Entries by United Benefit Advisors

Shrinking Talent Pools Mean Shifting Hiring Strategies

The labor market is tighter than ever, so people in hiring capacities need to be ready to win potential workers from competitors.

Employer Policies and Testing Employees for Marijuana Use and Opioid Use

This webinar will cover what employers should consider when implementing drug use policies and testing for drug use.

Moments of Clarity: Being Transparent

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.

Use Caution When Operating a Car or Dangerous Machinery

Everybody knows that you shouldn’t drink and drive. However, not everyone knows that prescription drugs can also impair a person’s ability to drive, or operate machinery.

What Employers Need to Know About Structuring Wellness Programs for 2019

This month's webinar will cover what to consider when sponsoring a wellness program, including laws and regulations, levels of program involvement, payroll deduction administration, and more.

DOL and IRS Release Additional Information on Association Health Plans

On August 20, 2018, the Department of Labor (DOL) posted the Association Health Plans ERISA Compliance Assistance fact sheet.

Facing Bias in the Workplace

Data shows that when it comes to influencing people’s interactions in the workplace, generally information doesn’t change behavior.

Leveraging Generational Factors for Overall Success

Learning about best practices benefits everyone, whether you are the interviewer or the interviewee. Especially at busy times, it can be easy to forget that an interview isn’t simply to learn about potential coworkers.

Get Moving…To Live!

If you haven’t heard by now, sitting for long periods of time increases the chance that you’ll die early, regardless of your race, gender, age, body mass index (BMI), or even if you exercise. The longer you sit, the higher your risk of dying sooner rather than later.

What’s Driving Claim Costs and Employer Solutoins

To help HR professionals and business owners better understand their benefit plan claim costs, United Benefit Advisors (UBA), in conjunction with Symetra Life Insurance Company, will host a webinar — “What’s Driving Claim Costs and Employer Solutions” — on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Managing Robots in the Work Force

As the gig economy increases its influence, offices become more decentralized. Sometimes, whether to save money or finesse consistency, companies turn to artificial intelligence, or AI, for assistance.

The Government is Knocking: IRS Penalty Assessment Letters and DOL Audits of Health and Welfare Plans

The IRS continues to send proposed penalty assessment letters to large employers. The Department of Labor continues to audit health and welfare benefit plans of all sizes. Being prepared is critical to an employer's success in responding to the governm...