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The BenefitsLink Newsletter -
Welfare Plans Edition

October 31, 2000

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Lawsuits Accuse Magellan Health of Civil Racketeering
Excerpt: "[The plaintiffs' two law firms] specialize in class action litigation and have filed dozens of lawsuits targeting the managed care industry." (insure.com)

The Middle Class Parent Penalty: Child Benefits in the U.S. Tax Code (PDF)
Working paper, temporarily available for downloading. (David T. Ellwood and Jeffrey B. Liebman of Harvard University and the National Bureau of Economic Research)

Major Medical Mystery: Why People Avoid Doctors
Excerpt: "And now, a few sociologists and clinicians, aiming to bolster preventive services, are trying to figure out why so many people are reluctant to see a doctor." (New York Times; free registration required)

(Following also appears in Retirement Plans Edition)

Graef Crystal: CEOs Court New Woes Dodging Options Charges
Excerpt: "American CEOs react to a charge to earnings for stock options the way Count Dracula did when faced with garlic. At first, they shrink back with horror. Then they try to plot an alternative way to achieve their goal. While CEOs go to great lengths to keep option costs off the books, Sprint Corp. may have gone farther than most lately." (Graef Crystal, on Bloomberg.com)

Job Openings Newly Posted or Reposted on EmployeeBenefitsJobs.com

401(k) Pension Administrators & Conversion Specialistsfor PFPC, Inc.
in FL, MA, NC, VA
Corporate Benefits Managerfor Payless ShoeSource
in KS
401(k) DC Administratorfor Karel & Associates, Ltd.
in IL
401(k) Account Administratorfor Great-West Life
in CO
Pension Analystfor Del Monte Foods
in CA

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