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February 23 - 24, 2000

Top Stories - Retirement Plans

Candid Observations on 401(k) Fees, from a Provider's PerspectiveTimYounkin.com[More like this]
Retirement Issues for Domestic Partners401Kafe.com[More like this]
401(k) Investment Committees Seek The Right Stuff401Kafe.com[More like this]
PWBA Turns Its Attention to High 401(k) Plan Fees and ExpensesReish & Luftman[More like this]
Not Saving Any Money? Chances Are, You Could BeBenefitsLink[More like this]
401(k) Default Investments for Participants Who Fail to DirectReish & Luftman[More like this]
Replacing Nonqualified Plan Benefits for Executives With Qualified BenefitsReish & Luftman[More like this]
Former Waste Management Executive Airs Dirty Laundry in Pension SuitBenefitsLink[More like this]
New Opportunities for Substantial Benefits for Key Officers and PartnersReish & Luftman[More like this]
Now is the Time to Monitor Your 401(k) Investment OptionsReish & Luftman[More like this]
IRS Issues Interim Guidance on Section 457 Plan Reporting RequirementsEY Taxcast[More like this]
Attacking Cash Balance Pension ConversionsWashington Post[More like this]
Cincinnati to Issue Tax-Exempt General Obligation Bonds to Pay Down Pension Fund DebtAmerican Banker[More like this]
Employers Covering Alternative Care MethodsThird Age[More like this]
Employers Seek Innovative Incentives to Keep Workers HealthyOrlando Sentinel[More like this]
Supreme Court to Hear Case on HMO's Policy to Limit CostsKnight-Ridder/Tribune[More like this]
Should Doctors Earn More for Cost-Cutting, in an ERISA-Covered Plan?Christian Science Monitor[More like this]
In Supreme Court Case, Patient Says HMO Violated ERISA Fiduciary Duties to HerBenefitsLink[More like this]

Top Stories - Health and Welfare Plans

Justices Express Doubt About HMO Suits Over Financial BonusesBenefitsLink[More like this]
High Court Examines HMO PolicyWashington Post[More like this]
Case Background: Pegrem v. HerdrichMSNBC.com[More like this]
Do Doctors' Bonuses Violate Federal Law?ABCNews.com[More like this]
ERISA Industry Committee Comments on Proposed Rule Regarding Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information ERIC[More like this]
MSA Expansions in Patients' Bill of Rights Could Drive Up Health Insurance Premiums and Create New Tax ShelterCenter on Budget and Policy Priorities[More like this]
Herdrich Case Before U.S. Supreme Court Could Decide Balance Between Federal HMO Regulation and Patients' Access To State RemediesFoundation for Taxpayer & Consumer Rights[More like this]
Colorado Senator Takes on HMO Cost-CuttingDenver Rocky Mountain News[More like this]
Justices Wary of Making a Ruling on HMO CaseSeattle Post-Intelligencer[More like this]
Statement of American Association of Health Plans on U.S. Supreme Court Review of Pegram v. Herdrichnews.excite.com[More like this]
High Court Questions Patient Health Care Suitsnews.excite.com[More like this]
Supreme Court Hears HMO Lawsuit CaseCNN[More like this]
Justices Skeptical Over Suits Against H.M.O.'s and BonusesNew York Times, free registration required[More like this]
Proposed Regulations Issued on Compensation Reduction Arrangements for Qualified Transportation Fringe BenefitsEY TaxCast[More like this]

New Recommended Links About Employee Benefits

The Unfolding of a Predictable Surprise: A Comprehensive Analysis of the Shift From Traditional Pensions to Hybrid PlansWatson Wyatt[More like this]
Developments in Retirement Provision: Global Trends and Lessons from Australia and the US (PDF)Pension Research Council[More like this]

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