United Benefit Advisors News and Press Releases

United Benefit Advisors Welcomes New Partner Firm Benefits Done Right Insurance Agency

Posted by: Bill Olson    August 25, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Woman-Owned Firm Adds Distinct Viewpoint to Network of Independent Employee Benefits Advisory Firms

United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, is pleased to welcome Benefits Done Right Insurance Agency as its newest Partner Firm. Headquartered in Sacramento, California, Benefits Done Right Insurance Agency recently received national certification as a Women's Business Enterprise by Astra Women's Business Alliance, a regional certifying partner of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). This prestigious recognition is well-deserved as the agency fosters a culture of diversity and a commitment to excellence among its programs. Their clients have exclusive access to qualified professionals on HR consulting services, health care research, and the most current legislation, regulations and compliance issues.

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Topics: United Benefit Advisors, Done Right Insurance Agency, New Partner Firm, Sacramento, Women's Business Enterprise, Astra Women's Business Alliance, Women's Business Enterprise National Council, WBENC, Laurie Rood, California

Employers Use of Multi-Tier Pharmacy Benefits Continues to Rise

Posted by: Bill Olson    July 29, 2015 at 12:00 PM

UBA Survey Finds Number of 4-tier Plans Have Increased Nearly 142 Percent in Five Years

 

Most employers have been using multi-tier prescription drug plans for many years, but new data released from the 2014 UBA Health Plan Survey shows a significant increase in the use of 4-tier plans, which typically cover the highest cost drugs, as well as major increases in corresponding median copays -- a trend that is expected to continue, according to UBA.

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Topics: employers, Carol Taylor, United Benefit Advisors, Les McPhearson, multi-tier pharmacy benefits, UBA Survey, Mark Bagnall, BAGNALL, Pamala McIntire, Mark Kmety, Mesirow Financial, Kathy Thomas, Mike Mulqueeney, Johnson & Dugan Insurance Services Corporation, D & S Agency, Reames Employee Benefit Solutions, Elizabeth Thomas, Albers & Company, TrueNorth Companies

Walton Insurance Group is the Latest Partner Firm To Join United Benefit Advisors

Posted by: Bill Olson    June 24, 2015 at 12:00 PM

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


United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, is pleased to welcome Walton Insurance Group as its newest Partner Firm. Founded in 1951 and headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, steady growth, loyal clientele, and a culture of family values have propelled this insurance group to unmatched success.

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Topics: UBA Partner Firm, United Benefit Advisors, Les McPhearson, David L. Rice Jr., Walton Insurance Group, Michigan

UBA Announces 2015 “Ubbie” Award Winners

Posted by: Bill Olson    June 17, 2015 at 11:11 AM

United Benefit Advisors Recognizes Staff and Partners for Significant Contributions 

 United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits organization, has announced the winners of its annual “Ubbie” Awards (pronounced you-bee) for 2015. The award honors Partner Firms, Principals, agency staff, and Strategic Partners who have demonstrated significant achievements toward their involvement with UBA.

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Topics: Ubbie Awards, UBA, United Benefit Advisors, Josie Martinez, UBA Partner Firm of the Year, UBA Partner Firm Staff Member of the Year, Hanna Global Solutions, EBS Capstone, Guardian, UBA Partner Firm Principal of the Year, Jonathon Hanna, The Benefit Company

New White Paper from United Benefit Advisors Provides Employer Road Map to Department of Labor Audit Process

Posted by: Bill Olson    May 28, 2015 at 1:01 PM

New White Paper from United Benefit Advisors Provides Employer Road Map to Department of Labor Audit Process

United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, today announces the release of a new white paper, “Don’t Roll the Dice on Department of Labor Audits,” a resource guide meant to walk employers through the process of an audit from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The white paper includes valuable information about how to prepare for an audit, the best way to acclimate staff to the audit process, what the DOL wants, and the most important elements of complying with requests.

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Topics: DOL, Department of Labor, United Benefit Advisors, white papers, LHD Benefit Advisors, Jeff Hadden, Audit, Don't Roll the Dice on Department of Labor Audits