United Benefit Advisors News and Press Releases

UBA and VSP® Vision Care Host Webinar on Strategies to Increase Utilization of Vision Benefits

Posted by: Bill Olson    February 24, 2015 at 3:25 PM

Webinar to Show How High Utilization of Vision Benefits Equates to Significantly Increased ROI and Productivity

A recent study by the Vision Council finds 81 percent of American adults need some form of vision correction. According to VSP Vision Care (VSP), the only national not-for-profit vision company, with 70 million members and a network of 71,000 access points, enrollment in a vision plan leads to higher employee productivity and lower health care costs for employers. As a Strategic Partner of United Benefit Advisors® (UBA), UBA and VSP are hosting a WisdomWorkplace webinar for Human Resource professionals and employers, titled, "Getting the Most Out Of Your Vision Benefit" on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT, which will teach the keys to cost savings with vision benefits.

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Topics: HR webinars, UBA, VSP Vision Care, vision benefits, Pat McClelland

United Benefit Advisors Welcomes National Healthcare Access as Its Latest Partner Firm

Posted by: Bill Olson    February 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Highly-Ranked, Multi-State Agency Joins Network of Independent Employee Benefits Advisory Firms Spanning North America and Europe

United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, is pleased to welcome National Healthcare Access (NHA) as its newest Partner Firm. Founded in 1990 by Frank and Michael Caparso, NHA’s primary office is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada with satellite offices in San Diego, California and Youngstown, Ohio. Recently listed as #2,295 on Inc. magazine's list of the top 5,000 fastest growing companies, NHA is also ranked #16 for top Nevada companies.

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Topics: United Benefit Advisors, Les McPhearson, Patrick Thompson, Michael Caparso, National Healthcare Access, Frank Caparso

Danielle Horstman Capilla Joins United Benefit Advisors as New Chief Compliance Officer

Posted by: Bill Olson    February 18, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Respected Attorney and Health Care Expert an Important Addition for UBA
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Topics: compliance, UBA, health care reform, PPACA, United Benefit Advisors, Les McPhearson, Danielle Capilla

GCD Insurance Consultants Is the Latest Partner Firm To Join United Benefit Advisors

Posted by: Bill Olson    February 17, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Tampa-Based Agency Joins Global Network of Independent Employee Benefits Advisory Firms

Indianapolis, Ind. – February 17, 2015 – United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, is pleased to welcome GCD Insurance Consultants as its newest Partner Firm. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, GCD specializes in creating benefits programs that will attract and retain employees while maintaining a keen eye on the bottom line. This is accomplished with a thorough, step-by-step process of planning, analysis, communication, implementation, and monitoring. It is their objective to provide value to their clients throughout the year, not just at renewal time.

GCD Insurance Consultants consists of three partners: Steve Gionis, Rich Caulley and Josh Dillinger. The firm is somewhat unique in that all of the principals spent their early careers as insurance carrier executives. This experience has proven to be invaluable when it comes to carrier negotiations and issue resolution.

“We are very excited to join United Benefits Advisors and look forward to bringing additional resources to our clients,” said Steve Gionis of GCD Insurance Consultants. “The UBA vendor and agency affiliations allow us to compete with national agencies without losing the local service that our clients deserve.”

GCD’s associates are consultative in nature and work hard to understand client’s goals and objectives, thus allowing them to develop benefits programs that meet each organization’s specific needs. However, what truly sets the agency apart is that they deliver a “high-touch” service model, acting as an extension of an organization’s human resources department.

“The vast amount of experience of the principals at GCD Insurance Consultants, combined with the customer focus of its employees, makes them an outstanding addition to UBA's family of Partner Firms,” said UBA CEO Les McPhearson. “Our combined wealth of knowledge in the insurance benefits industry will further UBA's collaborative efforts within our entire range of Partner Firms and their clientele, while GCD Insurance Consultants is now able to tap into the significant Partner resources of UBA.”

As the newest Partner of UBA, GCD Insurance Consultants joins a network of more than 130 employee benefits advisory firms that serve employers of all sizes across the United States, Canada, and Europe. As a combined group, UBA’s annual employee benefit revenues rank it among the top five employee benefit advisory organizations in the U.S.

About GCD Insurance Consultants
GCD Insurance Consultants is an independent, full-service agency representing large and small companies in a wide variety of industries. The firm offers a broad base of knowledge in the areas of employee benefits, payroll and human resources. GCD is particularly focused on helping clients navigate the confusing maze of Health Care Reform and compliance issues. Visit www.gcdinsurance.com to learn more about the company.

About United Benefit Advisors®
United Benefit Advisors (UBA) is the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization with more than 200 offices throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. As trusted and knowledgeable advisors, UBA Partners collaborate with more than 2,000 fellow professionals to deliver expertise, thought leadership and best-in-class solutions that positively impact employers and make a real difference in the lives of their employees and families. An important product of that collaboration is the UBA Health Plan Survey – the nation’s largest employee benefits benchmarking survey. At UBA, we believe in service and genuine sharing through mutual trust. Our culture is one of honesty, transparency, and making others better. It is defined by the values of integrity, collaboration, care for others, innovation, and operational excellence. Employers, advisors and industry-related organizations interested in obtaining powerful results from the shared wisdom of our Partners should visit UBA online at www.UBAbenefits.com.

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Topics: UBA, GCD Insurance Consultants, Rich Caulley, Steve Gionis, Josh Dillinger

United Benefit Advisors Welcomes New Partner Firm Benefitdecisions

Posted by: Bill Olson    February 12, 2015 at 8:59 AM

Chicago Agency Adds to UBA’s Growing Network of Independent Employee Benefits Advisory Firms Spanning North America and Europe

United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, is pleased to welcome Benefitdecisions as its newest Partner Firm.  Founded and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois in 2001 by Mark Matuscak, the agency focuses on the business principal that engaged and valued employees drive success within businesses.  To meet that focus, Benefitdecisions has four primary business units: insurance brokerage and consulting, benefit administration, wellness and HR consulting and outsourcing.


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Topics: UBA, Les McPhearson, Chicago, Mark Matuscak, Benefitdecisions