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Meg Cipar

UBA Content Manager

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Next Weekly Call for Partners on COVID-19 Issues

Posted by Meg Cipar

Apr 6, 2020

Join UBA Compliance Director Bonita Hatchett for this week's call on compliance issues surrounding COVID-19 on Friday, April 10, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time.

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Topics: COVID-19

Making it easy to do business every day

Posted by Meg Cipar

Apr 6, 2020

Congratulations on a successful 2019! At Principal®, we value our relationship with UBA and look forward to working with you in 2020.

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Topics: Strategic Carrier Alliance, Principal

2020 UBA Health Plan Survey Leaderboard

Posted by Meg Cipar

Apr 6, 2020

Participation in the Health Plan Survey continues to grow, with 6,800 plans entered into the 2020 UBA Health Plan Survey. Let's keep the momentum going!

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Topics: UBA Health Plan Survey

April 14 Employer Webinar Will Cover Retiree Coverage

Posted by Meg Cipar

Apr 6, 2020

The April 14 Employer Webinar will cover the compliance issues surrounding retiree health plan coverage. And let's face it — you might just need a break from all of the coronavirus news to hear about another area of compliance. The email invitation is available in AdEase and a co-branded version was sent to all Partners.

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Topics: Employer Webinar

COVID-19 Resources Page on Wisdom Network

Posted by Meg Cipar

Mar 30, 2020

UBA has created a resource center on the Wisdom Network for COVID-19 materials to consolidate information from our Partners, Strategic Alliances, industry merchants, and UBA staff. This new resource center is a dedicated, one-stop-shop to help Partners to locate information quickly and keep apprised of the changing COVID-19 environment.

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Topics: COVID-19

Principal Rate Stability in Unprecedented Times

Posted by Meg Cipar

Mar 30, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created unprecedented times. And like many of you, we’re closely monitoring the spread and impact. Our thoughts go out to those who have been directly affected by the virus in their communities, health care workers who are on the front lines, and businesses who have had to temporarily close. 

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Topics: Principal, COVID-19

Bonita Hatchett-Bodle Joins UBA as New Director of Compliance

Posted by Meg Cipar

Mar 30, 2020

Please welcome Bonita Hatchett-Bodle, who recently joined UBA as the Director of Compliance, to serve as a tremendous resource for employee benefits regulatory compliance for UBA and our Partners.

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Topics: UBA staff

April Wisdom Workplace Webinar Features Paid Family and Medical Leave

Posted by Meg Cipar

Mar 30, 2020

The next Wisdom Workplace webinar, brought to you by UBA Strategic Carrier Alliance Reliance Standard, will be Thursday, April 2, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. You and your clients can learn about the changes taking place at the state level for paid family and medical leave.

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Topics: Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company, WisdomWorkplace Webinar

Pull Up a Seat for the April 6 Compliance Cafeteria

Posted by Meg Cipar

Mar 30, 2020

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

April 2020 Employer Webinar

Posted by Meg Cipar

Mar 30, 2020

The April 14 Employer Webinar will cover the compliance issues surrounding retiree health plan coverage. The email invitation is available in AdEase and a co-branded version was sent to all Partners.

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Topics: Employer Webinar

Special Webinar on COVID-19, Wednesday, March 25

Posted by Meg Cipar

Mar 23, 2020

UBA Strategic Alliance Fisher Phillips will present an exclusive webinar for UBA about the impact on employers of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), including the emergency expansion of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and a new federal paid sick leave law, among other significant issues.

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Topics: webinar

Next Quarterly Compliance Call Cancelled

Posted by Meg Cipar

Mar 23, 2020

The Quarterly Compliance Call originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time has been cancelled due to a conflict with the Fisher Phillips webinar on the same date.

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Topics: compliance

April Wisdom Workplace Webinar Features Paid Family and Medical Leave

Posted by Meg Cipar

Mar 23, 2020

The next Wisdom Workplace webinar, brought to you by UBA Strategic Carrier Alliance Reliance Standard, will be Thursday, April 2, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. You and your clients can learn about the changes taking place at the state level for paid family and medical leave.

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Topics: Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company, WisdomWorkplace Webinar

Bring Your Lunch to the April 6 Compliance Cafeteria

Posted by Meg Cipar

Mar 23, 2020

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

April 2020 Employer Webinar

Posted by Meg Cipar

Mar 23, 2020

The April 14 Employer Webinar will cover the compliance issues surrounding retiree health plan coverage. The email invitation is available in AdEase and the co-branded version will be sent to all Partners later this week.

