United Benefit Advisors Adds Partner Firm, Winter-Dent & Company, One of Missouri's Largest Agencies

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Long-Standing Agency Joins Global Network of Independent Employee Benefits Advisory Firms

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United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, is pleased to welcome Winter-Dent & Company as its newest Partner Firm. Based in Jefferson City, Missouri, their core philosophy is to strive from day one to become a client's most trusted advisor regardless of whether that client is a business, a family, or an individual. With its origins dating back to 1912, Winter-Dent & Company has specialized service divisions in insurance and risk, bonds, employee benefits, and financial services. While one of the largest regional agencies, their core philosophy of “serving the client first” and “never forgetting their roots” distinguishes them in their service areas and in the industry as a whole.

Jim Neuner, Vice President, Employee Benefits & Financial Services at Winter-Dent & Company said, “We are excited to partner with UBA. At Winter Dent & Company, our clients are the purpose of our work and by partnering with UBA, we will be able to enhance the services and products that we provide to our clients.”

To further help differentiate themselves from the competition, Winter-Dent & Company developed sophisticated cost reduction strategies that go far above and beyond the basic "comprehensive insurance coverage at a competitive premium" insurance placement. Known as the “Winter-Dent Difference,” many of their long-term clients will speak to the fact that these cost reduction strategies have helped them dramatically reduce their cost of insurance over the years they’ve been together, as well as their out-of-pocket cost of retained losses, loss of productivity and regulatory burden. Cost reduction begins with a well-designed coverage program and a quality insurance placement. Winter-Dent & Company has invested in a service structure specifically designed to engage with their clients and lower their total cost of risk, including insurance premiums, over time.

“Winter-Dent & Company is truly an excellent addition to UBA. Not only is their experience beneficial to our organization, but their corporate philosophies of serving the client first and reducing total cost of insurance puts them on par with the other Partner Firms that make UBA such an outstanding organization,” says UBA CEO Les McPhearson. “I look forward to the collaborative efforts they will be able to share with our Partners so that all our agencies grow in this ever-changing landscape of insurance.”

As the newest Partner Firm of UBA, Winter-Dent & Company joins a network of employee benefits advisory firms that serve employers of all sizes across the United States, Canada, and Europe. As a combined group, UBA’s annual employee benefit revenues rank it among the top five employee benefit advisory organizations in the U.S.

ABOUT Winter-Dent & Company
Winter-Dent & Company's origins date back to 1912, having grown up as a local Central Missouri insurance agency. We've never forgotten our roots, but over the past twenty years Winter-Dent has evolved into a large regional agency, serving clients not only in Central Missouri but throughout the United States, and in some cases, the World. With specialized service divisions in Insurance and Risk, Bonds, Employee Benefits and Financial Services, our clients include individuals, families, and small businesses; all the way up to some of the largest locally owned businesses in the markets we serve. Our staff of 50 associates located in our Central Missouri offices has many hundreds of years of industry experience between them, experience gained both inside and outside of our company. Our people maintain advanced professional degrees in their own field of specialty. The firm encourages and supports this ongoing effort to attain professional knowledge and excellence, through constant continuing education for our staff. This dedication has led to a level of client satisfaction and loyalty that clearly sets us apart from the competition. Tell us where you want to go with your business and personal future and we will work with you to help design a strategy to get you there. We want to be part of your success! Visit http://www.winter-dent.com to learn more about Winter-Dent & Company.

ABOUT United Benefit Advisors®
United Benefit Advisors® (UBA) is the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization with more than 200 offices throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Our goal is to provide an environment that empowers our more than 2,000 Partners to both maintain their individuality and to pool their expertise, insight, and market presence to provide best-in-class services and solutions that positively impact employers and make a real difference in the lives of their employees and families. An important product of that collaboration is the UBA Health Plan Survey – the nation’s largest employee benefits benchmarking survey. At UBA, we believe in service and genuine sharing through mutual trust. Our culture is one of honesty, transparency, and making others better. It is defined by the values of integrity, collaboration, care for others, innovation, and operational excellence. Employers, advisors and industry-related organizations interested in obtaining powerful results from the shared wisdom of our Partners should visit UBA online at http://www.UBAbenefits.com.

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