An increasingly diverse range of workers and new types of companies are redefining what it means to be an employee, what it means to offer someone a job, and how to compensate workers. These changes are spurring nontraditional benefits, such as child and elder care, flexible medical benefits, employee assistance programs, and investment education. Major developments in the pension and health care arenas provide new opportunities and challenges for rank-and-file workers as they are asked to take on more responsibility for their own benefits design.
Contributors to the volume evaluate these trends and their implications. They chart new methods for developing benefits plans, provide assessments of past trends and forecast future benefit challenges. The book, co-edited by Olivia S. Mitchell, professor of insurance and risk management and executive director of the Pension Research Council, will be invaluable to those who seek to structure and benefit from well-designed compensation packages.
— University of Pennsylvania Press
Originally published on March 20, 2003