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July 2011

What is a benefit plan? Clarifying the NCS definition as health and retirement benefits evolve

Keenan Dworak-Fisher, William J. Wiatrowski

As health and retirement benefits change, measuring employee benefits has become more complex; accordingly, the BLS National Compensation Survey's definition of what constitutes a plan may require a conceptual change to provide data users with a better understanding of today's benefits.

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