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Canadian Handbook of Flexible Benefits, 3rd Edition

Canadian Handbook of Flexible Benefits, 3rd Edition

Robert J. McKay , Hewitt Associates

ISBN: 978-0-470-15400-7

May 2007

320 pages

Select type: E-Book

$159.99

Description

The definitive guide to flexible benefit programs in Canada – completely revised and updated.

Now in a new third edition, Canadian Handbook of Flexible Benefits offers everything organizations need to know about designing, implementing, communicating, and administering a successful flexible benefits program. The 2007 Handbook is equally relevant to employers introducing a new plan and to those looking for insight and direction on maintaining an existing program.

This edition answers the question "What’s new in flex?" and includes up-to-date information on:

  • the expansion in the range of flexible programs in the last decade, from simplified to total compensation designs;
  • incorporating the numerous innovations in health care cost management into a flexible program;
  • legal aspects of flexible benefits, including the latest word from Canada Revenue Agency on converting taxable performance bonuses to pretax benefits;
  • administration alternatives, including outsourcing, co-sourcing and multi-process outsourcing;
  • Completely new material covering:
    • retiree flexible benefit programs,
    • maintaining and revitalizing an existing plan
    • flex for executives,
    • special considerations for specific provinces,
    • case studies of companies that have successfully implemented flexible benefits, and
    • flexible benefit developments in eight countries on five continents.
Foreword.

Preface.

About the Editor.

Contributors.

PART ONE: OVERVIEW.

Chapter 1. Origins and Objectives.

Chapter 2. Elements of Flexible Benefits.

Chapter 3. Starting and Maintaining a Flexible Program.

Chapter 4. Plan Structure and Eligibility.

PART TWO: DESIGN.

Chapter 5. Health Care.

Chapter 6. Death and Disability.

Chapter 7. Flexible Accounts - Health Spending, Personal, and Perquisite.

Chapter 8. Time Off with Pay.

Chapter 9. Flexible Benefits for Retirees.

Chapter 10. Retirement.

Chapter 11. Emerging Benefits.

PART THREE: LEGAL AND REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT.

Chapter 12. Taxation of Flexible Benefits.

Chapter 13. Discriminating Issues.

PART FOUR: STRUCTURE AND FINANCING.

Chapter 14. Pricing.

Chapter 15. Financial Analysis.

Chapter 16. Adverse Selection.

Chapter 17. Insurance Considerations.

PART FIVE: COMMUNICATION.

Chapter 18. Communicating with Employees.

Chapter 19. Training the Implementation Staff.

Chapter 20. The Role of Employee Listening.

PART SIX: ADMINISTRATION.

Chapter 21. MANAGING ADMINISTRATION.

Chapter 22. Administration Solutions.

PART SEVEN: EXPERIENCE.

Chapter 23. Case Studies.

PART EIGHT: GLOBAL TRENDS.

Chapter 24. International Flexible Benefits.

Appendix.

Glossary.

Index.