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Employee Benefits Strategies

Course#: 53
Category: Employee Benefit Programs
Field of Study: Personnel/HR
Audience: HR Managers, HR Generalists, Benefits Professionals
Level of Difficulty: Basic
Delivery Method: QAS Self Study
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
This course provides an overview for strategic employee benefits planning. First you'll learn what benefits your organization must offer based on federal employee benefits laws. Then you'll find out how to align employee benefits programs with your organization's demographics by using employee benefits surveys. You'll learn how to control per employee health care costs, and you'll be given the basics of cafeteria plans. This course also covers the basics of employee health insurance, employee vacation benefits, defined benefit pension plans, defined contribution 401(k) plans, dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, and Workers' Compensation. Finally, you'll learn about employee benefit communications programs.
Learning Objectives:
  • Differentiate between types of employee benefits
  • Recognize the advantages of offering competitive benefits programs
  • Identify benefits required by federal employment law
  • Recognize factors impacting benefits plans
  • Identify the impact of labor unions on employee benefits
  • Determine planning steps to create a total rewards strategy
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of cafeteria plans
  • Identify cost-savings approaches for employee retirement and medical insurance plans
  • Recognize the components of effective benefits plan management
*The Course Credit List displays credits and credit types offered by location.

Course Price:  Free!
Exam Price:  $49.00

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