SRJC Course Outlines

7/27/2021 11:53:25 AMHR 65 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HR 65Title:  HR BENEFITS ADMIN  
Full Title:  Human Resource Benefits Administration
Last Reviewed:1/25/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled03 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.50 Contact Total26.25
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Fundamentals of employee benefit programs and leaves of absence requirements. Content covers interpretation of California and Federal law to correctly administer employee benefits and leaves of absence. Topics emphasize the administration of group benefits including health and survivor insurance, government mandated insurance, defined benefit & defined contribution retirement benefits, as well as family, medical, and pregnancy leaves of absence.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Fundamentals of employee benefit programs and leaves of absence requirements. Content covers interpretation of California and Federal law to correctly administer employee benefits and leaves of absence. Topics emphasize the administration of group benefits including health and survivor insurance, government mandated insurance, defined benefit & defined contribution retirement benefits, as well as family, medical, and pregnancy leaves of absence.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2009Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Develop a comprehensive and legally compliant benefits package suitable for today's diverse employment base, in the context of the employer's size, industry and budget.
2. Determine which leaves of absence apply to specific situations, including describing the limitations and requirements.
 

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Students will be able to:
 
1. Describe the major characteristics of various health plan formats.
2. Determine and describe the cost to the employer of an employee benefits package.
3. Select a health plan that best meets an individual employee's needs.
4. Identify the most common leaves of absence available to employees in California and describe their mandated and optional characteristics.

Topics and Scope
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I. Best Practices and Current Trends in Benefits Administration
    A. Developing an appropriate benefits package
    B. Communicating benefits to employees
 
II. Legal Overview
    A. Federal law
    B. California law
 
III. Costs of Benefits: The Current Dilemma Facing Employers
 
IV. Benefits Plan Administration
    A. Medical plans
          1. Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO),  Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO), Point of Service (POS), Indemnity Plans
         2.  Structural options Flexible Spending Account(FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP).
    B. Retirement plan options
         1. Defined contribution plans
         2. Defined benefit plans
         3. Retirement plan structural options 401(k), ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan, etc.)
    C. Health & Survivor Insurance
         1. Dental
         2. Vision
         3. Long Term Disablity (LTD), Short Term Disablity (STD), Life
 
V. Voluntary Time Off
    A. Leaves of absence (LOA)
         1. Vacation
         2. Holidays
         3. Sick time
    B. California mandated laws on leaves of absence
         1. Domestic violence, sexual abuse and other California mandated leaves
         2. Kin care
         3. California Family Rights Act
         4. Pregnancy Disability Leave
    C. Federal mandated laws on leaves of absence
         1. Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
         2. Coordination of State and Federal leave provisions
         3. Benefits information implications
 
VI. Attendance Policies
    A. Reasonable accommodations
     B. Employer rights and expectations
 
VII. California Mandated Insurance Programs
     A. State Disability Insurance
    B. Paid Family Leave
    C. Unemployment compensation
    D. Workers Compensation
 
VIII. Federally-Run Insurance Programs
    A. Social Security
    B. Medicare
    C. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Administration
    D. Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)

Assignments:
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1. Complete a multiple choice/true-false exam (or set of exams) on legally mandated benefits and leaves of absence.
2. View videos on health care in the US and other countries,  and write an opinion paper on selecting the best health plan option.
3. Develop, outline, and present a simulated employer benefits orientation.
4. Prepare a premium statement suitable for presentation to a Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
5. Review the website CoveredCA.com and answer questions about its content.
6. Write a paper on retirement plan options.
7. Team presentation comparing health systems

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
15 - 25%
Write an opinion paper on health plan options. Write a paper on retirement plan options.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Prepare a premium statement suitable for presentation to a CEO. Review LOA scenarioes and select the best option to address the circumstances.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Review the website CoveredCA.com and answer questions about its content; Develop, outline, and present a simulated employer benefits orientation. Team presentation comparing health systems
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 35%
Multiple choice/true-false exam (or set of exams) on legally mandated benefits and leaves of absence.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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