freeERISA.com Launches Interactive 'Benefits Forum'

National Employee Benefits Consulting Firm Clark/Bardes to Host

Three Initial Discussion Forums



Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from freeERISA.com LLC

    WASHINGTON, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- FreeERISA.com LLC, the leading source
 for free access to pension and welfare reports on the Internet, today launched
 an interactive Benefits Forum on its web site, http://www.freeERISA.com . The
 Benefits Forum is a new section of the web site in which industry experts will
 provide in-depth analysis and discussion of current topics relating to the
 pension and benefits industries. FreeERISA.com web site users will have the
 opportunity to pose questions and get answers on these topics.
     National employee benefits consulting firm Clark/Bardes Consulting -
 Compensation Resource Group has partnered with freeERISA.com to host three
 initial discussion forums. These include:
 
     * How Executive Benefits Will Fare in the "New Economy" -- and How to Be
       Prepared, moderated by William L. MacDonald, President & Chief Executive
       Officer, Clark/Bardes Consulting - Compensation Resource Group.
     * Redesigning Options: One Size Doesn't Fit All, moderated by Steven E.
       Hall, Managing Director of Pearl Meyer & Partners, Division of
       Clark/Bardes Consulting
     * Seventh Annual Survey of Current Trends Finds Prevalence, Popularity of
       NQDC Plans Continues to Grow, moderated by William L. MacDonald,
       President & Chief Executive Officer, Clark/Bardes Consulting -
       Compensation Resource Group.
 
     "With the Benefits Forum, we are very pleased to provide yet another easy-
 to-use and free Internet-based resource for professionals in the human
 resources, financial services, insurance and benefits industries," said Judy
 Diamond, principal of freeERISA.com, LLC. "Moving forward, we plan to continue
 to offer new Benefits Forum topics from industry experts like Clark/Bardes as
 part of our ongoing effort to provide an indispensable destination for
 valuable, reliable and up-to-date pension and benefit information on the
 Internet."
     "We are pleased to participate in the freeERISA.com Benefits Forum," said
 William L. MacDonald, President & Chief Executive Officer, Clark/Bardes
 Consulting - Compensation Resource Group. "The Benefits Forum gives us a
 premium opportunity to showcase our expertise in the employee benefits arena
 while enabling us to communicate with benefits professionals around the
 country."
     The Benefits Forum will provide new discussion topics each month.
 
     About Clark/Bardes
     Clark/Bardes Consulting-Compensation Resource Group (CBC-CRG) is the
 leading national executive compensation and benefits consulting firm, working
 with other Clark/Bardes divisions such as Pearl Meyer & Partners, to assist
 large public and private corporations to design, fund, implement and
 administer compensation and benefit programs for senior management and boards
 of directors.  In addition to our consulting practices, we offer deferred
 compensation plan design, administrative services and fiduciary services.
 Clark/Bardes Consulting - Compensation Resource Group has more than 300
 employees, 18 offices located throughout the United States and three major
 resource centers in Dallas, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
     Founded in 1967, Clark/Bardes Consulting (Nasdaq:   CLKB) is a firm with
 expertise in executive compensation and benefit design, funding and plan
 administration. With more than 3,200 corporate, healthcare and banking
 clients, the company's primary purpose is helping companies keep their best
 people.  Additional information can be found at
 http://www.clarkbardes.com/crg .
 
     About freeERISA.com
     Based in Washington, DC, freeERISA.com, LLC provides free and unlimited
 Internet access to retirement and welfare benefit information on U.S.
 employers through its web site, http://www.freeerisa.com/ . This information
 includes six separate databases: form 5500 Pension and Health Plans, Public
 Pension Funds, Tax Exempt Funds, Terminating Pension Funds, 11K Filings and
 Top Hat Plans. FreeERISA.com was announced to the public one year ago and in
 that time has registered more than 52,000 employee benefit professionals and
 plan sponsors by proving itself to be a valuable resource for pension and
 benefit professionals throughout the country.
 
