Directing Benefits Programs Part 1
This course is required to earn the following designations: GBA, CEBS
*Important note: The GBA 1 Course (Directing Benefits Programs Part 1) is being extensively revised and the exam based on the version of the study guide created previously must be passed by March 15, 2022.
In 2022, the Study Guide and textbook detailed below are required reading for purposes of the CEBS program and the national exam. These materials will be available beginning in late January 2022. The updates will be reflected in exams administered on and after April 15, 2022. These updates cover all modules of the course.
Organizational success in today’s competitive world places a premium on attracting and retaining global talent. Designing and administering the very best employee benefits plans is a critical success factor contributing to effective total compensation strategies. GBA 1 provides the essential framework, knowledge and competencies for designing cutting-edge health and welfare employee benefits programs. The course is updated to supply
the latest legislative, regulatory and marketplace innovations to thrive in a post-COVID-19 world. GBA 1 details wide-ranging issues in managing employee benefit risks and supplies the expertise to meet the myriad challenges that accompany health and welfare plan administration. The course provides an
approach for strategically evaluating an organization’s overall benefits philosophy and for selecting specific benefit plan
alternatives on the health and welfare continuum. Alongside group health, dental, behavioral health and wellness programs; the course explains the various vendors and specialized professionals, such as prescription benefit managers, employee assistance professionals, and consultants whose expertise must be integrated to deliver a fully functional world-class benefits program.