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Moving from Employee Wellness to Employee Well-Being

The terms “wellness” and “well-being” are often used interchangeably; however, they mean very different things when applied to workplace health promotion.

Moving from Employee Wellness to Employee Well-Being

The terms “wellness” and “well-being” are often used interchangeably; however, they mean very different things when applied to workplace health promotion.

Digital Eye Strain and Vision Benefits | Employee Benefits IL

By Geoff Mukhtar Communications Manager at United Benefit Advisors Eighty-one percent of employees have elected vision benefits in 2016, up from 78 percent last year, according to Transitions. This increase moved vision into a tie with dental as the second most popular benefit election behind medical. Digital eye strain, which is detailed by a report … Continued

Same-Sex Marriages and Group Health Benefits | Benefits Broker Illinois

By Danielle Capilla Chief Compliance Officer at United Benefit Advisors From 2013 to 2015, a series of Supreme Court cases and government updates have changed the landscape of the way employers must consider same-sex spouses in relation to employee benefits. Most recently, in June 2015, the Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges, that the … Continued

Dental Insurance and Preexisting Conditions | Chicago Benefits Broker

By Barb Nefer www.livestrong.com Insurance is designed to offset major expenses in various life areas. For example, a homeowner’s policy covers damage to your house, while car insurance pays for repairs after an auto accident. Medical policies do not cover dental work, but you can get dedicated dental insurance. Dental policies vary, and many limit … Continued

In Focus: Digital Eye Strain and Vision Benefits

Eighty-one percent of employees have elected vision benefits in 2016, up from 78 percent last year, according to Transitions.

In Focus: Digital Eye Strain and Vision Benefits

Eighty-one percent of employees have elected vision benefits in 2016, up from 78 percent last year, according to Transitions.

When It Comes to Employees’ Financial Wellness, Face Time Matters | Benefits Specialist Chicago

By Geoff Mukhtar Communications Manager at United Benefit Advisors 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. However, the most significant progress appears to be when employees actually speak with a qualified human being rather than relying on … Continued

The ACA: A Never-Ending Story

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has placed numerous obligations and responsibilities on applicable large employers (ALEs) and employers who sponsor group health plans.

Employers Ask: What Prevents Me from Reimbursing Individual Health Insurance Policies? | Illinois Employee Benefits

By Danielle Capilla Chief Compliance Officer at United Benefit Advisors In serving 36,000 employers and 5 million employees, our UBA Partners get this question frequently: What federal guidance prohibits employers from reimbursing individual health insurance policies? Answer: The IRS has issued extensive guidance prohibiting employers from reimbursing health insurance policies on an individual basis. It … Continued