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

Getting Ready for Health Care Reform: UBA Offers Employers Tools to Prepare

Posted by: Bill Olson    September 27, 2013 at 12:52 PM

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Topics: health plan survey, health insurance, UBA, employee benefits, hr consulting, health care reform, PPACA, HR compliance

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

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

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