United Benefit Advisors Insight and Analysis Blog

UBA Health Plan Survey: Plans Popular with Employers Aren’t Always Tops with Employees

Posted by: Bill Olson    Nov 19, 2015 12:00:00 PM

The UBA Health Plan Survey tracks plans offered by region as well as enrollment by region. From a prevalence perspective, preferred provider organization (PPO) plans are most prevalent in the Central U.S., though they generally dominate nationwide, except in the Northeast where consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs) are most prevalent.

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Topics: health plan benchmarking, UBA Health Plan Survey, health plan trends, health plan costs, health plan enrollment

2015 UBA Health Plan Survey Executive Summary Now Available!

Posted by: Bill Olson    Nov 5, 2015 12:00:00 PM

The data are in for the 2015 Health Plan Survey! See our news release with the top cost trends. Download the UBA 2015 Health Plan Survey Executive Summary with more detailed findings. For quick reference, here’s a brief punch list of the top trends:

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Topics: wellness, health plan survey, ACA, Cadillac Tax, UBA Health Plan Survey, Affordable Care Act, health plan trends, insurance costs

Pharmacy Copays in Upper Tiers on the Rise, Coinsurance on the Rise

Posted by: Bill Olson    Aug 11, 2015 12:00:00 PM

PrescriptionUBA recently released new pharmacy data from the 2014 UBA Health Plan Survey which shows a significant increase in the use of 4-tier plans. UBA also released the findings related to pharmacy copay design. Not surprisingly, the majority (67.8 percent) of prescription drug plans utilize copays.

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Topics: pharmacy benefits, UBA Health Plan Survey, multi-tier prescription drug plans, pharmacy copays, health plan trends, health plan design