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Client Services and Admin Officer
for Fulton Financial Corporation in PA

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for Northwestern Benefit Corporation of GA in GA

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for Northwestern Benefit Corporation of GA in GA

Consulting Support Specialist
for Northwestern Benefit Corporation of GA in GA

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for AllianceBernstein in NY

Relationship Manager
for Prudential in IA

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401(k) Rekon Advisor Symposium- Milwaukee
in Wisconsin on September 8, 2011 presented by 401(k) Rekon

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[Guidance Overview]
Cafeteria Plans Elections: When Should Requested Mid-Year Changes Be Approved?
"While the rules are relatively clear, they're easily muddled when dealing with the intricacies of a particular participant's situation." (Warner Norcross & Judd LLP)

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Domestic Partner Benefits and the NY Marriage Equality Act
"Given the new law, companies in New York are beginning a transition period where their g.ay employees will have roughly six months to a year to get married before the company pulls back its domestic-partner benefits . . . ." (Human Resource Executive Online)

Comparing Health Care Quality: A National Directory
"Our directory provides access to publicly available, free reports with information about the process of delivering care (for example, did patients get all the recommended care?), actual outcome for patients (for example, did patients die or have to return to the hospital?), what patients said in surveys about their experience with physicians or hospitals, and/or cost." (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

Maternity Leave Policies Around The World
"Sweden and Norway have among the best parental leave in the world—more than a year paid for the mother and father combined. [T]he U.S. is the only industrialized nation that doesn't mandate that parents of newborns get paid leave." (NPR)

Is the FMLA the New Breeding Ground for Class Actions?
"Whereas the Wal-Mart class was rejected because the plaintiffs pointed to rather amorphous, vague policies of discrimination as the basis for their class action, it seems that a class of plaintiffs may have an easier time attacking a specific FMLA policy or practice whose effect creates harm across an entire group of employees. Two recently filed proposed class actions suggest that at least some plaintiff-side employment attorneys are thinking the same thing . . . ." (Franczek Radelet P.C.)

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Benefits in General; Executive Compensation

Say-on-Pay: 2011 Proxy Season De-Brief (PDF)
"For the majority of companies, the experience may not have been stress-free, but 98% of companies passed with average shareholder support over 90%. Shareholders also overwhelmingly supported annual SOP votes. This letter provides detailed SOP voting results for the Russell 3000 as constituted through June 30, and available as of July 29 in the Institutional Shareholder Services ('ISS') Voting Analytics database." (Frederic W. Cook & Co., Inc.)

New Relocation Mileage Rate Applies to Federal Employees
"The new standard reimbursement rate the IRS set for mileage accumulated on privately owned vehicles for relocation purposes also applies to federal employees' use of their vehicles in employment-related relocations, the General Services Administration (GSA) announced Aug. 9." (Thompson Publishing Group)

Monthly Benefit News & Developments during July and through August 4, 2011 (PDF)
This edition also includes upcoming key dates. (Milliman, Inc.)

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