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BH311 Benefits Management

Certificate Track: Human Resource Management

This course offers an overview of employee benefits. It is designed for professionals with little or no experience who wish to learn more about this aspect of the HR discipline. As new regulations from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) go into affect daily, information regarding this topic becomes more and more imperative for HR professionals. In this course students will learn the important elements of an employee benefits

program that can be fully integrated in to a total compensation system.  

What You Cover

  • Overview of employee benefit plans including employer objectives, plan design and a brief history of employee benefits in the United States
  • Insurance issues including group health plans, medical (HMO, PPO, indemnity, EPO), dental and vision. Life and disability plans with a concentration on compliance and regulatory issues
  • Retirement plans including defined contribution plans, defined benefit plans and retiree medical plans
  • Work and Family benefits including domestic partners, family leave/paid time off, employee-assistance programs, dependent care and flexible benefit plans 

How You Benefit

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of how benefits and compensation can be combined together to form a total rewards system for employees 
  • Knowledge of how to administer complete benefits system including in-house and outsourced functions. 
  • Explanation of legal requirements and cost structures
  • An understanding of the current national health care issues and how this affects the day-to-day administration an employee benefits program.

Cost: $549
Discounts may apply, please refer to the registration page for details.

Instructor: Kerry Gilbreth, SPHR

Kerry Gilbreth, SPHR, is a Director for Human Resources at Portland State University, responsible for Benefits, Leaves, and HR Front Desk Operations. She oversees the staff who manage benefits, FMLA/OFLA, ADA, and worker’s compensation for over 4,000 faculty and staff. Kerry is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and the Portland Human Resource Management Association. She worked for Metro Regional Government as the Total Compensation and Benefits Manager before joining Portland State University in 2011 and earned a B.S. degree in Management from the University of Oregon. Kerry has more than 16 years of experience managing benefits and
 leaves programs. 

Notes
Management of Human Resources (BH101) is strongly recommended as the first course, especially for those entering the certificate program with less than two years' experience in the field.

Applies towards the following certificate:
Human Resource Management



Interested in bringing this program to your organization? Contact Michelle Giovannozzi.