United Benefit Advisors News and Press Releases

Reliance Standard and United Benefit Advisors to Host Webinar on Managing Compliance

Posted by: Bill Olson    March 30, 2016 at 11:18 AM

Presentation Will Focus on Employer Compliance, Case Law, and Industry Trends for FMLA/ADA

Signed into law in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) sought to prohibit discrimination based on disability by requiring employers to make “reasonable accommodations” to employees with disabilities. With the passing of 2009’s Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), the scope and impact of the original Act was materially expanded: under the ADAAA provisions, fully 19 percent of working Americans may be classified as living with a disability.

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Topics: compliance, Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company, Cheryl Jez, WisdomWorkplace Webinar

Empower Retirement and United Benefit Advisors to Host Webinar on 401(k) Plan Mistakes

Posted by: Bill Olson    March 15, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Presentation Will Highlight 401(k) Plan Concerns and Opportunities for Advisors

When it comes to retirement, employers have common concerns in 401(k) plans along with the need to address how to avoid them and how to identify and correct them. United Benefit Advisors (UBA), in conjunction with Empower Retirement, are hosting a webinar for human resource professionals, called Top 10 401(k) Plan Mistakes and Advisor Opportunities,” on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. ET to 3:30 pm ET, that looks at problems with following Internal Revenue Code (IRC) rules, problems that arise under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act’s (ERISA) fiduciary or prohibited transaction rules and general issues that may have cause for concern under both IRC and Department of Labor (DOL) rules.

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Topics: Scott Barnett, Joan McDonagh, Empower Retirement, 401(k), retirment plans

Survey: Health Savings Account Enrollment Up, Employer Contributions Down

Posted by: Bill Olson    March 10, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Survey Reveals Industry Responses to Account-Based Plans

New survey data released from United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, reveals significant differences in the performance of health savings accounts (HSAs) among various industries. The survey of more than 10,000 employer sponsored health plans, finds that overall, enrollment in these account-based plans is increasing, while employer contributions, on average, are stagnant or decreasing.

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Topics: HRAs, health reimbursement arrangements, health savings accounts, Les McPhearson, UBA Health Plan Survey, health plan design, Johnson & Dugan, Cacillac tax, Dan Cattaneo, HSAs, Niko Washington, Beneflex Insurance

United Benefit Advisors Welcomes New Partner Firm Insgroup, Inc., One of the Largest Privately Held Independent Insurance Brokers

Posted by: Bill Olson    March 8, 2016 at 1:13 PM

Texas Agency Joins UBA's Global Network of Independent Employee Benefits Advisory Firms

United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, announces Insgroup, Inc. as the latest addition to its family of Partner Firms. With offices in Houston and Austin, Insgroup is one of the nation’s top 100 independent strategic risk and insurance brokers and is the fourth largest in Houston. In 2015, they were named a Top Workplace in Houston by the Houston Chronicle.

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Topics: UBA Partner Firm, Les McPhearson, independent employee benefits advisors, Brian Kapiloff, Insgroup, Inc., Texas insurance brokers