Transparency-Focused Great Lakes Benefit Group Partners with United Benefit Advisors

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South Eastern Michigan Firm Joins Exclusive Network of Independent Employee Benefit Advisors

UBA gives us the opportunity to collaborate with the best and brightest minds in the employee benefits industry while continuing to provide our clients the best benefits options and ensuring that we help contain their benefits spend,” said Percy Richardson, Jr. and Rob Hardman of GLBG.

United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, is pleased to welcome Great Lakes Benefit Group (GLBG) to our family of Partners. Founded in 2006, the minority-owned firm is located in Southfield, Michigan. GLBG is a data driven firm that helps employers identify the excesses in the health care supply chain while creating a smart and disruptive approach to maximizing benefits and containing costs.

The Great Lakes Benefit Group team believes that the American health care system as it exists today is fundamentally broken and uses data and technology tools to assist employers in evaluating both the cost and quality of their provider networks, outpatient and inpatient facilities, and imaging and laboratory services. GLBG advocates for its clients and takes a long-term view in managing benefit programs by focusing on transparency and communication in all aspects of the risk management process.

Peter Weber, UBA President says, “Partnership in UBA is by invitation only and Partners are vetted and bound by a strict code of ethics. President and CEO Kareim R. Cade and his team live by a culture of transparency and doing what is right for their clients and their employees. These open-minded principles foster collaboration and innovation and are what differentiate UBA Partners from the competition. We are pleased that Great Lakes Benefit Group has selected UBA and they are a welcome addition to our organization.”

“It is our intention to be highly active and engaged Partners of UBA. UBA gives us the opportunity to collaborate with the best and brightest minds in the employee benefits industry while continuing to provide our clients the best benefits options and ensuring that we help contain their benefits spend,” said Percy Richardson, Jr. and Rob Hardman of GLBG.

GLBG joins a network of employee benefits advisory firms that serve employers of all sizes across the United States, Canada, and England and Ireland. As a combined group, UBA’s annual employee benefit revenues rank it among the top ten employee benefit advisory organizations globally.

About Great Lakes Benefit Group
Great Lakes Benefit Group (GLBG) is an independent employee benefits consultancy serving public and private sector employer groups, unions and trusts. GLBG helps employers navigate the complex post-ACA health care environment with data driven solutions and expertise in employee benefits, risk management, level funding/ASO with stop loss, benefits enrollment and communications, cooperative purchasing arrangements for associations, and alternative risk transfer. For more information, visit http://www.greatlakesbenefitgroup.com.

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, England and Ireland. UBA empowers more than 2,000 Partners to both maintain their individuality and pool their expertise, insight, and market presence to provide best-in-class services and solutions. Employers, advisors and industry-related organizations interested in obtaining powerful results from the shared wisdom of our Partners should visit http://www.UBAbenefits.com.

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