The Handbook of Employee Benefits: Health and Group Benefits 7/E

Author: Jerry Rosenbloom

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071763090

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1008

View: 7371

The essential resource for designing and implementing employee benefits—bringing you up to date on critical new industry changes For nearly three decades, HR professionals and consultants have depended on The Handbook of Employee Benefits for authoritative answers to their questions about designing and implementing competitive employee benefits packages. Covering everything from general objectives to costs, this classic reference brings you up to date on critical changes driven by legislative developments, such as the new health-care reform law enacted by the passing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The seventh edition of The Handbook of Employee Benefits features the knowledge and insights of the leading scholars and practitioners in the field. Filled with new and updated information and real-world examples, this edition focuses on health and group benefits: Health Benefits: health-care reform’s impact on employee benefits, new approaches to cost containment, how to access quality care, consumer-driven health-care plan designs along with dental, behavioral, prescription, and long-term care programs Life Insurance: group term, universal life, and corporate-owned life programs Work/Life Programs: traditional time off and family leave, child and elder care, and assistance for education, financial planning, and voluntary benefits Social Insurance Programs: Social Security, Medicare, and workers’ and unemployment compensation programs Group and Health Benefit Plan Financial Management: federal tax laws, funding health benefit plans—insured, self-funded, and captive arrangements Employee Benefit Administration: flexible benefit plans, fiduciary liability issues, and communications Issues of Special Interest: retiree welfare benefits, small company benefits, multiemployer plans, and international employee benefit planning An innovative, efficient employee benefit program has become one of the primary prerequisites to success in today’s lean business battleground. The Handbook of Employee Benefits provides the knowledge and tools you need to create plans that benefit the greatest number of employees, while allowing employers to maintain fiscal integrity and competitive advantage.

The Handbook of Employee Benefits

Author: Jerry Rosenbloom

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071445122

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1385

View: 2879

The Handbook of Employee Benefits has become the definitive reference book for every benefits professional. Jerry Rosenbloom’s encyclopedic handbook has become the one necessary reference for understanding and selecting the benefits plans that works best for both employees and companies. The new edition of this classic has been completely revised and updated, including information on all the new important legislation. Important changes and additions reflect today’s hot issues such as executive benefits, retirement in tumultuous times, cost of prescription drugs, and use of technology through e-benefits. Employee benefits are an integral, costly component of an employees’ pay package (nearly 40%). The proper benefits plan is not only essential for an employees’ well-being but is also critical in ensuring high levels of employee satisfaction. With the spiraling costs of benefits, employee benefits continue to play an integral part to a company’s bottom line.

The Employee Benefits Answer Book

An Indispensable Guide for Managers and Business Owners

Author: Rebecca Mazin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470912447

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

View: 4627

This go-to resource contains the most reliable information needed to answer questions about employee benefits that arise in day-to-day business. Complex and ambiguous topics are illustrated with concrete examples that can help make informed, sound decisions, and ultimately, the ability to ask better questions. Written by Rebecca Mazin—an expert in human resource policies and procedures—the book addresses the most commonly asked benefits questions including: How many vacation days do employees get? What's the difference between a POS and an HSA? Is offering check-ups and eye exams enough? What's involved in flexible spending accounts? What do I need to know about 401(k) and Non-Qualified Plans? Do employees expect life insurance and disability? From EAP to concierge services, what else do employees want? How does COBRA work and what else do I need to do? What can employers do to rein in benefits costs? The book also highlights specific practice examples that are "worth repeating," or "better forgotten," and includes a wide-variety of checklists and charts. The Employee Benefits Answer Book is organized by topic and arranged in a question and answer format making it easy to zero in on a particular subject. Using this important book, employers can create coherent policies based on a clear understanding of all benefits.

