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March 3 through 6, 2000

Top Stories - Retirement Plans

ASA Government Affairs Reports on the Washington Benefits SceneASA Benefits[More like this]
From the CBPP: How the 'Cross-Testing' Pension Loophole Harms Low- and Moderate-Income WorkersCenter on Budget and Policy Priorities[More like this]
Make Your Own Mutual FundThe Standard[More like this]
Japan Set to Adopt Portable Pensions in 2001news.excite.com[More like this]
CalPERS Issues Corporate Governance Focus List for 2000 Proxy SeasonCalifornia Public Employees Retirement System[More like this]
Correcting Plan Failures Under Walk-in CAPProfessional Practice Insurance Brokers, Inc.[More like this]
California Department of Corporations Takes Over Los Angeles County Investment AdviserBusiness Wire[More like this]
Labor Dept. Seeks Law To Shield Stock OptionsWashington Post[More like this]
Freelancers Should Be Virtually Skeptical, by Jane Bryant Quinn Washington Post[More like this]
Labor Department Supports Amending FLSA to Protect Stock Programs for Hourly Workers in House HearingLPA[More like this]
March 2, 2000 issue of Pension & Benefits UpdateTax Analysts
Compensation in the Nonprofit SectorNational Bureau of Economic Research[More like this]
Updated Comparison of Revenue Provisions In H.R. 2990 As Passed By the House and the Senate (PDF)Joint Committee on Taxation[More like this]

Top Stories - Health and Welfare Plans

Georgia Slaps Principal Health Care with Largest HMO Fine in State's Historyinsure.com[More like this]
InterStudy HMO Forecasting Report (Executive Summary) (PDF)MCO Executives Online[More like this]
Managed Health Care Reform Reaches Critical StageLos Angeles Times[More like this]
Retiring Coke Executive's Package Worth at Least $30 Millionnews.excite.com[More like this]
Easy Passage Expected for Two Washington State Health Care Reform PlansSeattle Post-Intelligencer[More like this]
Consumer Groups Fear Merger of Aetna and WellPoint Could Bode Ill for Patientsinsure.com[More like this]
HMO Losses Will Hit Colorado Employers HardHealth Care Journal[More like this]
Doing What Counts for Patient Safety: Federal Actions to Reduce Medical Errors and Their Impact (PDF)Report of the Quality Interagency Coordination Task Force to the President[More like this]
Employers Reach Out To GaysArizona Republic[More like this]
Associated Industries of Florida Proposes HMO Patient Protection Act of 2000PRNewswire[More like this]
House and Senate Negotiators Allow Pediatricians to Serve as Primary Care Doctors for KidsAssociated Press[More like this]
House-Senate Conference Committee on HMO Reform Tilted Against Patient RightsFoundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights[More like this]
Clinton Threatens Veto If HMO Protection Bill Omits Right to SueAssociated Press[More like this]
Clinton Urges Congressional Conferees to Act in a Bipartisan FashionWhite House[More like this]
Not All Disability Benefits Must Be Equal, Court SaysElarbee, Thompson & Trapnell, LLP[More like this]

New Recommended Links About Employee Benefits

Standards for Privacy and Individually Identifiable Health InformationGroom Law Group[More like this]
The Age of Absence: Reviewing Absenteeism Management ProgramsBenefits Canada[More like this]
How to Buy A Long-Term Care Insurance PolicyScripps Howard News Service[More like this]
HMO Liability from a Plaintiffs' Attorney's PerspectiveLaw Offices of David L. Trueman[More like this]
Outsourcing at Will: Unjust Dismissal Doctrine and the Growth of Temporary Help EmploymentNational Bureau of Economic Research[More like this]
North Carolina Consumer's Guide to Health Plan SelectionNorth Carolina Institute of Medicine[More like this]
Daily Momentum and Contrarian Behavior of Index Fund InvestorsNational Bureau of Economic Research[More like this]

New Speakers in Our Employee Benefits Speakers Database

Bailey, AndreaView bioSmith, Gambrell & Russell, LLPGA
Clay, MichaelView bioBenefit Recovery Service, L.L.C.OK
Heckert, BrianView bioSelf/ Financial Security CorporationIL
Lackey, MichaelView bioDeFrain MayerMO
Lund, ThomasView bioOppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLPMN
Manin, MarkView bioLaRhette Manin Benefits Service GroupMA
Mosiman, GaryView bioDefined Contribution Advisors, Inc.MN
Opinante, DanielView bioNational Medical Health Card System, IncNY
Reys, DougView bioM&A HR Issues SpecialistOH
Rugh, ThomasView bioZions BancorporationUT
Ryan, HeidiView bioHealthCare Actuaries.com LLCWA
Shumosic, CFP, Thom View bioRockwood Financial GroupDE
VanLeeuwen, MBA, DavidView bioHealth Plan Strategies, Inc.PA
Weisz, AllenView bioDefined Contribution Advisors, Inc.MN
Wilson, LarryView bioTexas A&M UniversityTX
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