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Health and Welfare Plans: Plan Types and Administration (B3)

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Gain Knowledge and Skills in Health and Welfare Benefits Administration

Selecting a health insurance plan for your employees may seem like an overwhelming decision. This course makes it easier and covers the fundamentals of health and welfare plans every HR practitioner must know. The entire array of health and welfare plans is covered, from conventional fee-for-service options to the full suite of managed care plans, including health maintenance organizations (HMOs), preferred provider organizations (PPOs) and point of services (POS). You’ll dive into the fundamentals of each and learn how to manage them in your organization. You’ll also learn how effective benefits administration can help improve workforce experiences, guide consumers through healthcare decisions, and deliver a competitive advantage when it comes to attracting and retaining top talent.

Course objectives:

  • Describe the various types of health care and welfare benefits.
  • Explain the different types of medical plans and the characteristics of each.
  • Describe additional, optional health care benefits and how they can be used to support employees.
  • Examine the concept of consumerism and how offering choice in benefits can influence employee outcomes.
  • Outline the different types of welfare plans, their provisions and how these benefits function in a total rewards package.
  • Explain pay-for-time-not-worked programs and common issues associated with it.
  • Highlight the components of health, welfare and other programs in benefits administration.
  • This course contains U.S.-specific content designed for human resources professionals new to the benefits field or individuals who would like to broaden their total rewards perspective.


Course Outline

MODULE 1
Medical Benefits

  • Total Rewards Model
  • Benefits and Well-being
  • Fundamentals: Health Care and Welfare Benefits
  • Health Care Benefits - Medical Plan Types
  • Typical Medical Plan Terms
  • Characteristics of Medical Plans
  • Medical Plan Coverage
  • Stabilizing Costs
  • Module Quiz


MODULE 2
Additional Optional Health Care Benefits

  • Other Health Care Benefits
  • Behavioral and Mental Health Care
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Wellness Programs
  • Prescription Drug Plans
  • Designing Programs to Result in Healthy People
  • Dental Plans
  • Vision Care Plans
  • Complementary and Alternative Benefits
  • Supplemental and Voluntary Programs
  • Module Quiz


MODULE 3
The Concept of Choice

  • Employer Role to Manage Health Plan Costs
  • Employee Choices in Benefits Election
  • IRC Section 125
  • Consumerism
  • Supporting Consumerism
  • Module Quiz


MODULE 4
Welfare Benefits: Life and Disability Plans

  • Welfare Benefits
  • Introduction to Disability Benefits
  • Disability Program Management
  • Disability Income Programs
  • Integrated Approach to Disability Management
  • Life insurance
  • Module Quiz


MODULE 5
Other Benefits: Pay for Time Not Worked

  • Overview - Pay for Time Not Worked
  • Common Paid Time Off Policies
  • Module Quiz


MODULE6
Administration

  • Benefits Administration
  • Annual Open Enrollment
  • Billing/Invoice Management
  • Resolving Employee Questions/Issues
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • COBRA Administration
  • Benefits Administration Complexity
  • Benefits Administration: Partners
  • Key Decisions Affecting Administration
  • Module Quiz


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877-951-9191 (United States and Canada)
+1 480-951-9191 (other countries)

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Email
Email our Customer Experience Team: customerexperience@worldatwork.org

Course Credits & Certifications

RECERTIFICATION
Course: 2.0 credits
Exam: 0.5 credits
CEUs
Course: 1.5 credits
Exam: 0.3 credits
HRCI RECERTIFICATION
16.0 classroom hours
SHRM RECERTIFICATION
16 classroom hours
This exam is required for the following certifications:

Who Should Register

This course contains U.S.-specific content designed for human resources professionals new to the benefits field or individuals who would like to broaden their total rewards perspective. 

 

How to Register

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Call 877-951-9191 (United States and Canada) or +1480-951-9191 (other countries) for Customer Experience Team.

Email customerexperience@worldatwork.org.

Fax Registration Form to 866-816-2962 (United States and Canada) or +1 480-483-8352 (other countries).