New York, NY – Union Benefit Planners began over 25 years ago in the Tri-State area. Its client base continues to reflect the needs of the hard-working men and women of the labor community. UBP offers peace of mind to Labor by offering high quality benefit solutions.
Steve E. DeBiasi, Insurance Consultant/Broker, founded, and continues to serve as CEO of Union Benefit Planners. In 2016, Union Benefit Planners became an Acrisure agency partner. The unique Acrisure partnership model allows the existing management, identity and culture of UBP to remain unchanged. Acrisure is an organization of growth-oriented leaders that recognizes the value and wisdom of leveraging strengths while maintaining the entrepreneurial mind-set and culture that caused it to be successful. Founded in 2005, Acrisure, LLC is the 4th largest insurance broker in America and one of the fastest growing as well.
LaborPress sat down with Maryelizabeth Zacharias, President of UBP, to find out more.
LP: What is your focus and your goal?
MZ: We are dedicated to the Labor market providing benefit expertise. Our goal is to drive union membership with the highest quality benefit at the most economical cost.
LP: How can unions benefit from using UBP?
MZ: The unions will be partnering with a company that understands the needs of the union. We have an in depth understanding of the union and the Fund, along with industry expertise in tailoring products that speak to the union member.
LP: Are there any issues specific to today (for example, coronavirus) that make working with UBP more advantageous than ever?
MZ: Securing your financial future with the right health, disability and life insurance is more critical now than ever. We are experts in these products and continue to provide them to the Union members to ensure that they are adequately protecting themselves.
LP: Tell us more about your partnership with Acrisure.
MZ: We are an agency partner with Acrisure. So this provides us with additional resources, like compliance, legal, regulatory, and all our back office functions. It also allows us to be nationwide and have the resources of a larger broker/consultant while keeping our local presence.