Helpful Links


Associations

Employee Benefits Institute of America LLC (EBIA)
EBIA provides publications and seminars on Cafeteria Plans, 401(k) Plans, COBRA, HIPAA and ERISA.

Employers Council on Flexible Compensation (ECFC)
The ECFC lobbies Congress to enable innovative employers to provide cutting-edge benefits and compensation...and a boost to the bottom line.

National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA)
NIPA is a national association representing the retirement and employee benefit plan administration profession

Self-Insurance Institute of America (SIIA)
SIIA is the largest national non-profit association dedicated to protecting and promoting the self-insurance risk financing alternative for both employee benefits and workers' compensation.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
SHRM is a source of information for every aspect of Human Resources.

The Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)
RIMS serves its member entities by proactively providing the highest quality products, services and information to manage all forms of business risk.


Benefits Information

BenefitsLink
Excellent source for employee benefits information and tools.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Employee Benefits Survey

Employee Benefit Research Institute
Committed exclusively to data dissemination, policy research and education on economic security and employee benefits.

ERISA Filing Acceptance System (EFAST)
Information for Qualified Form 5500 preparers.

HSAFinder.com
An independent Health Savings Account source containing HSA information, news, insurance quotes, solutions, custodial accounts, and rates for individuals and companies.

HSA223.com
Your website for Health Savings Accounts information, including HSA limits, eligible and ineligible expenses, and HSA rules and regulations.


Publications

BenefitsPro
The authority for brokers and agents selling core, voluntary and retirement products.

The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism
IHC is the only multi-platform, collaborative environment focused exclusively on innovative health and benefit management. It’s a place for employers, TPAs, solution providers, brokers, advisors, consultants, and administrators of regional health plan providers to learn, connect and share through IHC's publication, HealthCare Consumerism Solutions, its bi-annual live conference (the IHC Forum), and its online community.

Employee Benefit Adviser
Keeping benefits advisers and consultants on top of the trends.

Employee Benefit News
On-line edition of leading business publication on healthcare, retirement planning, compensation and other employee benefits.

Health Insurance Underwriter Magazine
The official publication of the National Association of Health Underwriters. HIU magazine covers technology, legislation and product news-everything that affects how health insurance professionals do business. It is published 12 times a year with a circulation of at least 30,000 copies per month.


Rules and Regulations

Change of Status.com
A site designed to help simplify the process and minimize the confusion involved in an employee’s change of status event as it pertains to their various healthcare benefit plans.


US Government

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is a Federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Programs for which CMS is responsible include Medicare, Medicaid, State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), HIPAA, and CLIA.

Department of Labor (DOL)
The U.S. Department of Labor is charged with preparing the American workforce for new and better jobs, and ensuring the adequacy of America’s workplaces

Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA)
The Employee Benefits Security Administration provides information on pensions, health plans and other employee benefits.

Dept. of Health and Human Services: Key Features of the Affordable Care Act
Understanding the Affordable Care Act; Timeline: What’s Changing and When.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
This site provides tax information, publications and forms.

Social Security Administration
General information.