Web Resources for Benefits Professionals

Web Resources for Benefits Professionals - San Jose, California Employee Health and Wellness

The following sites provide additional resources and information for benefits professionals:

Insurance Quality Assurance

A.M. Best Rating - A.M. Best is a worldwide insurance-rating and information agency. It is devoted to issuing in-depth reports and financial-strength ratings about insurance organizations. A.M. Best is a premier source for regulatory statement and financial information.

National Committee for Quality Assurance - The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is the premier source for information about the quality of the nation's managed care plans.

Benefits Administration

Change Of Status.com - Change Of Status.com provides answers to questions about employees' change of status as it pertains to various healthcare benefit plans.

California State Disability Insurance - The State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) provides job and training referrals, counseling, and job search assistance and workshops to individuals with disabilities. The EDD website also provides information on disabilities and how to file a disability claim.

Federal and State Insurance Resources

California Department of Health Services - The California Department of Health Services (CDHS) administers a broad range of public and clinical health programs that provide healthcare services to Californians.

California Department of Insurance - The California Department of Insurance (CDI) oversees the insurance industry and protects California's insurance consumers. The CDI regulates, investigates, and audits insurance business to ensure that companies remain solvent and meet their obligations to insurance policyholders.

California Department of Managed Health Care - The California Department of Managed Health Care helps California consumers resolve problems with their HMOs and ensures a better, more solvent, and stable managed health care system.

Internal Revenue Service - The Internal Revenue Service or IRS takes care of collecting and administering federal government taxes.

Benefits Information

Employee Benefits Institute of America - The Employee Benefits Institute of America Inc. (EBIA) is the leading provider of publications and seminars on Cafeteria Plans, 401(k) Plans, COBRA, HIPAA, ERISA, Group Health Plan Mandates, and Consumer-Driven Health Care & Fringe Benefits.

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans - The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans is the largest educational association serving the employee benefits and compensation industry.

Benefits Glossary - Free glossary to more than 2,000 compensation and benefits terms used by HR professionals.

Laws and Regulations

Department of Labor - The Department of Labor (DOL) fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement, and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements. In carrying out this mission, the DOL administers a variety of Federal labor laws including those that guarantee workers' rights to safe and healthful working conditions; a minimum hourly wage and overtime pay; freedom from employment discrimination; unemployment insurance; and other income support.

Family Medical Leave Act - This web page from the Department of Labor (DOL) provides information on the Family Medical Leave Act.

Employment Law Library - Free access to US and Canadian compensation and benefits laws and regulations.