Cases in Human Resource Management provides students with insights into common challenges, dilemmas, and issues human resource managers face in the workplace. Using a wide variety of well-known companies and organizations, author David Kimball engages students with original, real-world cases that illustrate HRM topics and functions in action. Each case is designed to encourage students to find new solutions to human resource issues and to stimulate class discussion. Case questions challenge students to think critically, apply concepts, and develop their HRM skills. The contents are organized using the same topical coverage and structure as most HRM textbooks, making Kimball the ideal companion for any introductory HRM course.

Employee Benefits

Employee Benefits
Employee Benefits
Case 13.1. Statutory Benefits: Companies Kicking Your Spouse Off of Your Health Care Plans

Dennis Ferry works for Compatible Technology in its customer service department. Dennis knows he will have to make plenty of decisions when open enrollment for his company health plan, Health New England, rolls around July 1 each year. Dennis’s health-care coverage was totally free for employees in 1982 when he was just out of college. That was a long time ago—and health care in the United States has changed dramatically.

Today, companies are looking to save as much money as possible when designing a health-care program. Each employee who signs up for the company health-care program can cost the company between $4,000 and $10,000 a year, depending on the ...

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