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

Hardcover | June 16, 2011

byJerry Rosenbloom

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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.

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The essential resource for designing and implementing employee benefits—bringing you up to date on critical new industry changesFor 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 ...

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Written by a team of top experts in the field, The Handbook of Employee Benefits offerseverything you need to know about designing and implementing health and group benefitprograms that benefit both the individual employee and the company as a whole.Retaining all the information that has made this the go-to resource for HR and benefits...

Jerry S. Rosenbloom, Ph.D., is the Frederick H. Ecker emeritus professor of insurance and risk management at the Wharton School. His areas of research include employee benefits, financial planning, financial services, risk, and risk management.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:912 pages, 9.4 × 6.3 × 2.15 inPublished:June 16, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:007174598X

ISBN - 13:9780071745987

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Table of Contents

Part One: The Environment of Employee Benefit Plans; Chapter 1: The Environment of Employee Benefit Plans; Chapter 2: Functional Approach to Designing and Evaluating Employee Benefits; Chapter 3: Risk Concepts and Employee Benefit Plans; Part Two: Medical and Other Health Benefits; Chapter 4: Evolving Health Plan Designs; Chapter 5: Managing and Measuring Care Management Intervention Programs; Chapter 6: Health Care Cost Containment; Chapter 7: Consumer-Driven Health Plans; Chapter 8: Dental Plan Design; Chapter 9: Prescription Drug Plans; Chapter 10: Managed Behavioral Health Care Benefits; Chapter 11: Long-Term Care Insurance; Chapter 12: Disability Income Benefits; Part Three: Life Insurance Benefits; Chapter 13: Group Life Insurance Plans; Chapter 14: Applications/uses of life insurance; Part Four: Work/Life Benefits; Chapter 15: Work/Life Benefits; Chapter 16: Time-Off Benefits and Family and Medical Leave Programs; Chapter 17: Dependent Care Programs; Chapter 18: Selectied Additional Benefits; Chapter 19: Financial Planning as an Employee Benefit; Part Five: Social Insurance Programs; Chapter 20: Social Security and Medicare; Chapter 21: Workers' Compensation; Chapter 22: Fundamentals of Unemployement Compensation; Part Six: Employee Benefit Plan Administration; Chapter 23: Employee Benefit Plan Management; Chapter 24: Cafeteria Plan Design and Administration; Chapter 25: Fiduciary Liability Issues Under ERISA; Chapter 26: Communicating Employee Benefits Programs; Part Seven: Group and Health Benefit Plan Financial Management; Chapter 27: Federal Tax Law Requirements for Group Welfare Benefit Plans; Chapter 28: Alternative Insured Funding Arrangements; Chapter 29: Self-Funded Arrangements and Captive Insurance Companies;Part Eight: Employee Benefit Plan Issues; Chapter 30: Welfare Benefits for Reitrees; Chapter 31: Small Company Benefits; Chapter 32: Multi-Employer Plans; Chapter 33: Health Care Quality; Chapter 34: The Globalization of Employee Benefits; Chapter 35: Health Care Reform;