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Topics: Employer Webinar

April Wisdom Workplace Webinar Features Paid Family and Medical Leave

Posted by Meg Cipar

Mar 17, 2020

The next Wisdom Workplace webinar, brought to you by UBA Strategic Carrier Alliance Reliance Standard, will be Thursday, April 2, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. You and your clients can learn about the changes taking place at the state level for paid family and medical leave.

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Topics: Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company, WisdomWorkplace Webinar

Grab a Seat at the April 6 Compliance Cafeteria

Posted by Meg Cipar

Mar 17, 2020

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

2020 UBA Health Plan Survey Leaderboard

Posted by Meg Cipar

Mar 17, 2020

So far, you and your fellow Partners have entered more than 5,700 plans into the 2020 UBA Health Plan Survey. Let's keep the momentum going!

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Topics: UBA Health Plan Survey

A Washington Update from NAHU

Posted by Meg Cipar

Mar 17, 2020

Here's your exclusive opportunity to get insights from NAHU's EVP and CEO Janet Trautwein on health care legislation without having to leave home. Join this webinar on March 23 to hear her perspectives about what's happening in Washington.

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Topics: NAHU

April 2020 Employer Webinar

Posted by Meg Cipar

Mar 17, 2020

The April 14 Employer Webinar will cover the compliance issues surrounding retiree health plan coverage. The email invitation is available in AdEase and the co-branded version will be sent to all Partners later this week.

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Topics: Employer Webinar

Updated Compliance Advisor

Posted by Meg Cipar

Mar 17, 2020

UBA's Compliance Advisor titled "HSAs: What You Need to Know" has been updated with information about COVID-19 testing and treatment and the email has been sent to all Partners.

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Topics: Compliance Advisor

Last Chance to Register for the March 2020 Employer Webinar

Posted by Meg Cipar

Mar 9, 2020

The March 10 Employer Webinar will cover HIPAA and HITECH, to help employers understand how HIPAA applies to a variety of plans,

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Topics: Employer Webinar

Wisdom Network Partnership Directory Issue Resolved

Posted by Meg Cipar

Mar 9, 2020

The search for people in the Wisdom Network partnership directory is back in operation.

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Topics: Wisdom Network

2020 UBA Health Plan Survey Reporting Now Available

Posted by Meg Cipar

Mar 9, 2020

We're pleased to announce that reporting is now available based on the nearly 5,000 plans entered to date for the 2020 UBA Health Plan Survey.

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Topics: UBA Health Plan Survey

Insights from Janet Trautwein, NAHU CEO

Posted by Meg Cipar

Mar 9, 2020

If you've attended a recent UBA Conference, you've likely benefited from NAHU's EVP and CEO Janet Trautwein's knowledge about health care legislation. Here's another opportunity on March 23 to hear her perspectives about what's happening in Washington.

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Topics: NAHU

February Compliance Recap and Updated Advisors

Posted by Meg Cipar

Mar 9, 2020

The co-branded Compliance Recap for February has been sent to all Partners and is available for download from AdEase, along with updated Compliance Advisors

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Topics: Compliance Advisor

Next Quarterly Compliance Call Features Cafeteria Plan Election Change Events

Posted by Meg Cipar

Mar 9, 2020

Join the next Quarterly Compliance Call on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time for a discussion of cafeteria plan permitted election change events.

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Topics: compliance

Grab a Seat at the April 6 Compliance Cafeteria

Posted by Meg Cipar

Mar 9, 2020

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

Wisdom Network Partnership Directory

Posted by Meg Cipar

Mar 2, 2020

The search for people in the Wisdom Network partnership directory is temporarily out of order. We're aware of the issue and are working to restore access.

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Topics: Wisdom Network

We know this business and can help protect yours

Posted by Meg Cipar

Mar 2, 2020

Throughout our 15 years of strategic partnership, Symetra Life Insurance Company and First Symetra National Life Insurance Company of New York ("Symetra") have been committed to helping your clients realize their benefits goals. In the past year, we grew our inforce UBA block from $40 million to $60 million in new premium.¹

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Topics: Strategic Carrier Alliance

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