The WorldatWork Handbook of Compensation, Benefits and Total Rewards

A Comprehensive Guide for HR Professionals

Author: WorldatWork

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119104335

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 864

View: 7080

Praise for The WorldatWork Handbook of Compensation, Benefits & Total Rewards This is the definitive guide to compensation and benefits for modern HR professionals who must attract, motivate, and retain quality employees. Technical enough for specialists but broad in scope for generalists, this well-rounded resource belongs on the desk of every recruiter and HR executive. An indispensable tool for understanding and implementing the total rewards concept, the WorldatWork Handbook of Compensation, Benefits, and Total Rewards is the key to designing compensation practices that ensure organizational success. Coverage includes: Why the total rewards strategy works Developing the components of a total rewards program Common ways a total rewards program can go wrong Designing and implementing a total rewards program Communicating the total rewards vision Developing a compensation philosophy and package FLSA and other laws that affect compensation Determining and setting competitive salary levels And much more

Employee Benefits Design and Planning

A Guide to Understanding Accounting, Finance, and Tax Implications

Author: Bashker D. Biswas

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0133481360

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 9038

This book offers guidance for understanding benefits options and plan structures, and making better decisions for your organization. Writing for both HR and finance professionals, internationally respected compensation and benefits professor and consultant Bashker Biswas drills comprehensively into today's most important benefits-related topics and challenges. Employee Benefits Design and Planning covers all this, and much more: Finance and accounting implications of Healthcare benefits Other risk benefits Severance benefits Disability and group life insurance programs Flexible benefits Non-qualified deferred arrangements 409A plans, ESOPs, Money Purchase Pension Plans, Cash Balance Plans, 401(k), 403(b) plans and 457 Plans Employee benefit plan financial reporting, legal compliance, and auditing Employee benefits in mergers and acquisitions Self-funding vs. insurance funding decisions Global employee benefits including umbrella pension plans and multi-national pooling Equity participation in employee benefit plans Biswas introduces and explains key employee benefit metrics and ratios, and demonstrates best practices for forecasting costs and budgeting appropriately. For all compensation professionals, benefits professionals, human resource professionals, accounting professionals, labor attorneys, financial analysts, and finance professionals. Readers will have roles in benefits-related consulting, finance, accounting, and human resource management, both domestic and international.

Employee Benefits Law: Qualification and ERISA Requirements

Author: Kathryn J. Kennedy,Paul T. Shultz III

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 0327174889

Category: Law

Page: 774

View: 2227

This title is part of the LexisNexis Graduate Tax Series. Employee Benefits Law: Qualification Rules and ERISA Requirements, Second Edition, differs from other employee benefits casebooks and practicing legal education materials in the following ways: • The book makes a clear delineation of the qualification requirements of the IRC applicable to employee benefit plans versus ERISA requirements. As such, most of the materials focus on pension and profit sharing plans. However, the tax rules applicable to welfare benefit plans and nonqualified deferred compensation plans are also discussed. • The book places a strong emphasis on planning and policy, focusing on the adoption, maintenance, and correction of such plans. • The substantive qualifications of the IRC are discussed in full. ERISA's fiduciary, enforcement, reporting, and disclosure standards are also set forth. Sophisticated realistic problems are an integral part of the materials, and are included throughout. These problems will require careful analysis and application of code and regulation provisions, administrative pronouncements, case law, and other relevant sources. Perhaps more important for a graduate tax program, the problems not only require careful analysis, but the application requires dealing with situations when the most careful reading of the materials does not supply an answer. An additional, in-depth, take-home problem may be used as the basis for class discussion or a graded written assignment. Employee Benefits Law is divided into two sections. Part 1 addresses the specific qualification requirements of the tax code applicable to all employee retirement plans, from both the employee and employer perspective. Part II addresses tax rules applicable to welfare benefits and nonqualified deferred compensation plans and ERISA rules applicable generally to all employee benefits plans. Thereafter, the ERISA rules applicable to employee retirement plans and welfare plans are covered.

