UBA Surveys

UBA Surveys

No other benchmarking survey mirrors 99% of businesses in
the U.S. as accurately as the UBA Health Plan Survey.

Health Plan Survey

UBA Health Plan SurveySince 2005, United Benefit Advisors® (UBA) has surveyed and advised thousands of employers across the nation regarding their health plan offerings, their ongoing plan decisions in the face of significant legislative and marketplace changes, and the impact of these changes on their employees and businesses. Based on responses from 11,524 employers sponsoring 19,557 health plans, the UBA Health Plan Survey is the nation's largest prorietary health plan benchmarking survey and it provides more accurate plan cost and design data than any other source.

The 2016 UBA Health Plan Survey results reveal noteworthy trends and developments that bear scrutiny and the ongoing attention of employers interested in benchmarking their plans against the competition and making the most informed health care plan decisions possible.

A 2016 UBA Health Plan Survey Executive Summary will be available soon and include:

  • Grandmothered and Grandfathered plan trends
  • Breakdown of employer health plan metal levels
  • Trends in types of health plans offered
  • FSA increases relative to employer size
  • Multi-tiered health plan choices
  • Costs and renewal rate increases by plan type
  • Prescription drug plans and new trends
  • Comparisons by region, employer size, and industry

To pre-order copy of the UBA 2016 Health Plan Survey Executive Summary, please click on the "Pre-order Request" button below.

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Why Benchmarking?

Comprehensive Health Plan Topics: The survey contains information on a wide range of health plan-related topics, including high-deductible health plans, health savings accounts (HSAs), health reimbursement accounts (HRAs), employee consumerism, wellness programs, chronic disease management programs and more.

Have All the Facts: Benchmarking data from the UBA Health Plan Survey can help you gauge a wide range of factors regarding your health plan offerings, such as:

  • Are company premiums above or below the norm?
  • Are the levels of contributions you require your employees to pay in line with your competitors?
  • Are co-pays, deductibles, coinsurance, and out-of-pocket maximums for your plans in line with averages for your geography, industry, and size?
  • How do your annual premium increases compare with other employers in your area?
  • How do your prescription drug benefits compare?
  • Are you in step with the cost-containment strategies being implemented successfully by other companies in your industry?
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Special Report: Trends in Prescription Drug Benefits

This special report examines employer trends in prescription plans by region, industry, and by employer size, based on data reported in the latest UBA Health Plan Survey.



Executive Summary

As the fifth year of ACA implementation and regulation draws to an end, employers are continuing to change their plan designs in order to offer benefits that meet federal regulations.

2015 Health Plan Survey


Press Release

The 2015 increases in out-of-pocket and deductibles for both singles and families are indicative of the skyrocketing cost trends that we have seen over the past five years. Median in-network single deductibles have doubled, and employees’ median out-of-network...

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Special Report: HSAs & HRAs: How They’re Doing

This special report examines how Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are being used among employers based on data reported in the 2015 UBA Health Plan Survey.


Key Findings: Employers Seek Guidance to Strategically Manage Health Insurance Cost


Key Findings: Quick Check Benchmarking Tool

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Executive Summary

As employers consider their health insurance solutions in the face of health care reform, benefits benchmarking data is vital to accurately evaluate costs and determine if a plan is competitive.


Press Release

Recent survey data from the 2014 United Benefit Advisors Health Plan Survey, the nation's largest health plan survey, shows that employers continue to shift a greater share of expenses to employees through out-of-pocket cost increases...


Key Findings Presentation



Executive Summary

As employers consider their health insurance solutions in the face of health care reform, benefits benchmarking data is vital to accurately evaluate costs and determine if a plan is competitive.


Press Release

Results from the United Benefit Advisors (UBA) 2013 Health Plan Survey, the nation’s largest health plan benchmarking survey, show drastic differences in employee health benefits cost and plan design across multiple regions of the United States.



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Survey: PPO Deductibles Increase Fifty Percent in 2016, Employer Costs Remain Steady
By bolson@ubabenefits.com (Bill Olson) on August 23, 2016

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