United Benefit Advisors Welcomes Innovative Cost Management Services (ICMS)

Proven Firm Joins Network of Independent Employee Benefits Advisory Firms Spanning North America and Europe

INDIANAPOLIS – April 03, 2014 – United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, is pleased to announce Innovative Cost Management Services, Inc. (ICMS) as a new Partner Firm.

Based in San Jose, Calif., ICMS has been providing professional, custom tailored consulting and brokerage services to Employee Benefit Sponsors including Single-Employers, Multi-Employers and Individuals since 1986. ICMS attributes their growth to the services offered and extensive use of senior executives and technical associates with broad, relevant consulting experience.

“Joining UBA allows us to expand our knowledge and relationships nationally,” says Mike Finnerty, President of ICMS. “Engaging with the vast network of firms will enhance our service offerings to clients. ICMS is excited to be a Partner Firm with UBA, as we prepare for the new dynamic health care environment of the future.”

As the newest Partner of UBA, ICMS joins a network of more than 130 employee benefits advisory firms that serve employers of all sizes across the United States, Canada, and Europe. As a combined group, UBA’s annual employee benefit revenues rank it as the third-largest employee benefit advisory organization in the U.S. UBA is a unique community, which provides its Partner Firms the ability to tap the expert knowledge of nearly 2,000 benefit professionals and offers world class products and services to best meet the needs of employers offering competitive benefits packages.

“We’re thrilled to welcome ICMS into the UBA family,” says UBA Board Chairman Rob Calise. “Many firms offer competitive pricing or have impressive resumes, but ICMS’ broad range of services and penchant for one-of-a-kind client relations makes them a very attractive Partner Firm.”

About United Benefit Advisors
United Benefit Advisors is the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization with more than 200 offices throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K. UBA also conducts an annual Health Plan Survey, the nation’s largest employee benefits benchmarking survey, offering unprecedented insight into the employee benefits market. Visit www.UBAbenefits.com to learn more.

About ICMS
ICMS is a full-service employee benefits consulting and brokerage firm providing creative solutions to manage benefit programs and wellness strategies to Employee Benefit Sponsors. ICMS serves as an extension their clients’ human resources team and has long-standing relationships with all major insurance carriers, negotiating medical and ancillary benefit solutions for their client partners. Go to www.icmsbenefits.com for more information.

Carina Sammartino
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