BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Oct 8, 2013) - Borislow Insurance, a leading provider of benefits solutions, advisory services, risk management and corporate wellness services, announces that Mark S. Gaunya, GBA, a principal of the company, has been named 2012 Partner of the Year by United Benefit Advisors (UBA), one of the nation's leading independent employee benefits advisory organizations. This prestigious award recognizes Mr. Gaunya for his insightful contributions and thought leadership as part of UBA's Private Insurance Exchange Committee. The committee has been an important source of guidance for brokers nationwide concerning the nuances and complexities of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), also known as Obamacare.

Mr. Gaunya is recognized for his role in helping UBA Partners and their clients respond effectively to health care reform. His passion for this subject has become a vital part of his role as an advisor. "UBA remains on the leading edge of employee benefits, helping its members to craft effective solutions and clarifying education for their clients in the face of these massive systemic changes," Gaunya said. "I am honored to accept the Partner of the Year award on behalf of the work done with the Private Insurance Exchange Committee and Rhonda Marcucci, UBA's consultant to the project. It is a pleasure and privilege to work with so many dedicated people on this innovative and potentially game-changing initiative."

"Mark's diligence in preparing for the Private Insurance Exchange has been, and will continue to be crucial to UBA partner firms, and their many clients," says Thomas Mangan, CEO of UBA. "His outstanding effort is exactly what this award was designed to recognize."

Mark Gaunya has more than 20 years of experience in the employee benefits industry. He is co-author with Jennifer Borislow of "Bend the Healthcare Trend," which clarifies Consumer-Driven Health and Wellness Plans and helps employers empower employees and control insurance costs. He is often quoted and published in prestigious industry and business publications including The Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Health-Plan Inter-Study, Round the Table magazine, Insurance News Net and Employee Benefit News. Mark also authors a monthly blog as a member of the Employee Benefit Adviser Editorial Board and is often a featured speaker at industry events such as Million Dollar Round Table, Top of the Table, and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.

About Borislow Insurance

Borislow Insurance is a leading provider of Business Insurance Brokerage, Management Advisory and Employee Wellness services. Founded in 1982, the company provides a full range of business insurance products and services and adds substantial value with expert insight into key issues such as health care reform, wellness, compliance and consumer driven health improvement. The hallmark of the company throughout its history has been added value partnership with its clients and a unique passion for service and client success as an overriding cultural norm. Borislow serves a broad range of markets with strong presence in private schools, manufacturing, professional technical and scientific services, non-profit organizations, healthcare and technology.

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