United Benefit Advisors News and Press Releases

UBA Webinar: Keeping Up with PPACA

Posted by: Bill Olson    December 4, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Educating Employers on the Latest PPACA Requirements and Compliance Deadlines

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Topics: HR webinars, health care costs, health insurance, health insurance exchanges, ACA, employee benefits, health care reform, PPACA

New Private, National Health Insurance Exchange Targets Small Group Employers

Posted by: Bill Olson    November 5, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Offered Exclusively through United Benefit Advisors Partner Firms, benefitbay™ is a First-of-Its Kind, Defined-Contribution Solution Serving the Small Business Market

Indianapolis, Ind., [Nov. 5, 2013] - United Benefit Advisors, the nation’s leading independent employee benefits organization, today announced the launch of benefitbay™, the second private exchange solution offered through UBA’s Exchange Marketplace. benefitbay™ is an online platform that allows employers with 50 or fewer employees – which account for 96 percent of all U.S. businesses -- to offer their workers the advantages of large group medical and ancillary insurance benefits with a wide choice of carriers, while allowing subsidy-eligible employees to go to government exchanges. Employers benefit from fixed costs, known as defined contributions, by choosing how much they will contribute­ -- a strategy gaining popularity for its ability to control benefits expenses through fixed costs.

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Topics: ancillary benefits, health care costs, health insurance, health insurance exchanges, ACA, health insurance premiums, employee benefits, health care reform, PPACA

United Benefit Advisors Launches Private Exchange Marketplace for Large Group Employers

Posted by: Bill Olson    October 31, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Available exclusively through UBA partner firms, Benefits Passport® supports major carriers, provides employer-defined level contributions and includes a U.S.-based advocacy center. 

Indianapolis, Ind., [Oct. 31, 2013] - United Benefit Advisors® (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, today announces the launch of Benefits Passport, a private insurance exchange marketplace exclusive to UBA Partner Firms. Based on a defined contribution model, Benefits Passport will serve large group employers (more than 50 employees) and provide a full suite of services such as online enrollment, an employee contact center, accounting, payroll deduction reporting and billing. Benefits Passport is an open source program that can support all major insurance carriers as well as any carrier with a standard data feed. Benefits Passport is an affordable insurance option to help employers reduce costs, increase efficiency, simplify administration and provide exceptional value to employees in the face of health care reform.

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Topics: wellness, health insurance, health insurance exchanges, ACA, private insurance exchange, health marketplace, UBA, employee benefits, UBA Partner Firms, Thomas Mangan

UBA 2013 Health Plan Survey Shows Major Differences in Health Benefits Across U.S. Regions

Posted by: Bill Olson    October 17, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Survey Results Illustrate Value of Benchmarking for Competitive Advantage, Savings

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Topics: health plan survey, health care costs, health insurance, ACA, health insurance premiums, health plan benchmarking, UBA 2013 Health Plan Survey, employee benefits, health care reform, health care