Benefits Quarterly

Special Section on: COVID-19 Lessons: Benefits and the Workplace

Benefits Quarterly offers comprehensive coverage of the latest trends and innovations in benefits and compensation. This is a publication of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists and is written from the corporate perspective.

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Past Issues

Fourth Quarter 2020

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Articles include:
  • Embracing the Retirement Model for the Next Normal
  • New Approaches Needed to Save Retiree Benefits
  • Comparing Group Medicare Advantage Plans and Private Medicare Exchanges
  • Medicare Marketplaces: A Solution for Reducing Retiree Health Care Costs, Hiding in Plain Sight
  • Post-65 Retiree Health Care Coverage: Balancing Commitment With Cost
  • Changes as We Age, Caregiving, Long-Term Care and the Family
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: An Underappreciated Postemployment Benefit
  • Understanding and Navigating Declined Disability Claims

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Third Quarter 2020

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Articles include:
  • Economic Costs of the Opioid Crisis for Employers
  • Raise a Glass: The Socially Accepted Drug That’s Costing Your Business
  • Mental Health Parity Compliance and Enforcement
  • Different Perspectives on Phased Retirement, Retirement Ages and Working in Retirement
  • The First Word: The HIPAA Response to Malware Events, Including Ransomware Attacks
  • Achieving Effective Plan Design and Communicating Change: A Case Study

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Second Quarter 2020

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Articles include:
  • Expanding Access to Public Insurance Plans: Key Design Considerations
  • The Impact of Single Payer Health Care and Other Public Policy Proposals on Employment-Based Health Benefits
  • An Employee Benefit Professional’s Perspective on Medicare for All
  • Evaluating Cost and Value in a Dynamic Health Care Marketplace: Key Considerations for Employers
  • 401(k) Design: Participant Access
  • High-Performance DC Pension Plans: Design, Technology and the Role of Public Policy

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First Quarter 2020

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Articles include:
  • How Much Could Personalization Disrupt Retirement Plan Design? (A Lot)
  • Evaluating the Value Propositions of Health Plan Disrupters
  • Is It Time for Full Auto?
  • Why Employers Should Care About Their Employee Caregivers
  • The Role of Employer-Sponsored Primary Care in Improving Employee Health and Reducing Overall Health Plan Costs
  • Health Care Ate My 401(k) Contributions

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