United Benefit Advisors News and Press Releases

United Benefit Advisors Adds Wellness Inc. to Portfolio of Best-In-Class Products

Posted by: Bill Olson    December 3, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Program to complement suite of wellness solutions that help employers educate employees and manage health care costs

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Topics: employee benefits, hr consulting, health care costs, health care, UBA, wellness, wellness programs

UBA and UNUM to Host Webinar on Health Benefits Strategies for a New Era

Posted by: Bill Olson    October 25, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Course examines the impact of key economic, regulatory and marketplace challenges facing employers 

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Topics: health care reform, employee benefits, health care costs, employee engagement, health care, health insurance, HR webinars, UBA, HR compliance

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

No Employer Penalty for Lack of Health Exchange Notice: DOL

Posted by: Bill Olson    September 13, 2013 at 8:25 AM

Notifying Employees of Health Insurance Exchanges is Now Optional

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Topics: health care reform, employee benefits, health care, health plan survey, health insurance exchanges, UBA

Average Worker’s Health Care Costs Increased Due to Out-of-Pocket Expenses; Families Hit Hardest, Nation’s Largest Benchmarking Survey Finds

Posted by: Bill Olson    August 29, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Employers picked up more of individual premiums, but less of families’ premiums, in 2013, and decreased in-network coverage for both

Indianapolis, IN, [August 29, 2013] ⎯ Employers covered 18 percent more of a single employee’s health insurance premium, or $934 per employee, this year, but asked employees with dependents to pick up 3 percent more of the family premium, $492 on average, according to the 2013 UBA Health Plan Survey, the nation’s largest independent benefits benchmarking survey, released today. The average worker, however, saw an overall increase in health care cost due to rising out-of-pocket costs, including higher in-network deductibles, in-network co-insurance, and significantly higher out-of-pocket maximums.

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Topics: Thomas Mangan, health care reform, employee benefits, health care costs, health care, health plan survey, health insurance, UBA