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Watson Wyatt Worldwide offers a newsletter that covers regulations, policy and research about employee benefits and retirement issues. Request item 3501.

The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans supplies a newsletter that examines trends in voluntary benefits. Request item 3502.

The pitfalls of ambiguous plan language are examined in an article from The Kwasha Lipton Group, which focuses upon the distinctions between "employees" and "independent contractors." Request item 3503.

A flier from Disability Services Group discusses voluntary payroll deduction disability programs. Request item 3505.

A paper on medical benefits subrogation and the financial opportunity it represents for all health care claim payers is available from Strategic Recovery Partnership Inc. Request item 3506.

An approach for conducting a work/life needs assessment is provided by The Kwasha Lipton Group. In addition, the article details a methodology for calculating the cost of work/life-related turnover. Request item 3507.

A flier from Disability Services Group illustrates the high cost of delaying the purchase of long-term care insurance. Request item 3508.

A brochure from Watson Wyatt Worldwide explains how targeted communication can affect savings rates and participation in 401(k) plans. Request item 3509.

An article from Self-Insurance Marketing Services provides an overview of the self-insurance marketplace, as well as suggestions as to how a claims administrator can successfully reach that market. Request item 3510.

A primer that examines the principal issues involved in designing or modifying supplemental executive retirement plans is available from The Kwasha Lipton Group. Request item 3511.

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 3512.

The basic issues of extending benefits to employees' domestic partners are examined in a research brief from Aon Consulting. Request item 3513.

An article from The Kwasha Lipton Group explores how to use excess assets from defined benefit plans to provide additional benefits to plan participants. Request item 3514.

A newsletter focusing on health care policy language and providing suggestions on drafting policy language is available from Strategic Recovery Partnership Inc. Request item 3515.

The history of audits conducted by the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor is analyzed in a booklet supplied by The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. Request item 3516.

Survey results suggesting projected changes in cash balance plans are examined in an article from The Kwasha Lipton Group. Request item 3517.

A brochure from Watson Wyatt Worldwide evaluates pension simplification provisions in the Small Business Job Protection Act. Request item 3518.

Disability Services Group provides a paper that explains what to look for when selecting a disability insurer. Request item 3519.

An overview of dependent care benefits is featured in a brochure from Child Care Insights Inc. Request item 3520.

A booklet from Watson Wyatt Worldwide shows how successful companies implement strategic rewards programs. Request item 3521.

Six essential issues of daily valuations that plan sponsors should consider are set forth in an article from The Kwasha Lipton Group. Request item 3522.

A guide to self-funded benefit programs and services is available from VISTA Administrators Inc. Request item 3523.

VISTA Administrators Inc. provides a brochure for self-insured employers with an overview of Section 125 plans, including reasons to adopt a flexible benefits plan. Request item 3525.

Aon Consulting 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 3526.

Marketing and sales tips for targeting the self-insurance market are outlined in an article from Self-Insurance Marketing Service. Request item 3527.

Several pamphlets supplied by MetLife are designed to help employees better understand the issues and choices involved in major life events. Request item 3528.

Watson Wyatt Worldwide provides a booklet that surveys the salaries of chief executive officers at top companies and examines trends in executive pay practices. Request item 3529.

Information Products explains an interactive voice response system in a brochure that details how benefit administrators can utilize this technology. Request item 3530.

An article from Disability Services Group addresses the financial shortfalls of group long-term disability. Request item 3532.

Information on the usual and customary benefits in more than 40 countries is detailed in a book from the Aetna/Generali Network. Request item 3533.

The American Institute for CPCU and the Insurance Institute of America provide a flier explaining an Associate in Automation Management designation program. Request item 3534. (continued in Part 2/2).