United Benefit Advisors Insight and Analysis Blog

Workers can expect to take on more of the burden of health care costs

Posted by: Bill Olson    Jan 26, 2015 11:11:13 AM

The 2014 UBA Health Plan survey of nearly 10,000 employers finds that employers are shifting more responsibility and cost to workers through increases in out-of-pocket costs and cutbacks in family benefits. 

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Topics: health plan survey, UBA, employers, 2014, Baltimore Sun, survey, Maryland

Top 2014 UBA Publications for Employers

Posted by: Bill Olson    Jan 8, 2015 10:53:00 AM


UBA publishes many white papers, an executive summary of its annual Health Plan Survey, and other custom reports. Below are the publications that garnered the most interest and requests from employers in 2014.


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Topics: health plan benchmarking, PPACA, employers, 2014, United Benefit Advisors, white papers, Publications

Wellness Programs Feeling the Heat as the EEOC Increases Its Efforts - Part 1

Posted by: Jennifer Stanley    Dec 18, 2014 12:00:00 PM

While wellness programs have increased in popularity, according to the 2014 UBA Health Plan Survey, actual wellness program adoption has been in a holding pattern. As one might expect, the highest percentage (58.8%) of plans offering wellness benefits came from employers with 1,000 or more employees and the lowest percentage (8%) of plans offering wellness benefits came from employers with fewer than 25 employees. On average, wellness programs are down slightly by 1.3%. It’s no wonder given all the pending litigation and regulation surrounding these programs, including the fact that the health of an employee population is no longer a rating factor for smaller employers.

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Topics: wellness, health plan survey, UBA, EEOC, Jennifer Kupper, iaCONSULTING, 2014, Part 1

UBA 2014 Health Plan Survey Executive Summary Now Available

Posted by: Bill Olson    Dec 2, 2014 12:14:00 PM

Since 2005, United Benefit Advisors® (UBA) has surveyed thousands of employers across the nation regarding their health plan offerings, their ongoing plan decisions in the face of significant legislative and marketplace changes, and the impact of these changes on their employees and businesses. The UBA survey represents the nation’s largest health plan benchmarking survey and the most comprehensive source of reliable benchmarking data.

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Topics: UBA, 2014, HPS, Executive Summary