Cornell University

Human Capital Development

16 E. 34th Street, NYC, 866-470-1922

Fundamentals of Employee Benefits HR225

Not currently offered

This program currently has no scheduled dates. Find out more about how this program can be offered in-house at your organization.

This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of the full range of benefits responsibilities. Whether benefits planning or administration is your only responsibility or just one of many demands on your human resources "plate," you will find this workshop valuable. You will take an in-depth look at the:

  • Key aspects of benefits
  • Alternatives for your organization
  • Approaches for containing costs

Key Topics

  • The evolution and current status of employee benefits
  • Strategies and objectives for a total program
  • Legally mandated benefits
  • Regulatory issues and requirements
  • Group welfare plans: design and administration
  • Medical coverage options
  • Dental programs
  • Disability income-replacement plans
  • Survivor protection options
  • Wellness initiatives
  • Consumer-driven health plans
  • Flexible ("cafeteria") programs
  • Retirement income and capital accumulation plans: design and administration
  • Traditional (defined-benefits) pension plans
  • Savings/401(k) plans, profit sharing
  • Managing "pay-for-time-not-worked" benefits
  • Minimizing and containing costs
  • Communicating with employees
  • Effectively utilizing internal and external resources
  • Emerging trends and issues for the future

Who Will Benefit

HR generalists who require a comprehensive overview of the benefits function or individuals who have recently acquired responsibility for benefits administration or planning