Learn more about the United Business Association's beginnings and important events that have occurred since its inception in 1990. Learn about when group insurance programs began along with many other exciting programs like Walmart Health Virtual Care Visits (Virtual Primary Care, Virtual Urgent Care and/or Virtual Talk Therapy), Free Vitamins and more.
Since its inception, UBA's mission is to conduct polls among its members on matters of importance to individuals interested in business, to collect, compile and disseminate business and financial information through the new media to its members and the public. To carry on educational programs among its members and the public relating to matters of vital interest to the business community. To organize individuals interested in business and concerned citizens into an association with the objective that their voices may be heard effectively in local, state and national affairs affecting the business community. To seek & support the availability of services and other benefits for members which represent greater value to those members than would be available to them individually. To conduct and engage in all lawful activities under the Texas Non-for-Profit Corporation Act. From those humble beginnings the United Business Association has grown to include many valued programs and services. Check out UBA's history timeline below to learn more about the improvements made to UBA. Contact Us today to get more information or to become a member.
UBA strives to enrich the member experience by adding valued and meaningful membership services and benefits geared for the small business owner and their employees. The United Business Association (UBA) is a nationwide organization comprised of small businesses and employees. Through our membership, vast networking capabilities, and enhanced purchasing power, we can disseminate essential knowledge and acquire benefits and discounts which may not be otherwise available or accessible on an individual basis. By operating in the knowledge that We are Better Together, our organization can secure optional association group insurance programs and business lifestyle benefits and foster advantageous shared business knowledge and grow more opportunities for our members to network successfully. Becoming a member of UBA means better availability for the programs you truly need. Since 2003, insurance companies have joined our efforts to do more for our members, issuing optional group limited benefit insurance policies to UBA as the master policyholder and aiding our members when they need it the most. Contact Us today to get more information or to become a member.
1990 - August
The United Business Association was incorporated on August 13, 1990 in the State of Texas.
1993 - August
The United Business Association's Articles of Incorporation were amended on August 16, 1993.
1998 - March
HealthyAmerica contracts with the United Business Association (UBA) as the exclusive National Marketing Organization. HealthyAmerica procures a private label vitamin formulation and begins providing free vitamins to members of UBA.
United Business Association memberships reach 10,000.
2003 - October
Group Accident Insurance is added to the United Business Association membership.
2003 - December
Group Critical Illness Insurance is added to the United Business Association membership.
Over 20,000 UBA Members are recorded.
2013 - March
Group Term Life Insurance underwritten by Investors Heritage Life Insurance Company is added to some UBA Plans. Also, Catlin Insurance Company, Inc. issued a group accident policy to the United Business Association (UBA).
2015 - July
HealthyAmerica contracts with MeMD to provide telehealth visits to members with a UBA GAP Plans that includes Benefit Boost Subscription services.
2015 - JULY
HealthyAmerica contracts with Paramount RX® to provide retail prescription and pet prescription discounts ID card for Benefit Boost Subscription services package.
2015 - March
Catlin Insurance Company, Inc. issues a Group Critical Illness Rider to the United Business Association.
Over 40,000 UBA Members are recorded.
2016 - September
A Group Accident & Sickness Hospital Cash Indemnity Insurance Policy underwritten by Federal Insurance Company, a Chubb group of companies, was issued to the United Business Association. Also, Emergency Room Visit Rider underwritten by Catlin Insurance Company, Inc. was issued to the United Business Association.
2017 - September
MeMD telehealth visits move to $0 Virtual Urgent Care & $0 Talk Therapy Visits for all members with their UBA Gap Plans that include Benefit Boost Subscription services. All visits are paid by HealthyAmerica and not by the Member for Urgent visits and Talk Therapy.
2017 - November
Renaissance Life & Health Insurance Company of America issues a Group Dental Insurance and Group Vision Insurance policy to the United Business Association.
2018 - April
United States Fire Insurance Company (USFIC), a Crum & Forster company, issues a Group Accident and Hospital Fixed Indemnity Insurance Policy to the United Business Association.
