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Meg Cipar

UBA Content Manager

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Change in Strategic Alliance Lineup

Posted by Meg Cipar

Sep 3, 2019

This is to notify all Partners that UBA has informed eTekhnos that UBA is terminating its relationship with eTekhnos, effective October 31, 2019.

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Topics: Strategic Solution Alliance

UBA Strategic Carrier Alliance of the Month: VSP Vision Care

Posted by Meg Cipar

Sep 3, 2019

We know steering your clients toward the right vision coverage is a lot of pressure. The wrong choice could lead to a bad experience, which can ultimately damage your reputation. And in the insurance industry, a good reputation goes a long way in attracting and retaining clients.

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Topics: VSP Vision Care, WisdomWorkplace Webinar

September Employer Webinar Covers New Rules for HRAs

Posted by Meg Cipar

Sep 3, 2019

The September Employer Webinar will provide an overview of the new final rules on health reimbursement arrangements, including the individual coverage HRA and the excepted benefit HRA. We've had a speaker change for this month's webinar: Tiffani Greene from Fisher Phillips' Employee Benefits Practice Group will lead the webinar.

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Topics: Employer Webinar

Updated Compliance Advisor

Posted by Meg Cipar

Sep 3, 2019

The Compliance Team has updated a previously published Advisor to reflect recent changes in regulations. The updated Advisor, Final 2020 Benefit Payment and Parameters Rule, is available on AdEase as an email and Microsoft Word document.

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Topics: ACA Advisor

2019 UBA Health Plan Survey Executive Summary Now Available

Posted by Meg Cipar

Sep 3, 2019

The 2019 UBA Health Plan Survey Executive Summary is now available for download from AdEase. The Executive Summary is designed to tease your audience and to position you as the exclusive resource for more in-depth benchmarking data to help them improve their strategic business decisions.

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Topics: UBA Health Plan Survey Executive Summary

2019 UBA Health Plan Survey Executive Summary Now Available

Posted by Meg Cipar

Aug 27, 2019

Important note: If you've already downloaded a copy of the Executive Summary from AdEase, small edits were made today on pages 12 and 15. The file has been updated on AdEase. Please be sure to download an updated copy.

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Topics: UBA Health Plan Survey Executive Summary

Wisdom Workplace Webinar: Why Vision Benefits Are More than Just the Cherry on Top

Posted by Meg Cipar

Aug 27, 2019

The next Wisdom Workplace webinar, brought to you by UBA Strategic Carrier Alliance VSP, will be Thursday, September 5, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. You and your clients can learn about the the importance of vision benefits in keeping employees health and happy.

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Topics: VSP Vision Care, WisdomWorkplace Webinar

UBA To Sunset Employee Benefit Centers

Posted by Meg Cipar

Aug 27, 2019

UBA created the Employee Benefit Centers (EBCs) in 2004 to provide Partners with a unique communication portal for their clients that gave employees online access to their benefit information. At the time of the launch, UBA Partner adoption was substantial because there were very few competitive products in the marketplace and the price point was very affordable.

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Topics: EBC

The Standard's 2019 Bonus Incentive Program

Posted by Meg Cipar

Aug 27, 2019

Standard Insurance Company (The Standard) is a UBA Strategic Carrier Alliance and a nationally recognized provider of employee benefits group disability, life, dental and vision insurance, voluntary insurance individual disability insurance and retirement plans.

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Topics: Strategic Carrier Alliance, The Standard

Colonial Life Preferred Broker Program Offer for UBA

Posted by Meg Cipar

Aug 27, 2019

As fourth quarter approaches, make certain to cash in on an added bonus from Strategic Carrier Alliance Colonial Life.

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Topics: Strategic Carrier Alliance, Colonial Life

September Employer Webinar Covers New Rules for HRAs

Posted by Meg Cipar

Aug 27, 2019

The September Employer Webinar will provide an overview of the new final rules on health reimbursement arrangements, including the individual coverage HRA and the excepted benefit HRA. Partner Firm employees can register with their Partner Firm discount code on the Employer Webinar page on the Wisdom Network.

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Topics: Employer Webinar

Updated UBA Top 10 Benefits Revenue Ranking

Posted by Meg Cipar

Aug 27, 2019

Show your clients that UBA ranks among the major benefits brokers and the power of partnership. UBA has updated the Top 10 Benefits Revenue PowerPoint slides to reflect the most recent data released.

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Topics: revenue rankng

2019 Fall Conference & Expo - Final Days for Hotel Group Rate

Posted by Meg Cipar

Aug 20, 2019

UBA's negotiated rate for the Fall Conference & Expo ends this Thursday, August 22. It's important for UBA to support our host hotel, so be sure to book your room in the UBA block.

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Topics: UBA Conferences

Updated UBA Top 10 Benefits Revenue Ranking

Posted by Meg Cipar

Aug 20, 2019

Show your clients that UBA ranks among the major benefits brokers and the power of partnership. UBA has updated the Top 10 Benefits Revenue PowerPoint slides to reflect the most recent data released.

