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  • CMS Disclosure Requirement for Employer Health Plans | Florida Employee Benefits

    Posted on February 13th, 2018

    Do you offer health coverage to your employees? Does your group health plan cover outpatient prescription drugs? If so, federal law requires you to complete an online disclosure form every year with information about your plan’s drug coverage. You have 60 days from the start of your health plan year… Read more »

  • Benefits Easy: Intro to Self-Funding | Florida Employee Benefits

    Posted on February 8th, 2018

    As the first month of 2018 wraps up, companies have already begun the arduous task of submitting budgets and finding ways to cut costs for the new year. One of the most effective ways to combat increasing health care costs for companies is to move to a Self-Funded insurance plan…. Read more »

  • 2017 UBA Healthplan Survey | Florida Benefit Advisors

    Posted on December 27th, 2017

    It was recently unveiled the latest findings from our 2017 Health Plan Survey. With data on 20,099 health plans sponsored by 11,221 employers, the UBA survey is nearly three times larger than the next two of the nation’s largest health plan benchmarking surveys combined. Here are the top trends at… Read more »

  • President Trump Ends ACA Cost Sharing Reductions | Florida Benefit Advisors

    Posted on October 19th, 2017

    On the evening of October 12, 2017, President Trump announced that cost sharing reductions for low income Americans in relation to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) would be stopped. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has confirmed that payments will be stopped immediately. While there… Read more »

  • Are you addressing your employee’s financial health? | Florida Benefit Advisors

    Posted on October 12th, 2017

    The importance of health and wellness in the workplace is more apparent than ever. It’s obvious why healthy individuals make better employees and the positive impact this has on your bottom line. When thinking about building a program to improve the well-being of your employees, don’t forget about the importance… Read more »

  • Emergency vs. Urgent – What’s the Difference in Walk-In Care? | Florida Benefit Advisors

    Posted on September 20th, 2017

    We’ve all been there – once or twice (or more)—when a child, spouse or family member has had to gain access to healthcare quickly. Whether a fall that requires stitches; a sprained or broken bone; or something more serious, it can be difficult to identify which avenue to take when… Read more »

  • What You Need to Know about Health Flexible Spending Accounts | Florida Benefits Broker

    Posted on September 6th, 2017

      A health flexible spending account (FSA) is a pre-tax account used to pay for out-of-pocket health care costs for a participant as well as a participant’s spouse and eligible dependents. Health FSAs are employer-established benefit plans and may be offered with other employer-provided benefits as part of a cafeteria… Read more »

  • TeleMedicine – The NextGen Benefit of Minor Healthcare

    Posted on August 29th, 2017

    It’s not surprising that 2017 stands to be the year many will have an experience to share using a Telemedicine or a Virtual Doctor service. With current market trends, government regulations, and changing economic demands, it’s fast becoming a more popular alternative to traditional healthcare visits.  And, as healthcare costs… Read more »

  • Same-Sex Marriages and Group Health Benefits | Benefits Broker FL

    Posted on May 26th, 2016

    By Danielle Capilla Chief Compliance Officer at United Benefit Advisors From 2013 to 2015, a series of Supreme Court cases and government updates have changed the landscape of the way employers must consider same-sex spouses in relation to employee benefits. Most recently, in June 2015, the Supreme Court ruled in… Read more »

  • Don’t Neglect Written Polices and Procedures | Florida Employee Benefits

    Posted on April 14th, 2016

    By Elizabeth Kay, Compliance & Retention Analyst AEIS Advisors A UBA Partner Firm I have worked with my fair share of companies, both large and small, from companies that are just starting out to those that have been well established for 30 or more years. It has been my experience… Read more »

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