United Benefit Advisors News and Press Releases

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

The Principal and United Benefit Advisors to Host Webinar on Developing an Effective Voluntary Benefits Strategy

Posted by: Bill Olson    September 18, 2013 at 8:13 AM

Employer interest in voluntary benefits builds as health care reform implementation deadlines approach

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Topics: HR webinars, health care costs, voluntary benefits, UBA, employee benefits, hr consulting, health care reform, Thomas Mangan

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

UBA Offers Analysis of Summary of Benefits and Coverage Requirement

Posted by: Bill Olson    April 18, 2013 at 10:20 AM

Employer Support Tools on SBC Requirements Available in UBA PPACA Resource Center.

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Topics: health care costs, UBA, employee benefits, hr consulting, health care reform, health care, PPACA

United Benefit Advisors Webinar: Private Lessons from The Public Sector, Strategies for Controlling Health Care Cost

Posted by: Bill Olson    March 22, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Public Sector employers face incredible pressure to contain their employees’ health care costs – learn the innovative approaches they use to meet this challenge

Indianapolis, IN, March 22, 2013 – For public sector employers, which are accountable to taxpayers, it’s essential -- if not required -- that they develop an effective strategy to manage employee benefits. The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) -- an organization of more than 17,000 financial administrators across the country -- teamed up with Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company to conduct a research study on health care cost management strategies that could benefit both the public and private sectors. The results of that study are being shared in the webinar, “Lessons in Cost Management From the Public Sector: What Organizations of All Types Can Learn” on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 from 2  – 3 p.m. ET, hosted by Colonial Life and United Benefit Advisors (UBA). To receive the $149 discount for this webinar, enter the code UBACL when registering.

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Topics: HR webinars, employee communication, health care costs, health insurance, employee benefits, hr consulting, health care