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Employee Benefits Research: Online Resources


The UIC Law Library library subscribes to a number of online databases that are useful in researching employee benefits issues. Through the library's home page, current UIC Law students, faculty and staff can access BNA and RIA Checkpoint by using their network IDs and passwords; UIC Law alumni and Illinois attorneys may access these databases on certain computer terminals within the library. To access Westlaw and Lexis, users will need to enter a valid password and/or user name.


WESTLAW: See the following links to access all of Westlaw's resources related to the topics below:

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation



Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice Center (Bloomberg Law log in required)

Bloomberg Law’s Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice Center pulls together a comprehensive set of tools to help you design benefits plans, avoid flaws and tax problems, and respond quickly and confidently to the full range of potential issues all in one place. The Center provides analysis from leading benefits attorneys to take you all the way through every transaction, step by step. Included in the BPC are:

Employee Benefits Law Treatise

Benefits & Compensation Agreements, Checklists & Forms

IRC Code

ERISA Litigation Treatise

ERISA Litigation Tracker

Benefits Practitioner's Strategy Guide

Compensation Planning and Other Income Portfolios

Employee Benefits Portfolios

IRS/PBGC/EBSA/SEC Letters, Opinions & Decisions, Fact Sheets, and Other Materials

Pension & Benefits Daily

Compensation & Benefits Update

Bloomberg Law: Tax

The Bloomberg Law: Tax Center offers a comprehensive array of analysis, news, primary sources, and practice tools covering federal, international, state tax issues, and financial accounting. Sources include these highlights:

U.S. Income Portfolios

Practice tools including interactive IRS forms and practice guides

Source documents including final and proposed regulations

Expert news and commentary including Daily Tax Report highlights, the Tax Management Memorandum, and more


RIA CHECKPOINT : RIA Checkpoint is an online system which includes cases, statutes, regulations, administrative material and expert analysis on taxation and employee benefits. It is available through the library's web site.