Employee Benefits (Including the Affordable Healthcare Act)

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Locate a journal, magazine or newspaper article published within the last 3 years concerning one of the topics above.  Do not simply use a website or blog as your source of information.  The article must be a feature article from a reputable source (i.e., academic journal, Business Week, Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, etc.) that addresses the topic you have chosen.  The article should be a minimum of 1,000 words in order for you to be able to fulfill the paper length requirements listed below.  If the article is too short, it will be difficult to summarize and provide comments that meet the length requirements set forth below.


After reading the article, write a comprehensive review containing the following:

  • Main concepts of article

  • Relevant chapter terms/concepts

  • Specific database/source and title of article
    This is not an opinion paper, nor is it an opportunity to regurgitate the article. The purpose of this assignment is to allow you to understand the connection between the chapter material (textbook and website materials) and the “real business world”. Simply quoting from the article, with no application of concept, will not allow for the optimal outcome. Be careful not to plagiarize; this will result in a grade of zero.


After selecting your article, please follow these instructions to complete the article review assignment. The review should be divided into the following sections using these headings:

Section I:  Article Summary – In this section write a clear, organized summary of the article. This should be a concise, thoughtful discussion of the key points of the article.  This summary should be written in your own words; do not simply provide quotes from the article.

Section II:  Application of Textbook Concepts – Explain concepts from the article in relation to terms or concepts from the class reading materials. Do not just write a textbook term and define it in relation to the article. Develop the information as the article relates to the material presented in the textbook or website.

Section III:  Required Reference – Make sure to cite the article in APA format at the end of the paper and attach a URL link so that you instructor can review the article.

Grammar, Spelling, Punctuation and Word Usage – Correct grammar, sentence structure, punctuation, word usage and capitalization are worth up to 10% of your grade on this assignment.

Your article review should be double-spaced, using a 12-point Times New Roman or similar font, with 1” margins on all sides. Your paper should be a minimum of 2 full pages (not less than 500 words), not including title page and references.  Your assignment must conform to APA style.