Group Benefits Associate (GBA)
The GBA designation is an ideal fit for those dealing with health and other group benefits. The courses reflect up-to-date and relevant information—including the latest on health care reform—needed to effectively design, administer and communicate group benefits.
Issued ByBenefitfocus University
Issued ToLauren Shankle
Issued On02 May 2016
What it takes to earn this badge
GBA 1 - Group Health Plan Design. This course emphasizes the concepts and principles to be considered in the development, implementation and management of life, health and other group benefits provided by employers and unions. Among the topics covered are group insurance fundamentals, general design issues, mathematics of insurance, the pricing process, underwriting and funding methods, administration, communication and ethics.
GBA 2 - Group Benefits Management. This course examines in-depth, specific applications of life, health and other group benefits programs provided by employers. Among the programs covered are life insurance, income replacement, health, dental, and work/life programs including employee assistance and wellness, financial planning and other financial benefits. This course also provides an introduction to flexible benefits design options.
GBA 3 - Health Care: Financing, Quality and Reform. Economics is a social science that concerns itself with analyzing the production and distribution of goods and services. Health economics concerns itself with the health care economy and applies the tools of economics to the health care sector. This course is based on the assumption that in order to understand the field of health economics, students must develop a working knowledge of the analytical tools of economics.
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