United Benefit Advisors News and Press Releases

United Benefit Advisors’ Thomas Mangan Honored With CEO Leadership Award By The Institute Of Health Care Consumerism

Posted by: Bill Olson    December 13, 2013 at 8:33 AM

Indianapolis, Indiana – [December 13, 2013] – United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits organization, today announced that Thomas Mangan, Chief Executive Officer, received the 2013 CEO Leadership Award from The Institute of HealthCare Consumerism. Part of their HealthCare Consumerism Superstars, this annual award is designed to recognize those who go above and beyond in executing innovative health and benefit management programs or providing related solutions to organizations.

The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism (IHC) is an informational hub and collaborative environment focused exclusively on innovative health and benefit management thought leadership and solutions. Founded in 2005, IHC is a multi-platform environment that serves to deepen the conversation and collaboration between its invested stakeholders, including employers, human resource professionals, executives, brokers, advisors and administrators of regional health plan providers.

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Topics: health insurance exchanges, health marketplace, UBA, employee benefits, Thomas Mangan, leadership

United Benefit Advisors Launches Private Exchange Marketplace for Large Group Employers

Posted by: Bill Olson    October 31, 2013 at 9:24 AM

Available exclusively through UBA partner firms, Benefits Passport® supports major carriers, provides employer-defined level contributions and includes a U.S.-based advocacy center. 

Indianapolis, Ind., [Oct. 31, 2013] - United Benefit Advisors® (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, today announces the launch of Benefits Passport, a private insurance exchange marketplace exclusive to UBA Partner Firms. Based on a defined contribution model, Benefits Passport will serve large group employers (more than 50 employees) and provide a full suite of services such as online enrollment, an employee contact center, accounting, payroll deduction reporting and billing. Benefits Passport is an open source program that can support all major insurance carriers as well as any carrier with a standard data feed. Benefits Passport is an affordable insurance option to help employers reduce costs, increase efficiency, simplify administration and provide exceptional value to employees in the face of health care reform.

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Topics: wellness, health insurance, health insurance exchanges, ACA, private insurance exchange, health marketplace, UBA, employee benefits, UBA Partner Firms, Thomas Mangan

The Principal and United Benefit Advisors to Host Webinar on Developing an Effective Voluntary Benefits Strategy

Posted by: Bill Olson    September 18, 2013 at 7:13 AM

Employer interest in voluntary benefits builds as health care reform implementation deadlines approach

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Topics: HR webinars, health care costs, voluntary benefits, UBA, employee benefits, hr consulting, health care reform, Thomas Mangan

Average Worker’s Health Care Costs Increased Due to Out-of-Pocket Expenses; Families Hit Hardest, Nation’s Largest Benchmarking Survey Finds

Posted by: Bill Olson    August 29, 2013 at 5:00 AM

Employers picked up more of individual premiums, but less of families’ premiums, in 2013, and decreased in-network coverage for both

Indianapolis, IN, [August 29, 2013] ⎯ Employers covered 18 percent more of a single employee’s health insurance premium, or $934 per employee, this year, but asked employees with dependents to pick up 3 percent more of the family premium, $492 on average, according to the 2013 UBA Health Plan Survey, the nation’s largest independent benefits benchmarking survey, released today. The average worker, however, saw an overall increase in health care cost due to rising out-of-pocket costs, including higher in-network deductibles, in-network co-insurance, and significantly higher out-of-pocket maximums.

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Topics: health plan survey, health care costs, health insurance, UBA, employee benefits, health care reform, health care, Thomas Mangan

United Benefit Advisors to Sponsor Webinars on Wellness Program Strategies and Related PPACA Regulations

Posted by: Bill Olson    August 20, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Understand the connection between employee productivity and health and how to ensure wellness initiatives are PPACA-compliant in two upcoming Unum webinars

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Topics: employee engagement, HR webinars, employee communication, wellness, UBA, hr consulting, health care reform, HR compliance, Thomas Mangan