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 effect 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.  Register now button

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 a 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: $629
Discounts may apply, please refer to the registration page for details.

Instructor: Heather Dodge
 Heather Dodge is an HR leader with over 17 years of deep and progressive expertise working within the employee benefits field mostly in Portland, OR and for a brief time in So. California.  She has diverse industry experience ranging from transportation, healthcare, retail, metal & mining, hi tech, energy and education – with mostly mid-size to large employers in both the private and public sector.


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.


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