2018 - June
All members with the Catlin Insurance Company, Inc. Group Accident Insurance Policy and Emergency Room Visit Rider are moved to the new United States Fire Insurance Company Group Accident and Group Hospital Fixed Indemnity Insurance.
United States Fire Insurance Company issues a Critical Illness Insurance Benefit Rider to the Group Hospital Fixed Indemnity Insurance Policy to the United Business Association.
2019 - April
UBA launched an improved new online enrollment platform to make the enrollment process simpler to use and adhere to newer regulatory compliance requirements.
2019 - July
UBA launched a new Member Portal for all members of the United Business Association or Benefit Boost Subscription plans. The Member Portal allowed the member to view the purchased membership plan(s), plan cost(s), digital ID cards, Member Guide(s) if applicable, and Certificates of Insurance (if applicable).
2019 - August
Members with UBA Gap Plans that include Critical Illness are moved to the United States Fire Insurance Company Critical Illness Insurance Benefit Rider of the Group Hospital Fixed Indemnity Insurance in the available states.
2020 - March & April
United Business Association has successfully maintained full operations during the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak by working from home and conducting split shifts as well as practicing safe distancing, wearing masks & gloves and as well as thorough cleanings to disinfect and ensure the sanitization of the office and equipment.
2020 - April
UBA Gap Plans that include Critical Illness in RI & TN are moved to the United States Fire Insurance Company Critical Illness Insurance Benefit Rider of the Group Hospital Fixed Indemnity Insurance.
2020 - July
Improvements were made to the UBA Member Portal where members can now access and download all applicable claim forms for any group insurance programs they may be enrolled.
2020 - October
Sirius America Insurance Company issues a Blanket Group Accident Insurance and Group Critical Illness Insurance Policy to the United Business Association.
2020 & 2021 - December & January
Improvements were made to the UBA Member Portal in a 'How to Use' Benefit instruction section for the member's enrolled membership subscription plan(s).
2021 - March
For Super Gap Plus Plans in CA & NJ that did not previously include Critical Illness, Group Critical Illness Insurance underwritten by Sirius America Insurance Company was added on 3/1/21.
2021 - May
Virtual PCP Solution with MeMD® was introduced on the UBA Enrollment Platform offering members an opportunity to purchase this stand-alone non-insurance subscription service offering virtual primary care benefits all year for about the cost of one routine in-person visit along with virtual urgent care visits & talk therapy, lab work & imaging, ongoing chronic care management, & continuity of care.
2022 - February
First Continental Life & Accident Insurance Company (FCL) issued a Blanket Group Dental Insurance Policy to the United Business Association for a PPO and a HMO plan with members able to enhance their membership and add these plans as of 2/10/22.
2022 - February
New a l carte health and wellness Benefit Boost Subscription plans. Choose beteween these low cost valued products like Virtual Urgent Care & Virtual Talk Therapy visits powered by MeMD®, a part of the Walmart Health® family; Retail & Pet Prescription discounts powered by Paramount RX®; SML Dental Discounts powered by Aetna Dental Access® network; Benefit Boost Package which includes all the above, Free Vitamins and Identity theft discounts through LifeLock®; Lastly Virtual PCP Solution powered by MeMD®, a part of the Walmart Health® family where you can access Virtual Primary Care Visits, Virtual Urgent Care, Virtual Talk Therapy, wellness labs & more.
2022 - September
MeMD changes their name officially to Walmart Health Virtual Care.
2023 - June
Sirius America Insurance Company changed their name to SiriusPoint America Insurance Company. All certificates of insurance were updated with an addendum to reflect this official name change and are available in the Member Portal.
2023 - Summer
Accident Medical Expense and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Benefits are offered under Group Accident Only Insurance issued on Policy form series MP-1400, Certificate form series GC-1400 and underwritten by Guarantee Trust Life insurance Company (GTL), Glenview, IL. The Cancer Lump Sum Benefit, Limited Specified Disease Benefit for Heart Attack and Stroke, and Sickness Lump Sum Hospital Benefit are offered as riders to the policy under form series GRG15CR, GRG15HAS, GR15SHI. These policies are issued to the United Business Association.