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Bill Olson

Chief Marketing Officer at United Benefit Advisors

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Arrow Benefits Group Launches Spanish Language Division

Posted by: Bill Olson    October 6, 2017 at 12:01 PM

First of its Kind Program Impacts Spanish-Speaking Employees in Their Native Language

Petaluma, California, October 4, 2017—In a groundbreaking effort to service and provide clear and understandable health benefits information to Spanish speaking employees, Arrow Benefits Group has launched their Spanish Language Division to counter the lack of support, resources, and education in the Spanish speaking community. “We want to break the language and culture barriers. With a division specifically designed to educate, answer questions, and give guidance and resources regarding not only health insurance but employer benefits, we can break down the complexity and make insurance a more usable and valuable benefit,” says SLD Lead Rosario Avila.

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Topics: employee communication, independent employee benefits advisors, Arrow Benefit Group, Spanish

Survey: Small Businesses Keeping Pace with Health Benefits Offered by Employers Nationwide

Posted by: Bill Olson    August 22, 2017 at 8:30 AM

Small employers, those with less than 100 employees, have a reputation for not offering health insurance benefits that are competitive with larger employers, but new survey data from United Benefit Advisors reveals they are keeping pace with the average employer and, in fact, doing a better job of containing costs. According to UBA’s new special report “Small Businesses Keeping Pace with Nationwide Health Trends,” based on the most recent UBA Health Plan Survey, employees across all plan types pay an average of $3,378 toward annual health insurance benefits, with their employer picking up the rest of the total cost of $9,727. Among small groups, employees pay $3,557, with their employer picking up the balance of $9,474—only a 5.3 percent difference, finds UBA.

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Topics: group health insurance, small business, UBA Health Plan Survey, health insurance trends

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