Monthly Archives: March 2016

  • IRS Reporting Tip: Check the Right Boxes on Your Cover Sheet | Benefits Broker FL

    Posted on March 31st, 2016

    By Danielle Capilla Chief Compliance Officer at United Benefit Advisors Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), individuals are required to have health insurance while applicable large employers (ALEs) are required to offer health benefits to their full-time employees. In order for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to… Read more »

  • Florida Employment Law Update | Employee Benefits Jacksonville

    Posted on March 29th, 2016

    www.thinkhr.com Workers’ Compensation Administration On March 10, 2016, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed legislation (H.B. 613) amending the state workers’ compensation law. Florida’s workers’ compensation law requires an employer to obtain coverage for their employees that provides for lost income and all medically necessary remedial treatment, attendance, and care resulting… Read more »

  • 2017 Benefit and Payment Parameters Rule and HIP FAQ | Health Insurance FL

    Posted on March 25th, 2016

    By Danielle Capilla Chief Compliance Officer at United Benefit Advisors The 2017 Benefit and Payment Parameters (BPP) rule, an annual rule that sets policies relating to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), has been released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The 2017 rule contains… Read more »

  • Top Talent Prefers Being Recruited Via Their Mobile Device | Jacksonville Benefits Broker

    Posted on March 22nd, 2016

    By Bill Olson Chief Marketing Officer at United Benefit Advisors If you haven’t noticed, newspapers are shrinking in size. Fewer people, especially the younger demographic of 18- to 40-year-olds, read them and this especially applies to when they’re searching for jobs. Employers who continue to use only the older methods… Read more »

  • Case Study: Using Data to Identify Healthcare Savings for a Mid-size Manufacturer | Florida Employee Health Insurance

    Posted on March 16th, 2016

    Historically, companies have struggled with the best way to package and deliver benefits to attract talent and retain staff. Today, companies understand that they need to leverage a variety of solutions to provide meaningful healthcare coverage, promote wellbeing and mitigate cost. UBA Partners offer innovative product and service solutions to… Read more »

  • What happens to benefits eligibility during an unpaid leave of absence? | Florida Employee Benefits

    Posted on March 14th, 2016

    By Danielle Capilla Chief Compliance Officer at United Benefit Advisors Question: If an employee of an applicable large employer takes an unpaid leave of absence (not Family and Medical Leave Act), what happens to their benefit eligibility during that time? Answer: The answer depends on whether the employer is using… Read more »

  • Life Insurance & Sports | FL Employee Benefits

    Posted on March 10th, 2016

    www.lifehappens.org Question: “Will my sport cause me problems in purchasing new life insurance?” Answer: in most cases no, but there are some hobbies that may be a problem for the underwriters in the insurance company. Here is a list of seven high-risk sports that are problematic when it comes to… Read more »

  • Best and Worst Health Savings Accounts for Singles, Families | Benefits Broker Florida

    Posted on March 8th, 2016

    By Bill Olson Chief Marketing Officer at United Benefit Advisors We’ve just released the latest findings from the UBA Health Plan Survey related to how health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) and health savings accounts (HSAs) are being used among employers. (Spoiler alert: California employers lead the way with the most generous… Read more »

  • How to Calculate Cobra Insurance | Benefits Specialist Jacksonville

    Posted on March 3rd, 2016

    www.livestrong.com Losing your job can result in losing more than income—you may also lose employer-sponsored health coverage. To help unemployed, uninsured Americans at risk for financial ruin in the event of a medical emergency, Congress in 1985 enacted the Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act, also called COBRA. COBRA requires certain employers… Read more »

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