April 3, 2012
Newly Restructured E-Learning Courses Provide a Comprehensive Overview of Employee Benefits
The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans is pleased to announce that the Group Life and Health Primer and the Group Retirement Plans Primer have been restructured. Taking the place of the two primers are eight easy-to-navigate courses that offer the same comprehensive information, but in a revised format to facilitate learning. The revamped courses contain a new, interactive format that offers in-depth training on a specific topic area.
The Group Life and Health Primer course is now comprised of four courses:
The Group Life Insurance Landscape
Group Benefits Design and Administration
Group Benefits Funding and Pricing
Life Cycle of a Group Benefits Plan
The Group Retirement Plans Primer course is now comprised of four courses:
The Group Retirement Landscape
Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans
Retirement Plan Sponsor Responsibilities
Life Cycle of a Group Retirement Plan
The restructured courses provide a solid baseline understanding of group life and health or group retirement issues and are ideal training for those new to the industry or those needing a refresher on a topic area. Each course is self-paced and can be completed at the user’s convenience.
The original Primer courses, including the testing component, have been developed by Dalhousie University, the academic entity of the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) program responsible for curriculum and examination standards for Canadian CEBS courses, in partnership with industry experts.
We continue to applaud the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) and Member Companies of CLHIA for sharing their vision and expertise in working with Dalhousie University and for their financial support to develop the courses.
Learn more about these courses at www.ifebp.org/canadianelearning.
The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans is a non-profit organization, dedicated to being a leading objective and independent global source of employee benefits, compensation and financial literacy education and information. Total membership includes more than 35,000 individuals representing over 8,300 trust funds, corporations, public employee groups and professional advisory firms in the United States and Canada. For additional information, visit www.ifebp.org.
The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) was established in 1894 and is a voluntary non-profit association that represents the collective interest of its member life and health insurers. The Association’s membership accounts for 99% of the life and health insurance in force in Canada and administers about two-thirds of Canada’s pension plans.