BUSINESS
07/08/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Benefits Basics For Recent Grads In New Jobs

To the hundreds of thousands of young people who have landed entry-level jobs that come with health insurance and a retirement plan, I offer my congratulations. Things are tough out there right now, so you must be doing something right.

To the employers who are about to put them to work, however, I urge you to take another look at the pile of employee manuals that detail all your fabulous benefits. They're boring. They're confusing. And they start in the middle instead of defining things from the beginning.

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