Employee Benefits

ISBN-10: 0073530522
ISBN-13: 9780073530529
Edition: 4th 2011
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List price: $68.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 2/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540

Martocchios Employee Benefits is forward-thinking and seeks to bring the topic into the mainstream of compensation understanding. The Fourth Edition continues to be concisely written, highlighting key issues in order to provide the reader with a solid foundation for discussing benefits issues with employee benefits professionals. As practices and laws affecting benefits change frequently, Martocchio stays on the cusp of recent developments, capturing all recent changes with his 4/e.

Student learning is the focus of Angela Lumpkin's approach to teaching. She first seeks to learn who her students are and what they know so that she and her students can work together to determine what they need to know and be able to do. This instructional approach has enabled her to help students effectively explore the fields of physical education, exercise science, and sport studies through the variety of course she had taught from history and philosophy of physical education and sport to sport management. Dr. Lumpkin began her career at the University of North Carolina in 1974 where she advanced to become the first female in the Department of Physical Education to become a full professor. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Arkansas and her Ph.D. in sport history is from The Ohio State University. Dr. Lumpkin also has an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is currently Dean of the School of Education at the University of Kansas. Dr. Lumpkin has held leadership positions in the North Carolina Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NCAHPERD), the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, and many other professional organizations. She is the author of seven books including Introduction to Physical Education, Exercise Science and Sport Studies, fifth edition, and has written numerous refereed articles and made over 100 professional presentations.

