Benefit Resources

Links for Employee Benefits Information

Key Government Agency Websites

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Department of Labor agency. Links to data, surveys and programs, publications, regional information, and more.

Congressional Budget Office
CBO publishes various reports, including cost estimates and mandate statements, for every bill when it is reported by a Congressional committee; reports needed for the budget process; analytical studies, which explore economic and budgetary issues involving the federal government; and briefs, which provide short analyses of policy issues.

Department of Health and Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services is the principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans. Comprised of the Office of the Secretary and 11 operating divisions, the agencies perform a wide variety of tasks and services, including implementing regulations and offering guidance on public health, food and drug safety, health insurance, and others.

Department of Labor
Includes information about DoL, statutory and regulatory information, labor-related data and grant and contract information.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Internal Revenue Service
IRS home page.

Employee Benefits Security Administration
Access to interpretive bulletins, media releases, and statutory and regulatory information.

Government Accountability Office
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. Often called the "congressional watchdog," GAO investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars.

Government Printing Office
The U.S Government Printing Office (GPO) provides publishing and dissemination services for the official and authentic government publications to Congress, Federal agencies, Federal depository libraries, and the public.

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Access to PBGC's regulations, media releases, publications, and technical updates.

Social Security Administration
Links to news releases, reports, agency information, benefit information research, statistical data, and rulings.

A service of the U.S. Library of Congress, the site features comprehensive legislative information, including links to bills, committee reports, Congressional Records, House and Senate floor information, leadership offices, committee offices, and individual member websites.

The White House
Links to the President and Vice President, offices with the Executive Office of the President, White House announcements and briefing materials, the White House Virtual Library, and the Interactive Citizens' Handbook.

Other Benefit-Related Links

Features comprehensive information and services for employers sponsoring employee benefit plans, companies providing products and services for employee benefit plans, and individuals participating in employee benefit plans.

The Brookings Institution
A private, independent, nonprofit research organization seeking to improve the performance of American institutions, the effectiveness of government programs, and the quality of U.S. public policies.

The Committee on the Investment of Employee Benefit Assets, better known as CIEBA, is the voice of the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) on employee benefit plan asset management and investment issues.

The Council of Institutional Investors
An organization that addresses investment issues that affect the size or security of plan assets. Members are retirement funds and pension plans.

Employee Benefits Research Institute
EBRI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to a comprehensive program of research and dissemination covering health, retirement, and related economic security topics. Major studies in process include Social Security reform, individual investment education and results, health insurance coverage, health policy reform, and pension design and investment trends.

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
An educational association serving the employee benefit field. Links to foundation services, including seminars and conferences, publications, and the Foundation Information Center.

National Bureau of Economic Research
Promotes a greater understanding of how the economy works and disseminates economic research among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community.

National Committee for Quality Assurance
Assesses and reports on the quality of managed care plans, including HMOs. NCQA's efforts are organized around two activities, accreditation and performance management.

The Tax Policy Center
The Tax Policy Center is a joint venture of the Urban Institute and Brookings Institution. The Center is made up of nationally recognized experts in tax, budget, and social policy who provide analysis and facts about tax policy to policymakers, journalists, citizens, and researchers.

The Urban Institute
Nonprofit policy research organization that investigates the social and economic problems confronting the nation and government policies and public and private programs designed to alleviate them. Links to hot topics, annual report, periodicals, and publications, including a searchable database of books and research papers.