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The Employee Benefit Resource section is an editorial compilation of current informational and educational materials on topics of interest to employee benefit, financial and insurance executives.
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FDP Corp. presents a manual and demo disk illustrating an integrated marketing and management system for benefit professionals, life insurance agents and financial planners. Request item 101.
A financial planning system designed to help agents demonstrate the need for life insurance is offered by FDP Corp. Request item 103.
The American Institute for CPCU and the Insurance Institute of America provide a flier explaining an Associate in Automation Management designation program. Request item 104.
FDP Corp. supplies a booklet and demo disk that explain an illustration system designed to help life insurance professionals increase sales and service clients. Request item 105.
Software designed to give insurance professionals extended risk management capabilities is available from Specific Software Solutions L.L.C. Request item 106.
Genelco Inc. provides a newsletter covering technological products and services for health insurers, self-insured organizations and TPAs. Request item 201.
Health care and life insurance administration trends are reviewed in a Genelco Inc. newsletter for insurance companies. Request item 202.
Watson Wyatt Worldwide offers a newsletter covering regulations, policy and research about employee benefits and retirement issues. Request item 501.
CNA Insurance Cos. presents two articles that highlight the benefits of and need for voluntary accidental death and dismemberment insurance. Request item 502.
The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans supplies a newsletter that examines trends in voluntary benefits. Request item 503.
An article from Disability Services Group addresses what it considers the financial shortfalls of group long-term disability. Request item 504.
Meridian Resource Corp. presents a summary of the process and potential problems associated with a hospital bill audit. Request item 505.
A brochure from Watson Wyatt Worldwide evaluates pension simplification provisions in the Small Business Job Protection Act. Request item 506.
CNA Insurance Cos. offers an article that discusses strategies companies can implement to effectively manage and accommodate employee disabilities. Request item 507.
A survey from The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans demonstrates the importance of quality in health care plans. Request item 508.
Disability Services Group provides a paper that explains what to look for when selecting a disability insurer. Request item 509.
An explanation of a health care profiling system is supplied in a paper offered by Meridian Resource Corp. Request item 510.
The Alexander Consulting Group provides a research brief that analyzes the benefits of Medicare risk HMOs for employers sponsoring retiree health care plans. Request item 511.
How targeted communication can affect savings rates and participation in 401(k) plans is explained in a brochure from Watson Wyatt Worldwide. Request item 512.
An article supplied by CNA Insurance Cos. offers strategies for addressing 'subjective' disabilities of employees. Request item 513.
The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans offers a survey that indicates public opinion about the fate of Social Security and Medicare. Request item 514.
A flier from Disability Services Group explores how a voluntary disability program maximizes the value of a benefit program while controlling costs. Request item 515.
Reasons for performing a claims audit of a third-party administrator are outlined in an informational flier from Meridian Resource Corp. Request item 516.
The basic issues employers face when extending benefits to employees' domestic partners are examined in a research brief from The Alexander Consulting Group. Request item 517.
Watson Wyatt Worldwide provides a booklet that surveys the salaries of CEOs at top companies and examines trends in executive pay practices. Request item 518.
Implementing an effective disability management strategy is detailed in a paper offered by CNA Insurance Cos. Request item 519.
An article from The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans illustrates the need to restructure benefits due to the increasing number of contingent workers. Request item 520.
Disability Services Group presents a paper discussing why long-term care insurance should be an integral part of employees' financial planning. Request item 521.
Using utilization review and case management for cost savings is explained in a brochure from MultiPlan Inc. Request item 522.
Sedgwick Noble Lowndes supplies a survey of health insurers and HMOs that analyzes health care trends. Request item 523.
A booklet from Watson Wyatt Worldwide shows how successful firms implement strategic rewards programs. Request item 524.
MultiPlan Inc. offers a guide to effective utilization management. Request item 525.
The history of audits conducted by the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor is analyzed in a booklet supplied by The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. Request item 526.
A flier from Disability Services Group illustrates the high cost of delaying the purchase of long-term care insurance. Request item 527.
