United Benefit Advisors Insight and Analysis Blog

Grow Your Business by Being Pro-Social

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

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

Helping Employees During Their Darkest Hours

Posted by: Bill Olson    May 23, 2013 12:37:00 PM

The tragic tornadoes that struck Oklahoma earlier this week remind us all again how important Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) are for the workplace. Yet, according to the preliminary UBA Ancillary Benefits Survey, of the 8,557 employers answering questions about employee assistance programs (EAPs), only 21.8 percent of employers offer EAPs. That percentage drops to 9.4 among small (fewer than 50 employees) and to 19.2 percent among midsize companies (fewer than 500 employees). Employers shouldn’t forget to incorporate these programs into their benefits plans.

Though sometimes stigmatized, these programs are so important, not only to help employees with personal crises such as divorce, substance abuse and financial/legal matters, but also when an organization is reeling from an employee death, tornado or hurricane recovery or even tragedies like those at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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Topics: employee benefits, employee wellness, employee engagement, EAPs, Employee Assistance Programs

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, leadership, employee communication

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

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

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

Leadership and Employee Engagement

Posted by: Peter Freska    Jan 15, 2013 11:02:00 AM

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

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Topics: PPACA, employee benefits, employee engagement, leadership

Employee Engagement Drives Happiness

Posted by: Holly Parsons    Dec 21, 2012 1:36:00 PM

Holly Parsons
The Wilson Agency, A UBA Partner Firm 

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Topics: employee benefits, employee wellness, hr consulting, employee engagement