Employers Voice Opinions on Health Care Plans, Gain Insights on Health Care Reform

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UBA Announces the Opening of the 2010 UBA Employer Opinion Survey and Special Supplement on Health Care Reform

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Health plan strategies, philosophy, management and consumer-driven health plans will be an important focus for employers in the upcoming months as the debate on health care continues in Washington.

United Benefit Advisors, LLC (UBA), (http://www.UBAbenefits.com)]], one of the nation’s leading employee benefits advisory organizations, today announced the opening of the 2010 UBA Employer Opinion Survey, which delineates employers’ opinions in four key areas: Health Plan Strategies, Benefits Philosophy and Opinion, Health Plan Management and Consumer Driven Health Care.

The survey results will provide employers who participate with critical benchmarks that allow them to compare their attitudes and strategies regarding employer-provided health care with those of their peers and competitors. Employers will learn which strategies are actually being implemented (rather than just talked about) and which ones are really working. The survey results compile information from employers representing all major industry classifications, employee size categories and regions of the country.

"Health plan strategies, philosophy, management and consumer-driven health plans will be an important focus for employers in the upcoming months as the debate on health care continues in Washington. As we have seen in prior opinion surveys conducted by UBA, there will undoubtedly be some surprises that we will identify and include in our analysis,” said William Stafford, Vice President, Member Services for UBA.

The survey is open from Feb. 10, 2010, through March 5, 2010. Employers who participate in the 2010 UBA Employer Opinion Survey will receive a complimentary electronic synopsis of the final report and a summary of this year’s special supplement on Health Care Reform issues.

To participate, visit the United Benefit Advisors website at http://www.UBAbenefits.com and use the Advisor Locator to find your local UBA Member Firm, or click on the "Participate" button on the home page.

ABOUT THE UBA SURVEYS
The 2010 UBA Employer Opinion Survey and the 2009 UBA Employer Benefit Perspectives survey (which addressed Employer Communications, Personal Health Management and Scope of Benefits) serve as companion pieces to the 2009 UBA Health Plan Survey. Released this past August, the 2009 UBA Health Plan Survey is the largest health plan benchmarking survey in the nation.

ABOUT UNITED BENEFIT ADVISORS – United Benefit Advisors, is an alliance of more than 140 premier independent benefit advisory firms with offices in more than 165 offices throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K., and is one of the nation's top five employee benefits advisory organizations. As trusted and knowledgeable advisors, UBA Members collaborate with more than 1,900 professionals to seek out ideas, insight, expertise and best-in-class solutions that positively impact employers and make a real difference in the lives of their employees and families. Employers, advisors and industry-related organizations interested in obtaining powerful results from our shared wisdom should visit UBA online at http://www.UBAbenefits.com to locate your local UBA Member Firm.

CONTACT:
William Stafford
Vice President Member Services
Phone: 317-705-1800

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