 70 percent from five years ago.

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Topics: health plan benchmarking, Les McPhearson, UBA Health Plan Survey, UBA Health Plan Survey Executive Summary, health care trends, consumer-directed health plan