United Benefit Advisors Insight and Analysis Blog

Frequently Asked Questions about Grandfathered Plans

Posted by: Linda Rowings    Aug 30, 2013 3:08:00 PM

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Topics: health care costs, health insurance, compliance, employee benefits, hr consulting, health care reform, health care, Grandfathered health plans

A PPACA To-Do List

Posted by: Bill Olson    Aug 6, 2013 11:58:00 AM

Thomas Jefferson said it best: “Never put off tomorrow what you can do today.” And when it comes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, this lesson couldn’t ring more true. It’s easy to keep pushing compliance off to a more convenient time, but there are requirements that take effect later this year which demand preparation. The recent PPACA delays, while helpful in some ways, have erroneously caused many to think they can take a sigh of relief for a year.

But oftentimes the reasons for procrastination have to do with not knowing where to start. PPACA requirements are also affected by employer size, which adds further confusion.

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Topics: compliance, UBA, hr consulting, health care reform, PPACA, HR compliance

A Simple Solution for Intermittent Leave and FMLA

Posted by: Michael Humphrey, MLHR    Jul 30, 2013 12:12:00 PM

By Mike Humphrey
Sr. Employee Benefits Advisor
The Wilson Agency, a UBA Partner Firm

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Topics: HR webinars, FMLA, employment law, UBA, hr consulting

Updated Analysis on the Employer Mandate Delay

Posted by: Bill Olson    Jul 25, 2013 3:24:00 PM

On July 3rd, immediately following the announcement of the employer mandate delay, we published preliminary analysis by Chief Compliance Officer, Linda Rowings on how employers would be affected. Within 24 hours, the New York Times, Employee Benefit News, ThomsonReuters and SHRM all contacted UBA for interviews and comment. In the days that followed the big news, other top industry publications sought UBA and its Partners for reactions, including: Workplace Weekly News and Compliance Week,

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Topics: UBA, employee benefits, hr consulting, health care reform, health care

UBA Rolls Out the Red Carpet at Annual Ubbie Awards

Posted by: Bill Olson    Jul 23, 2013 12:57:00 PM

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Topics: UBA Partner Firm, UBA, hr consulting, health care reform, Thomas Mangan

The Part-Timer Vs. Contractor Dilemma

Posted by: Elliot Dinkin    Jul 19, 2013 3:07:00 PM

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Topics: UBA, hr consulting, HR compliance, independent contractors

Health Care Reform and DOMA – Never a Dull Moment

Posted by: Bill Olson    Jul 9, 2013 2:52:00 PM

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Topics: health insurance exchanges, UBA, hr consulting, health care reform, HR compliance, DOMA

Four Things You Should Know About the Employer Mandate Delay

Posted by: Thomas Mangan    Jul 3, 2013 10:57:00 AM

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Topics: health insurance, UBA, employee benefits, hr consulting, health care reform, health care, PPACA, Thomas Mangan

“Hey! You can’t ask me that!”

Posted by: Colleen Sweeny    Jun 28, 2013 1:35:00 PM

Colleen Sweeney
Compliance Coordinator 
JRW Associates, Inc., a UBA Partner Firm

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Topics: employment law, discrimination, UBA, hr consulting, HR compliance

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