Insights

UME Mourns the Loss of a Valued Employee

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We are deeply saddened to share that our long-time employee Irene Murphy passed away on Friday, March 11. Irene was a Senior Claims Auditor and had worked for Anne Marie Chapman for almost 20 years. She was a respected coworker and valued friend, known for her loyalty, work ethic, and positive attitude. She was loved […]

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How To Reopen – Safely

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  As workplaces are beginning to re-open, there are many concerns with how to keep things running smoothly and most importantly, safely. According to OSHA, basic hygiene, (e.g., hand hygiene, cleaning, and disinfection), social distancing, identification and isolation of sick employees, workplace controls and flexibilities, and employee training should act as guiding principles when developing […]

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Top Rising Costs for Older Americans

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In the early 1990s, the average retirement age for Americans was 57 years old. A 2019 study showed that more than 20% of Americans over the age of 65 were working or looking for work. Americans are now looking to retire later in life for several different reasons, the most common being better health allowing […]

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Brokers: Focus on Disability Insurance in 2021

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Disability insurance is often misunderstood when it comes time to choosing benefits. Brokers need to keep Long-Term Disability (LTD) and Short-Term Disability (STD) on their radar this year, as the pandemic has highlighted how disabilities do not only result from accidents, but also from illnesses. In fact, 90% of disabilities are caused by illnesses.  More […]

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How to Best Protect Your Healthcare Data

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Health organizations generate and capture the most private information from their patients, at an expeditious rate. Studies show that within just a few years, we will have a yottabyte (10 24 gigabytes) scale of data, and we’ll need a data center the size of Delaware and Rhode Island combined to store all the information.  With […]

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Happy Father’s Day

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Happy Father’s Day “A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.”— Unknown Today, we would like to give a special thank you to all of the fathers, in name or otherwise, for all you do. Have a wonderful Father’s day! #UME #underwritingmanagementexperts #stoplossinsurance #selfinsured #employeebenefits #happyfathersday

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UME Honors Juneteenth

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UME Honors Juneteenth It’s official- #Juneteenth has been declared a federal holiday in the United States! Honoring the end of slavery, Juneteenth originated in Galveston, Texas, and has been celebrated since 1866. UME not only supports diversity, inclusivity, and racial equality; we also hope this important day will continue the work to build equality for […]

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Giving Back to Our Community

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Giving Back to Our Community . Team UME loves to give back to our community, and this week we decided to give back to our beloved Stock Island. We teamed up with the Monroe County Sheriff and Waste Management to clean up the streets from 5th avenue and Cross street to Stock Rock Café. Even […]

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Happy Pride Month

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Happy Pride Month UME is celebrating #PrideMonth this month and year-round, to honor LGBTQ+ individuals, celebrate diversity and to raise a sense of community. #HappyPrideMonth to all!

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Women in the Workplace

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Women in the Workplace Among women with school-age children, more than six in ten report they are the ones who usually take charge of health care responsibilities such as choosing their children’s provider (68%), taking them to appointments (70%), and following through with recommended care (67%). . Women typically bear the heaviest burden when it […]

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In Our Community

UME's very own Kimberly Schmidt and AJ Centrella enjoying Thurby (Thursday before Derby) with some of our trusted and respected partners. #Thurby #insurance #selfinsured ...

This week UME’s President, Jack McCarthy and Chief Underwriting Officer, Kimberly Schmidt attended the SIIA Future Leader’s Forum held in Indianapolis, Indiana. The future leader’s forum provides not only educational content targeted for younger professionals but also a fantastic opportunity to network with other industry professionals. ...

This April, UME supports Child Abuse Prevention Month. National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of both families and communities working together to support and strengthen families to prevent child abuse and neglect.

On April 4th , Wesley House Family Services, in conjunction with UME, hosts a Coffee & Pastry Meet ‘n Greet at Wesley House locations in Key West and Key Largo.

Wesley House is responsible for the child welfare system throughout the Florida Keys. Their agency programs encompass all aspects of the dependency care system including family support and prevention services for troubled families experiencing challenges and discord.

To learn more about Wesley House Family Services and how you can help, please go to www.wesleyhouse.org
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At UME, we believe supporting our Veterans is fundamental to the success of our nation. Check out this great read from the Pennsylvania VA, which sheds light on two great health care system apps designed to help Veterans. These apps empower Veterans to take charge of their health and assist with care relating to mental health, PTSD, self-care, and more. Click the link in our bio to read the full article. ...

Thanksgiving allows us the perfect opportunity to reflect and appreciate our blessings. At UME we would like to take time to thank our wonderful partners, colleagues, and leadership team. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

We would also like to give thanks to those who serve or have served our great country honorably, whether in uniform or as a military department civilian. Thank you for your service and may God bless you and your family this holiday season.

Happy Thanksgiving from the UME team!
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“We don't know them all but we owe them all.”
-Unknown

At UME patriotism and gratitude are at the forefront of our core values. This Veteran’s Day, we would like to show our love and adoration for the armed forces across our great nation. You have chosen to protect our country and help keep our nation safe.
With your bravery and dedication, we are able to enjoy the freedoms we have grown custom to in the United States.
Today and every day, we thank you for your service!

If you are interested in donating to our Local Lansdale VFW, please make checks out to:
“VFW Post #32”
Mailing address:
805 West 2nd Street
Lansdale, Pa 19446.

#thankyouforyourservice #veteransday2021
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Self-funding has become the most popular type of employer health plan in the United States, as care costs keep rising and affordable health insurance becomes harder to find. When it comes to health benefit strategies, we’ve outlined three must-do items to create cost containment opportunities.

Click the link in our bio to read the full article.

#UME #expectthebest #underwritingmanagementexperts #employeebenefits #healthinsurance
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Team UME would like to wish our managing partner, Anne Marie Chapman, a very happy birthday! Your leadership skills, ingenuity, and business acumen make you an absolute pleasure to work with and learn from. Hope this year is the best one yet!

"Without U, there is no ME"
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