United Benefit Advisors Insight and Analysis Blog

Employee Benefits Benchmarking and Health Care Reform

Posted by: Bill Olson    Feb 26, 2013 1:53:00 PM

When it comes to managing employee benefits in the era of health care reform, it’s easy to want to take a “head-in-the-sand” approach but the clock is ticking and soon everyone will be forced to comply with the all of the PPACA regulations. Employers are faced with the dilemma of trying to contain the consistently upward spiral of health care costs while at the same time concerned with retaining top talent in an increasingly competitive market. Frankly, it can certainly be overwhelming and hard to know where to start.

United Benefit Advisors and its nearly 200 Partner Firms, who collectively work with 36,000 employers understand these frustrations all too well. However, in working with this volume of employers, they know the strategies that will make the job of designing cost-effective, yet attractive employee benefits a lot easier – while still taking PPACA compliance into account. In fact, these tried-and-true benefit strategies have proven themselves worthy – last year alone,  UBA Partner Firms helped their employer clients save an average of 5.2 percent on their medical renewal in 2012, for a combined $584 million in annual medical plan cost savings.

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Topics: HR webinars, health plan survey, hr consulting, health care reform, PPACA, Thomas Mangan

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

Tune Up Your Leadership Skills in 2013

Posted by: Bill Olson    Jan 8, 2013 11:06:00 AM

The advent of the New Year is always full of resolutions. Although we may recognize certain personal areas that need our commitment and growth, don’t forget areas for professional growth

Consider leadership improvement as a top professional resolution in 2013. In the busyness of our day, how often do a take a moment to reflect on what the word “leadership” personally means to us? And more importantly, how are we using leadership to achieve results for our organizations?

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Topics: HR webinars, employee benefits, retirement, leadership

Healthy Employees Lead to Wealthy Employees

Posted by: Bill Olson    Nov 20, 2012 11:11:00 AM

We all know that employer-sponsored wellness programs are effective at extending quality of life by maintaining good health and reducing health risks that can worsen over time. Companies also obtain financials savings from implementing wellness programs. For instance, for every dollar spent on wellness, medical costs are reduced by $3,27 and absenteeism costs are reduced by $2.73.

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Topics: HR webinars, health plan survey, health care costs, employee wellness, health care, retirement savings