Resources for Employee Benefits and Group Insurance

Listed below are several websites that you may find useful for information on subjects related to employee benefits, health care, and human resource management. Please let us know about other topics which you would like us to consider adding, or if you would like to discuss any item here in more depth.

Plan Management

These sites focus on the practical administrative requirements of benefits legislation and regulations.

Recent happenings in the employee benefits world.

An excellent overview of COBRA

What can be deducted or reimbursed from an HRA, HAS or HRA

A non-profit organization committed to employee benefits research and education.

A good IRS publication treating taxation of a variety of fringe benefits.

The Employee Benefits Security Administration of the DOL is a good resource for a variety of compliance issues.

Quick facts, heavily researched, about health care.


The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) has collected data from Pennsylvania hospitals since 1981. Interactive databases are available to compare hospitals across a large number of inpatient and outpatient procedures and outcomes, as well as by financial performance. There are also focused studies available on topics such as coronary artery bypass surgery, hip and knee replacement, and HMO quality.

Medical Information

Good links for personal health information.