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Meg Cipar

UBA Content Manager

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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

December Quarterly Compliance Call

Posted by Meg Cipar

Dec 11, 2018

Join the next Quarterly Compliance Call on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time for a discussion of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

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Topics: compliance

Discount for UBA Partners to Attend 2019 Employee Navigator Conference

Posted by Meg Cipar

Dec 11, 2018

In appreciation for the alliance with UBA, Employee Navigator is offering UBA Partners a 10% discount on registration for the 2019 Employee Navigator Conference, April 24-26, at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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Topics: Employee Navigator, benefits administration

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

Posted by Meg Cipar

Dec 11, 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

CommonBond Acquires AI Company

Posted by Meg Cipar

Dec 11, 2018

CommonBond, UBA's Strategic Alliance for student debt programs, is pleased to announce that it has acquired NextGenVest, a leading AI startup company for Generation Z customers.

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Topics: CommonBond, student loan

New Resources for Partners

Posted by Meg Cipar

Dec 11, 2018

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

Join Colonial Life for a Webinar on the Evolving Workforce and the Importance of Voluntary Benefits

Posted by Meg Cipar

Dec 3, 2018

Our Strategic Carrier Alliance of the Month in December is Colonial Life. Join this month's webinar for UBA Partners on December 11 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time to hear more about ways your clients can provide voluntary coverage benefits that align with the needs of a workforce that may span several generations.

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Topics: Strategic Carrier Alliance, Colonial Life

December Quarterly Compliance Call

Posted by Meg Cipar

Dec 3, 2018

Join the next Quarterly Compliance Call on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time for a discussion of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

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Topics: compliance

Co-Branded Emails to UBA Partners Resume

Posted by Meg Cipar

Dec 3, 2018

We are pleased to announce that UBA has implemented a solution using Real Magnet to once again enable us to email co-branded webinar invitations, compliance advisors, and newsletters direct to you.

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Topics: Partner Resources

Updated ACA Advisor Now Available on AdEase

Posted by Meg Cipar

Dec 3, 2018

The Compliance team has updated the ACA Advisor on final forms and instructions for 2018 ACA Reporting to incorporate information on the extension of "good faith compliance efforts" relief for 2018.

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Topics: ACA Advisor

December Employer Webinar: What Employers Need to Know about IRS Reporting in 2019

Posted by Meg Cipar

Dec 3, 2018

Download the co-branded invitation email for the December 11 Employer Webinar from AdEase to invite your clients and prospects to learn about Affordable Care Act reporting by employers with group health plans or with 50 or more full-time or full-time equivalent employees. Partner Firm employees can register for the webinar on the Employer Webinar page on the Wisdom Network.

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Topics: Employer Webinar

Welcoming Recent Additions to UBA Partnership

Posted by Meg Cipar

Nov 27, 2018

UBA is excited that a number of outstanding employee benefits advisory firms have recently become Partners. Over the next few weeks, we'll highlight those new Firms and hope you'll extend a warm welcome. Featured in this issue of ThoughtWaves are JP Griffin Group and Sterling Thompson.

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Topics: UBA Partners

HORAN Named One of America's Healthiest Workplaces and Great Places to Work

Posted by Meg Cipar

Nov 27, 2018

UBA Partner Firm HORAN, has been named one of the 2018 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America and a certified Great Place to Work®.

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Topics: UBA Partners

Updated ACA Advisor Now Available on AdEase

Posted by Meg Cipar

Nov 27, 2018

The Compliance team has updated the ACA Advisor on proposed rules for health reimbursement arrangements to incorporate guidance issued this month from the Department of the Treasury and the IRS.

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Topics: ACA Advisor

Replay of Paid Family & Medical Leaves Overview Webinar with Reliance Standard

Posted by Meg Cipar

Nov 27, 2018

Your clients' leave of absence policies may be in tip-top shape, but are you sure you're doing all you can to help them stay that way? If you weren't able to join the live webinar with Reliance Standard, the November Strategic Alliance of the Month, for an update on current leave of absence law, you can watch the replay.

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Topics: Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company

Earlybird Registration for the 2019 NAHU Capitol Conference Ends November 28

Posted by Meg Cipar

Nov 27, 2018

NAHU members have been coming to Washington, D.C., to stand together and make their voices heard on health insurance policy. Make sure your voice is heard, too. By attending NAHU’s Annual Capitol Conference, you will have the opportunity to join with hundreds of your colleagues from around the country to lobby for health reform changes of importance to you and your clients on Capitol Hill.

