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Employee Benefits Research: Health Care


Health care is one of the most important employee benefits provided by the U.S. employers.  The following sources address health care benefits specifically.  In researching health care benefits laws, additional pages in this guide may be of help.  The FMLA tab lists sources addressing family and medical leave, and many of the sources listed under General Sources will provide information regarding health care benefits law.

Treatises and Handbooks

Corporate Counsel's Guide to COBRA  (2003-date) 10th floor -  KF3515.3 .C63 2003b, also available via Westlaw.

Ira M. Golub and Roberta K. Chevlowe, Cobra Handbook (2011 ed. Aspen 2011), available via IntelliConnect.

The COBRA Handbook gives you detailed advice and solutions to everyday COBRA administrative problems. It provides the text of the final COBRA regulations, and offers guidance on how to comply with various new rules addressed in the regulations.

Health and Welfare Benefit Plans: A Legal Guide to Planning and Management, James M. Nelson (3rd ed. Juris 2009) 10th floor - KF 3509 .N452 2009.  Periodic supplements. 

Health Care Benefits Law, Jeffrey D. Mamorsky (Law Journal Press 2001-date) 10th floor - KF 3515 .M365 2001 

Health Care Benefits Law explains how current laws affect the design and day-to-day administration of health care plans and helps practitioners identify—and deal with—hidden areas of liability.  Includes sample forms, checklists, and drafting tips.

Managed Care Litigation (BNA 2005) 10th floor - KF 1184.H4 M348 2005, also available via BNACompanion CD-ROM available on Reserve. 

This treatise offers in-depth analysis of all the important issues in managed care litigation. It provides both a basic overview and a comprehensive examination of the legal issues facing managed care practitioners.

Mandated Health Benefits: The COBRA Guide, Paul M. Hamburger, available via Westlaw.

A guide through the complex process of complying with the continuation-of-coverage provisions under COBRA and state laws.