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Bill Olson

Chief Marketing Officer at United Benefit Advisors

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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

Whitepapers: Making Wellness Programs Work, from United Benefit Advisors

Posted by: Bill Olson    September 8, 2016 at 12:09 PM

UBA Announces New Resources for Employers Covering the Latest Trends and Legal Requirements for Wellness Programs

Two-thirds of employers believe that good benefits increase employee productivity, according to the 2016 United Benefit Advisors Benefits Opinion Survey of employers. Given the ever increasing cost of health care, UBA finds that one of the best long-term cost-containment strategies available to employers today is an effective wellness program that strives to keep low-risk individuals from becoming high-risk, and helps high-risk individuals reduce their need for medical services.

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Topics: wellness, wellness programs, Les McPhearson, white paper, Travis Horne, Borislow Insurance

Survey: PPO Deductibles Increase Fifty Percent in 2016, Employer Costs Remain Steady

Posted by: Bill Olson    August 23, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Employees Take On More Cost for Lower Coverage

The median in-network deductible on an employer-sponsored PPO health plan increased 50 percent, from $1,000 to $1,500 in 2016, yet employer costs remain steady, according to the newly released 2016 Health Plan Survey from United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s largest independent survey of employer-sponsored benefits. Despite these significant deductible increases, nearly half of all employees continue to enroll in PPO plans, finds UBA.

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Topics: Carol Taylor, Les McPhearson, UBA Health Plan Survey, D & S Agency, health care cost, health care deductibles