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This glossary of business definitions contains over 2,000 business terms used in compensation and benefits administration. Continually updated, this specialized business dictionary focuses on definitions of Human Resources terms and business terms.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W - Z
Ability to Pay
Above Market
Absolute Assignment
Accelerated Life Insurance Benefits
Accidental Death and Dismemberment
Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Rider
Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D)
Accounting Principles Board (APB)
Accounting Research Bulletin (ARB)
Accrual Basis
Accrual of Benefits
Accrued Liability
Accumulated Benefit Obligation (ABO)
Accumulated Funding Deficiency
Accumulated Value
Accumulation Option
Accumulation Period
Accumulation Value
Acid Test
Acquisition Expenses
Across-the-Board Increase
Actively at Work Provision
Activities of Daily Living (ADL)
Actual Hours
Actuarial Assumptions
Actuarial Cost Method
Actuarial Department
Actuarial Equivalent
Actuarial Valuation
Actuarially Sound
ADEA (Age Discrimination in Employment Act)
Adjustable Life Insurance Policy
Administrative Services Only (ASO)
Admitted Reinsurer
Advance Funding
Advanced Underwriting Department
Adverse Selection
Affiliated Director
Affordable Care Act
Age Discrimination
Age of Majority
Agency Agreement
Agency System
Agent of Record
Agent's Statement
Aggregate Funding Method(s)
Aggregate Mortality Table
Aging Survey Data
Alcohol/Substance Abuse Services
Aleatory Contract
Alien Corporation
Alienation of Benefits
All-Causes Deductible
Allocated Funding
Allowance Supplemental
All-Salaried Workforce
Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)
American Council of Life Insurance (ACLI)
American Stock Exchange (AMEX)
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
American-Style Option
Amortization Basis
Anniversary Date
Anniversary Review Date
Anniversary Year
Annual Benefits Statements Under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA)
Annual Bonus
Annual Bonus Plans
Annual Budget
Annual Cash Compensation
Annual Incentive
Annual Information Return
Annual Lease Valuation Automobiles
Annual Plan Maximum
Annual Renewable Term Life Insurance (ARTLI)
Annual Report Form 5500
Annual Statement
Annualized Increase Percent (also, Equivalent Annual Percent Increase)
Annually Renewable Term (ART) Insurance
Annuities and Annuity Contracts
Annuity Mortality Table
Apparent Authority
Approval Type Temporary Insurance Agreement
Area Differential
Area Wage Surveys
Arithmetic Mean
Assessment Method
Assessor Series
Asset Investment Performance
Asset Sale
Asset Share Calculation
Asset-Liability Matching
Assignment Location
Assignment of Benefits
Association Organization Insurance
Assumption Reinsurance
Attained Age
Attained Age Conversion
Attendance Bonus
Attending Physician's Statement (APS)
Authorized Reinsurer
Automatic Dividend Option
Automatic Nonforfeiture Option
Automatic Premium Loan (APL)
Automatic Reinsurance Treaty
Automatic Step Rate
Automatic Wage Adjustment
Automatic Wage Progression
Automobile Benefits
Average Frequency (of Salary Increases)
Average Hourly Earnings
Average Indexed Monthly Earnings
Average Percent Increase
Average Straight-Time Hourly Earnings

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