Benefits Management: A Comprehensive Study of Employee Benefit Programs | HRMT.X407

This course presents a comprehensive view of benefits, including the latest approaches for analyzing and negotiating benefits programs and funding options. A key focus will be developing strategies to reduce healthcare costs. Students will learn to evaluate employee needs and help them better understand and use their coverage.

Learning Outcomes:

At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the role and responsibilities of a Benefits Manager’s job.
  • State a corporation’s Employee Benefits philosophy and goals.
  • Define various laws and regulations that govern administration of Employee Benefits programs.
  • Describe principles of risk and how this relates to design of insurance benefits plans.
  • Describe the role of the Broker and the relationship with the Benefits Manager.
  • Define managed care and consumerism in health care benefits plans.
  • Describe various funding alternatives for insurance benefits programs.
  • Understand financial benefits including 401(k) and stock option plans.

Topics Include:

  • Health and welfare plans, including cafeteria plans
  • The Affordable Health Care Act and Covered California
  • Qualified retirement plans such as 401(k) plans
  • Vacation and sick leave programs, incidental benefits
  • Overall benefit cost management workforce

Professional Credit:

HRCI®---PHR®, SPHR® and GPHR® general recertification credit: 19.25 hours.

Effective February 22, 2020, this course is valid for 19.25 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

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Sections Open for Enrollment:

Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Units Meeting Type Cost Instructor
07-14-2021 to 08-25-2021 2.0 Live-Online $700

Marco F. Rosa



Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Wed, 07-14-2021 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Live-Online ONLINE
Wed, 07-21-2021 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Live-Online ONLINE
Wed, 07-28-2021 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Live-Online ONLINE
Wed, 08-04-2021 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Live-Online ONLINE
Wed, 08-11-2021 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Live-Online ONLINE
Wed, 08-18-2021 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Live-Online ONLINE
Wed, 08-25-2021 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Live-Online ONLINE