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When Grief Comes to Work

Death and loss touch all of us, usually many times throughout our lives. Yet we may feel unprepared and uncomfortable when grief intrudes into […]

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ERISA’s “Church Plan” Exception

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) was signed in 1974. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is the agency responsible for administering and […]

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Determining COBRA Premiums for Fully Insured and Self-Funded Health Plans

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) allows qualified beneficiaries who lose health benefits due to a qualifying event to continue group […]

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Government and Education Employers Offer Richest HSA Plans

Across most industries, HSA contributions are, for the most part, down or unchanged from three years ago, according to UBA’s Health Plan Survey. The […]

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Best Practices for Initial COBRA Notices

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) requires group health plans to provide notices to covered employees and their families explaining their […]

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Employer Strategies for Managing Prescription Drug Costs

Modern medicines have resulted in longer, more productive lives for many of us. Prescription drugs soothe sore muscles after a strenuous workout or manage […]

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Small Employers Ask about Form 5500

UBA’s compliance team leverages the collective expertise of its independent partner firms to advise 36,000 employers and their 5 million employees. Lately, a common […]

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Extension of Maximum COBRA Coverage Period

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) requires employers to offer covered employees who lose their health benefits due to a qualifying […]

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How to Be a Magnetic Organization

When we hear something’s magnetic, it’s likely the first thought that comes to mind is attraction. By definition, a magnetic force is the attraction […]

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Strategic Benefits Communication: Leverage Technology, But Keep It Personal – Part Four of a Five-Part Series

Many employers have invested in benefits administration systems to streamline their processes and connectivity with payroll systems as well as external vendors. From an […]

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Top Misconceptions about Long Term Care Insurance

In conversations with HR professionals and benefit brokers, we find that the topic of long-term care insurance (LTCi) is often covered in less than […]

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DOL Asks for MHPAEA Related Comments; Clarifies Eating Disorder Benefit Requirements

Earlier this month, the Department of Labor (DOL) provided an informational FAQ relating to the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) and […]

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