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The World of Chiari Malformation – Complications with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

September 14 | 2020
By: Mike Deru
Vice President

Just one more MRI. Just one more X-Ray. That is what we told Olivia as we sat in the parking lot of the hospital as a tear ran down her cheek. This was not Olivia’s first, nor would it be her last, trip to the Primary Children’s radiology branch in Layton, Utah. To think that […]

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Back-To-School During COVID-19 & Paid Leave with FFCRA

September 10 | 2020
By: Robin Sellers

I’ve always loved fall! I look forward to the cooler weather, leaves turning color, and new flavors available in my favorite treats like pumpkin! School is back in session, learning and excitement surround the kids. This year COVID-19 has taken over most of what we do, including what we do this fall! Around Utah and […]

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Medical Plans Have PCORI Fee Extended 10 Years

June 15 | 2020
By: Scott Deru

When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law on March 23, 2010, it included a provision that provided funding for medical research and established the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund (PCORTF).   Also known as a PCORI fee, it had a sunset date on a group’s medical plan anniversary date in 2019.  This fee […]

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How to Support Your Employees During a Global Pandemic

May 22 | 2020

Employees are your greatest asset. But during the hustle-and-bustle of this coronavirus pandemic, it can be hard to remember to show care and compassion to them. Read this blog from United Benefits Advisors for three simple tips on how to continue supporting your employees during this stressful time.

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May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month

May 21 | 2020
By: Carol Harnett
President for The Council for Disability Awareness

We are in the Disability Insurance Awareness Month 2020 during a once-in-a-century time period. Two months ago, few Americans understood the impact this novel coronavirus and COVID-19 would have on our business and personal lives. The good news is that after about six weeks of operating with new precautions governing many of our daily activities, […]

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Family First Coronavirus Response Act

March 23 | 2020

In response to the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Act) on March 18, 2020. The Act is an economic stimulus plan that affects coverage and cost sharing for COVID-19 testing and provides expanded federal family and medical leave and a new federal paid sick […]

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Legacy of a Hero Remembered

March 4 | 2020

Some people choose a hero based on their acting abilities or musical talent. Others select a political or church leader as someone they aspire to emulate. Still there are others who pick a fictitious cartoon or science fiction character whom they fantasize as someone they would like to be. My hero passed away on Tuesday, […]

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Balancing Food and Fitness this Holiday Season

December 5 | 2019
By: Bill Olsen
Senior VP, Operations at United Benefit Advisors

With our busy lives and schedules, it can be difficult to find the right balance between food and fitness. The holidays compound the challenge even more. Between work and personal life, deadlines and sleep, indulgence and healthful eating, somewhere there is surely a balance! We’re here to show you how to do it. The holidays […]

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Is Dental Insurance Worth It?

November 27 | 2019

Is dental insurance worth it? Let’s take a look. Major dental work is expensive. As if the procedure itself isn’t already painful enough, a typical root canal will cost you somewhere around $1,200. And an extraction and single-tooth implant can run upwards of $6,000! With such exorbitant costs, dental insurance should be a no-brainer, right? […]

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What Are the Four Main Types of Employee Benefits?

September 4 | 2019

Some employers offer paid parental leave. Others provide tuition reimbursement. Yet others provide pet insurance for employees’ furry friends. Outdoor clothing giant Patagonia even pays its employees two months’ pay to leave their job and volunteer for a worthy cause. While these are all great employee perks provided by some companies, there are four types […]

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