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Quarter Academic Credit

This course covers the fundamentals and strategic management of employee benefits including life, dental, vision, employee assistance, disability and medical plans. 

Primary topics include the changes to group healthcare necessitated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, ERISA requirements, mandated benefits, and the regulatory and tax treatment of benefit programs.  

The class also addresses wellness programs, methods for funding employee benefits, consumer driven healthcare, contribution strategies, and the overall best practices for human resources to evaluate in managing benefits and the cost containment of benefit programs.  

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