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Topics: revenue rankng

Employee Benefits Video Library Proposal

Posted by Meg Cipar

Aug 20, 2019

On Thursday, August 8, Flimp Communications conducted a demo of the Employee Benefits Video Library program that UBA is proposing on behalf of UBA Partners. If you missed the demo, you can still watch the recording and weigh in with your interest in participating in the program.

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Topics: video library

September Employer Webinar Covers New Rules for HRAs

Posted by Meg Cipar

Aug 20, 2019

The September Employer Webinar will provide an overview of the new final rules on health reimbursement arrangements, including the individual coverage HRA and the excepted benefit HRA. Partner Firm employees can register with their Partner Firm discount code on the Employer Webinar page on the Wisdom Network.

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Topics: Employer Webinar

Employee Benefits Video Library Proposal

Posted by Meg Cipar

Aug 12, 2019

On Thursday, August 8, Flimp Communications conducted a demo of the Employee Benefits Video Library program that UBA is proposing on behalf of UBA Partners. If you missed the demo, you can still watch the recording and weigh in with your interest in participating in the program.

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Topics: video library

2019 UBA Fall Conference - Highlighting Great Offerings on Monday's Conference Agenda

Posted by Meg Cipar

Aug 12, 2019

You won't want to miss these great learning opportunities at the upcoming Fall Conference & Expo, coming in just three weeks to the Hyatt Regency O'Hare on September 8 - 10.

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Topics: UBA Conferences

There's Still Time to Opt In to the August Employer Webinar

Posted by Meg Cipar

Aug 12, 2019

The August Employer Webinar will provide an overview of opt-out arrangements and spousal waivers. Partner Firm employees can register with their Partner Firm discount code on the Employer Webinar page on the Wisdom Network.

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Topics: Employer Webinar

Meet UBA's Newest Strategic Alliance: Rightway Healthcare

Posted by Meg Cipar

Aug 12, 2019

Rightway provides an ecosystem of human service and technology to navigate members to the highest quality care and optimize total healthcare costs. Additional dates are scheduled to learn about this new Alliance.

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Topics: Strategic Solution Alliance

UBA Welcomes New Partner Firms

Posted by Meg Cipar

Aug 6, 2019

Please join UBA in welcoming new Partner Firms to our community of dynamic benefits advisory firms – OMG Benefits Consulting, Belay Benefits, DCW Group, Keystone Benefit Group, and Ohio Health Benefits.

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Topics: UBA Partners

Enhanced Services from Principal® Help You with Clients’ Benefits Needs

Posted by Meg Cipar

Aug 6, 2019

We get it — you’re busy, and so are your clients. That’s why managing benefits needs to be easy. With eService from Principal®, you get the convenience of online management for your clients’ group benefits from Principal.

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Topics: Strategic Carrier Alliance

Meet UBA's Newest Strategic Alliance: Rightway Healthcare

Posted by Meg Cipar

Aug 6, 2019

Rightway provides an ecosystem of human service and technology to navigate members to the highest quality care and optimize total healthcare costs. Additional dates are available for an introduction to this new solution.

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Topics: Strategic Solution Alliance

Updated Compliance Advisors

Posted by Meg Cipar

Aug 6, 2019

The July Compliance Recap has just been published and is available on AdEase. Co-branded emails will be sent shortly to Partners. In addition, the Sample Open Enrollment Notices Packet has been updated.

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Topics: Compliance Advisor

Don't Opt Out of the August Employer Webinar

Posted by Meg Cipar

Aug 6, 2019

The August Employer Webinar will provide an overview of opt-out arrangements and spousal waivers. Partner Firm employees can register with their Partner Firm discount code on the Employer Webinar page on the Wisdom Network.

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Topics: Employer Webinar

One Day Left to Register for the August 7 Quarterly Compliance Call

Posted by Meg Cipar

Aug 6, 2019

Join the next Quarterly Compliance Call on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time for a discussion on the new final rules on health reimbursement arrangements.

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Topics: compliance

Updated Compliance Advisors

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jul 30, 2019

The Compliance Team has updated six previously published Advisors to reflect recent changes in IRS regulations. The Advisors are available on AdEase as an email and Microsoft Word document.

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Topics: ACA Advisor

August 7 Quarterly Compliance Call Will Cover HRA Rules

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jul 30, 2019

Join the next Quarterly Compliance Call on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time for a discussion on the new final rules on health reimbursement arrangements.

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Topics: compliance

2019 UBA Fall Conference - Cultivating Culture and Giving Back

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jul 30, 2019

New at this year's Conference will be an opportunity to give back to the community through Operation Gratitude, supporting our military and first responders. On Sunday, September 8, from 10:30 a.m. to Noon, we'll be putting together paracord bracelets to be included in care packages.

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Topics: UBA Conferences

Don't Opt Out of the August Employer Webinar

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jul 30, 2019

The August Employer Webinar will provide an overview of opt-out arrangements and spousal waivers. Partner Firm employees can register with their Partner Firm discount code on the Employer Webinar page on the Wisdom Network.

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Topics: Employer Webinar

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