Introduction to Employee Benefits
Introducing Employee Benefits
Defining and Exploring Employee Benefits
Defining Employee Benefits
Employee Benefits in the Total Compensation Scheme
The Field of Employee Benefits Practice
Legally Required Benefits
Discretionary Benefits
Origins of Employee Benefits
Legal and Regulatory Influences on Discretionary Benefits Practices
Strategic Planning for the Benefits Program
Basic Strategic Planning Concepts
Approaches to Strategic Benefit Planning
Information Used in Strategic Benefit Planning
External Environment
Internal Environment
Plan for the Book
The Psychology of Employee Benefits
Employment Relationship as Social Exchange
How Employee Benefits Constitute Social Exchange
Workforce Changes and the Employment Relationship
Psychological Contracts
Psychological Contract Development
Psychological Contract Violation
Employee Benefits as Constituting Psychological Contracts
Employee Attitudes and Employee Benefits
Justice and Perceived Organizational Support
Organizational Citizenship Behavior
Summary
The Economics of Employee Benefits
Why Do Employers Offer Benefits?
Cost Advantage
Recruiting Certain Types of Workers
Tax Incentives
Who Pays for Benefits?
Two Extensions
Government Mandates
Differences in Benefit Cost Increases across Groups of Workers
Summary
Regulating Employee Benefits
Labor Unions and Employee Benefits: The National Labor Relations Act of 1935
The Internal Revenue Code
The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974
Defining Pension Plans and Welfare Plans
Scope of Coverage for Pension Plans and Welfare Plans
Protection of Employee Rights
Amendments to the Internal Revenue Code Relating to Retirement Plans
Jurisdiction, Administration, Enforcement, Joint Pension Task Force, and Other Issues
Plan Termination Insurance
The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
The Pension Protection Act of 2006
Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws
The Equal Pay Act of 1963
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA)
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
The Civil Rights Act of 1991
Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008
Summary
Retirement, Health, and Life Insurance
Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans
Defined Retirement Plans
Origins of Employer-Sponsored Retirement Benefits
Trends in Retirement Plan Coverage and Costs
Minimum Standards for Qualified Plans
Qualified Plans
Defined Benefit Plans
Benefit Formulas
Nondiscrimination Rules: Testing
Accrual Rules
Minimum Funding Standards
Benefit Limits and Tax Deductions
Defined Contribution Plans
Individual Accounts
Investments of Contributions
Employee Participation in Investments
Nondiscrimination Rules: Testing
Accrual Rules
Minimum Funding Standards
Contribution Limits and Tax Deductions
Types of Defined Contribution Plans
Section 401(k) Plans
Profit-Sharing Plans
Stock Bonus Plans
Employee Stock Option Plans (ESOPs)
Savings Incentive Match Plans for Employees (SIMPLEs)
Section 403(b) Tax-Deferred Annuity Plans
Section 457 Plans
Hybrid Plans
Cash Balance Plans and Pension Equity Plans
Target Benefit Plans
Money Purchase Plans
Age-Weighted Profit-Sharing Plans
Summary
Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Programs
Defining and Exploring Health Insurance Programs
Origins of Health Insurance Benefits
Health Insurance Coverage and Costs
Individual versus Group Insurance Coverage
Regulation of Health Insurance Programs
Federal Regulation
Tax Regulations
State Regulation
Fee-for-Service Plans
Types of Medical Expense Benefits
Features of Fee-for-Service Plans
Major Medical Insurance Plans: Supplemental and Comprehensive
Managed Care Plans
Health Maintenance Organizations
Types of Health Maintenance Organizations
Features of Health Maintenance Organizations
Preferred Provider Organizations
Features of Preferred Provider Organizations
Point-of-Service Plans
Specialized Insurance Benefits
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Prescription Drug Benefits
Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Maternity Care
Consumer-Driven Health Care
Retiree Health Care Benefits
Summary
Employer-Sponsored Disability Insurance and Life Insurance
Disability Insurance
Origins of Disability Insurance
Short-Term Disability Insurance Programs
Long-Term Disability Insurance Programs
Funding Disability Insurance Programs
Employee and Employer Tax Obligations
Relationships between Company-Sponsored Disability Plans and Benefits Laws
Life Insurance
Origins of Life Insurance
Coverage and Costs of Life Insurance
Types of Life Insurance Programs
Group Term Life Insurance
Tax Treatment of Group Term Life Insurance
Universal Life Insurance
Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
Summary
Government-Mandated Social Security and Workers' Compensation Programs
Origins of Social Security and Workers' Compensation Programs
Introduction to the Social Security Programs
Employers Required to Participate in Social Security Programs
Administration of Social Security Programs
Social Security Numbers
Old-Age, Survivor, and Disability Insurance (OASDI)
Qualifying for OASDI Benefits
Determining Benefit Amounts
Old-Age Benefits
Survivor Benefits
Disability Benefits
Medicare
Eligibility Criteria for Medicare Benefits
Medicare Part A Coverage
Medicare Part B Coverage
Medigap Insurance
Medicare Part C: Medicare Advantage
Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit
Medicare as the Primary or Secondary Payer
Financing OASDI and Medicare Programs
Unemployment Insurance
Eligibility Criteria for Unemployment Insurance Benefits
Unemployment Insurance Benefit Amounts
State Compulsory Disability Laws (Workers' Compensation)
Coverage of Workers' Compensation Programs
Cost of Workers' Compensation Insurance
Workers' Compensation Claims
Types and Amounts of Workers' Compensation Benefits
Employers' Rights under Workers' Compensation Programs
Financing Workers' Compensation Programs
Employer and Employee Tax Obligations
Relationship between Workers' Compensation and Benefits Laws
Summary
Services
Paid Time-Off and Flexible Work Schedules
Defining and Exploring Paid Time-Off Programs
Paid Time-Off Practices
Holidays
Vacation
Sick Leave
Personal Leave
Integrated Paid Time-Off Policies or Paid Time-Off Banks
Bereavement or Funeral Leave
Jury Duty and Witness Duty Leaves
Military Leave
Nonproduction Time
On-Call Time
Sabbatical Leave
Volunteerism
Leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993
Flexible Scheduling
Flextime Schedules
Compressed Workweek Schedules
Telecommuting
Summary
Accommodation and Enhancement Benefits
Defining Accommodation and Enhancement Benefits
Rationale for Accommodation and Enhancement Benefits
Tax Benefits for Employers and Employees
The Mental and Physical Well-Being of Employees and Family Members
Employee Assistance Programs
Wellness Programs
Family Assistance Programs
Adoption Assistance Programs
Educational Benefits for Employees
Educational Assistance Programs
Tuition Reimbursement Programs
Scholarship Programs
Support Programs for Daily Living
Transportation Services
Physical Fitness
Summary
Extending Employee Benefits: Design and Global Issues
Managing the Employee Benefits System
A Comparison of Traditional Benefits Plans and Flexible Benefits Plans
A One-Size-Fits-All Approach
Employer Choice to Customize Benefits
Cafeteria Plans under Section 125
Types of Flexible Benefit Plan Arrangements
Communicating the Employee Benefits Program
Legal Considerations in Benefits Communication
The "Good Business Sense" of Benefits Communication
Managing the Costs of Employee Benefits
Cost-Control Methods
Employee Education
Utilization Revieius
Case Management
Provider Payment Systems
Lifestyle Interventions
Outsourcing the Benefits Function
The Future of Employee Benefits
Changing Employment Contract
Accountability to Shareholders
Recent and Proposed Legislation
Domestic Partner Benefits and Same-Sex Marriage Issues
Generational Diversity and Workplace Conflict
Presidential-Year Politics
Summary
Global Employee Benefits at a Glance
Not All Employee Benefits Are Alike
North America
Canada
Mexico
South America
Brazil
Argentina
Europe
France
Germany
Spain
United Kingdom
The Netherlands
Italy
Poland
Sweden
Russia
Asia
The People's Republic of China
Hong Kong
Japan
South Korea
India
Saudi Arabia
Africa
South Africa
Australia
Summary
Glossary
Index

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