Learn more about employee benefits and group insurance by reading through these frequently asked questions and answers from LMBCo.
Surprisingly, there are still ways to achieve cost containment and even savings on healthcare expenditures. It takes careful plan design, carrier negotiations, and employee education. UBA data shows its employer customers save on average 6% a year.
When you are looking to balance costs with attracting talent, it is critical to know what other employers in your region, size range, and industry are doing when it comes to offering healthcare coverage. This granular benchmarking is far more important than comparing your plan with national or carrier data.
While the media portrays consumer-driven health plans as the best opportunity to save, UBA advisors have a decade of data that shows this isn't always the case. Often, adjusting the deductible on a PPO plan provides the same savings, without the disruption of switching to a CDHP plan.
While it may seem easy to just wash your hands of health benefits altogether, your benefits advisor should help you fully assess all the tax, reporting, recruitment, retention, financial, and other ramifications of this choice.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is prompting many advisors to talk even more seriously
With public exchanges largely undeveloped and private exchanges just emerging, not to mention complex rules around coverage through these vehicles, your advisor can help you best determine who in your organization can be best served through these different types of exchanges.
Whether you are considering wellness programs, dental, short-term disability, long-term disability, auto, home, or life insurance options, you should base your decisions on solid data around factors such as return on investment, individual vs. group coverage, and what other employers are offering in your region, size
Your benefits advisor should provide a simple checklist of your obligations each year under the law. In addition, they should stay on top of the coverage requirements and grandfathering rules, as well as supply the latest tools for educating employees about your plans. Your advisor should also keep you informed
Their organization is comprised of experienced, dedicated professionals who truly understand client needs
Howard R. Pollock - President/CEO
Morris Coupling Company
Their depth of knowledge and experience have been essential to our ability to navigate the ever changing benefit landscape.
President & General Manager – Plastikos
Plastikos, Inc. / Micro Mold Company, Inc.
Lillis, McKibben, Bongiovanni & Co. has the service, experienced and specialized knowledge to ensure that our employees are getting the most comprehensive benefits programs we can offer.
Jim Berlin, CEO