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.
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.
The New York Times recently stirred up a media firestorm when it reported about Harvard University professors who were lambasting the health care increases they were facing this year.
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.
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.
The 2014 UBA Benefit Opinions Survey provides employers who participate with critical data that allow them to compare their attitudes and strategies regarding employer-provided health care with those of their peers and competitors.
UBA released the first installment of its deliverables from the 2013 Ancillary Products Survey on Nov. 25. Thank you for all your efforts to make our first biannual national Ancillary Products Survey such a remarkable success!
UBA has released its 2013 Health Plan Survey. The purpose of the survey is to provide employers with comparative data regarding plan costs, employee contributions and plan designs that will allow them to benchmark their plan against those of similar employers.
The validation process has been completed, and we have final totals for the 2013 UBA Health Plan Survey responses: 10,551 companies with 16,928 health plans are included in this year’s database. Congratulations to everyone for all your efforts!
A short time remains to get your data entered in order to guarantee that the survey continues to be one of the most valuable assets that differentiates you from your competition.
Employers have a new opportunity to offer increased value through ancillary benefits — an area expected to grow substantially in the coming years.
Nationally, consumer-driven health plans are not achieving long-term savings greater than what would be reached by raising the deductible on traditional PPOs, although some regions are seeing better results, according to the 2012 UBA Health Plan Survey.
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