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The Only Benchmarking Survey that Mirrors 99% of Businesses in the U.S.


Since 2005, United Benefit Advisors® (UBA) has surveyed and advised 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. Based on responses from 11,221 employers sponsoring 20,099 health plans, the UBA Health Plan Survey is the nation’s largest proprietary health plan benchmarking survey and it provides more accurate plan cost and design data than any other source.

The 2017 UBA Health Plan Survey results reveal noteworthy trends and developments that bear scrutiny and the ongoing attention of employers interested in benchmarking their plans against the competition and making the most informed health care plan decisions possible.

As the nation’s largest health plan survey and most comprehensive source of reliable benchmarking data, we are working to share our knowledge with our community of employers to empower decision making and find baselines for employee benefit strategies that are innovative and effective, as well as leverage that data to more accurately evaluate costs, giving employers a distinct competitive edge in recruiting and retaining a superior workforce.

2017 Executive Summary Findings:

• Trends in types of health plans offered
• Breakdown of employer health plan metal levels
• CDHP increases and prevalence by region
• Grandmothered and Grandfathered plan trends
• Multi-tiered health plan choices
• Costs and renewal rate increases by plan type
• Prescription drug plans
• Comparisons by region, employer size and industry

Comprehensive Health Plan Topics:

The survey contains information on a wide range of health plan-related topics, including high-deductible health plans, health savings accounts (HSAs), health reimbursement accounts (HRAs), employee consumerism, wellness programs, chronic disease management programs and more. Learn more about this by downloading our Benchmark Hot Topics infographic.

Have All the Facts:

Benchmarking data from the UBA Health Plan Survey can help you gauge a wide range of factors regarding your health plan offerings, such as:

• Are company premiums above or below the norm?
• Are the levels of contributions you require your employees to pay in line with your competitors?
• Are co-pays, deductibles, coinsurance, and out-of-pocket maximums for your plans in line with averages for your geography, industry and size?
• How do your annual premium increases compare with other employers in your area?
• How do your prescription drug benefits compare?
• Are you in step with the cost-containment strategies being implemented successfully by other companies in your industry?