Handbook of Employee Benefits: Design, Funding and Administration, Sixth Edition

  • 25h 44m
  • Jerry S. Rosenbloom (ed)
  • McGraw-Hill
  • 2005

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.

About the Editor

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.

In this Book

  • The Handbook of Employee Benefits—Design, Funding and Administration, Sixth Edition
  • The Environment of Employee Benefit Plans
  • Functional Approach to Designing and Evaluating Employee Benefits
  • Risk Concepts and Employee Benefit Planning
  • Regulatory Environment of Employee Benefit Plans
  • Evolving Health Plan Designs
  • Understanding Managed Care Health Plans—The Managed Care Spectrum
  • Understanding Managed Care Health Plans—Understanding Costs and Evaluating Plans
  • Consumer-Driven Health Care
  • Health Care Quality—Are We Getting Our Money's Worth?
  • Dental Plan Design
  • Alternative Prescription Drug Plans and Their Impact on Employers
  • Understanding Managed Behavioral Health Care Benefits
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Disability Income Benefits
  • Group Life Insurance—Term and Permanent
  • Other Life Insurance Programs
  • Work/Life Benefits—An Overview
  • Time-Off Benefits and Family and Medical Leave Programs
  • Dependent Care Programs
  • Selected Additional Benefits—Educational Assistance Programs, Group Legal Services Plans, and Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefits
  • Financial Planning as an Employee Benefit
  • Social Security and Medicare
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Fundamentals of Unemployment Compensation Programs
  • Retirement Plan Design
  • Profit-Sharing Plans
  • 401(k) Plans—From Inception to the Present Day
  • Cash Balance Plans—Finding the Proper Perspective
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)
  • Employee Stock Compensation Plans
  • Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs), Simplified Employee Pensions (SEPs), Savings Incentive Match Plans for Employees (SIMPLE Plans), and HR-10 (Keogh) Plans
  • Executive Compensation Plans
  • Section 403(b) Plans
  • Section 457 Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Investment of Defined Contribution Plan Assets
  • Employee Benefit Plan Management
  • Cafeteria Plan Design and Administration
  • The Investment of Retirement Plan Assets
  • Fiduciary Liability Issues Under ERISA
  • Communicating Employee Benefits Programs
  • Employee Benefit Plan Accounting and Reporting
  • Accounting and Financial Reporting for Health and Welfare Benefit Plans
  • Alternative Insured and Self-Funded Arrangements
  • Employers' Accounting for Pension Costs
  • Costing and Funding Retirement Benefits
  • Preventive Health Care Strategies—An Overview for Employers
  • Welfare Benefits for Retirees
  • The Globalization of Employee Benefits
  • The Future of Employee Benefit Plans