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United Benefit Advisors Welcomes New Partner Firm The Gehring Group, Inc.

Posted by: Bill Olson    March 3, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Florida Agency Adds To UBA's Growing Network of Independent Employee Benefits Advisory Firms

Indianapolis, Ind. – March 3, 2015 – United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, is pleased to welcome The Gehring Group, Inc. as its newest Partner Firm. Providing expert employee benefits consulting services for more than 20 years, The Gehring Group is a highly respected, best in class, employee benefits and risk management consulting firm that serves organizations in the design and implementation of their health insurance and risk management programs.

Based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and with an office opening in Coconut Creek, Florida, in March, The Gehring Group provides a full spectrum of insurance related services including employee benefits consulting, risk management brokerage and consulting, and the implementation of technology solutions to public, private, and not for profit entities. The Gehring Group has an exceptional, highly regarded reputation with its clients and carrier partners for their comprehensive and understandable client education regarding legislative changes including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), their innovation in insurance design and solutions, their value-added services including professional graphics and employee health center consulting, and their team-based proactive approach to client service.

“We are very excited, and privileged to join this exceptional international network of best in class professional employee benefits brokerage and consulting firms. Being a Partner of UBA provides us a network of specialists, access to tools and cutting edge products, and an international reach that will allow us to further serve our clients’ growing and diverse needs,” said Kurt Gehring, Chief Executive Officer of The Gehring Group.

The Gehring Group believes that client satisfaction is only obtained by listening and responding to employer needs, educating employers and assisting them through this challenging reporting and compliance environment; and diligently and creatively seeking savings through innovation and expert analytics and negotiation. The Gehring Group brings considerable resources, services, and savings to its clients supported by their recognition as a top tier broker with the major carriers including Cigna, Blue Cross, and UnitedHealthcare. Employing an approach that benefits programs must be tailored to the population, and not commoditized, and believing that communication among all parties, including the insured employees, is the key to any successful program, The Gehring Group’s tailored programs and proactive approach have created unsurpassed client satisfaction as evidenced by a client base that is 100% "referenceable."

“As UBA continues to grow, it’s imperative that the agencies we add to our family have the longevity and customer focus necessary to ride out the still volatile and complex landscape of the benefits industry,” said UBA CEO Les McPhearson. “Our Partners and their clients look to us for resources and collaboration that would otherwise be unavailable in this ever-changing world of health care reform.”

As the newest Partner of UBA, The Gehring Group joins a network of more than 130 employee benefits advisory firms that serve employers of all sizes across the United States, Canada, and Europe. As a combined group, UBA’s annual employee benefit revenues rank it among the top five employee benefit advisory organizations in the U.S.

About The Gehring Group, Inc.
Proudly saving for employers and serving employees through these changing times. Visit http://gehringgroup.com to learn more about The Gehring Group.

About United Benefit Advisors®
United Benefit Advisors (UBA) is the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization with more than 200 offices throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. As trusted and knowledgeable advisors, UBA Partners collaborate with more than 2,000 fellow professionals to deliver expertise, thought leadership and best-in-class solutions that positively impact employers and make a real difference in the lives of their employees and families. An important product of that collaboration is the UBA Health Plan Survey – the nation’s largest employee benefits benchmarking survey. At UBA, we believe in service and genuine sharing through mutual trust. Our culture is one of honesty, transparency, and making others better. It is defined by the values of integrity, collaboration, care for others, innovation, and operational excellence. Employers, advisors and industry-related organizations interested in obtaining powerful results from the shared wisdom of our Partners should visit UBA online at www.UBAbenefits.com.

Topics: brokerage, employee benefits consulting