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March 13, 2000



Top Stories - Retirement Plans

Former Arizona Governor Symington Faces ERISA LawsuitAssociated Press[More like this]
Demutualization: Shareholding by Accident, by Jane Bryant QuinnWashington Post[More like this]
APPWP Says Think Tank's Critique of Pension Reforms Overlooks Broad-Based BenefitsAssociation of Private Pension and Welfare Plans[More like this]
The Cash Balance Debate: A Legislative Overview (PDF)Financial Executives Institute[More like this]
APPWP Asks Labor for Form 5500 ExtensionAPPWP[More like this]
Small Business Retirement Plans Will Terminate Due to Potential Treasury Changes to Qualified Plan Regulations, by Brian Graaf, Executive Director American Society of Pension Actuaries[More like this]
Converting from Traditional Pension Plans to Cash Balance Plans Can Create Fertile Ground for Age Discrimination ClaimsKauff, McClain & McGuire LLP[More like this]
Online Form 5500 Seminar Coming April 13, 2000 (PDF)American Society of Pension Actuaries[More like this]



Top Stories - Health and Welfare Plans

HIPAA's Nonmedical Provisions May Have the Most Lasting EffectsSalt Lake Tribune[More like this]
True Impact of the Health Insurance Portability Act Still UncertainSalt Lake Tribune[More like this]
Patients' Bill of Rights: A Step Toward Expanding the Ranks of the UninsuredEmployment Policy Foundation[More like this]
Pending Patient Protection Legislation: A Comparative Analysis of Key Provisions of the House and Senate Versions of H.R. 2990, by Phyllis Borzi and Sara Rosenbaum of the Center for Health Services Research and Policy, The George Washington University Medical CenterKaiser Family Foundation[More like this]
Probe on for Possible Insurer FraudHealth Care Journal[More like this]
HMO Exec Files Whistle-Blower SuitHealth Care Journal[More like this]
Mass Attorney General Urges Legislature to Pass 'Common-Sense' Health-Care Reforms ImmediatelyBoston Globe[More like this]
Online Form 5500 Seminar Coming April 13, 2000 (PDF)American Society of Pension Actuaries[More like this]


New Recommended Links About Employee Benefits

Naive Diversification Strategies in Defined Contribution Savings Plans (PDF)Schlomo Benartzi and Richard E. Thaler, orig. pub. 8/98[More like this]
ERISA Preemption Primer, by Patricia A. Butler, J.D. (PDF) Alpha Center and the National Academy for State Health Policy[More like this]
ERISA Preemption Manual For State Health Policy Makers, by Patricia A. Butler, J.D. (PDF)Alpha Center and the National Academy for State Health Policy[More like this]




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