Archive for 2013

Exchange Pared Back Further

December 6th, 2013 by United Benefit Advisors

Most small employers won’t be able to buy plans online until November 2014.

How I Found a Surprisingly Good Plan

December 3rd, 2013 by United Benefit Advisors

I have been trying to get a sense of what I am buying, of how many options I have to consider, of how much it will cost and of how I can explain my choices to my workers. This has been extraordinarily complex.

How Data Mining Can Be Crucial

November 21st, 2013 by United Benefit Advisors

It seems you can’t look at a business-oriented website or go to a conference these days without hearing people talk about big data.

Distraught Employee’s Viable FMLA Claim

November 19th, 2013 by United Benefit Advisors

Kris was forced to endure the unthinkable: her daughter had just become the victim of a sexual assault.

Health Care Costs, Benefits and Reform

November 14th, 2013 by United Benefit Advisors

Forthcoming changes to the insurance market landscape in 2014 and 2015 will bring many employers to a crossroad.

Why Employers Need to Pay Attention

November 8th, 2013 by United Benefit Advisors

When the Affordable Care Act first passed, most self-insured employers thought they wouldn’t need to pay much attention to the new health insurance exchanges (or marketplaces) created by the law.

HPS Executive Summary Results Are In

October 20th, 2013 by United Benefit Advisors

Results from the United Benefit Advisors (UBA) 2013 Health Plan Survey are in! See how your firm’s health plan stacks up against your competitors.

Employers Push Health Care Acounts

October 14th, 2013 by United Benefit Advisors

As millions of working Americans open their employer’s health care packets this month, many will be encountering a new option: high-deductible plans linked to health savings accounts that come loaded with tax benefits.

New Case Revives Hopes for Refunds

October 4th, 2013 by United Benefit Advisors

The United States Supreme Court has granted certiorari to review the Sixth Circuit’s decision in Quality Stores, which held that severance payments in connection with a reduction in force (RIF) are exempt from Social Security (FICA) taxes. United States v. Quality Stores, Inc., 693 F.3d 605 (6th Cir. 2012).

Rules Sought for Questionnaires

September 26th, 2013 by United Benefit Advisors

A federal lawmaker is asking the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to investigate employer wellness programs that seek intimate health information from employees, and to issue guidelines preventing employers from using such programs to discriminate against workers.