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Les McPhearson
Chief Executive Officer

Les McPhearson is the CEO of United Benefit Advisors. A 15-year veteran in the insurance industry, Mr. McPhearson leads the 140-firm partnership-driven organization that serves 36,000 employers and 5 million members. His extensive background in health insurance includes executive leadership positions that span product innovation, marketing strategy and business development, including leadership positions with carriers like Trustmark, BCBSFL and Humana. Les has been a sought-after speaker at leading industry events such as the World Congress Annual Leadership Summit on Consumerism through Health Plan Innovation.

A former Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, Les received his undergraduate degree at Samford University and an MBA from the University of Louisville. He is based in UBA’s Chicago, IL office.

Rob Calise, UBA Board Chairman

Principal, Cornerstone Group, a UBA Partner Firm

Rob Calise, founding partner of the Cornerstone Group, is an expert in employee benefits, financial and retirement planning, heath care compliance, and private health exchanges. As Board Chairman, Rob manages the 140-firm partnership that owns and operates UBA, a centralized source for HR products, services, and back office and compliance support serving 36,000 employers, representing 5 million employees and their families. UBA places $16.5 billion in insurance annually with yearly revenues exceeding $400 million.

Rob sits on the boards of numerous insurance councils and human resource associations, and is a featured speaker at leading industry events. He is often quoted in the news and serves as a regular contributor to Employee Benefit Advisor's private exchange news outlet,

Linda Rowings, JD
Chief Compliance Officer

Linda is responsible for providing assistance to member firms and their clients on a variety of compliance issues that affect fully insured and self-funded plans, including, but not limited to, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Linda holds the Fellow, Life Management Institute designation.

UBA has Experts Available on the most relevant topics, including:

  • Health Care Reform
  • Insurance Exchanges
  • Retirement
  • Wellness plans
  • Self- funding
  • Changing role of brokers

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Health care reform reaches beyond the uninsured with expanded choices for workers

August 3, 2014

Employers rethink how to offer health care benefits as the ACA changes kick in

Tuesday, August 12, 2014/Number of views (66)/
Categories: Uncategorized

UBA names Les McPhearson new CEO

July 28, 2014

United Benefit Advisors has named insurance veteran Les McPhearson its new chief executive officer. In a Q&A with EBA he talks about trends in the benefits industry and the future role of the trusted adviser.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014/Number of views (74)/

HSAs Outpace HRAs in Adoption and Participation

July 15, 2014

Funding levels are up, but are employers over-contributing to their HRAs?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014/Number of views (58)/
Categories: SHRM

HSA vs. HRA: Which is more popular?

July 15, 2014

In the popularity contest between health savings accounts and health reimbursement accounts, there’s a clear winner.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014/Number of views (59)/
Categories: Life Health Pro

Employers, workers migrating to HSAs

July 15, 2014

Group plans are increasingly expanding their consumer-directed health plans with health savings accounts, after toying with lower deductibles and reimbursement account wrapping.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014/Number of views (79)/
Categories: Uncategorized

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