Meridian Resource Corp. offers a paper that explains the applications of a hospital cost index methodology. Request item 528.
The Alexander Consulting Group provides a research brief for 501(c)(3) charitable organizations that discusses the advantages and disadvantages of replacing a 403(b) plan with a 401(k) plan. Request item 529.
Employers' opinions about medical savings accounts are reported in a flier offered by Sedgwick Noble Lowndes. Request item 530.
A book from Duncanson & Holt Group provides a comprehensive overview of long-term care insurance. Request item 531.
Delta Dental Plans Assn. supplies a booklet with facts and figures on the dental benefits market. Request item 532.
An executive medical insurance plan is described in a brochure from RLI Insurance Co. Request item 533.
A brochure provided by Pre-Paid Legal Services Inc. summarizes employee legal services and legal problems. Request item 534.
The Frank Gates Service Co. features a newsletter covering trends in group health services, workers compensation and unemployment compensation. Request item 535.
A paper from Sedgwick Noble Lowndes identifies the reasons employers give for outsourcing employee benefits services. Request item 536.
Duncanson & Holt Group offers a manual detailing individual long-term care insurance claims administration. Request item 537.
D'Ancona & Pflaum presents an article that examines employee benefit provisions in 1996 legislation. Request item 538.
A catalog with information regarding the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist designation program is available from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. Request item 539.
How to reduce health care costs under the New York state health care law is detailed in a brochure provided by MultiPlan Inc. Request item 540.
Several pamphlets supplied by MetLife are designed to help employees better understand the issues and choices involved in major life events. Request item 541.
Mid-America Coalition on Health Care provides a booklet that describes a cost savings program for improving pregnancy outcomes for employees. Request item 542.
A manual from Duncanson & Holt Group discusses long-term disability insurance, including information about underwriting, claims administration and policy design. Request item 543.
Johnson & Higgins offers the results of a national survey of mid-sized employer health plans in a series of brochures by geographical region. Request item 544.
Choosing a health plan for a small business is the subject of a booklet from ConnectiCare Inc. Request item 545.
BNA Books presents a fact sheet that summarizes employee benefits under Social Security and Medicare programs. Request item 546.
A newsletter with articles of general interest to health care claims payers is available from Medco Review Inc. Request item 547.
The Segal Co. offers a 1997 annual reporting and disclosure calendar for benefit plans. Request item 548.
An overview of dependent care benefits is featured in a brochure from Child & Elder Care Insights Inc. Request item 549.
Major employee benefits issues are analyzed in a newsletter provided by the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists. Request item 550.
StayWell Health Management Systems Inc. supplies a personal health assessment to improve employees' health and ensure appropriate use of the health care system. Request item 551.
Underwriting group and individual long-term care insurance is the title of a book presented by Duncanson & Holt Group. Request item 552.
A group legal plan guide from Midwest Legal Services Inc. explains attorney panels, gatekeeper restrictions and core coverages. Request item 553.
Buck Consultants Inc. describes an integrated disability/medical management program in an article. Request item 554.
The implications of Financial Accounting Standard 106 to post-retirement benefit accounting are examined in a paper from Buck Consultants Inc. Request item 555.
A step-by-step approach to selling the concept of a defined contribution plan to employees is available from VASA Brougher Inc. Request item 556.
Reducing the costs of disability benefits is discussed in a newsletter from Buck Consultants Inc. Request item 557.
CareAway USA, an HMO service company, is described in an information packet from MultiPlan Inc. Request item 558.
MultiPlan Inc. offers a brochure that overviews its health care facility network. Request item 559.
A brochure and demo disk from Charles D. Spencer & Associates Inc. provides employee benefits reports, government forms and other resource material. Request item 560.
FDP Corp. offers a manual and demo disk illustrating a system for automated preparation of 1099 Series and related benefit reporting forms. Request item 601.
How employers use self-service human resources technology to achieve their business objectives is reported in this study conducted by Watson Wyatt Worldwide. Request item 602.
A system that performs the 401(a)(4) general test and other related tests is described in a booklet and demo disk from FDP Corp. Request item 603.
