The SSM Group is the North Bay office of United Benefit Advisors (UBA), located thirty miles north of San Francisco. UBA is currently the third largest benefits consulting and brokerage firm in the country, with over 145 offices throughout North America and the United Kingdom. We are happy to provide local support here in the US and abroad to meet your benefits needs.find out more
No company wants to pay more for insurance than it has to, but all too often the solutions presented do not represent the full range of opportunities. The SSM Group provides a detailed review of options ranging from a complete, fully-insured insurance solution to partial, self-insurance, or even total self-insurance.find out more
Handling and communicating benefits in the U.S. is hard enough, but what about doing the same for employees in London, Shanghai, and Mumbai? We can help, with global reach and partners across the globe, and our partner company, Worldwide Employee Benefits.find out more
I would like to express my appreciation for the expertise and service provided to meet our employees' and their families' health care needs. With the ever changing health care reform laws, I can rely on The SSM Group to help Bell Products, Inc. achieve meeting all the new guidelines and at the same time get the best health care coverage available in our area.
- Audrey Geitner
Health Care Administrator at Bell Products, Inc.
After doing business for the past several years with Jordan Shields and his team, I have been more than pleased with their service and professionalism. Not only can we count on their expertise when making our difficult healthcare decisions, but they are always there to answer and follow-up on all requests. From one Team to another, we appreciate all the work they do on our behalf.
- Monica Bourdens
Controller at Team Ghilotti, Inc.
The SSM Group is providing exceptional customer service in all aspects of employee benefit administration and strategic planning for our large automotive group with over 1000 employees statewide in California. The staff is extremely responsive, accommodating and knowledgeable. Their use of technical tools has been a real asset to our company.
- Debbie Laremore
Human Resources and Benefits Manager at Toyota Marin
Keith McNeil and his staff have provided exemplary customer service while helping us navigate the difficult waters of employee health benefits.
- Paul DeMarco
Director of Finance & Administration at Sonoma Land Trust
Jordan Shields runs a truly top notch, professionally managed organization. Our partnership over the last 15 years has resulted in many ongoing benefits to our business. The best part is, they keep getting better at what they do to support EMG.
- Andy Gravelle
COO/Managing Director, EMG, Inc.
We have been working with Jordan Shields and his crew for almost a decade and have consistently received top-flight service: clear, quality information about our choices delivered with a personal touch. Jordan and his staff make the maze of health and dental care options feel like a simple, straight path. Each member of the staff has his or her own special area of expertise that we are able to draw on. It is pretty amazing. As a business we work with a broad variety of vendors; Jordan is one of our favorites. We are so glad he works with us. Five stars and two thumbs up.
- Charles Kahn
Principal, Kahn Design Associates
Keith McNeil has been providing our law firm with a broad spectrum of insurance coverage for the past ten years. Their staff is extremely competent and able to communicate our coverage in a way that is easy to understand. We are very appreciative of this business alliance.
- Bonnie Eckstein
Business Manager at Carle Mackie Power & Ross, LLP
July 28, 2014
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Hobby Lobby Ruling Cooling ACA Ardor Contra to Initial Perception but Congressional Reception is Cooler Still | California Employee Benefits
July 25, 2014
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