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October 25, 2002 - 7,545 subscribers
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Domestic Violence Hits Bottom Line in Workplace
Excerpt: "Abusive husbands and lovers harass 74 percent of employed battered women at work either in person or over the phone, according to the U.S. Bureau of Justice. Domestic abuse is blamed for causing '56 percent of employed battered women to be late for work at least five times per month, 28 percent to leave early at least five days per month, 54 percent to miss at least three full days of work per month, and 20 percent to lose their jobs' ..." (Knight Ridder Business News via Society for Human Resource Management)

White Paper: Individual Health Insurance--Access and Affordability (PDF)
4 pages. Excerpt: "Perhaps the two most common criticisms of the individually purchased medical expense insurance market are the claims that it is prohibitively expensive, and is only available to the healthiest Americans. These issues are important. While many still rely on anecdotes and hypothetical examples, data are now becoming available which demonstrate the affordability of individual coverage." (Health Insurance Association of America)

Employees Still Rate Health Care No. 1 Benefit
Excerpt: "Health-care coverage remains the top benefit in the minds of employees, and the recession and 9/11 did little to alter that view, reports a national study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI)." (Atlanta Business Chronicle via bizjournals.com; free registration required)

The Nongroup Health Insurance Market: a Web Symposium
Click on the names of the various authors on the target page, to read the article or 'perspective' written by any particular author. (Health Affairs)

Links to Items on Executive Comp, Benefits in General

2002 Report of the Subcommittee on Collective Bargaining and Employee Benefits
21 pages. Presented on February 14-16, 2002. This Microsoft Word document is a supplement to a chapter of the highly-regarded employee benefits treatise published by the American Bar Association's Section of Labor and Employment Law, Employee Benefits Subcommittee; the chapter is entitled 'Collective Bargaining and Employee Benefits." (ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, Employee Benefits Subcommittee)

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

Defined Benefit Analyst - New Business - Consultant
for MK Consulting, Inc.

Defined Benefit Systems Analyst - Consultant
for MK Consulting, Inc.

DB/DC Plan Administrator
for Benefit Solutions Corp.
in WI

Individual Consultant
in GA

Institutional Pension Consultant
in GA

Newly Posted Webcasts (Post Yours!)

Individual Health Insurance: Fact, Opinion and Policy
on October 23, 2002
presented by Kaisernetwork.org

Newly Posted Conferences (Post Yours!)

Nuts and Bolts of 401(k) Plans
in FL
November 21, 2002
Lorman Education Services

Newly Posted Press Releases

MONTVALE, New Jersey - October 16, 2002 - Colonial Surety Company introduces 5-year ERISA bonds with automatic bond increase endorsement to meet new DOL bonding requirements for small company 401(K)plans.
(Colonial Surety Company)

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