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United Benefit Advisors Welcomes New Partner Firm McDermott Company & Associates

Posted by: Geoff Mukhtar    September 12, 2016 at 12:21 PM

Long-Standing Utah Agency Joins Global Network of Independent Employee Advisory Firms

United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, is pleased to welcome McDermott Company & Associates as its newest Partner Firm. Headquartered in South Jordan, Utah, for nearly three decades, McDermott Company & Associates uses industry experience, technical expertise, and a professional staff to ensure that employers receive the highest level of service and support.

McDermott Company & Associates owner H. Luke McDermott, RHU, REBC, says, “We are very happy and pleased about our new partnership with UBA. We are anxious to be part of a group of member agencies that share a common core value system for our clients and communities in which we work and live. The tools provided by UBA and the access to vendors within the UBA network and the ability to connect with fellow UBA Partners will enhance our ability to fulfill our mission for our clients, which is:

  1. To provide our customers with prompt, responsive, and courteous service.
  2. To help all individuals who utilize our service understand their insurance coverage so that they will be empowered to make informed decisions.
  3. To gain the trust and friendship of our customers so that they will have confidence in our abilities as we act as their advocates concerning insurance issues.
  4. To resolve the concerns of our customers as if they were our own concerns.
  5. To perform our services with excellence and to be worthy of recommendation to others.”

An avid golfer, H. Luke McDermott is also highly skilled in the benefits industry. He was among the first 103 Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC) designees in 1991 and the first in Utah. From 2005 to 2009, he served as vice president, president elect, and president of the Utah Association of Health Underwriters (UAHU). He also received the following UAHU awards: Distinguished Service Award 2005-2006, Health Underwriter of the Year 2009, and Lifetime Achievement Award 2013.

“Due to their longevity within the community as well as their commitment to serving their customers with the utmost integrity and dedication, McDermott Company & Associates is an excellent addition to UBA,” says UBA CEO Les McPhearson. “Their agency further strengthens UBA’s presence in Utah while their experienced staff and award-winning leadership will be a definite plus for the collaborative efforts with our other Partner Firms.”

As the newest Partner Firm of UBA, McDermott Company & Associates joins a network of 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 McDermott Company & Associates
McDermott Company & Associates has served the Utah and surrounding states markets since 1988 for all phases of employee benefits. McDermott Company & Associates has provided employers with employee benefit solutions including evaluation, selection, implementation, new hire orientation, daily ongoing support, annual negotiation, mediation relating to employee benefits, along with COBRA and State Extension of Benefits Administration. Our proprietary “Employee Benefits Election Summary” fringe benefit statements and individual back-up employee files have been a cornerstone of our personal service that we strive to provide each and every day. Along with HR Services, Inc. and Employee Navigator services has helped us provide the services and fill needs are our clients. For more information, visit http://www.mcdermott-company.com.

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. UBA empowers more than 2,000 Partners to both maintain their individuality and pool their expertise, insight, and market presence to provide best-in-class services and solutions. Employers, advisors and industry-related organizations interested in obtaining powerful results from the shared wisdom of our Partners should visit www.UBAbenefits.com.

Topics: UBA Partner Firm, Les McPhearson, independent employee benefits advisors, H. Luke McDermott, McDermott Company & Associates