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 a new Study Guide and textbook are required reading for purposes of the CEBS program and the national exam. These materials will be available beginning January 2022. The updates will be reflected in exams administered on and after April 15, 2022. These updates cover all modules of the course.*
The design and administration of relevant, highly valued employee benefits offerings are critical success factors in attracting and retaining global talent in today’s competitive environment. GBA 1 highlights the many challenges and opportunities of offering and directing a portfolio of strategically designed health and welfare employee benefits programs. The course details wide-ranging issues in managing employee benefit risks and builds a foundational framework explaining the distinct benefit plans that comprise the health and welfare continuum. Alongside group health, dental, behavioral health and other plan types, the course examines legislative and regulatory trends, innovations in wellness and cutting-edge evaluation tools to equip today’s benefits professional.