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U.S. Master Employee Benefits Guide, 2013 Edition

U.S. Master Employee Benefits Guide, 2013 Edition
The ideal reference for HR personnel, benefits professionals, benefits attorneys, payroll managers, or anyone involved in the area of employee health and welfare benefits. This handy, authoritative book discusses pertinent federal tax and employment laws as they involve employee benefits plans. Part of CCH's "Master Guide" series, the U.S. Master Employee Benefits Guide provides straight-forward coverage of important employee benefits issues.

Cost, coverage, insurance reforms lead agenda for February 25 health reform meeting

In a letter addressed to the four top congressional leaders, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius outlined the format of the scheduled February 25 health care reform meeting requested by President Barack Obama.

The meeting, to be held at Blair House, in Washington, D.C., will begin at 10 a.m and will be televised live in its entirety. Almost 50 members of Congress and the Administration are invited.

According to the letter, Mr. Obama will provide opening remarks, followed by remarks by a Republican and a Democratic leader. This will be followed by a discussion, moderated by Mr. Obama, on four topics in health reform legislation:

The letter also notes that the Democrats will post online the text of "a proposed health insurance reform package" before the meeting that will "put a stop to insurance company abuses, extend coverage to millions of Americans, get control of skyrocketing premiums and out-of-pocket costs, and reduce the deficit."

Mr. Emanuel and Ms. Sebelius write that "it is the President's hope that the Republican congressional leadership will also put forward their own comprehensive bill to achieve those goals and make it available online as well."

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