Consulting benefits planners about executive-compensation options can be expensive for companies that don't know what they want. As a starting point, consider Executive Compensation, published by Price Waterhouse. Available at no charge, the 19-page booklet introduces a range of alternatives, including phantom stock, stock-appreciation rights, and deferred-performance bonuses. Brief descriptions explain how each technique works and its advantages and tax consequences. For a copy, call Price Waterhouse's national headquarters at 212-819-5000, or contact one of its local offices. -- Jill Andresky Fraser

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