Now you can let your fingers do the walking when researching benefits packages for workers. The Employee Benefit Research Institute has packaged everything you need to know about benefits in The EBRI DataBook.

The 405-page reference tool is jammed full of surveys on costs and trends in benefits packages, including retirement plans, insurance, and child-care and vacation policies. It amasses information from a variety of sources and looks at it from the perspective of employers, program participants, and beneficiaries. The book costs $59.95 and is available from Johns Hopkins University Press, P.O. Box 4866, Hampden Station, Baltimore MD 21211, (301) 338-6946.

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