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Meg Cipar

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UBA Winter 2019 Conference Recap

Posted by Meg Cipar

Feb 12, 2019

Did you miss something at the UBA 2019 Winter Conference? The Conference recap page is available on the Wisdom Network with copies of presentations and video recordings of several of the sessions.

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Topics: UBA Conferences

Are You Connected? New Communities Now Open

Posted by Meg Cipar

Feb 12, 2019

New UBA Communities are open for several special-interest groups within UBA. This new online collaborative tool, designed exclusively for UBA Partners, makes sharing information, getting expert advice, and staying in touch with your peers easier than ever.

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Topics: Communities

January Compliance Recap and 2018 Year In Review

Posted by Meg Cipar

Feb 12, 2019

The January Compliance Recap was emailed to all Partners and is also available for download from AdEase to send to your clients. The 2018 Compliance Recap Year in Review is also available for download as a Microsoft Word document.

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Topics: ACA Advisor

March 2019 Quarterly Compliance Call

Posted by Meg Cipar

Feb 12, 2019

Join the next Quarterly Compliance Call on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. Eastern time for a discussion of wellness programs.

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Topics: compliance

New Resources for Partners

Posted by Meg Cipar

Feb 12, 2019

UBA, Partners, and Strategic Alliances are always providing or updating documents on the Wisdom Network and AdEase. As a UBA Partner, you have access to all these files, but may not be aware of what's new.

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Topics: Partner Resources

New UBA Logo and Branding Coming Soon

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jan 28, 2019

The UBA logo and marketing materials will soon have a new look!

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Topics: UBA news

Sign Up for the February 4 Compliance Cafeteria Session

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jan 28, 2019

This is your opportunity to discuss a compliance topic chosen by participants and share your best practices with 15 Partner Firm registrants. UBA's Compliance Department and compliance committee members will lead the discussion.

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Topics: compliance

February Employer Webinar: Medicare Secondary Payer Rules and CMS Data Match

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jan 28, 2019

The co-branded invitation email for the February 12 Employer Webinar was sent to Partners and is available from AdEase to invite your clients and prospects learn about their responsibilities under the Medicare Secondary Payer provisions and best practices when completing the CMS Data Match report. Partner Firm employees can register for the webinar on the Employer Webinar page on the Wisdom Network.

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Topics: Employer Webinar

March 2019 Quarterly Compliance Call

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jan 28, 2019

Join the next Quarterly Compliance Call on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. Eastern time for a discussion of wellness programs.

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Topics: compliance

New Resources for Partners

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jan 28, 2019

UBA, Partners, and Strategic Alliances are always providing or updating documents on the Wisdom Network and AdEase. As a UBA Partner, you have access to all these files, but may not be aware of what's new.

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Topics: Partner Resources

January Wisdom Workplace Webinar: Evolving Workplace Solutions

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jan 14, 2019

It's not too late to join the January WisdomWorkplace webinar, brought to you by UBA Strategic Carrier Alliance Colonial Life. Learn how the evolving workforce and how moving non-core benefits to voluntary benefits is one way to provide more affordable coverage options while giving employees customized choices that align with their needs.

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Topics: WisdomWorkplace Webinar, Symetra

UBA Health Plan Survey – Data Entry System Webinar

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jan 14, 2019

Last week UBA launched the new survey data entry portal for editing or entering 2018 Health Plan Survey programs. If you missed the initial training webinar, we're offering a second training webinar on Wednesday, January 16, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time.

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Topics: health plan survey

Compliance Recap Email Sent, Available on AdEase

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jan 14, 2019

The December Compliance Recap was emailed to all Partners and is also available for download from AdEase to send to your clients. And stay tuned for the 2018 Compliance Recap Year in Review, coming soon.

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Topics: ACA Advisor

Sign Up for the February 4 Compliance Cafeteria Session

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jan 14, 2019

This is your opportunity to discuss a compliance topic chosen by participants and share your best practices with 15 Partner Firm registrants. UBA's Compliance Department and compliance committee members will lead the discussion.

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Topics: compliance

February Employer Webinar: Medicare Secondary Payer Rules and CMS Data Match

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jan 14, 2019

The co-branded invitation email for the February 12 Employer Webinar is on its way to Partners and is available from AdEase to invite your clients and prospects learn about their responsibilities under the Medicare Secondary Payer provisions and best practices when completing the CMS Data Match report. Partner Firm employees can register for the webinar on the Employer Webinar page on the Wisdom Network.

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Topics: Employer Webinar

New Resources for Partners

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jan 14, 2019

UBA, Partners, and Strategic Alliances are always providing or updating documents on the Wisdom Network and AdEase. As a UBA Partner, you have access to all these files, but may not be aware of what's new.

