United Benefit Advisors News and Press Releases

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

United Benefit Advisors Names Director of Partner Relations

Posted by: Bill Olson    March 7, 2013 at 10:01 AM

New position will equip organization’s employee benefits advisory firms with top tools and services to assist nearly 36,000 employers

[INDIANAPOLIS, IN.] March 7, 2013 – United Benefit Advisors, (UBA) the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, announced today that Matthew Kistler will join the organization in a new role as Director of Partner Relations.

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

United Benefit Advisors CEO Hosts Webinar On Benefits Design

Posted by: Bill Olson    February 14, 2013 at 10:02 AM

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Topics: Thomas Mangan, PPACA, health care reform, employee benefits, hr consulting, health care costs, health care, health plan survey, HR webinars

United Benefit Advisors Releases Advisor Evaluation Resources to Provide Employers Tools to Combat Rising Health Care Costs

Posted by: Bill Olson    January 28, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Indianapolis, IN, January 28, 2013 - United Benefit Advisors (UBA) released today an employee benefit advisor evaluation tool kit to provide human resource professionals and business owners the valuable information they need to understand how strategic benefits planning can help achieve optimum value and long-term cost management, especially in the face of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (healthcare reform).

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Topics: PPACA, employee benefits, hr consulting, health care costs, health care, health plan survey