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February 28, 2000

Top Stories - Retirement Plans

Notice 2000-14: IRS Taking Second Look at New Comparability PlansInternal Revenue Service[More like this]
Revenue Procedure 2000-17: Waiver of the 100 Percent Tax Imposed Under Section 4971Internal Revenue Service[More like this]
Extension of Section 4010 Reporting DeadlinePension Benefit Guaranty Corporation[More like this]
Withheld Pay Didn't Go To Pension FundLexington Herald-Leader[More like this]
Workers Claim IBM Proxy Statement is Misleading re Cash Balance PlanRochester MN Post-Bulletin[More like this]
Sanders, 50 Other Lawmakers Provide Comments Opposing Cash Balance PensionsNew York Times, free registration required[More like this]
Bill Would Create Pension for Alabama State LegislatorsAlabama Live[More like this]

Top Stories - Health and Welfare Plans

Pegram v. Herdrich: "Why should the court get involved in this messy business?"Third Age[More like this]
Arizona Watches How Texas Handles HMO Reform Arizona Republic[More like this]
Washington Healthcare Watch, February 2000DrKoop.com[More like this]
An Analysis of the Patient Rights Debate - The Norwood-Dingell Bill and the Republican ResponseDrKoop.com[More like this]
Justices Express Doubt About HMO Suits Over Financial BonusesAssociated Press[More like this]
Access Provisions of Managed Care Bill SlammedMedscape, free registration required[More like this]
Federal Workers to Get Tax Break on Health InsuranceWashington Post[More like this]
Most Women Avoid Preparing for Long-Term CareScripps Howard News Service[More like this]
New York State Health Insurers Sued Over Chiropractic CoverageAmerican City Business Journals[More like this]
New Fact Sheets on "Poison Pill" Provision Added to Patients' Rights LegislationFamilies USA[More like this]
Companies Work to be More Gay-FriendlyUSA Today[More like this]
Presidential Candidates on the Issues: Medical Savings AccountsAssociated Press[More like this]
Managed Care Plans Flout Laws Designed to Protect Emergency Room PatientsMedscape, free registration required[More like this]

New Recommended Links About Employee Benefits

A Behavioral Model for Predicting Employee Contributions to 401(k) Plans: Preliminary Results, by Jack VanDerhei (PDF)Society of Actuaries[More like this]
Liability for Quality: A Modest Proposal by Alice G. Gosfield, Esq.MCO Executives[More like this]
Hybrid Retirement Plans: The Retirement Income System Continues to Evolve (PDF)Employee Benefit Research Institute, orig. pub. June 1996[More like this]
Saving for Your Kids' RetirementMotley Fool[More like this]
Spending Planning is Crucial for RetireesKnight-Ridder/Tribune[More like this]
Same Desk, Different Deal: Employees Being Converted to Independent ContractorsChristian Science Monitor[More like this]
A Few Clues to the IRA Maze - Getting Your Money Out Can Be a Tortuous ProcessWashington Post[More like this]
Legal Aid is No Accident - Pre-Paid LegalLos Angeles Times[More like this]
HMO SecretsMSNBC.com[More like this]
Your Rights When Your Health Plan Changes -- For Any Reasoninsure.com[More like this]

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