Directing Benefits Programs Part 2
The US GBA 2 Course (Directing Benefits Programs Part 2) is being extensively revised and a new Study Guide and textbook will be required reading for purposes of the CEBS program and the national exam. These materials will be available for purchase beginning in January 2023. The updates will be reflected in exams administered on or after April 15, 2023. These updates cover all modules of the course.
The course details below will be reflected in the national exam being offered now through March 15, 2023.
This course is required to earn the following designations: GBA, CEBS
The course places particular emphasis on managing and directing employee benefit plans to maximize their strategic impact in achieving organizational objectives. Primarily focusing on health benefits issues, the course seeks to clarify the ever-changing dynamics of the U.S. health care system and endow today’s benefits professional with the requisite skills and expertise to advance organizational objectives by enhancing benefits program design, pricing and operations. The initial modules probe financial and actuarial issues such as rating and premium setting, controlling risk and designing appropriate provider networks. The course also considers emerging marketplace innovations in care delivery platforms and quality improvement initiatives. Additionally, the latest thinking in benefit areas such as disability, long-term care and life insurance is presented.