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September 13, 2000

ERISA's Curious Coverage
By Peter J. Wiedenbeck. Originally published in spring 1998 issue. Excerpt: "This article is about the scope of federal regulation of employee benefit plans under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ('ERISA')." (Washington University Law Quarterly)

Republicans Look to Push Medical Savings Accounts
Excerpt: "With health care emerging as a key election-year political issue, a senior Republican congressman on Tuesday vowed to redouble efforts to allow more Americans to save tax-free to help cover their medical bills." (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Bill Would Expand Medical Savings Accounts
Excerpt: "The chairman of a key House committee Tuesday vowed to use whatever means at his disposal to continue and expand the availability of tax-preferred medical savings accounts (MSAs) before the end of the current Congress." (Medscape; free registration required)

Patients' Rights Bill Revised in Bid for Passage in Senate
(New York Times; free registration required)

8/24/2000 Update: U.S. Presidential Candidates--Legislative Positions on HR Issues (PDF)
(Hewitt Associates)

(Following also appears in Retirement Plans Edition)

Need Someone from Corbel to Speak to Your Employee Benefits Organization?
Searchable by employer, such as Corbel, McKay Hochman Co., AccuDraft, Milliman & Robertson, and so forth. Use our free Speakers Database to find speakers for your organization. Practitioners: get in the database at no charge! A service to the employee benefits community from BenefitsLink. (BenefitsLink)

Need a Local Employee Benefits Speaker for Your Organization in Illinois?
Use our free Speakers Database to find speakers for your organization. Practitioners: get in the database at no charge! A service to the employee benefits community from BenefitsLink. (BenefitsLink)

Need a Speaker to Talk About the Anti-Cutback Rules for Qualified Retirement Plans?
Use our free Speakers Database to find speakers for your organization. Practitioners: get in the database at no charge! A service to the employee benefits community from BenefitsLink. (BenefitsLink)

Updated URL: E-signature Law Has Employee Benefits Implications
(Workforce.com)

Dutch Legalize Same-Sex Marriages
(Washington Post)

Graef Crystal: J.C. Penney's Questrom Gets a Clean, Rich Deal
Excerpt: "Is there a going price for retailing chief executives? Hard on the heels of Kmart Corp.'s hiring of Charles Conaway and giving him a bewildering array of goodies initially worth $37 million, we have J.C. Penney Co. hiring Allen Questrom and giving him a much simpler contract initially worth $34 million." (Graef Crystal, on Bloomberg.com)

Cheney Has Now Cashed in Most of His Stake in Halliburton
(New York Times; free registration required)



Job Openings Newly Posted or Reposted on EmployeeBenefitsJobs.com


Consulting - Pension Actuary & Administratorsfor Louis Kravitz & Associates, Inc.
in CA
401(k) Administratorfor Benefit Management Inc.
in MA, RI
Defined Contribution/ 401(k) Plan Administratorfor E.R.I.S.A., Inc.
in IL
401(k) / DC Pension Plan Administratorfor Fast Growing Financial Service & Third Party Administration Company
in CA
Testing Compliance Specialistfor The 401(k) Company
in TX
401(k) Pension Administrators & Conversion Specialistsfor PFPC, Inc.
in FL, MA, NC, VA
Pension Team Consultantfor Pentec, Inc.
in CT
Defined Contribution Pension Administratorfor Matthews, Gold, Kennedy & Snow, Inc.
in AZ
Regional Marketing Coordinator - U.S. Central Regionfor Watson Wyatt & Company
in IL, MI, MN, OH, TX
Director/Manager, Defined Contribution Departmentfor The Angell Pension Group, Inc.
in RI
401(k) Plan Administratorfor Third Party Administration Firm in Southeast Michigan
in MI
Pensions Systems Designerfor CitiStreet
in FL
Client Relations Managerfor Northern New Jersey Pension Consulting Firm
in NJ
Human Resources Workman's Comp Mgr.for Fortune 1000 company located in Houston
in TX
Reconciliation Specialistsfor PricewaterhouseCoopers
in NJ
Employee Benefits - Legal Assistantfor Buck Consultants
in CO
Qualified Plan recordkeeperfor Pen-Cal
in CA
401(k) Plan Administratorfor Polycomp Administrative Services, Inc.
in CA
Qualified Retirement Plans Managerfor Arthur Andersen, Human Capital Services
in CA, CO, CT, DC, GA
Health and Welfare Associatefor Towers Perrin
in CA, FL, GA, MA, MI, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA
RETIREMENT PLAN ADMINISTRATORfor HOWARD SIMON & ASSOCIATES, INC.
in IL
401k Team Leaderfor Citistreet - A State Street / Citigroup Company
in MA
Pension Administratorfor Century Benefits Consulting
in CA
Human Resources Training Managerfor Fortune 1000 company located in North Houston
in TX
Human Resources Retirement Managerfor Fortune 1000 company located in North Houston.
in TX
Defined Benefit Plan Sales and Consultingfor A Financial Services Firm
in MA
Tax Senior Accountant / Dayton, Ohiofor Deloitte & Touche, a Professional Services Firm
in OH
Client Service Managerfor Major Financial Services Firm
in NJ, NY, PA
Health and Welfare Consultantfor Towers Perrin
in CA, CT, GA, IL, MA, NC, PA, TX
DC/401(k) Plan Administration Specialistsfor 80+ Employee CPA Firm
in OH
Employee Benefits Analyst / Compliance Specialistfor Leading East Texas Healthcare System
in TX
Client Services Administratorfor Benefit National Companies
in CO, TX
Associate Attorney for Law Firmfor McGuire, Woods, Battle & Boothe LLP
in NC

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