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What's New - October 2001
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What's new at EBRI this month:
(10/19/01) AARP has made available the AgeLine Database. AARP describes this resource as a searchable electronic database containing detailed summaries of publications about older adults and aging, including books, journal and magazine articles, research reports, and videos. AgeLine includes material from 1978 on, with selected coverage of the years 1966-1977.
(10/19/01) The written statements of the witnesses for the October 18 public meeting of the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security in Washington, D.C., are available online.
(10/19/01) Greenwich Associates has released preliminary findings from its 2001 study of the U.S. investment management market. For further information, go to Research Highlights at the home page and click on More under Funds React To Altered Market Environment.
(10/19/01) The OASDI Contribution and Benefit Base page has been updated to reflect Social Security's Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) contribution and benefit base for wages paid in 2002 and self-employment income earned in taxable years beginning in 2002.
(10/19/01) The Bureau of National Affairs provides a collection of information and resources for employers as a service to help them handle issues arising as a result of the September 11, 2001, events.
(10/19/01) The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland has posted the following:
(10/19/01) The Profit Sharing/401(k) Council of America (PSCA) has released its 44th Annual Survey of Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plans.
(10/19/01) The Internal Revenue Service has issued Announcement 2001-106, Savers Tax Credit for Contributions by Individuals to Employer Retirement Plans and IRAs.
(10/19/01) The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has released Report of the Advisory Committee On Market Information: A Blueprint For Responsible Change.
(10/19/01) Click here for Health Care Costs 2002 - A Watson Wyatt Worldwide Survey of 200 companies.
(10/19/01) On January 3, 2001, Rep. Phil English introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives H.R.83, ERISA Guaranteed Benefits COLA Act of 2001. A Bill Summary & Status is available.
(10/19/01) The U.S. Department of Labors Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration has posted Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about the status and security of employer-provided health and retirement savings benefits for those affected by the events of September 11.
(10/12/01) The 2001 Employer Health Benefits Survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational Trust is available online.
(10/12/01) Regulations governing America's workplace cost an estimated $91 billion annually, according to a new study, A Review and Synthesis of the Cost of Workplace Regulations, by Joseph M. Johnson, a Mercatus Center fellow.
(10/12/01) Click here to read Is Behavioral Finance a Growth Industry? from the Wharton School.
BenefitsLink has posted an
onging compilation of online resources about EGTRRA (the Economic
Options Around the World, a publication of Towers Perrin, is posted at the
(10/12/01) Watson Wyatt Worldwide has posted Survey Results: Employer Response to Call-Up of Reservist Employees and related HR Issues.
(10/12/01) On September 21, 2001, Sen. Jean Carnahan introduced in the U.S. Senate S.1454, Displaced Workers Assistance Act. A Bill Summary & Status is available. On September 25, 2001, Rep. Richard Gephardt introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives H.R.2955, Displaced Workers Assistance Act. A Bill Summary & Status is available.
(10/12/01) The Census Bureau reports that Retirement Assets of State and Local Government Employees at Record High; Click here for the 2000 State and Local Government Public Employee Retirement System survey which covers fiscal years that ended between July 1, 1999 and June 30, 2000. The 2000 survey covered 2,212 public employee retirement systems.
(10/1/01) The Investment Company Institute has published new Individual Retirement Account (IRA) numbers in IRA Ownership in 2001, Fundamentals, September 2001.
(10/1/01) The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) have launched a new website, the Investment Adviser Public Disclosure, that will allow investors to electronically access information about money managers, financial planners and other investment advisers.
(10/1/01) A September 24, 2001, press release from Hewitt Associates states that Hewitt 401(k) Index Shows that 401(k) Participants Respond to Market with Increased Transfer Activity.
(10/1/01) Aon Consulting's September 19, 2001, edition of Alert explains Military Leave and Reemployment Rights.
(10/1/01) The National Center for Health Statistics has posted the fulltext of Health, United States, 2001: With Urban and Rural Health Chartbook.
(10/1/01) The Department of Labor has posted a table of all 2001 state legislative action on unemployment compensation paid leave initiatives.