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March 17, 2000

Top Stories - Retirement Plans

PBGC Might Change Lump Sum Interest Rates; Might Affect Plan DocumentsPension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
-- Text of final rule
-- PDF version
-- PBGC press release
California State Teachers Pension Fund Has A Record $11 Billion Or More In 'Excess Earnings'Knight-Ridder/Tribune[More like this]
Working with the Final 3121(v)(2) RegulationsKilpatrick Stockton LLP[More like this]
March 10 hearing transcripts: A More Secure Retirement for Workers: Proposals for ERISA ReformHouse Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations
-- David Certner, Senior Coordinator, Department of Federal Affairs, AARP, Washington, DC
-- John Hotz, Deputy Director, Pension Rights Center, Washington, DC
-- Marc E. Lackritz, President, Securities Industry Association
-- Louis Colosimo, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co. Inc., New York, New York, testifying of behalf of the Bond Market Association
-- Deedra Walkey, Assistant General Counsel, The Frank Russell Company, Tacoma, Washington
March 16 hearing transcripts: H.R. 3462, The Wealth through the Workplace Act: Worker Ownership in Today's EconomyHouse Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations
-- Chairman Boehner's Opening Statement
-- Jane F. Greenman, Deputy General Counsel, Human Resources, Honeywell, Washington, DC
-- Tim Byland, Senior Sales Executive, INTERVU, Inc., Fairfax, VA
-- Patrick Von Bargen, Executive Director, National Commission on Entrepreneurship, Washington, DC
APPWP Urges House Panel to Provide Incentives for Broad-Based Employee Stock Option PlansAssociation of Private Pension and Welfare Plans[More like this]

Top Stories - Health and Welfare Plans

HMOs Warn of Higher PremiumsNew York Times Syndicate[More like this]
Analysis: George W. Bush's Health PolicyDrKoop.com[More like this]
Mayor Rudolph Giuliani Shoots Down Proposal for Airline Tickets as Teacher Performance IncentiveNY Post[More like this]
Should Federal Employees Use Upcoming Pre-Tax Health Premium Option?GovExec.com[More like this]
Vermont House OKs Civil Unions for Gays, LesbiansYahoo! News[More like this]

New Recommended Links About Employee Benefits

Touting A Patients' Bill Of Rights, commentary by L. Brent Bozell III, orig. pub. 7/99CNSnews.com[More like this]
Issue Brief: Why Do Health Insurance Premiums Rise? (PDF)Health Insurance Association of America[More like this]
Perspectives on Cash Balance Plans: Time Out for FactsTowers Perrin[More like this]
Cash Balance Plans: Danger or Opportunity?American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO[More like this]
Cash Balance Plan Basics, by attorney Jan A. Steinhour FindLaw.com[More like this]
Key Issues in the Cash Balance Debate, by Jack VanDerheiEmployee Benefit Research Institute[More like this]
The Americans With Disabilities Act and Medical Plans, by attorney Wayne JacobsenFindLaw.com[More like this]
Emerging Theories of ERISA Liability In Health Plans, by attorney Mary Ellen Signorille FindLaw.com[More like this]

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