Dealing with the subject of employee benefits and aimed at the health care professional, this book is one of a series of concise volumes which give the facts needed to understand today's most critical legal issues and make informed decisions upon them. These handbooks also show health care operations how to comply with the range of laws which affect them. Each volume is a mini-treatise on a specific subject of immediate concern and includes an overview of the principal legal issue of each topic; a user-friendly format for easy access to information and support documents such as statutory text; model contract language and administrative ruling.
A comprehensive survey, this up-to-date report provides information about the types of benefits U.S. employers offer their employees. More than 200 different categories are exploredincluding health care and welfare coverage; financial compensations; vacation and personal days; family-friendly benefits; flexible schedules; and housing, relocation, and business-travel expensesgiving human resources professionals, benefits managers, and business leaders and consultants an accurate depiction of how to be competitive in what they offer employees.
A comprehensive guide designed to help consumers understand the American health insurance system so that they can obtain the benefits to which they are entitled. Epstein explains the ins and outs of both new and traditional health insurance plans, including traditional individual and group policies, HMOs and other types of managed care plans, self-funded plans, Medicare, Medicare HMOs, Medigap, long-term care, COBRA, CHAMPUS, and Medical Savings Accounts.
Written by a nationally syndicated columnist, this useful volume also deals with special health insurance issues related to children, adults with special needs, and individuals who may need long-term care. In addition, Epstein provides valuable information for individuals who are in the process of changing jobs or making changes in their marital or family status, choosing a health insurance plan, or arranging long-term care-including placement in a nursing home or an assisted-living facility-for an aging parent. The book has a practical focus with a variety of tables and worksheets to help consumers establish a system for preventing health insurance problems, and for dealing with any health insurance problems that may arise. It also contains answers to common questions about health insurance, and provides a list of organizations that offer detailed information and advice in regard to specific health insurance problems.
The twentieth century has seen a remarkable evolution of environmental health and environmental protection concerns and concepts in the United States. As a teacher of Environmental Health since the late 1950s, I have witnessed the many twists and turns that have marked the latter half of the century, and have had to seek continuously to explain these phenomena to my students in some rational manner. We have witnessed the following and more: great progress in controlling acute infectious diseases through successes in drinking water treatment and food processing; the emergence of greater concern with trace chemicals in air and water and their role in chronic disease causation; conflicting attitudes toward miraculous chemicals such as DDT (which promised relief from arthropod-borne scourges, then came to be seen as another chemical threat to our children and our environment); then the reemerging concern with infectious diseases precipitated by blood-borne pathogens such as HIV. All this occurred against a backdrop of scientific uncertainty and amid failures of risk assessment and risk communication, together with press sensationalism-from "mad cow disease" to "flesh eating" streptococci. No wonder the public is confused.
Having grown up in a world where one sees that survival was by His Grace, l saw how the women who brought me up dependant on no one but God, l was curious to know how they could see God was good in spite of. Now as a believer many years later l realise where they got their source of being an overcomer from. There were conscious of His goodness when there were conscious of their righteousness and the benefits thereof. And now you may wonder what do l mean? l encourage you to read on and find those answers to those questions that are in His word and l have shared some of them in this book. Although this is not an exhaustive insight.