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Meg Cipar

UBA Content Manager

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Join Symetra for the Next Wisdom Workplace Webinar

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jul 15, 2019

UBA Strategic Carrier Alliance Symetra will host our next Wisdom Workplace Webinar on Wednesday, July 24, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time.

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Topics: WisdomWorkplace Webinar

Next Quarterly Compliance Call is August 7

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jul 15, 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

Target Insurance Services is now Ash Brokerage

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jul 15, 2019

Late last year, Ash Brokerage, a brokerage general agency, acquired Target Insurance Services, one of UBA's Strategic Alliances providing long-term care and disability insurance. Since then, Target has been transitioning to the new brand and can now be found on the Wisdom Network under their new name.

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Topics: Strategic Solution Alliance

Sign Up for the August 5 Compliance Cafeteria

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jul 15, 2019

The Compliance Cafeteria 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

Updated Marketing Materials Available on AdEase

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jul 15, 2019

As part of UBA's rebranding, we are working to update and refresh materials you can use in your marketing presentations. In addition to the Employer Guides announced last week, UBA has updated the Partner map graphics and Partner Location Map file.

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Topics: AdEase, Marketing

Updated ACA Advisor Available on AdEase

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jul 15, 2019

The Compliance Team has updated a previously published ACA Advisor titled "MLR Rebate Considerations - Private Plans." The updated Advisor is available on AdEase as an email and Microsoft Word document

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Topics: ACA Advisor

Don't Miss the Upcoming Wisdom Workplace Webinar

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jul 8, 2019

UBA Strategic Carrier Alliance Symetra will host our next Wisdom Workplace Webinar on Wednesday, July 24, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time.

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Topics: WisdomWorkplace Webinar

SimplyWell is Now Virgin Pulse

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jul 8, 2019

Many Partners had an opportunity at the Spring UBA Conference to connect with the representatives from Virgin Pulse and learn about their wellness offerings. Check out the updated information on the Wisdom Network

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Topics: Strategic Solution Alliance

VSP Global Enters Into Definitive Agreement to Acquire Visionworks

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jul 8, 2019

VSP announced last week that it has entered into a definitive intent agreement to acquire San Antonio, Texas-based Visionworks, subject to regulatory approval.

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Topics: VSP Vision Care

Updated Employer Guides Available on AdEase

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jul 8, 2019

As part of UBA's rebranding, we are working to update and refresh the series of Employer Guide flyers for UBA programs and Strategic Alliances. There are now eight Employer Guides available on AdEase.

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Topics: AdEase, Marketing

Sign Up for the August 5 Compliance Cafeteria

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jul 8, 2019

The Compliance Cafeteria 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

Compliance Question of the Week - Year One

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jul 8, 2019

You have likely seen the Compliance Question of the Week, posted to the UBA Communities. Now you can refer to those questions and answers from the UBA Compliance team in a handy recap.

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Topics: compliance documents

Great Moments with Great Partners

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jul 2, 2019

At VSP, we love our UBA Partners. Take a look at some of our favorite moments of 2019 so far, including snaps from the UBA Spring Conference and the office party at The Richards Group, our 2018 fall incentive office party winner.

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Topics: VSP Vision Care

Compliance Question of the Week - Year One

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jul 2, 2019

You have likely seen the Compliance Question of the Week, posted to the UBA Communities. Now you can refer to those questions and answers from the UBA Compliance team in a handy recap.

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Topics: compliance documents

UBA Strategic Alliance Webinar: Best Q4 Ever!

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jul 2, 2019

With open enrollment right around the corner, now is the time to strategize your Q4 game plan. Join this webinar hosted by UBA Strategic Alliance BerniePortal on Thursday, July 11, to learn more.

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Topics: benefits administration

July Employer Webinar

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jul 2, 2019

The July Employer Webinar is the second of a two-part series, and will cover how an employer should handle health benefits when employees are on leave. 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

Next Quarterly Compliance Call is August 7

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jul 2, 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 Health Plan Survey Data Entry Deadline June 30, 2019

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jun 25, 2019

The UBA Health Plan Survey is the premier benchmarking resource in the industry because of the number of plans Partners collectively enter into the survey database. Be a part of the solution - enter your plans before the deadline so that you can also take advantage of important benefits.

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Topics: UBA Health Plan Survey

UBA Partner Shares What She Did with Her Extra Earnings from VSP

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jun 25, 2019

Patti Pileggi, an Account Executive at The Richards Group, talked with VSP about the UBA-exclusive incentive that VSP offered last year. Here’s what she had to say about the rewarding experience, spending her extra cash, and putting together a great office party.

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Topics: VSP Vision Care

Registration is Open for the Fall UBA Conference & Expo

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jun 25, 2019

The UBA Fall Conference and Expo is just three months away! Secure your spot now.

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Topics: UBA Conferences

New and Updated Compliance Advisors

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jun 25, 2019

To address the new final rules on health reimbursement arrangements, the Compliance team has created a new Compliance Advisor that you can send to clients.

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Topics: Compliance Advisor

Next Quarterly Compliance Call is August 7

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jun 25, 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

July Employer Webinar

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jun 25, 2019

The July Employer Webinar is the second of a two-part series, and will cover how an employer should handle health benefits when employees are on leave. 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

Winning Business with the UBA Health Plan Survey

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jun 18, 2019

Listen to a replay of the June 17, 2019, webinar featuring Brian Goff, Managing Partner of Insurance Solutions, in Annapolis, Maryland.

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Topics: UBA Health Plan Survey

July Employer Webinar

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jun 18, 2019

The July Employer Webinar is the second of a two-part series, and will cover how an employer should handle health benefits when employees are on leave. 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

Mark Your Calendar for the UBA Compliance Summit

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jun 18, 2019

Back by popular demand, the UBA Compliance Summit will be returning as part of our 2019 UBA Fall Conference. To provide you with educational opportunities and scheduling flexibility, we are offering two registration options.

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Topics: UBA University, Compliance Summit

June HR Elements Now Available on AdEase

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jun 18, 2019

The June issue of the HR Elements newsletter has been sent to Partners and is available now for download from AdEase. You can also leverage it as a thought leadership tool by sending an article a week to your clients or using the information in your social media. HR Elements is a smart and easy way to keep you top of mind for clients and prospects.

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Topics: HR Elements

It's Not Too Late to Register for the June Employer Webinar

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jun 10, 2019

The June 11 Employer Webinar is the first of a two-part series, to be continued with our July webinar. Join this webinar for an overview of leaves of absence. 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

UBA Health Plan Survey Progress

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jun 10, 2019

Thank you for your continued push to get as many plans entered into the Health Plan Survey as possible. We're now at over 10,000 plans and climbing. Your continued participation will have an immediate impact on enhancing our reporting capabilities and ensuring that the UBA Health Plan Survey remains the premier benchmarking resource in the industry.

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Topics: UBA Health Plan Survey

New Strategic Alliance: Glennon Employee Benefits & Financial Planning

Posted by Meg Cipar

Jun 10, 2019

At a time of unprecedented globalization and growth, understanding complex global business issues, needs and labor requirements is essential. Through its partnership in UBA and other global partnerships, Glennon Employee Benefits is able to meet the special needs of our multi-national clients operating in Ireland, and in concert with all its broker partners in the U.S. and around the world.

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Topics: international benefits

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