United Benefit Advisors News and Press Releases

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

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 Experts Available to Discuss Impact of Delay in Affordable Care Act Employer Mandate

Posted by: Bill Olson    July 3, 2013 at 4:54 PM

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, July 3, 2013 – On July 2, 2013 the Department of the Treasury and the White House announced delaying a major component of the Affordable Care Act — the Pay or Play penalty, or "employer mandate," as well as employer reporting requirements.

United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, has already issued a summary of the decision, “Four Things You Should know About the Employer Mandate Delay” that covers:

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Topics: health insurance, hr consulting, health care reform, HR compliance, Thomas Mangan

United Benefit Advisors Names Senior Vice President of Partner Relations

Posted by: Bill Olson    April 17, 2013 at 9:09 AM

New role will provide training to UBA’s 2,000 benefits professionals in more than 200 offices in 46 states. 

[INDIANAPOLIS, IN.], April 17, 2013 - United Benefit Advisors, (UBA) the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, announced today that Paul Zumbrook will join the organization as Senior Vice President of Partner Relations.

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Topics: health insurance, UBA, employee benefits, health care

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