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Topics: NAHU

December Employer Webinar: What Employers Need to Know about IRS Reporting in 2019

Posted by Meg Cipar

Nov 27, 2018

Download the co-branded invitation email for the December 11 Employer Webinar from AdEase to invite your clients and prospects to learn about Affordable Care Act reporting by employers with group health plans or with 50 or more full-time or full-time equivalent employees. Partner Firm employees can register for the webinar on the Employer Webinar page on the Wisdom Network.

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Topics: Employer Webinar

Register Early for the 2019 NAHU Capitol Conference

Posted by Meg Cipar

Nov 20, 2018

NAHU members have been coming to Washington, D.C., to stand together and make their voices heard on health insurance policy. Make sure your voice is heard, too. By attending NAHU’s Annual Capitol Conference, you will have the opportunity to join with hundreds of your colleagues from around the country to lobby for health reform changes of importance to you and your clients on Capitol Hill.

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Topics: NAHU

Registration Is Open for the UBA Winter Conference

Posted by Meg Cipar

Nov 20, 2018

The UBA Winter Conference & Expo is just two months away! Register now to secure your spot at the conference, open to all agency Principals.

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Topics: UBA Conferences

New and Updated Compliance Advisors Now Available on AdEase

Posted by Meg Cipar

Nov 20, 2018

The Compliance team has updated a number of Advisors to incorporate changes in regulation for the coming year. In addition, the Annual Benefit Plan Amounts Card for 2019 is now available on AdEase.

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Topics: ACA Advisor

Are You Connected? New Community Now Open

Posted by Meg Cipar

Nov 20, 2018

A new UBA Community for wellness and well-being programs is now open! 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

November HR Elements Now Available on AdEase

Posted by Meg Cipar

Nov 20, 2018

The November edition of the HR Elements newsletter 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

December Employer Webinar: What Employers Need to Know about IRS Reporting in 2019

Posted by Meg Cipar

Nov 20, 2018

Download the co-branded invitation email for the December 11 Employer Webinar from AdEase to invite your clients and prospects to learn about Affordable Care Act reporting by employers with group health plans or with 50 or more full-time or full-time equivalent employees. Partner Firm employees can register for the webinar on the Employer Webinar page on the Wisdom Network.

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Topics: Employer Webinar

Paid Family & Medical Leaves Overview Webinar with Reliance Standard

Posted by Meg Cipar

Nov 14, 2018

Your clients' leave of absence policies may be in tip-top shape, but are you sure you're doing all you can to help them stay that way? Join Reliance Standard, the November Strategic Alliance of the Month, on Thursday, November 15, for an update on current leave of absence law.

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Topics: Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company

"Live from NAHU" Webinar with NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein on November 15

Posted by Meg Cipar

Nov 14, 2018

Join NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein on Thursday, November 15, at 12:00 p.m Eastern time for a member-exclusive one-hour "Live from NAHU" webinar. Janet will break down the impact of the mid-term elections and what they will mean for health insurance politics and policy in the new year.

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Topics: NAHU

Compliance Recap and Updated ACA Advisors Now Available on AdEase

Posted by Meg Cipar

Nov 14, 2018

The October Compliance Recap as well as two ACA Advisors are available for download from AdEase to send to your clients. The Treasury, Department of Labor, and Department of Health & Human Services recently released two final rules on the contraception mandate exemption expansion. The Compliance team has updated two previously-published Advisors to incorporate information from the final rules.

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Topics: ACA Advisor

December Employer Webinar: What Employers Need to Know about IRS Reporting in 2019

Posted by Meg Cipar

Nov 14, 2018

Download the co-branded invitation email for the December 11 Employer Webinar from AdEase to invite your clients and prospects to learn about Affordable Care Act reporting by employers with group health plans or with 50 or more full-time or full-time equivalent employees. Partner Firm employees can register for the webinar on the Employer Webinar page on the Wisdom Network.

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Topics: Employer Webinar

"Live from NAHU" Webinar with NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein on November 15

Posted by Meg Cipar

Nov 7, 2018

Join NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein on Thursday, November 15, at 12:00 p.m Eastern time for a member-exclusive one-hour "Live from NAHU" webinar. Janet will break down the impact of the mid-term elections and what they will mean for health insurance politics and policy in the new year.

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Topics: NAHU

Register Early for the 2019 NAHU Capitol Conference

Posted by Meg Cipar

Nov 7, 2018

NAHU members have been coming to Washington, D.C., to stand together and make their voices heard on health insurance policy. Make sure your voice is heard, too. By attending NAHU’s Annual Capitol Conference, you will have the opportunity to join with hundreds of your colleagues from around the country to lobby for health reform changes of importance to you and your clients on Capitol Hill.

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Topics: NAHU

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