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UBA Health Plan Survey

With Below Average Cost, Increasing Enrollment, CDHPs Have Big Impact

When most experts think of group healthcare plans, Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plans largely come to mind—though higher cost, they dominate the market in […]

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UBA Survey: Weary Families Get a Break While Singles See Out-of-Pocket Cost Increases

While the rate impact of the regulatory environment plays out, one thing is clear from the 2017 UBA Health Plan Survey: employers continue to […]

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Build It and They Will Come? Group Health Plan Prevalence Doesn’t Always Drive Enrollment (Well, Except in CA)

Though more expensive, PPOs still dominate the market overall in terms of plan distribution and employee enrollment. However, when you look regionally, PPO plans […]

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PPOs Dominate Despite Savings with HMOs and CDHPs

The findings of our 2017 Health Plan Survey show a continuation of steady trends and some surprises. It’s no surprise, however, that costs continue […]

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2017 Health Plan Survey Shows Sharp Rise in Group Healthcare Premiums

I’m happy to report that this year’s UBA Health Plan survey achieved a milestone. For the first time, we surpassed 20,000 health plans entered—20,099 […]

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Court Remands Wellness Regulations to EEOC for Reconsideration

On August 22, 2017, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia held that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) failed […]

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Small Businesses Healthcare Competitive, But Faces Two Big Challenges

We recently revealed how competitive small business health plans are when compared to national averages—and even how they are doing a better job of […]

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Survey: Small Businesses Keeping Pace with Health Benefits Offered by Employers Nationwide

Small employers, those with fewer than 100 employees, have a reputation for not offering health insurance benefits that are competitive with larger employers, but […]

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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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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 Lead the Way in Funding HSAs

The average employer contribution to an HSA is $474 for a single employee (down 3.5 percent from 2015 and 17.6 percent from five years […]

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