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Spotlight With Sarah: Finding a Good Dentist

Spotlight With Sarah: Finding a Good Dentist

"Spotlight With Sarah," featuring United Agencies Employee Benefits Expert, Sarah Prince In this video, I discuss the importance of Finding a Good Dentist. This topic is the #1 question I regularly receive! I hope you will gain value from the video. If you have any...

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Happy Thanksgiving from United Agencies

Happy Thanksgiving from United Agencies

This is the time of year for sharing what we are all thankful for, and on this Thanksgiving, we want to share our genuine appreciation for YOU – we wouldn’t be where we are today without you. To our valued clients, friends and affiliates, thank you for being a part of our journey this year. On behalf of all of us here at United Agencies, we wish you and your family a very happy and safe Thanksgiving.

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Best Benefits for Attracting and Retaining Workers

Best Benefits for Attracting and Retaining Workers

While traditional benefits such as retirement plans and health insurance are an important part of most employers’ benefit packages, the perceived value of supplementary offerings such as leave and work-life benefits make may a bigger difference when it comes to worker engagement and productivity.

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Mercury Sending Mileage Verification Letter

Mercury Sending Mileage Verification Letter

Throughout the pandemic, mileage has been lowered for customers working from home or temporarily not commuting to their job. As we have seen by the increased traffic on our streets and highways, many people have resumed their commutes and annual miles driven is at or close to pre-pandemic levels. Additionally, we have seen non-commuting miles increase significantly, exceeding pre-pandemic levels.

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Effective 2023: California First State Allowing Kids to Add Parents to Insurance Plans

Effective 2023: California First State Allowing Kids to Add Parents to Insurance Plans

California is going to be the first state to let some adult children add their parents as dependents on their insurance plans in 2023, a move advocates hope will cover the small population of people living in the country illegally who don’t qualify for other assistance programs.

The trend nationally has been to let children linger on their parents’ health insurance plans. Former President Barack Obama’s health care law let children stay on their parents’ plans until age 26. Some states have gone further and let kids stay on their parents’ plans until at least age 30, including Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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Employers Anticipate Health Costs Rising 5% In 2022

Employers Anticipate Health Costs Rising 5% In 2022

Due largely to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic and its continued effects on American healthcare, employers are expecting their health costs to rise more than 5% in 2022, according to a new Willis Towers Watson survey. Employers expect their costs for medical and pharmacy benefit expenses to increase 5.2% in 2022, even after taking cost management initiatives into account. The increase is slightly lower than the 5.5% increase employers projected for 2021, but sharply higher than the actual 2.1% increase in 2020.

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9 in 10 Employers Offer Voluntary Benefits: Here Are The Most Common

9 in 10 Employers Offer Voluntary Benefits: Here Are The Most Common

Employers have long included voluntary benefits as part of their ancillary benefit packages. Voluntary benefits are administered by the employer and paid for by the workers, who in turn receive group rates or discounted services. An effective voluntary benefit plan can serve as a cost-effective method to attract and retain high-quality workers while limiting distraction and increasing worker productivity.  The International Foundation’s 2020 Employee Benefits Survey  provides benchmarking data on a wide variety of voluntary offerings, including life insurance, accident insurance, vision insurance, short and long-term disability benefits, and more.

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Best Economy Cars for 2021 & 2022

Best Economy Cars for 2021 & 2022

The short answer is an economy car is an automobile that is designed for low cost purchase and operation. Typical economy cars are small, light weight, and inexpensive to buy. Economy car designers are forced by stringent design constraints to be inventive. According to Edmunds, the most economical cars are those that consume the least amount of fuel. These are typically vehicles with hybrid powertrains. Hybrids can generate and store electricity for use while driving by harvesting the forces created during braking, or by siphoning small amounts of engine power.

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Hospitals are Required to Transparently Post Their Prices Online, But Are We Actually Seeing Them?

Hospitals are Required to Transparently Post Their Prices Online, But Are We Actually Seeing Them?

Many hospitals around the country have started sharing their prices online in compliance with a recent federal rule. Price variations are supposed to be available in stark black and white under a Trump administration price transparency rule that took effect at the start of this year. It requires hospitals to post a range of actual prices — everything from the rates they offer cash-paying customers to costs negotiated with insurers.

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To Recruit & Hire the Class of 2021, You Need to Boost Your Benefits

To Recruit & Hire the Class of 2021, You Need to Boost Your Benefits

Companies are facing the tightest labor market seen in decades, so they must compete in the fight for talent, and there is one feature that is often overlooked: employee benefits. The talent shortage the market is currently experiencing means qualified professionals have more choices than ever when it comes to their workplace, which is why companies must find ways to get creative with benefits and stand out from the competition. However, while many companies are offering sign-on bonuses, increased salaries or flashy perks to win over talent, meaningful benefits can outweigh them all.

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