Benefits Toolkits & Guides



Communicating with Employees About Health Care Benefits

Leveraging the value of Employee Self-Service Portals

Designing Benefits

How to Design an Employee Benefits Program

Designing and Managing Flexible Benefit Plans

Educational Assistance:

Designing and Managing Educational Assistance Programs

Employee Assistance Programs

Managing Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)

Family and Adoption Benefits

Managing Adoption Assistance Benefits

Health Care Reform

Complying with and Leveraging the Affordable Care Act

Communicating with Employees About Health Care Reform

How to Determine Hours Worked for Ongoing Employees

How to Determine Hours Worked for New Variable-Hour Employees

Health & Wellness Plans

Managing Health Care Costs

Designing and Managing Wellness Programs

How to Establish and Design a Wellness Program

How To Administer COBRA

Retirement Plans

Designing/Administering Defined Contribution Retirement Plans

Designing/Administering Defined Benefit Retirement Plans

Administering Qualified Domestic Relations Orders

HR's Role in Preparing Workers for Retirement

Leave Management

Coordinating Leaves of Absence

Managing Family and Medical Leave

Managing Paid Leave Benefits

How to Calculate the FMLA Rolling-Year Method

How to Approve or Deny the Request for FMLA Leave

How to Create a Leave Donation Program

How to Create a Return-to-Work/Light-Duty Program

How to Develop and Administer Paid Leave Programs

Managing Medical Leave in California

How to Manage Pregnancy-related Leave in California

Marriage & Domestic Partnerships

Administering Employee Benefits with Regard to Same-Sex Spouses

Civil Unions & Domestic Partnerships(state law chart)

How to Design Domestic Partner Benefits

Military Benefits

Managing Military Leave and Military Family Leave

Becoming a Military-Ready Employer

How to Develop and Administer Military Benefits

Work/Life Balance

Managing Work/Life Fit: Dependent Care and Elder Care

Unemployment Insurance

Managing Unemployment Compensation Costs and Caseload

How to Determine if You Should Contest an Unemployment Claim

Workers' Compensation

Managing Workers’ Compensation Costs and Caseload

How to Administer a Workers’ Compensation Claim

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