United Benefit Advisors News and Press Releases

Employer Premiums Rise Nearly 7% in 2017; Employees Absorb More of the Health Insurance Cost

Posted by: Geoff Mukhtar    October 26, 2017 at 8:30 AM

Increased prescription drug costs for employees with 5- and 6-tier plans; increased out-of-network deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums, especially for singles; self-funding on the rise

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Topics: UBA Health Plan Survey, prescription drug cost, UBA Health Plan Survey Executive Summary, health care cost containment

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