Two COBRA administrative systems are compared in a brochure provided by Travis Software Corp. Request item 604.
FDP Corp. demonstrates the capabilities of a retirement distribution and tax planning package through a manual and demo disk. Request item 605.
Literature describing the functions of a flexible benefit administration system is available from Travis Software Corp. Request item 606.
An "on-demand" participant record keeping and plan administration system for defined contribution plans is illustrated in a manual and demo disk supplied by FDP Corp. Request item 607.
Travis Software Corp. presents a flier that outlines the capabilities of a retiree premium billing system. Request item 608.
Laser generated IRS 5500/SAR and 5300 forms software is detailed in a booklet and demo disk from FDP Corp. Request item 609.
A brochure describing VERIFY, a benefit administration solution utilizing interactive voice response, is available from Information Products Inc. Request item 610.
This Internet based service, Health Fair On-Line is offered by MedAccess Corp. and allows employees to obtain extensive information about health care benefits packages, choosing a plan and enrolling online. Request item 611.
FDP Corp. offers a manual and demo disk outlining a plan-level pension trust accounting system. Request item 612.
Information Products explains an interactive voice response system in a brochure that details its capabilities, general uses and how benefit administrators can utilize this technology. Request item 613.
A manual and demo disk from FDP Corp. illustrate the features of enrollment and administration software for cafeteria plans. Request item 614.
An automated plan document generation system for defined benefit, defined contribution and 401(k) prototype plans is detailed in a booklet and demo disk from FDP Corp. Request item 615.
FDP Corp supplies a manual and demo disk demonstrating a proposal and administration system for defined contribution, defined benefit, 401(k), ESOP and Target plans. Request item 616.
A benefits management system for self-insured employers and TPAs is detailed in a brochure from Associated Systems Inc. Request item 617.
The Associate in Insurance Accounting and Finance program is described in a flier provided by the American Institute for CPCU and the Insurance Institute of America. Request item 801.
Global employee benefits and pension news is discussed in a newsletter from American International Group Inc. Request item 901.
Information on the usual and customary employee benefits in more than 40 countries is detailed in a book from the Aetna/Generali Network. Request item 902.
American International Group Inc. supplies a benefit survey that outlines typical plan designs in key countries and industries. Request item 903.
Globex International offers a newsletter describing events and developments in the international benefits marketplace. Request item 904.
A comprehensive report on global wellness initiatives is available from American International Group Inc. Request item 905.
Social security practices in more than 50 countries are examined in a survey supplied by American International Group. Request item 906.
FrontRunner is a quarterly information resource newsletter on self-funded health benefits printed by VASA Brougher Inc. Request item 1601.
WLT Software of Florida Inc. presents a paper for self-insurers that outlines a comprehensive provider bill editing system. Request item 1602.
A booklet prepared by SBPA Systems Inc. describes group benefit administration systems for medical, dental and vision claims adjudication. Request item 1603.
An article from Self-Insurance Marketing Service describes what it takes for a claims administrator to successfully reach the self-insurance market. Request item 1604.
A guide to self-funded benefit programs and services is available from VISTA Administrators Inc. Request item 1605.
A flexible benefits administration, claims payment and accounting system for self-insured companies is detailed in a document from WLT Software of Florida Inc. Request item 1606.
Marketing and sales tips for targeting the self-insurance market are contained in an article from Self-Insurance Marketing Service. Request item 1607.
VISTA Administrators Inc. provides a brochure for self-insured employers with an overview of Section 125 plans, including reasons to adopt a flex plan. Request item 1608.
A newsletter exploring trends in health care claims administration and information technology is supplied by TXEN Inc. Request item 1609.
FACTS Services Inc. offers a package of information sheets on its automated software and hardware solutions for claims processing, risk management and managed care. Request item 1610.
Underwriting stop loss coverage from an underwriter's perspective is covered in a manual from Duncanson & Holt Group. Request item m 1611.
WLT Software of Florida Inc. provides an outline detailing its health care claims administration and billing system. Request item 1612.