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Benefits Magazine  and Plans & Trusts welcome articles on benefits-related subjects. Submissions can be practical or how-to in nature, perhaps dealing with a particular aspect of plan administration or design. They can also be theoretical discussions of current benefits issues and trends or legislative and regulatory developments that affect those in the benefits field.

Readers have asked for articles on these current topics:

Multiemployer Plans

  • Health care reform
  • Retirement security and financial literacy
  • Pension and welfare plan mergers 
  • Health care and prescription drug cost containment and quality initiatives
  • Trustees meetings (locations, frequency, voting, minutes, etc.)
  • Trustee selection
  • Trustee expenses
  • Defined contribution plan designs
  • Pension plan funding improvement/rehabilitation plans and MPRA
  • Basic investment topics
  • Wellness
  • Basic information for new trustees
  • Investment portfolio design and management 
  • Health care contracts and plan design   

Public Employee Plans

  • Retirement health
  • Retirement security and financial education 
  • Hybrid pension plans
  • Communication of benefits
  • Wellness
  • 403(b) plans         
  • Public plan funding challenges
  • 457 plans
  • Health care cost-containment techniques
  • Composition and responsibilities of the board of trustees
  • Investment of plan assets
  • Health care reform and plan design

Corporate Plans

  • Health care reform
  • Retirement security and financial education
  • Coordination of different types of paid and unpaid leave
  • Communication of benefits
  • Global benefits
  • Health quality initiatives
  • Health care and prescription drug cost-containment techniques, including wellness
  • 401(k) plans
  • Design of dental, vision, hearing benefits
  • Educational assistance/tuition reimbursement plans
  • Mental health and well-being 
  • Self-funding of health care benefits

Canadian Plans

  • Retirement security
  • Health care and prescription drug cost-containment techniques, including wellness 
  • U.S./Canada cross-border benefit issues
  • Trustee expenses
  • Trustee selection
  • Disability management
  • Investment of plan assets
  • Parental/compassionate care leave
  • Flexible benefit plans
  • Benefits communication (general overview)
  • Pension reform
  • Design of dental, vision, hearing benefits
  • Composition and responsibilities of the multiemployer board of trustees
     

 

Please direct inquiries or outlines of proposed articles about these or other topics to:

 

 

Publications Department
editor@ifebp.org
(262) 373-7631

See Submit an Article for more information on the submission process.