Catalog 2017-2018 
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BUHR 220 Employee Benefits and Risk Management

4 credits
This course covers the strategic considerations that should guide the design of benefit programs and the cost implications and strategies to control them. Also covered in this course are risk management and measures that create a safe and secure work environment.

Quarters Offered: Spring

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Define benefits and identify strategic benefit design considerations
  • Define and distinguish between mandated and voluntary benefits                                
  • Explain current trends in benefits, including employee assistance program (EAP), healthy workplace, retirement, and pension programs
  • Coordinate mandated and voluntary time-off benefits
  • Describe the major societal trends in benefits and workplace safety
  • Identify the federal and state laws and basic provisions relating to risk management:  occupational health, safety, and security
  • Explain measures that create a safe and secure work environment
  • Explain the importance of strategically managing both benefit and safety costs 

Total Hours: 40 Lecture Hours: 40