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Health Care Reform: Latest Employer Views Regarding Impact of Key Provisions

Survey Results Clear-cut on Physician, Hospital and Prescription Costs, Plan Design and Contributions

ANCHORAGE, AK, 3/22/1020, The Wilson Agency, LLC (www.thewilsonagency.com) a Member Firm of United Benefit Advisors, LLC (UBA),one of the nation’s leading employee benefits advisory organizations, released the results of the UBA 2010 Employer Opinion Survey Special Supplement featuring employer opinions on future costs, plan designs and the impact of health care reform provisions being considered by both houses of Congress.

The results of the supplemental questions on Health Care Reform completed by 1510 employers of all size companies, industries and regions of the country are highly representative of what employers believe should be included and excluded in health care reform legislation. Employers clearly believe that the current health care reform effort will not have a positive impact on health care costs. Other results include employer positions on wellness, taxation, exchange/co-op plans and government mandated health care.

“Health care reform is an extremely important issue for employers (and their employees) of all sizes, industries and geographic regions and they are anxious about the final outcomes. Employers are supportive of appropriate reform efforts that would provide coverage and financial protection to their employees while controlling costs. But they indicate that they want the final legislation passed to be a positive result and not just a political gain for either party,” said Jennifer Bundy-Cobb, Advisor with The Wilson Agency.

Additional findings of the 2010 UBA Employer Opinion Survey available in April of 2010 will provide employers with critical benchmarks that allow them to compare their attitudes and strategies regarding employer-provided health care with those of their peers and competitors. “Employers will learn which strategies are actually being implemented (rather than just talked about) and which ones are really working,” said Bundy-Cobb.

To obtain a copy of the Special Supplement on Health Care Reform, or visit our website or contact The Wilson Agency at 907-277-1616.

ABOUT UNITED BENEFIT ADVISORS (UBA)

UBA is an alliance of more than 140 premier independent benefit advisory firms with offices in more than 165 offices throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K., and is one of the nation's top five employee benefits advisory organizations.UBA conducts an annual Employer Opinion Survey and Employer Benefits Perspective survey as companion pieces to the UBA Health Plan Survey. As the largest survey of its kind, the UBA Health Plan Survey defines benchmarks by a greater number of specific industries, regions, and employer size categories than is available from any other resource.

About The Wilson Agency

The Wilson Agency, a charter member firm of UBA, is a full service strategic employee benefits consulting firm, helping Alaskan businesses to develop an organized approach to complex employee initiatives. W represent our client with products such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and 401(k) investments as well as provide services like wellness programs, and employee communication, education and advocacy. All products are offered through a strategic review of business’ current employee benefits and industry analysis to align business goals with employee compensation. The Wilson Agency is the exclusive UBA member in Alaska.

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