The Handbook of Employee Benefits / Edition 6

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The definitive handbook for every benefits professional, providing you with new material on HIPAA and COBRA, key legislation, and more

The encyclopedic The Handbook of Employee Benefits is the essential reference in the human resources industry, helping you understand and select benefit plans that work best for both employers and employees. Important changes and additions to this sixth edition include new material on behavioral/mental health-care benefits, disease management, alternative medicine, and elder care. In addition, executive compensation plans in a pay-for-performance environment are covered for the first time, as are important changes in benefits following September 11, 2001.

Jerry Rosenbloom, Ph.D., CLU, CPCU is the Frederick H. Ecker Professor of Insurance and Risk Management at the Wharton School. He is a frequent contributor to professional journals, and is the author of Personal Financial Planning, Seventh Edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071445122
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 9/7/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 1300
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Jerry Rosenbloom, Ph.D., CLU, CPCU is the Frederick H. Ecker Professor of Insurance and Risk Management at the Wharton School. He is a frequent contributor to professional journals, and is the author of Personal Financial Planning, Seventh Edition.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The environment of employee benefit plans 3
Ch. 2 Functional approach to designing and evaluating employee benefits 15
Ch. 3 Risk concepts and employee benefit planning 39
Ch. 4 Regulatory environment of employee benefit plans 57
Ch. 5 Evolving health plan designs 77
Ch. 6 Understanding managed care health plans : the managed care spectrum 107
Ch. 7 Understanding managed care health plans : understanding costs and evaluating plans 155
Ch. 8 Consumer-driven health care 197
Ch. 9 Health care quality : are we getting our money's worth? 219
Ch. 10 Dental plan design 249
Ch. 11 Alternative prescription drug plans and their impact on employers 267
Ch. 12 Understanding managed behavioral health care benefits 295
Ch. 13 Long-term care insurance 323
Ch. 14 Disability income benefits 349
Ch. 15 Group life insurance : term and permanent 371
Ch. 16 Other life insurance programs 395
Ch. 17 Work/life benefits : an overview 421
Ch. 18 Time-off benefits and family and medical leave programs 445
Ch. 19 Dependent care programs 461
Ch. 20 Selected additional benefits : educational assistance programs, group legal services plans, and qualified transportation fringe benefits 491
Ch. 21 Financial planning as an employee benefit 509
Ch. 22 Social security and medicare 529
Ch. 23 Workers' compensation 567
Ch. 24 Fundamentals of unemployment compensation programs 601
Ch. 25 Retirement plan design 627
Ch. 26 Profit-sharing plans 653
Ch. 27 401(k) plans : from inception to the present day 685
Ch. 28 Cash balance plans : finding the proper perspective 699
Ch. 29 Employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) 733
Ch. 30 Employee stock compensation plans 817
Ch. 31 Individual retirement arrangements (IRAs), simplified employee pensions (SEPs), savings incentive match plans for employees (SIMPLE plans), and HR-10 (Keogh) plans 837
Ch. 32 Executive compensation plans 857
Ch. 33 Section 403(b) plans 895
Ch. 34 Section 457 deferred compensation plans 907
Ch. 35 Investment of defined contribution plan assets 925
Ch. 36 Employee benefit plan management 943
Ch. 37 Cafeteria plan design and administration 975
Ch. 38 The investment of retirement plan assets 1011
Ch. 39 Fiduciary liability issues under ERISA 1049
Ch. 40 Communicating employee benefits programs 1067
Ch. 41 Employee benefit plan accounting and reporting 1085
Ch. 42 Accounting and financial reporting for health and welfare benefit plans 1117
Ch. 43 Alternative insured and self-funded arrangements 1131
Ch. 44 Employers' accounting for pension costs 1177
Ch. 45 Costing and funding retirement benefits 1221
Ch. 46 Preventive health care strategies : an overview for employers 1251
Ch. 47 Welfare benefits for retirees 1289
Ch. 48 The globalization of employee benefits 1309
Ch. 49 The future of employee benefit plans 1337
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