United Benefit Advisors Insight and Analysis Blog

Five Ways to Get Employees Engaged

Posted by: Holly Parsons    Jun 25, 2013 2:13:00 PM

By Holly Parsons
The Wilson Agency, A UBA Partner Firm

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Topics: employee engagement, employee communication, UBA, hr consulting

Developing a New Approach to Disability Management

Posted by: Bill Olson    Jun 18, 2013 1:48:00 PM

Most employers are, unfortunately, all-too-familar with the traditional approach to disability management: employees must prove they’re disabled. While this traditional strategy may seem effective to some, research shows that its adversarial nature actually leads to higher costs due to more medical tests needed to demonstrate disability.

Ninety-five percent of disabilities are caused by illnesses, rather than accidents (1) – for this and many other reasons, employers should reevaluate their approach in handling employee absences.  This startling statistic shows that illnesses are complex and often involve multiple factors that can, and do, prohibit a quick recovery.

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Topics: employee engagement, HR webinars, employee communication, disability management, UBA, hr consulting, absence management, absenteeism

Help Employees Make Health Care Reform Decisions

Posted by: Bill Olson    Jun 13, 2013 11:16:00 AM

The amount of information that an employer must understand regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is, in one word, overwhelming. What might be neglected in that process, however, is a focus on educating their employees on the law and helping them to navigate the options available to them.

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Topics: employee communication, health insurance exchanges, UBA, hr consulting, health care reform, PPACA, HR compliance

Grow Your Business by Being Pro-Social

Posted by: Holly Parsons    May 29, 2013 10:53:00 AM

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Topics: employee engagement, employee communication, wellness, employee wellness, employee satisfaction, UBA

“Everybody’s Talking At Me… I Don’t Hear A Word They’re Saying,”

Posted by: Lesa Caputo    Apr 22, 2013 9:35:00 AM

By Lesa Caputo, Benefit Advisor
Beneflex Insurance Services, A UBA Partner Firm

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Topics: employee communication, UBA, employee benefits, hr consulting, HR compliance

Containing Health Care Costs with CDHPs

Posted by: William Kite    Mar 4, 2013 3:18:00 PM

William L. Kite, Jr.
Owner
D & S Agency, Inc., a UBA Partner Firm

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Topics: employee communication, health care costs, health care reform, health care, CDHPs

Leadership and Effective Teams

Posted by: Peter Freska    Feb 19, 2013 11:36:00 AM

Peter Freska, CEBS
Benefits Advisor
The LBL Group, A UBA Partner Firm

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Topics: employee engagement, employee communication, leadership

Smart Employee Benefit Strategies Used by 10 Best Companies

Posted by: Bill Olson    Feb 12, 2013 11:56:00 AM

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Topics: employee engagement, HR webinars, employee communication, health care costs, employee benefits, health care

Blank Check

Posted by: Holly Parsons    Feb 7, 2013 1:30:00 PM

Holly Parsons
The Wilson Agency, A UBA Partner Firm

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Topics: employee engagement, employee communication, health care costs, employee benefits, health care

Do Employees Understand the Value of Your Benefit Offerings?

Posted by: David Ortloff    Jan 18, 2013 10:22:00 AM

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Topics: employee engagement, employee communication, health plan survey, health care costs, health insurance, employee benefits, hr consulting, health care