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Benefits and Beyond: A Comprehensive and Strategic Approach to Retirement, Health Care, and More

by Thomas E Murphy SAGE Publications, Inc
Pub Date:
01/2009
ISBN:
9781412950893
Format:
Pbk 536 pages
Price:
AU$154.00 NZ$159.13
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The approach to benefits in Benefits and Beyond: A Comprehensive and Strategic Approach to Retirement, Health Care, and More takes advantage of the author’s unique academic and business background to provide a variety of inter-disciplinary principles and tools ranging from labor economics to human resources strategy, tax policy, metrics, and actuarial science. The objective is to give students a rich and fundamental understanding of the foundations and building blocks of benefits, rather than simply listing and explaining the most recent iterations.

With a perspective not found in texts currently available, this book is planned to prepare students to deal with the future evolution of benefit designs and policy, not to be experts in the minutiae of the current offerings. Numerous cases, examples, and exercises provide illustrations of these topics and opportunities for reader interaction and further research.

Key topics:
-Fundamental labor economic issues
-Actuarial concepts
-Life cycle events
-Aligning business, HRM, and benefit strategies
-Global benefit comparisons between the EU, the U.S. and the Pacific Rim
-Expatriate assignments
-Privately and publicly funded retirement plans
-Publicly funded retirement and health care programs
-Legal issues pertaining to benefits
-Evidence-based approaches and financial metrics
-Retirement plans
-Health care
-Life insurance
-Equity benefits
-Disability plans
-Benefit administration
-Accommodation and convenience benefits
-Financing private and public benefits

Preface 1. Introduction to Benefits The Plan Sponsor's Dilemma Employers and the Business Strategy Learning Objectives Topics Covered Conclusion Business Strategy Illustration Chapter Exercises 2. Human Resource Economics, Principles,

Affiliations: Miami University, Ohio