United Benefit Advisors News and Press Releases

UBA Health Plan Survey: Best and Worst States for Group Health Insurance

Posted by: Geoff Mukhtar    January 26, 2017 at 9:30 AM

United Benefit Advisors Announces Top 5 Best and Worst States for Group Health Care Costs

Employer-sponsored health insurance is greatly affected by geographic region, industry, and employer size. While some cost trends have been fairly consistent since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was put in place, United Benefit Advisors (UBA) finds several surprises in their 2016 Health Plan Survey.

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Topics: health care costs, Group health plans, Les McPhearson, UBA Health Plan Survey, employer-sponsored health insurance, health care benchmarking, industry benefit cost trends

United Benefit Advisors Welcomes Its Latest Partner Firm – Advantage Benefit Solutions

Posted by: Geoff Mukhtar    December 27, 2016 at 8:30 AM

United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, is pleased to welcome Advantage Benefit Solutions (ABS) as its newest Partner Firm. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, and with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, most of the team at ABS has been serving their clients for more than 10 years and has been creating the most competitive environment for its clients through employee benefit plans.

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Topics: Les McPhearson, independent employee benefits advisors, group benefit plans, Advantage Benefit Solutions, Mark Stefanick, The Benefit Concierge

United Benefit Advisors Adds CXC Solutions to Its Esteemed List of Strategic Partners

Posted by: Geoff Mukhtar    December 7, 2016 at 9:32 AM

New Group is Benefits-Focused Addition to Stable of World-Class Providers

United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, is proud to announce it has added CXC Solutions (CXC) as a new Strategic Partner. CXC is the industry benchmark in health benefits management solutions. These solutions are tailored to help benefits advisors reduce operating costs and generate additional revenues while enhancing client satisfaction.

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Topics: Strategic Partner, Les McPhearson, Paul Zumbrook, strategic alliance, benefits management, CXC Solutions, Sarinder Chhabra, Ramesh Raghunathan

UBA Special Report: 2016 Trends in Employer Wellness Programs

Posted by: Bill Olson    November 17, 2016 at 12:00 PM

New insurance regulations mean big changes ahead for employer wellness programs at work

Workplace wellness programs are under the spotlight as new regulations change the legality of components and what information can and can’t be collected. United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, announces the release of the new special report, 2016 TRENDS: HOW EMPLOYERS USE WELLNESS PROGRAMS, which covers topline trends among employer-sponsored health insurance programs, based on the 2016 UBA Health Plan Survey.

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Topics: Les McPhearson, UBA Special Report, Heather Mills, Employer Wellness, 2016 trends, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Annual Survey Finds Enrollment in Consumer-Directed Health Plans Jumps 22 Percent Despite Increase in Plan Costs

Posted by: Bill Olson    October 19, 2016 at 12:12 PM

Among employer-sponsored health insurance plans, consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs) continue to increase in popularity even though they are offering less savings than a year ago, according to the 2016 Health Plan Survey from United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s largest independent survey of employer-sponsored benefits. UBA finds 26.4 percent of all U.S. employees are now enrolled in CDHP plans, an increase of 21.7 percent from last year and nearly 70 percent from five years ago.

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Topics: health plan benchmarking, Les McPhearson, UBA Health Plan Survey, UBA Health Plan Survey Executive Summary, health care trends, consumer-directed health plan