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A comprehensive survey, this up-to-date report provides information about the types of benefits U.S. employers offer their employees. More than 200 different categories are exploredincluding health care and welfare coverage; financial compensations; vacation and personal days; family-friendly benefits; flexible schedules; and housing, relocation, and business-travel expensesgiving human resources professionals, benefits managers, and business leaders and consultants an accurate depiction of how to be competitive in what they offer employees.
The approach to benefits in Employee Benefits takes advantage of the author's unique academic and business background to provide a variety of inter-disciplinary principles and tools ranging from labour economics to human resources strategy, tax policy, metrics, and actuarial science. This gives students a rich and fundamental understanding of the foundations and building blocks of benefits. Key topics are included, important for an understanding of current benefits: fundamental labor economic issues; a primer on actuarial concepts which continually permeate benefit design and decision making; life cycle events and their relationship to benefit needs; aligning business, HRM, and benefit strategies, and including them in benefit principles and designs for the workplace; global benefit comparisons between the EU and the U.S. as well as Pacific Rim competitors, and issues pertaining to ex-patriot assignments; privately and publicly funded retirement plans; publicly funded retirement and health care programs; legal issues pertaining to benefits; applying evidence based approaches and financial metrics in evaluating benefit plans; a full range of benefit discussions from retirement plants, to health care, life insurance, equity benefits disability plans, benefit administration, accommodation and convenience benefits and the financing of private and public benefits. Numerous cases, examples, and exercises provide illustrations of these topics and opportuntites for reader interaction and further research.
A comprehensive guide designed to help consumers understand the American health insurance system so that they can obtain the benefits to which they are entitled. Epstein explains the ins and outs of both new and traditional health insurance plans, including traditional individual and group policies, HMOs and other types of managed care plans, self-funded plans, Medicare, Medicare HMOs, Medigap, long-term care, COBRA, CHAMPUS, and Medical Savings Accounts.
Written by a nationally syndicated columnist, this useful volume also deals with special health insurance issues related to children, adults with special needs, and individuals who may need long-term care. In addition, Epstein provides valuable information for individuals who are in the process of changing jobs or making changes in their marital or family status, choosing a health insurance plan, or arranging long-term care-including placement in a nursing home or an assisted-living facility-for an aging parent. The book has a practical focus with a variety of tables and worksheets to help consumers establish a system for preventing health insurance problems, and for dealing with any health insurance problems that may arise. It also contains answers to common questions about health insurance, and provides a list of organizations that offer detailed information and advice in regard to specific health insurance problems.
This book focuses on the risks that climate change poses for the health sector. It discusses the current vulnerabilities to climate-sensitive diseases, the resultant mortality and morbidity in human populations, the projected risks in connection with increasing global warming, and the options for tackling the adverse impacts of climate change. Adapting to climate change so as to effectively address the risks for and adverse impacts on the health sector requires an in-depth understanding of current deficits in health sector preparedness for climate-sensitive illnesses, as well as future plans and programs for increasing adaptive capacity and building resilience.
Fasting teaches us to build health through Biblical principles by following Godly wisdom in our eating habits and allows us to gain control of our appetite. God formed every part of our body and He want us to honor Him by taking care of them. He loves our physical body; they are priceless to Him and He calls them His temple. Caring for the Holy Spirit's temple requires wisdom, and balance, and only God can help us gain both. To hear the voice of the Holy Spirit, our mind must be attentive and clear not bogged down by unhealthy food. As we learn to appreciate our body as the temple of the Holy Spirit we will change our thought pattern and create a healthy balance with food. If you are ready for a breakthrough in your dieting struggle, Fasting a Spiritual Discipline with Physical Benefits, provides a foundation to help you develop a life-changing commitment. God created food to give us energy, to heal our bodies, and for us to enjoy. Food was never meant to control us. When we shift our attention from losing weight to improving health by eating properly and cleansing the Holy Spirit's Temple, our body will begin to reach the weight that is best for us. Many of people decided to diet, but only a few resolve to fast.
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