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Benefits Link - A website specializing in information for companies sponsoring employee benefit plans.

A Look at 401(k) Plan Fees - Published by the Pension and Welfare Benefit Administration.

Profit Sharing 401(k) Council of America (PSCA) - PSCA is dedicated to providing useful, up-to-date information about 401(k) and profit sharing plan practices.  You can find national statistics for plan admin costs, plan returns, etc.

401(k) FAQs (PSCA) - Answers to frequently asked questions by 401(k) participants.

Employee/Employer Advisor - The U.S. Department of Labor's Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration illustrates an interactive way of providing information to both employees and employers (especially smaller companies), using an "expert system" called "elaws."

BenefitsBoards.Net - You can use these benefit boards to ask others in the benefits industries your questions.

The Pension Research Council of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is an organization committed to generating debate on key policy issues affecting pensions and other employee benefits.

ERISA Section 404(c): Shifting Fiduciary Liability In Participant-Directed Retirement Plans - This article published by the law firm of Reish & Luftman includes a checklist for compliance.

The list of allowable medical expenses - This site, published by the IRS will give your employees a list of medical expenses deductible for their flexible spending cafeteria plan or individual tax return.  You can also consult IRS Publication 502, Medical and Dental Expenses.

Section 125 Q&A Column - Published by BenefitsLink.  An excellent quick-reference resource for cafeteria plans.  Topics include:

What is a Cafeteria Plan?
How long is a key employee a key employee?
Short-term disability in a Section 125 Plan
Spouse's change of job results in less coverage - qualified change?
Key Employee 25% concentration test
Making use of forfeitures from a Section 125 Plan
Long Term Care Expenses in a Section 125 Plan?
Change in level of health coverage provided - qualified change?
Improper operation of a Flexible Spending Account
Adoption Assistance and Expenses
Ex-spouse has a job change - change in family status?
Maximum Contribution limits for FSAs
Listing of FSA qualified expenses
Use of a Third Party Administrator
Section 125 and employer deduction limits for profit sharing plans
Mandatory participation
Basic Questions on Cafeteria Plans
S-Corp owner may not participate in a Section 125 Plan
Uniform Coverage in a Health Care Reimbursement Account
Enrollment and Mid-Plan Year changes

International Foundation of Employee Benefit PlansThis foundation recommends websites and other internet resources for many benefit topics.

Associations

American Savings Education Council
American Society of Pension Actuaries

American Society for Training & Development

Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute

College & University Personnel Association

Council on Employee Benefits

Employee Assistance Professionals Association

Employee Benefit Research Institute

Employers Council on Flexible Compensation

International Association for Human Resource Information Management

International Personnel Management Association
International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists
National Association of Colleges & Employers

Society for Human Resource Management
Society of Actuaries

WEB - Network

Government

FirstGov - Official website for searching all agencies of the U.S. government. Also includes links to state information for each of the 50 states.

Administration on Aging
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Congressional Budget Office

Department of Labor (DOL)

Employee Benefit Security Association (EBSA)

Employee Benefits Survey

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

FedWorld

General Accounting Office

Government Printing Office Access

Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA)

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

IRS Private Letter Rulings

Medicare

National Labor Relations Board

Office of Management and Budget

PBGC Pension Search Directory
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)
Railroad Retirement Board

Securities and Exchange Commission

Small Business Administration

Social Security Administration

State and Local Governments

Tricare; Military Health System

U.S. Business Advisor

U.S. Census Bureau

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Senate

White House
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