Social Security

An important part of the course is developing your inclination to monitor the news, especially in the area of employee benefits. To encourage the habit of conducting current research (i.e., keeping ones eyes open), it is a good idea to read about the world, national and business sections of a high-quality daily newspaper (e.g., The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, New York Times) or accessing a news website or watching/listening to a news broadcast (Comedy channel is not considered one).

One or two randomly selected students will have the opportunity to briefly share with the class something they found interesting relating to Employee Benefits. You should be prepared to make informal presentation for about 3-5 minutes during each class meeting. A short typewritten analysis (double spaced, 200 words, with a cover page) with a reference should be submitted in the Blackboard.

At the top of your analysis, the following statement must appear: My manager should care about this article because. . . In other words, your narrative should explain why the article describes an event or action that creates or affects an emerging trend in an industry or business that would be of interest to you. Articles that do not have your typewritten analysis attached will not receive credit.