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Benefits Practice Resource Center

Bloomberg BNA’s Benefits Practice Resource Center™ is the most reliable source for comprehensive pension and benefits and executive compensation research, combining industry-leading news, authoritative legal analysis from experts, federal statutes and federal agency rules, letters, reports, and briefs, headnoted case law, and time-saving practice tools on one platform. This service integrates a broad selection of practice-oriented resources to help you design benefit plans, avoid flaws and tax problems, and respond quickly and confidently to a range of potential issues.

 Benefits Practice Resource Center

News and Commentary
Stay on top of the latest industry news with authoritative news coverage from Pension & Benefits Daily™ and BNA Pension & Benefits Reporter™. Bloomberg BNA’s extensive network of reporters and correspondents will help you understand the implications of today’s major legislative, regulatory, legal, and industry developments for your practice.

Expert Analysis
Gain a new perspective from Bloomberg BNA's experienced team of legal editors and from renowned experts in the field with in-depth, results-oriented guidance from BNA Insights, Portfolios and Reference Guides.

  • BNA Insights articles and videos come from top benefits law practitioners and thought leaders who offer their real-world experience on today’s ever-changing legal landscape.
  • Inform your decision making with annotated source material and essential, transactional guidance from experts in the field, including Compensation Planning and Corporate Practice Series Portfolios.
  • Find unique solutions to your most challenging research problems and practical scholarship in Bloomberg BNA’s exclusive and time-saving Reference Guides—Benefits Guide: Basics, Benefits Practitioners’ Strategy Guide, Health Care Reform Adviser™, and Executive & Director Compensation Reference Guide.

Bloomberg BNA Treatises
Access deeply researched, well-known treatises, which provide indispensible guidance on the complete spectrum of employee benefits case law, litigation, and regulations including: Section 409A Handbook, Employee Benefits Law, ERISA Class Exemptions, ERISA Fiduciary Law, ERISA Litigation, ERISA: The Law and the Code, Reductions in Force in Employment Law, and Drafting and Enforcing Covenants Not to Compete.

Practice Tools
Increase your efficiency and productivity by using proven, exclusively-developed practitioner-created templates and tools – including sample client letters, due diligence checklists, and forms.

  • Track the implementation of the historic health care reform legislation using the annotated timeline and compliance calendar in the Affordable Care Act Implementation Monitor and access detailed analysis of the insurance, tax, and benefits provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) with the Health Care Reform Adviser™.
  • Reinforce participant notice requirements and avoid costly penalties with the Disclosure Compliance Calendar and Bloomberg BNA’s exclusive voluntary compliance summaries detailing arrangements with the Internal Revenue Service to correct plan breaches. 
  • Monitor significant ERISA filings and cases as they move through the courts with the ERISA Litigation Tracker™.
  • Work smarter with federal interactive forms to be filed with the IRS and PBGC, and monitor ERISA cases before the Supreme Court using the new Supreme Court Docket Watch Calendar.

Source Documents
Gain a clear understanding of the legal and analytic framework underpinning the field of benefits practice with a comprehensive collection of laws, regulations, and agency documents. Aid your research with headnoted, full-text decisions of the most significant benefits law and executive compensation cases. Primary source materials include: ERISA statutes and regulations, Labor Department and PBGC documents, Internal Revenue Code and regulations, Securities and Financial Accountability statutes, regulations, and agency documents, and Bloomberg BNA Context: Annotated Primary Sources, featuring comments from federal officials about key Section 409A regulations and other guidance.

Product Structure
Reference: analysis, research, and primary source content
Notification: daily report providing news and developments 

Formats and Frequency
The Resource Center is updated continually. Pension & Benefits Daily™ e-mail updates are sent out daily, plus latest development e-mails as important news breaks.

Pensions & Retirement

• Adoption assistance
• Cafeteria plans
• Cash balance & hybrid pension plans
• COBRA health care continuation coverage
• Compliance & enforcement
• Consumer-drive health plans
• Defined benefit plans
• Defined contribution plans
• Determination letter program
• Disability benefits
• Disclosure to participants
• DOL enforcement programs
• DOL voluntary fiduciary correction program
• Domestic partner benefits
• Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System
• Employee stock ownership plans
• Family & medical leave benefits
• Fiduciaries
• Fiduciary duty & prohibited transactions
• Flexible savings accounts, medical
• Fringe & welfare Benefits
• Health benefits
• Health care costs
• Health plan design
• Individual retirement accounts
• Investments
• IRS enforcement programs
• Life insurance
• Mental health & substance abuse benefits
• Military leave
• Multi-employer plans
• Paid leave
• Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
• PBGC enforcement programs
• Penalties
• Pension plan administration
• Pension reform
• Plan assets
• Plan audits
• Plan documents
• Plan fees
• Plan investigations
• Plan termination
• Plans of tax-exempt and governmental organizations
• Portability
• Prescription drug benefits
• Privacy
• Qualified retirement plans
• Reporting & disclosure
• Reporting requirements
• Retiree health plans
• Section 401(k) plans
• Section 403(b)
• Sick leave
• Specialized qualified plans: target benefit, age-weighted
• State benefit mandates
• State family & medical leave benefits
• Summary plan descriptions
• Tax code Section 132 fringe benefits
• Transportation benefits
• Voluntary benefits
• Voluntary compliance
• Working condition fringe benefits

• Class actions
• Discrimination
• Employer stock
• ERISA litigation
• Investments
• Plan disqualification
• Plan documents
• Plan fees
• Preemption
• Remedies
• Stock drop lawsuits

Executive Compensation
• Boards of directors
• Compensation committees
• Contract law
• Employee benefit plans
• Executive life insurance benefits
• Executive pay disclosure
• Fiduciary responsibility
• Incentive stock plans
• Independent directors
• Litigation
• Mergers & acquisitions
• Negotiating employment contracts
• Nonqualified deferred compensation
• Nonstatutory stock options
• Perquisites
• Plan sponsors, trustees
• Rabbi trusts
• Restricted stock
• Section 409A
• Section 457(f)
• Securities law
• Stock options
• Tax law