United Benefit Advisors Experts

Mathew Augustine, REBC, RHU, GPHR

Chief Executive Officer

Hanna Global Solutions

Mathew Augustine is one of the founders of Hanna Global Solutions, a full-service employee benefits firm based in Concord, California, and a Partner Firm with United Benefit Advisors (UBA). Mathew has been responsible for architecting technology-enabled solutions to meet client needs in the area of benefit administration.

Under Mathew’s leadership, Hanna Global Solutions transformed itself over the past year with its technology and services to meet the needs of the new way of delivering employee benefits, using the private exchange model, with defined contribution, decision support and an employee benefit marketplace experience for enrollees. Mathew was instrumental in the development of Benefits Passport®, a UBA private exchange solution for large group employers.

Mathew is a graduate of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Indian Institute of Management (IIM), India’s premier engineering and management schools.

Mathew’s career of more than 30 years spans marketing, advertising, technology products and services, HR, and employee benefits in India as well as in the United States.

Josie Martinez, J.D.

Senior Partner and General Counsel


Josie Martinez specializes in advising employers on legal and compliance matters that arise relating to ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, and other employee benefits related issues, as well as consulting on health and welfare plans. As an attorney for the past 19 years, Josie brings a breadth of experience as an advisor on risk assessment, business strategies, contract negotiations, government investigations, and regulatory compliance.

Josie received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) at Northeastern University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Boston College. She currently serves on the Compliance Committee for United Benefit Advisors (UBA) and the Board of The Boston Home and the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA-Law).