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Skinny Plans: A Viable Option for Some Large Employers?

By Josie Martinez, Senior Partner and Legal Counsel EBS Capstone, A UBA Partner Firm 
As the implications of health care reform become more and more apparent, large employers are increasingly grappling with coverage options in order to avoid the …

PPACA Employee Guide

UBA has created an overview of the employee’s responsibility to purchase coverage under PPACA (the individual mandate) and on the basics of the exchanges. The information in this piece is basic, but should provide a starting place for employers who wa…

Grow Your Business by Being Pro-Social

By Holly ParsonsThe Wilson Agency, A UBA Partner Firm
My all-time favorite movie is Pay It Forward. It has a stellar cast that delivers a story about a young boy who is given the opportunity to make the world a better place and far exceeds anyone’s e…

Employer Webinar Series

Tuesday, June 11 will mark the next installment of UBA’s Employer Webinar Series. Covering Department of Labor audits of health plans, the session will begin at 2 p.m. EST and will be conducted by Linda Rowings, UBA’s Chief Compliance Officer.

Helping Employees During Their Darkest Hours

The tragic tornadoes that struck Oklahoma earlier this week remind us all again how important Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) are for the workplace. Yet, according to the preliminary UBA Ancillary Benefits Survey, of the 8,557 employers answering q…

The Tomato Paradox Part 2: What’s Left on the Vine

By Mick Constantinou, Advisor, Employee BenefitsConnelly, Carlisle, Fields, & Nichols, A UBA Partner Firm
The majority of recent conversation related to the legislation (i.e. PPACA, aka health care reform) that was confirmed as law last summer has …

PPACA: The Next Steps

Peter Freska, CEBSBenefits AdvisorThe LBL Group, A UBA Partner Firm 
For the last couple of years we have been talking about Health Care Reform, but has anyone been listening?
First there was the debate of the legislation, then the “fix” legis…

Decoding Three of PPACA’s Confusing Terms

From United Benefit Advisors Insight and Analysis Blog – by Bill Olson The new health care law is confusing, in part because the language is confusing. Just take the terms “essential health benefits,” “minimum essential coverage” and “minimum value coverage” as an example – it’s not hard to see why employers’ heads are spinning. While … Continued

Your Weight Is Everyone’s Business

Holly ParsonsThe Wilson Agency, A UBA Partner Firm
Media outlets around the country were in a frenzy this week as the news broke about the “secret” lap band surgery of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. While the Governor dismisses the attention a…

Decoding Three of PPACA’s Confusing Terms

The new health care law is confusing, in part because the language is confusing. Just take the terms “essential health benefits,” “minimum essential coverage” and “minimum value coverage” as an example – it’s not hard to see why employe…