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September 26, 2002 - 11,860 subscribers
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Call for Papers: Current Pension Actuarial Practice in Light of Financial Economics
Excerpt: "In recent years financial economics has changed the way we look at liability measurement and investment strategies. Should these developments affect the way actuaries should value pension plans? If so, how? This call for papers is designed to address the possible intersection of the financial economics model and the pension valuation model.... Authors do not need to be a member of the Society of Actuaries." (Society of Actuaries)

Keeping Tabs on Your Company's Defined Benefit Pension Plan
October, 2002 issue. Excerpt: "Here's what you need to know about underfunded defined-benefit plans." (Consumer Reports)

Double-Dip Retirement Measure for Disabled Veterans May Become Law
Excerpt: "According to a study commissioned by [the Department of Defense], VA disability compensation is intended for veterans who separated from military service without retirement, but who suffered service-connected conditions that affect their earnings.... The concurrent receipt legislation ... would allow retirees receiving 60 percent [VA] disability or more to receive their full disability and their full retirement." (GovExec.com)

EBRI Issue Brief: Trends in Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Plans
Executive summary. Full issue brief (fee) available at http://www.ebri.org/store/ebriib.htm - Excerpt: "This Issue Brief updates the October 1997 EBRI Issue Brief examining trends in employment-based defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) pension plans. It includes an appendix on plan design and operational issues to provide basic background on how retirement plans work.... Suggested explanations why DB plans have been steadily losing ground as the preferred plan type include ..." (Employee Benefit Research Institute)



Links to Items on Executive Comp, Benefits in General

Overview: Sarbanes-Oxley Act Bites Benefits
Excerpt: "Benefit plans will be doing their bit to halt corporate corruption in its tracks thanks to the Corporate and Auditing Accountability, Responsibility and Transparency Act of 2002." (Nixon Peabody LLP)

Analysis: Split-Dollar Life Insurance - No Give in the IRS Assault
Excerpt: "The newest chapter in the IRS crusade against split-dollar life insurance is the release of proposed regulations, regulations which differ little from the Service's earlier pronouncements.... The new regs are aimed at realigning the tax burdens of split-dollar with the economic benefits. Under them, all split-dollar policies, whether equity or otherwise, must be treated for tax purposes under one of two mutually exclusive regimes ..." (Nixon Peabody LLP)

Overview of Accelerated Insider Securities Reporting Requirements, With Sample Memo and Forms
Excerpt: "Under the new law and the SEC rule changes, transactions that are subject to the two-day filing deadline include: option exercises; most purchases or sales of stock, regardless of whether the transactions occurs in the open market or between you and the Company; and grants of stock options and restricted stock and certain other accruals of stock or stock units that may occur under executive or director compensation plans." (Proskauer Rose)




Newly Posted or Renewed Job Openings - Post a Help Wanted Ad

Pension Account Manager
for CNA TRUST
in CA

Manager, Defined Benefits Plan
for Trinity Health
in MI

Retirement Plan Administrator
for Plan Design Consultants, Inc.
in CA

Treasury Director
for Marshfield Clinic
in WI

Sales Manager
for Metavante 401(k) Services
in ALL STATES

Pension Administrator
for Redwood Administrators, Inc.
in NJ

Pension Administrator
for Prestigious Long Island Benefit Firm
in NY


Newly Posted Webcasts (Post Yours!)

Tracking Health Care Costs
on September 25, 2002
presented by Kaisernetwork.org


Newly Posted Conferences (Post Yours!)

