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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.

Agencies Provide Relief for Group Plans and Donation Programs Affected by Hurricanes/Wildfires

The IRS and Department of Labor have provided guidance on managing benefit plans for employers affected by recent hurricanes or California wildfires.

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

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).

What Employers Need to Know about the Proposed Association Health Plan Regulations

This webinar will provide an overview of the Department of Labor’s recently proposed regulations regarding association health plans. The webinar will focus on how the proposed regulations would change the definition of “employer” to allow employer groups or associations to be treated as a sponsor of a single multiple-employer employee welfare benefit plan or group health plan.

Using Population Health Data and Strategy to Provoke Change and Improve Outcomes

Employee benefit advisors working with Vital Incite have proven that when they are provided claims data and utilization tracking, Vital Incite and your advisor can use predictive modeling and population health reporting and oversight to drive better outcomes for the employers they serve.