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Employee Benefits Research Guide

This guide is a starting point for research in the law of employee benefits, including welfare benefits, health insurance and health savings accounts, cafeteria plans, retirement benefits, and pensions. It includes both primary and secondary materials.


When you begin a research project, it is often helpful to have an overview of the topic to familiarize yourself with the issues and taxonomy of the area. The following sources provide useful background when researching employee benefits issues. Links to both the print and electronic editions have been included whenever possible.

Employee Benefits Guide

Provides detailed analysis of relevant statutes, regulations, case law, and opinion letters. Topics include ERISA reporting and disclosure, qualified employee pension plans,  ERISA administration and enforcement, COBRA, cafeteria plans, and fiduciary responsibility. Available on Lexis.

Employee Benefits Law

ERISA : Principles of Employee Benefit Law

Introduction to Employee Benefit Law: Policy and Practice

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