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 administered beginning April 15, 2023.
This course is required to earn the following designations: GBA, CEBS
GBA 2 highlights the impact of managing and directing employee benefit plans in realizing strategic organizational milestones. The course's primary focus is on structuring, administering and enhancing health-related benefit programs to achieve competitive advantage in attracting and retaining talent in a constantly changing labor marketplace. The course begins with a comprehensive overview of the U. S. health care system, looking at various market segments and how these market segments impact pricing and offerings in other sectors. GBA 2 then delves into selected advanced topics to deliver value in health plan design. The course examines rating and premium setting, controlling risk, and designing quality and cost-effective provider networks. The course integrates actuarial and funding issues with program design and compliance. Additionally, the course acquaints the learner with an understanding of other needs-relevant group benefits; such as disability income programs, long-term care and life insurance protections. GBA 2 uses mini-cases and an integrated, course-wide case study to achieve its learning objectives of developing an appreciation for designing benefits programs within a highly volatile and rapidly evolving market economy.