 

SOURCE freeERISA.com LLC
    WASHINGTON, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- FreeERISA.com LLC, the leading source
 for free access to pension and welfare reports on the Internet, today launched
 an interactive Benefits Forum on its web site, http://www.freeERISA.com . The
 Benefits Forum is a new section of the web site in which industry experts will
 provide in-depth analysis and discussion of current topics relating to the
 pension and benefits industries. FreeERISA.com web site users will have the
 opportunity to pose questions and get answers on these topics.
     National employee benefits consulting firm Clark/Bardes Consulting -
 Compensation Resource Group has partnered with freeERISA.com to host three
 initial discussion forums. These include:
 
     * How Executive Benefits Will Fare in the "New Economy" -- and How to Be
       Prepared, moderated by William L. MacDonald, President & Chief Executive
       Officer, Clark/Bardes Consulting - Compensation Resource Group.
     * Redesigning Options: One Size Doesn't Fit All, moderated by Steven E.
       Hall, Managing Director of Pearl Meyer & Partners, Division of
       Clark/Bardes Consulting
     * Seventh Annual Survey of Current Trends Finds Prevalence, Popularity of
       NQDC Plans Continues to Grow, moderated by William L. MacDonald,
       President & Chief Executive Officer, Clark/Bardes Consulting -
       Compensation Resource Group.
 
     "With the Benefits Forum, we are very pleased to provide yet another easy-
 to-use and free Internet-based resource for professionals in the human
 resources, financial services, insurance and benefits industries," said Judy
 Diamond, principal of freeERISA.com, LLC. "Moving forward, we plan to continue
 to offer new Benefits Forum topics from industry experts like Clark/Bardes as
 part of our ongoing effort to provide an indispensable destination for
 valuable, reliable and up-to-date pension and benefit information on the
 Internet."
     "We are pleased to participate in the freeERISA.com Benefits Forum," said
 William L. MacDonald, President & Chief Executive Officer, Clark/Bardes
 Consulting - Compensation Resource Group. "The Benefits Forum gives us a
 premium opportunity to showcase our expertise in the employee benefits arena
 while enabling us to communicate with benefits professionals around the
 country."
     The Benefits Forum will provide new discussion topics each month.
 
     About Clark/Bardes
     Clark/Bardes Consulting-Compensation Resource Group (CBC-CRG) is the
 leading national executive compensation and benefits consulting firm, working
 with other Clark/Bardes divisions such as Pearl Meyer & Partners, to assist
 large public and private corporations to design, fund, implement and
 administer compensation and benefit programs for senior management and boards
 of directors.  In addition to our consulting practices, we offer deferred
 compensation plan design, administrative services and fiduciary services.
 Clark/Bardes Consulting - Compensation Resource Group has more than 300
 employees, 18 offices located throughout the United States and three major
 resource centers in Dallas, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
     Founded in 1967, Clark/Bardes Consulting (Nasdaq:   CLKB) is a firm with
 expertise in executive compensation and benefit design, funding and plan
 administration. With more than 3,200 corporate, healthcare and banking
 clients, the company's primary purpose is helping companies keep their best
 people.  Additional information can be found at
 http://www.clarkbardes.com/crg .
 
     About freeERISA.com
     Based in Washington, DC, freeERISA.com, LLC provides free and unlimited
 Internet access to retirement and welfare benefit information on U.S.
 employers through its web site, http://www.freeerisa.com/ . This information
 includes six separate databases: form 5500 Pension and Health Plans, Public
 Pension Funds, Tax Exempt Funds, Terminating Pension Funds, 11K Filings and
 Top Hat Plans. FreeERISA.com was announced to the public one year ago and in
 that time has registered more than 52,000 employee benefit professionals and
 plan sponsors by proving itself to be a valuable resource for pension and
 benefit professionals throughout the country.
 
 SOURCE  freeERISA.com LLC