Employee Benefits and the New Health Care Landscape

How Private Exchanges are Bringing Choice and Consumerism to America's Workforce

Author: Alan Cohen

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0134666275

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 9730

We shop for everything else online…why not benefits? Using private benefit exchanges (a.k.a. “online benefits marketplaces”), employers can bring a consumer-centric online shopping experience to benefits. Alan Cohen, a benefits technology pioneer, details how these platforms can offer unprecedented flexibility and choice to employees, revolutionize the way employers attract and retain talent, strengthen cost control in an era of skyrocketing premiums, and promote much-needed innovation in the U.S. health care system. Discover How To Make sense of today’s challenging benefits landscape and plan breakthrough changes that have succeeded for thousands of employers of all sizes Leverage the lessons of the online shopping revolution to drive radical innovation Incorporate the 7 key pillars of a true private benefits exchange into your benefits mindset Gain indispensable practical insights from early adopters’ experiences Clarify the new roles of employers, HR, insurers, brokers, employees, and other stakeholders Accelerate your transition away from inefficient employer-managed plans Assess the ongoing impact of health care reform, public exchanges, health care consumerism, and other trends Alan Cohen created one of the first private exchange platforms and has pioneered this approach for more than a decade. Now, in a candid discussion of how the economic principles of choice, consumerism, and defined contribution are at work in an exchange environment, he breaks down the concept for HR professionals, entrepreneurs, brokers, insurers, health care reformers, policy makers, and employees. Cohen looks to social and economic implications to forge a future in which all eyes are on a new model of the consumer for the benefits age. With insights from industry veterans, Employee Benefits and the New Health Care Landscape brings a fresh perspective to the debate on health care and health insurance in America.

Group Insurance

Author: William F. Bluhm

Publisher: ACTEX Publications

ISBN: 1566989329

Category: Group insurance

Page: 887

View: 7865

This text is a comprehensive treatment of all aspects of group insurance in the United States and Canada. It addresses life and health insurance as well as government programs and more specialized forms of insurance. Emphasis is placed on the actuarial aspects of this important field of insurance including pricing, regulation, underwriting, financial reporting, and modeling. Since its original publication in 1992, Group Insurance has become the resource of choice for experts as well as beginners. It is an essential tool for anyone who wishes to practice in the group benefits field. The Sixth Edition has been updated for the industry and regulatory changes which have occurred since 2007. Of particular note is the impact that healthcare reform in the United States will have on all facets of this topic.

Make Their Day!

Employee Recognition that Works

Author: Cindy Ventrice

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781576751978

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 191

View: 2828

Written from the employees' viewpoint, this book explains why good working relationships form the core of effective workplace recognition

Managing and Evaluating Healthcare Intervention Programs

Author: Ian Duncan, FSA, FIA, FCIA, MAAA

Publisher: ACTEX Publications

ISBN: 1625421125

Category: Disease management

Page: 422

View: 5321

Since its publication in 2008, Managing and Evaluating Healthcare Intervention Programs has become the premier textbook for actuaries and other healthcare professionals interested in the financial performance of healthcare interventions. The second edition updates the prior text with discussion of new programs and outcomes such as ACOs, Bundled Payments and Medication Management, together with new chapters that include Opportunity Analysis, Clinical Foundations, Measurement of Clinical Quality, and use of Propensity Matching.

Employee Benefits

Author: Martocchio

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781259712289

Category: Compensation management

Page: 376

View: 5472

Joseph Martocchio's Employee Benefits: A Primer for Human Resource Professionals was written to promote a fuller understanding of employee benefits programs among students enrolled in college-level compensation and benefits course. It is relevant to students who plan to be general managers who deal with a variety of human resource issues in their day-to-day jobs as well as to those who expect to be human resource practitioners. Future practitioners will use this book as an introductory reference guide. Future employees/managers will gain a more complete understanding of how and why companies provide benefits as they do. The real-world focus of Martocchios text is evident on every page, as he seeks to balance current academic thought with brief examples of contemporary benefits practices in business..

Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors, 2011

Author: Veterans Affairs Dept Office of Public A

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160883309

Category: Political Science

Page: 127

View: 7577

Provides a complete summary of the benefits available to qualified American veterans of the armed forces, including health insurance, pensions, education, vocational rehabilitation, home loan guaranties, life insurance, burial benefits, and many others.

Handbook of Social Work with Groups

Author: Charles D. Garvin,Lorraine M. Guti‚rrez,Maeda J. Galinsky

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462532284

Category: Psychology

Page: 527

View: 7179

This comprehensive handbook presents major theories of social work practice with groups and explores contemporary issues in designing and evaluating interventions. Students and practitioners gain an in-depth view of the many ways that groups are used to help people address personal problems, cope with disabilities, strengthen families and communities, resolve conflict, achieve social change, and more. Offering authoritative coverage of theoretical, practical, and methodological concerns--coupled with a clear focus on empowerment and diversity--this is an outstanding text for group work and direct practice courses.

