​Fundamentals in Health Benefits

Get up to speed on how and why an employer may sponsor a health plan for its employees and their beneficiaries. Two required e-learning courses will outline the various ways to structure a group health plan, as well as the laws and regulations that affect them. Then choose between three elective e-learning courses that cover plan funding and ancillary health benefits that plan sponsors may offer.

Benefits of Earning Your Certificate

After successfully earning your Fundamentals in Health Benefits certificate you will be able to:

  • Describe types of group health plan designs and how managed care has evolved over time
  • Identify which federal laws and regulations affect group health plans
  • Explain how plan sponsors can provide prescription drug coverage to participants
  • Compare and contrast various plan funding options
  • Illustrate the similarities and differences between the three main types of employer-sponsored health accounts
  • Recognize how plan sponsors can use wellness and disease management programs to support plan participants.

Who Should Enroll

The Fundamentals in Health Benefits certificate is best suited for:

  • Individuals new to the employee benefits industry
  • Experienced benefits professionals that are serving a new type of plan.

Following the successful completion of an online certificate in employee benefits fundamentals, students will be able to apply their knowledge in the field and gain valuable experience. Students will also be well-prepared to further apply their learning by attending face-to-face International Foundation programs and earning their Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation.

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