United Benefit Advisors News and Press Releases

Employer Premiums Rise Nearly 7% in 2017; Employees Absorb More of the Health Insurance Cost

Posted by: Geoff Mukhtar    October 26, 2017 at 8:30 AM

Increased prescription drug costs for employees with 5- and 6-tier plans; increased out-of-network deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums, especially for singles; self-funding on the rise

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Topics: UBA Health Plan Survey, UBA Health Plan Survey Executive Summary, health care cost containment, prescription drug cost

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

United Benefit Advisors and UMR to Host “The Right Stop Loss Solution = Savings & Security” Webinar

Posted by: Geoff Mukhtar    November 22, 2016 at 11:46 AM

HR professionals and business attendees will learn about the key concepts of stop loss coverage, specific policy points to be aware of, and what to look for in a stop loss partner.

Stop loss coverage is a key element to self-funded benefits plans, offering important protection against high-dollar claims. These policies contain complex and binding language, making it essential that you choose the right stop loss partner and understand the parameters of the agreement you are entering.

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Topics: WisdomWorkplace Webinar, webinar, stop-loss, UMR, health care cost containment, UnitedHealthcare, Steve Goethel