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Topics: Partner Resources

The Hartford – Strategic Carrier Alliance of the Month

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jan 8, 2019

UBA is pleased to announce that The Hartford, a leading group disability and life insurer, is our Strategic Carrier Alliance for January 2019. Committed to helping deliver better outcomes for employers and their injured workers, The Hartford is dedicated to transforming lives for the better.

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Topics: Strategic Carrier Alliance, The Hartford

State of the UBA Health Plan Survey – Data Entry System Going Live!

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jan 8, 2019

We are pleased to announce the release of our new survey data entry portal for editing or entering 2018 Health Plan Survey programs.

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Topics: health plan survey

UBA 2019 Compliance 101 E-Learning Course Sold Out; Waiting List Available

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jan 8, 2019

Our UBA Compliance 101 E-Learning Course is officially sold out! We thank everyone who wanted to register for this overwhelmingly popular program. If you're still interested in the program, we're placing all incoming applications on our waiting list.

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Topics: Compliance 101 E-Learning

January Wisdom Workplace Webinar: Evolving Workplace Solutions

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jan 8, 2019

The invitation email for the September WisdomWorkplace webinar, brought to you by UBA Strategic Carrier  Alliance Colonial Life, is now available on AdEase. Learn how the evolving workforce and how moving non-core benefits to voluntary benefits is one way to provide more affordable coverage options while giving employees customized choices that align with their needs.

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Topics: WisdomWorkplace Webinar, Symetra

Updated Compliance Advisors Now Available on AdEase

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jan 8, 2019

The Compliance team has updated several previously-published Compliance Advisors based on changes in regulations toward the end of 2018.

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Topics: ACA Advisor

Change in UBA Product Lineup

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jan 8, 2019

As part of UBA's ongoing review of terms of engagement with our solution providers and the Strategic Solution Alliance program, we would like to inform you that Self-Insurance.expert, the Ebix total compensation statements, and Inspired Perspectives will no longer be preferred solutions for UBA Partners.

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Viverae (SimplyWell) Acquired by Virgin Pulse

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jan 8, 2019

UBA Strategic Alliance SimplyWell (formerly Viverae) has recently been acquired by Virgin Pulse. There has been no change in the relationship with UBA, but stay tuned for updates to the Wisdom Network page for SimplyWell, as the company will be rebranding.

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Topics: Viverae, SimplyWell

Welcoming Recent Additions to UBA Partnership

Posted by Meg Cipar

Dec 18, 2018

UBA is excited that a number of outstanding employee benefits advisory firms have recently become Partners. We continue to highlight our newest Firms and hope you'll extend a warm welcome. Featured in this issue of ThoughtWaves are EHD, Reseco Insurance Advisors, and K&S Insurance.

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Topics: UBA Partners

The End of the Year is Fast Approaching. Are You Getting Rewarded?

Posted by Meg Cipar

Dec 18, 2018

What better time than now to join the ranks of your fellow UBA producers who are earning up to $500 for every client new to VSP® Vision Care?

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Topics: VSP Vision Care

Status of Court Case Challenging ACA Constitutionality

Posted by Meg Cipar

Dec 18, 2018

The ACA Advisor on the ongoing litigation regarding the individual mandate and the ACA has been updated and sent to all Partners, incorporating information about the ruling this week by the District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

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Topics: ACA Advisor

January Employer Webinar: What Employers Need to Know for 2019: Legislative Updates and Your General Compliance Calendar

Posted by Meg Cipar

Dec 18, 2018

The co-branded invitation email for the January 8 Employer Webinar has been sent to Partners and is available from AdEase to invite your clients and prospects to learn about regulations that employers will be facing in 2019 and important compliance deadlines coming up. Partner Firm employees can register for the webinar on the Employer Webinar page on the Wisdom Network.

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Topics: Employer Webinar

UBA's Compliance 101 E-Learning Course: 2019 Dates

Posted by Meg Cipar

Dec 18, 2018

UBA is proud to announce that the UBA Compliance 101 E-Learning Course will be returning in 2019! Registration for this nine-session course will open on January 3, 2019.

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Topics: Compliance 101 E-Learning

Welcoming Recent Additions to UBA Partnership

Posted by Meg Cipar

Dec 11, 2018

UBA is excited that a number of outstanding employee benefits advisory firms have recently become Partners. We continue to highlight our newest Firms and hope you'll extend a warm welcome. Featured in this issue of ThoughtWaves are Montridge Advisory Group, IMG, and Athens Insurance Agency.

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Topics: UBA Partners

Compliance Recap Email Sent, Available on AdEase

Posted by Meg Cipar

Dec 11, 2018

The November Compliance Recap was emailed last week to all Partners and is also available for download from AdEase to send to your clients. The compliance team has been reviewing and updating many of the previously-published Advisors, so be sure to check out the updates.

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Topics: ACA Advisor

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