Archive for UBA Surveys’ Category


Feb

10

2017

UBA Health Plan Survey – 2016 | Houston Benefit Advisors

Employer-sponsored health insurance is greatly affected by geographic region, industry, and employer size. While some cost trends have been fairly consistent since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was put in place, United Benefit Advisors (UBA) finds several surprises in their 2016 Health Plan Survey. Based on responses from more than 11,000 employers, UBA announces the top five best and worst states for…

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Initial 2016 Health Plan Survey Results Are Out: PPO Deductibles Increase Fifty Percent, Employer Costs Remain Steady
Aug

24

2016

Initial 2016 Health Plan Survey Results Are Out: PPO Deductibles Increase Fifty Percent, Employer Costs Remain Steady

The 2016 UBA Health Plan Survey contains the validated responses of 19,557 health plans and 11,524 employers, who cumulatively employ over two and a half million employees and insure more than five million total lives. Of the preliminary findings, we see that employees continue to take on more cost for coverage. The median in-network deductible on an employer-sponsored PPO health plan (which nearly half of…

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Aug

23

2016

UBA News

Overall, employer costs remained consistent because they are passing more and more of their increases on to employees. Source: UBA Surveys

Apr

16

2015

Industry Differences Among Health Savings Accounts

While recent survey data shows that, on average, employers are decreasing the amount they’re willing to contribute to employee Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), there are some industries that have not seen such trends. Source: UBA Surveys

Mar

31

2015

PPACA’s Impact on How CDHPs and HSAs Work Together

Employer health savings account (HSA) funding strategies have changed in recent years in response to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and its impact on employer-sponsored health insurance plans. Source: UBA Surveys

Jan

8

2015

Are You Benchmarking Your Health Plan Correctly?

Many employers benchmark their health plans against other employers with the same carrier or using nationally available data. But the benchmarking best practice is to compare your plan with others based on plan type, region, employee size, and industry. Source: UBA Surveys

Dec

2

2014

UBA 2014 Health Plan Survey Executive Summary Now Available

Since 2005, United Benefit Advisors® (UBA) has surveyed thousands of employers across the nation regarding their health plan offerings, their ongoing plan decisions in the face of significant legislative and marketplace changes, and the impact of these changes on their employees and businesses. Source: UBA Surveys

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