United Benefit Advisors News and Press Releases

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

California Employers Lead the Way with HSAs and HRAs

Posted by: Bill Olson    February 29, 2016 at 11:17 AM

UBA survey finds California employers offer the most generous account-based plans

New data released from United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, reveals that California employers offer the most generous employee benefits through account-based plans such as health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) and health savings accounts (HSAs).

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Topics: health reimbursement arrangements, health savings accounts, HRA, HSA, Les McPhearson, UBA Health Plan Survey, Bridgeport Benefits, Keith McNeil, Arrow Benefits Group, Steve Salinas

Survey: Employer Contributions to HSAs Decreasing

Posted by: Bill Olson    March 25, 2015 at 10:00 AM

United Benefit Advisors Health Plan Survey Finds Higher HSA Contributions Correlates to Increased Enrollment in High Deductible Health Plans

In 2014, employees saw a 10 percent decrease in their average single Health Savings Account (HSA) employer contribution from the previous year, from $574 in 2013 to $515 in 2014, according to new data released from the 2014 Health Plan Survey of United Benefit Advisors, the largest health benefits survey in the nation. Average family contributions also decreased 7 percent during the same period, from $958 to $890. Survey results reveal a correlation between enrollment in HSAs and Consumer Driven Health Plans (CDHPs), linking higher HSA contributions to increased enrollment in the cost-saving plans.

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Topics: employers, HSA, survey, High Deductible Health Plans

HSAs More Popular than HRAs Among Small to Mid-Size Employers and Employees

Posted by: Bill Olson    July 10, 2014 at 2:00 PM

UBA Survey Finds HSAs Outpace HRAs in Adoption and Participation Rates 

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Topics: health insurance exchanges, private insurance exchange, health marketplace, employee wellness, PPACA, retirement, small group employers, benefit communication, benefit consultants, benefit management, compliance with health care reform, employee health, group health insurance, healthcare consumerism, health plan compliance, health reimbursement account, insurance solutions, medical plan, self funded health plans, Group health plans, small business, health reimbursement arrangements, health savings accounts, HRA, HSA