Bridge Employment

A Research Handbook

Author: Carlos-María Alcover,Gabriela Topa,Emma Parry,Franco Fraccaroli,Marco Depolo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113409499X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

View: 2851

With the long-term trend toward earlier retirement slowing, and the majority of older workers remaining in employment up to and beyond statutory retirement age, it is increasingly important that we understand how to react to these changes. Bridge employment patterns and activities have changed greatly over the past decade, yet there is little information about the benefits of the various different forms this can take, both for employees and employers. This comparative international collection provides the first comprehensive summary of the literature on bridge employment, bringing together experiences from Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan. It identifies the opportunities, barriers and gaps in knowledge and practice, whilst offering recommendations on how organisations and individuals can cope with future challenges in aging and work. Written by international experts in the field, each chapter also makes substantive and contextualized suggestions for public policy and organizational decision-makers, providing them with a roadmap to implement and integrate bridge employment into policies and practices designed to prolong working life - a priority for workers, organizations and societies in the coming decades. This unique research handbook will be useful to a wide range of readers with an interest in the new concept of bridge employment and the extension of working life, and of interest to researchers and practitioners in organizational behavior, labor market analysis, human resource management, career development/counselling, occupational health, social economy and public policy administration

Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State

Author: Bent Greve

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351800558

Category: Social Science

Page: 550

View: 6516

Forty-five contributions from renowned international specialists in the field provide readers with expert analysis of the core issues related to the welfare state, including regional depictions of welfare states around the globe. The second edition of the Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State combines essays on methodologies, core concepts and central policy areas to produce a comprehensive understanding of what ‘the welfare state’ means around the world. In the aftermath of the credit crunch, the Handbook addresses some of the many questions about the welfare state. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to include an in-depth analysis of societal changes in recent years. New articles can be found on topics such as: the impact of ideas, well-being, migration, globalisation, India, welfare typologies, homelessness and long-term care. This volume will be an invaluable reference book for students and scholars throughout the social sciences, particularly in sociology, social policy, public policy, international relations, politics and gender studies.

Routledge Handbook of Japanese Business and Management

Author: Parissa Haghirian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317859545

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 404

View: 5642

The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Business and Management provides a comprehensive overview of management and business processes and practices in Japanese companies. The contributors combine theoretical findings and research results with a practical and contemporary view on how corporations and firms are managed in Japan. The handbook is divided into eight sections covering: historical perspectives on Japanese management; structure and theory of the Japanese firm; the corporate environment in Japan; the Japanese work environment; the Japanese market; manufacturing and logistics; interaction and communication; the future of Japanese management. This book is an essential reference resource for students and scholars working on Japanese companies, the Japanese market-place, Japanese consumers, or management processes in the Japanese firm. The book also provides an interesting and informative read for managers who need to deepen their knowledge on Japanese business processes.

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care and Patient Safety, Second Edition

Author: Pascale Carayon

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439830347

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 876

View: 7095

The first edition of Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care and Patient Safety took the medical and ergonomics communities by storm with in-depth coverage of human factors and ergonomics research, concepts, theories, models, methods, and interventions and how they can be applied in health care. Other books focus on particular human factors and ergonomics issues such as human error or design of medical devices or a specific application such as emergency medicine. This book draws on both areas to provide a compendium of human factors and ergonomics issues relevant to health care and patient safety. The second edition takes a more practical approach with coverage of methods, interventions, and applications and a greater range of domains such as medication safety, surgery, anesthesia, and infection prevention. New topics include: work schedules error recovery telemedicine workflow analysis simulation health information technology development and design patient safety management Reflecting developments and advances in the five years since the first edition, the book explores medical technology and telemedicine and puts a special emphasis on the contributions of human factors and ergonomics to the improvement of patient safety and quality of care. In order to take patient safety to the next level, collaboration between human factors professionals and health care providers must occur. This book brings both groups closer to achieving that goal.