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Program Information


International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists


Certified Employee Benefit Specialist program



Word on Benefits Blog

Using Behavioral Economics to Participants’ Advantage

Disability Benefits: An Overlooked Piece of the Employee Benefits Package

Multiemployer Plans Filling Gaps With Professional Trustees

That’s Not a Sick Day! Or Is It?

Employers Feel the Impact of the Opioid Epidemic

Take the Surprise Out of Emergency Medical Bills

Voluntary Benefits Becoming Mandatory to Attract and Retain

Does Your Paid Leave Policy Deter Midcareer Hires?

Mental Health Support in the Workplace: Employers Respond

Instant Benefit Communication Challenge—Just Add Change

Leave Donation—Helping Workers Support Each Other

Can Pharmacogenetics Improve Care and Control Costs?


New Podcast! - Episode 10: Please hold

Aegis Risk Medical Stop-Loss Premium Survey Results


This year's survey reflects the ongoing prominence of medical stop-loss and a continued commitment to employer-sponsored, self-funded health plans. The occurrence of truly catastrophic claimants - in excess of $1 million - is further verified with over 21% of respondents reporting such a claimant in the last two policy years. Stop-loss remains the primary focus of risk management, with interest in private exchanges or captive arrangements not exceeding 10% of respondents.


Employee Benefits Informational Links


Affordable Care Act Central (U.S) - presented by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans


Retirement Security (Canada and U.S) - presented by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans


Pension Reform Central (Canada and U.S.) - presented by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans


Additonal Employee Benefit Information


United States Department of Labor (DOL) - EBSA


Internal Revenue Service (IRS)


Social Security Administration (SSA)


Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI)


Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)


American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA)


American Payroll Association (APA)


Washington State Resources


Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner