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Leadership, Now with More Humility

More and more, we are learning that scientists, marketers, programmers, and other kinds of knowledge workers lead office lives very similar to famous innovators like Watson, Crick, and Franklin, who discovered the structure of DNA. How so? All of these people live work lives structured around progress in meaningful work. And when this progress occurs, it boosts emotions, perceptions, and productivity.

Eat to Live Well: Health Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

For heart-healthy living, it turns out a great dietary option for many dates back centuries.

Beware of Tech Overload

With each digitization of traditional job and team functions comes a cost in diminishing associated skills.

Ribbon Cutting for New UBA Chicago Office

UBA celebrates the opening of its new Chicago office.

Higher Satisfaction through Higher Education

When evaluating employee benefits, essentials such as health and dental plans, vacation time and 401(k) contributions quickly come to mind. Another benefit employers should consider involves subsidizing learning as well as ambitions.

Employer News

PTO for When the Wind Blows

This year, much of the United States had some form of major natural disaster—hurricanes, wildfires, floods, tornados—and millions of people were either directly affected, or had a family member or close friend who was affected. This life-changing disruption often meant that people couldn’t, or weren’t able to, go to work.

Stop Handing Out Your SSN Like Candy

Social Security numbers (or SSNs) used to be tied just to your Social Security benefits. Now, that number is tied to just about everything used to identify you.

Get Moving… To Live!

The phrase: “If I’m lying, I’m dying” should be changed to: “If I’m sitting, I’m dying” even though it doesn’t rhyme.

Shhhhhh!

There are places where you expect things to be noisy, such as a rock concert, and places where you expect it to be quiet, like an office.

Moments of Clarity: Being Transparent

Aristotle was right when he said, “Nature abhors a vacuum.” Companies and politicians like to say that they’re transparent, when in fact, they’re often the opposite. And, as in nature, in the absence of facts, people will often fill their minds with what is perceived.

Employer Webinar Series

Dental Benefits: A Bridge to Oral Halth and Overall Wellness

Good oral health is a crucial component of overall health and wellness. Not only is consistent, preventative dental care strongly related to oral health and overall wellness, but it can also significantly reduce future claims costs.

Getting Creative with Benefits: How to Avoid Pitfalls for Fringe Benefits

This month's webinar will provide an overview of popular new fringe benefits and discuss how to structure, memorialize, and administer these benefits.

Diversity in the Workplace

What does diversity mean, and how does inclusion empower the workplace? Join UBA and Principal for a live webinar on Inclusion Thinking.

Use Vision to Deliver the Innovation Employees Expect

Learn more about what matters most to employees when it comes to a vision network.

What Employres Need to Know about Account-Based Plans: halth FSAs, HSAs, HRAs, and QSE HRAs

This webinar will provide an overview of account-based plans, including health flexible spending arrangements (FSAs), health savings accounts (HSAs), health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), and Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangements (QSE HRAs).