Course Information

Employee Benefits Planning

This course reviews the basics of the benefits component in a total compensation program. Planning considerations include the government role and legal requirements, cost factors, employee needs and business objectives. It includes techniques for analyzing and evaluating employee benefit programs.

The overview covers:

  • Types of benefits
  • Health and Welfare plans
  • pension, profit-sharing, and savings plans
  • paid time off and government administered social insurance.

Issues in plan administration, such as flexible benefit alternatives, communicating benefits to employees, cost containment, and anti-discrimination testing will be discussed as time and student interest permit.