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Discretionary Employee Benefits

By Karen S. Markel, Ph.D., SPHR  12/20/2010

This module provides a foundation in discretionary benefits with a focus on design and implementation issues; health and medical benefits; and retirement benefits. It is appropriate for upper-level undergraduate or graduate students as part of an introduction to a human resource management or employee benefits course. At the end of this module, students will be able to identify issues in discretionary benefits design and implementation, define the types of discretionary benefits and identify the relationship between various discretionary benefits programs and relevant federal law. 

This learning module comprises three class sessions. The instructor’s guide provides a suggested format and schedule for conducting each session and suggestions for supplemental material, assessment questions and exercises. 

Click here for the instructor’s manual. For the PowerPoint presentation, click here.

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