United Benefit Advisors News and Press Releases

United Benefit Advisors Welcomes New Partner Firm McDermott Company & Associates

Posted by: Geoff Mukhtar    September 12, 2016 at 12:21 PM

Long-Standing Utah Agency Joins Global Network of Independent Employee Advisory Firms

United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, is pleased to welcome McDermott Company & Associates as its newest Partner Firm. Headquartered in South Jordan, Utah, for nearly three decades, McDermott Company & Associates uses industry experience, technical expertise, and a professional staff to ensure that employers receive the highest level of service and support.

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Topics: UBA Partner Firm, Les McPhearson, independent employee benefits advisors, H. Luke McDermott, McDermott Company & Associates

Whitepapers: Making Wellness Programs Work, from United Benefit Advisors

Posted by: Bill Olson    September 8, 2016 at 12:09 PM

UBA Announces New Resources for Employers Covering the Latest Trends and Legal Requirements for Wellness Programs

Two-thirds of employers believe that good benefits increase employee productivity, according to the 2016 United Benefit Advisors Benefits Opinion Survey of employers. Given the ever increasing cost of health care, UBA finds that one of the best long-term cost-containment strategies available to employers today is an effective wellness program that strives to keep low-risk individuals from becoming high-risk, and helps high-risk individuals reduce their need for medical services.

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Topics: wellness, wellness programs, Les McPhearson, white paper, Travis Horne, Borislow Insurance

Survey: PPO Deductibles Increase Fifty Percent in 2016, Employer Costs Remain Steady

Posted by: Bill Olson    August 23, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Employees Take On More Cost for Lower Coverage

The median in-network deductible on an employer-sponsored PPO health plan increased 50 percent, from $1,000 to $1,500 in 2016, yet employer costs remain steady, according to the newly released 2016 Health Plan Survey from United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s largest independent survey of employer-sponsored benefits. Despite these significant deductible increases, nearly half of all employees continue to enroll in PPO plans, finds UBA.

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Topics: Carol Taylor, Les McPhearson, UBA Health Plan Survey, D & S Agency, health care cost, health care deductibles

United Benefit Advisors Welcomes Paradigm Group as its Newest Partner Firm

Posted by: Geoff Mukhtar    August 2, 2016 at 9:18 AM

United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, is pleased to welcome Paradigm Group as its newest Partner Firm. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, since 1996, Paradigm Group is an award-winning agency and Middle Tennessee’s largest independently owned employee benefits consultant and health insurance broker. Their mission is to help their clients stay competitive, compliant, and in command of their employee benefits and human resource programs.

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Topics: UBA Partner Firms, Les McPhearson, independent employee benefits advisors, Bob Levy, Paradigm Group

United Benefit Advisors Welcomes New Partner Firm Davis Pacific Benefits

Posted by: Geoff Mukhtar    July 19, 2016 at 8:30 AM

Utah Agency Joins Global Network of Independent Employee Advisory Firms

United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, is pleased to welcome Davis Pacific Benefits as its newest Partner Firm. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, their staff combines years of experience with leading-edge products to provide exceptional service and value to their customers. Davis Pacific Benefits provides a full range of brokerage services including employee benefits, property and casualty, and financial and retirement.

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Topics: UBA Partner Firm, UBA Partnership, Les McPhearson, independent employee benefits advisors, Davis Pacific Benefits, Bret Kinghom