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Taxation of Identity Protection Services | Employee Benefits Illinois

By Josie Martinez Senior Partner and General Counsel at EBS Capstone a UBA Partner Firm According to the IRS, identity theft has been the number one consumer complaint to the Federal Trade Commission for 15 consecutive years. The Bureau of Justice Statistics estimates that 17.6 million people were victims of identity theft in 2014. Organizations … Continued

6 Reasons Single People May Need Life Insurance | Employee Benefits IL

By Maggie Leyes www.lifehappens.org Many people make the assumption that life insurance is for married couples and those with kids. While it is true that not all single people need life insurance, there are a number of reasons when it can make (really) good sense. 1. You have student loan debt. Many people assume that … Continued

Investors Do Better Interacting With People Instead Of Technology

Many employers have done an excellent job of integrating financial wellness programs with their employees in order for them to improve their overall financial well-being.

Investors Do Better Interacting With People Instead Of Technology

Many employers have done an excellent job of integrating financial wellness programs with their employees in order for them to improve their overall financial well-being.

Seven Common Mistakes That Could Trigger a DOL Audit | Benefits Broker IL

By Bill Olson Chief Marketing Officer at United Benefit Advisors Not many things incite more fear than receiving a notice that you’re about to have an audit, especially from the Department of Labor (DOL). The DOL is a cabinet-level department of the U.S. federal government responsible for occupational safety, wage and hour standards, unemployment insurance … Continued

Group Healthcare Premiums by State: How does your plan stack up? | Chicago Employee Benefits

By Bill Olson Chief Marketing Officer at United Benefit Advisors We recently highlighted the top five best and worst states for group health plan costs. See below for your state’s average monthly premiums and read our breaking news release with the cost findings by industry. To quickly benchmark your plan by industry, region, or employer … Continued

The Other Side of Office Politics

Everyone is aware of office politics, but what about politics in the office? Whether you label yourself as a republican, democrat, independent, liberal, conservative, or anything else, it’s best to keep your opinions to yourself.

The Other Side of Office Politics

Everyone is aware of office politics, but what about politics in the office? Whether you label yourself as a republican, democrat, independent, liberal, conservative, or anything else, it’s best to keep your opinions to yourself.

Don’t Neglect Written Polices and Procedures | Illinois Employee Benefits

By Elizabeth Kay, Compliance & Retention Analyst AEIS Advisors A UBA Partner Firm I have worked with my fair share of companies, both large and small, from companies that are just starting out to those that have been well established for 30 or more years. It has been my experience that most companies, no matter … Continued

Top Five Best and Worst States for Group Health Plans | Chicago Benefits Broker

By Matt Weimer, Director of Strategic Solutions Diversified Insurance Solutions, Inc., a UBA Partner Firm Health insurance premium renewal rates increased an average of 6.2 percent for all plans in 2015, up from the previous year’s 5.6 percent increase, according to UBA’s Health Plan Survey. Small businesses with fewer than 25 employees, which account for … Continued