COBRA Compliance for Group Health Plans
in OR
October 11, 2002
Employee Benefits Institute of America LLC (EBIA)

COBRA Compliance for Group Health Plans
in MN
October 18, 2002
Employee Benefits Institute of America LLC (EBIA)

COBRA Compliance for Group Health Plans
in OH
October 25, 2002
Employee Benefits Institute of America LLC (EBIA)

COBRA Compliance for Group Health Plans
in MD
November 8, 2002
Employee Benefits Institute of America LLC (EBIA)

COBRA Compliance for Group Health Plans
in CA
November 15, 2002
Employee Benefits Institute of America LLC (EBIA)

COBRA Compliance for Group Health Plans
in TX
November 22, 2002
Employee Benefits Institute of America LLC (EBIA)

COBRA Compliance for Group Health Plans
in CA
December 6, 2002
Employee Benefits Institute of America LLC (EBIA)

HIPAA Portability & Privacy
in OR
October 10, 2002
Employee Benefits Institute of America LLC (EBIA)

HIPAA Portability & Privacy
in MN
October 17, 2002
Employee Benefits Institute of America LLC (EBIA)

HIPAA Portability & Privacy
in OH
October 24, 2002
Employee Benefits Institute of America LLC (EBIA)

HIPAA Portability & Privacy
in MD
November 7, 2002
Employee Benefits Institute of America LLC (EBIA)

HIPAA Portability & Privacy
in CA
November 14, 2002
Employee Benefits Institute of America LLC (EBIA)

HIPAA Portability & Privacy
in TX
November 21, 2002
Employee Benefits Institute of America LLC (EBIA)

HIPAA Portability & Privacy
in CA
December 5, 2002
Employee Benefits Institute of America LLC (EBIA)

ERISA Compliance for Health & Welfare Plans
in OR
October 10, 2002
Employee Benefits Institute of America LLC (EBIA)

ERISA Compliance for Health & Welfare Plans
in MN
October 17, 2002
Employee Benefits Institute of America LLC (EBIA)

ERISA Compliance for Health & Welfare Plans
in OH
October 24, 2002
Employee Benefits Institute of America LLC (EBIA)

ERISA Compliance for Health & Welfare Plans
in MD
November 7, 2002
Employee Benefits Institute of America LLC (EBIA)

ERISA Compliance for Health & Welfare Plans
in CA
November 14, 2002
Employee Benefits Institute of America LLC (EBIA)

20th Annual Fall Conference on Employee Benefits
in CA
October 29, 2002
Western Pension & Benefits Conference, San Francisco Chapter

ERISA Compliance for Health & Welfare Plans
in TX
November 21, 2002
Employee Benefits Institute of America LLC (EBIA)

ERISA Compliance for Health & Welfare Plans
in CA
December 5, 2002
Employee Benefits Institute of America LLC (EBIA)

Cafeteria Plans
in OR
October 9, 2002
Employee Benefits Institute of America LLC (EBIA)

Cafeteria Plans
in MN
October 16, 2002
Employee Benefits Institute of America LLC (EBIA)

Cafeteria Plans
in OH
October 23, 2002
Employee Benefits Institute of America LLC (EBIA)

Cafeteria Plans
in MD
November 6, 2002
Employee Benefits Institute of America LLC (EBIA)

HRAs: New Solutions for Consumer-Directed Healthcare
in CA
October 8, 2002
The Employers Council on Flexible Compensation and Fidelity Investments

Cafeteria Plans
in CA
November 13, 2002
Employee Benefits Institute of America LLC (EBIA)

Cafeteria Plans
in TX
November 20, 2002
Employee Benefits Institute of America LLC (EBIA)

Cafeteria Plans
in CA
December 4, 2002
Employee Benefits Institute of America LLC (EBIA)

401(k) Plans
in OR
October 8, 2002
Employee Benefits Institute of America LLC (EBIA)

401(k) Plans
in MN
October 15, 2002
Employee Benefits Institute of America LLC (EBIA)

401(k) Plans
in OH
October 22, 2002
Employee Benefits Institute of America LLC (EBIA)

401(k) Plans
in MD
November 5, 2002
Employee Benefits Institute of America LLC (EBIA)

401(k) Plans
in CA
November 12, 2002
Employee Benefits Institute of America LLC (EBIA)

401(k) Plans
in TX
November 19, 2002
Employee Benefits Institute of America LLC (EBIA)

401(k) Plans
in CA
December 3, 2002
Employee Benefits Institute of America LLC (EBIA)

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