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Registered Employee Benefits Consultant®
5 Courses: 3 Required / 2 Elective
Become An Employee Benefits Specialist
Earning the Registered Employee Benefits Consultant® (REBC®) designation enhances your competitive edge in the dynamic field of employee benefits. You'll gain deep, practical knowledge on pensions and retirement plan funding, installation and administration. The program also covers group medical plans, long-term care, executive compensation, personnel management and much more.
The comprehensive core of REBC® knowledge is supplemented by a broad selection of elective courses, allowing you to customize the program to the dynamics of your individual practice. Complete your program as fast as you like with leading edge texts and access to extensive online study aides at no additional charge, including:
- Supplemental readings
- Online discussion with course professors
- Sample questions
- Practice exams
Live Online Classes (Webinars)
Attend live, instructor-led classes from your home or office PC. These interactive classes offer a convenient, time-saving way to participate in classes without needing to travel. All assignments are submitted online, and the final exam is taken online through The College's Blackboard website. (Students licensed in New York take paper exams.)
Intensive Review Classes
There are no upcoming classes scheduled.
Live Online CoursesHS 326 - February 4–February 27HS 326 - Planning for Retirement Needs
Professor(s): David Littell
This class meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm to 8:30pm ETHS 325 - February 19–April 23HS 325 - Group Benefits
Professor(s): Juliana York
This class meets every Wednesday from 11:00am to 1:00pm ETHS 340 - February 20–April 24HS 340 - Advanced Topics in Group Benefits
Professor(s): Juliana York
This class meets every Thursday from 11:00am to 1:00pm ETHS 326 - April 1–April 24HS 326 - Planning for Retirement Needs
Professor(s): David Littell
This class meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm to 8:30pm ETHS 326 - April 1–April 24HS 326 - Planning for Retirement Needs
Professor(s): David Littell
This class meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm to 8:30pm ET
REBC® CurriculumCourse NameCourse #RequiredGroup BenefitsHS 325
Analyzes group insurance benefits including the governmental environment, contract provisions, marketing, underwriting, rate making, plan design, cost containment and alternative funding methods. Covers the various private programs related to the economic problems of death, old age and disability. Discusses cafeteria plans, as well as consumerdirected health plans, such as HSAs and HRAs.Planning for Retirement NeedsHS 326
Focuses on selecting the right retirement plan for the business and on individual retirement planning. Covers qualified plans, SEPs, SIMPLEs and 403(b) plans and nonqualified deferred compensation plans. Emphasizes the practical knowledge needed for choosing the best retirement plan, especially for the small business, and designing a plan that will meet a client’s needs. Also covers individual retirement planning including IRAs and Roth IRAs, Social Security benefits, saving for retirement and planning for retirement plan distributions.Advanced Topics in Group BenefitsHS 340
Covers various advanced topics in group benefits. Addresses COBRA, ERISA, HIPAA privacy rules, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, health plans for federal workers, voluntary benefits, dental benefits, self-funding, international benefits and ethics.Executive CompensationHS 342
Analyzes the many types of programs used to provide benefits for executives of business firms. Discusses plan design and installation and reviews ERISA, tax and other compliance issues that apply to each type of program. The course includes cash-compensation planning, nonqualified deferred-compensation plans, funded deferred compensation and restricted property plans, stock options, split-dollar life insurance plans, disability income benefits, executive fringe benefits, health reimbursement arrangements and limits on golden parachute payments.Compensation and Personnel ManagementHS 343
Covers the broad area of human resource management, including total compensation planning and the interrelationship of employee benefits with cash compensation. Also discusses employee recruitment, selection, interviewing and orientation, training and management development, performance appraisal, safety and health, labor relations and collective bargaining and equal opportunity and the law.Advanced Topics in Managed CareHS 344
Analyzes managed health care in detail. Covers such topics as physician and member behavior, provider compensation, authorization systems, member services, specialty managed care services, value, accreditation, information systems, sales, marketing and federal legislation.
*Anyone with credit for HS 341 may substitute that course for this elective course.
Recommended Course Sequence
Several courses in this program assume prior knowledge. You should take HS 325 prior to taking HS 340, and you should take HS 340 prior to electing HS 344. HS 326 should precede GS 814 if you plan to take GS 814 as an elective (in lieu of HS 341). If either or both HS 342 and HS 343 are selected, they should conclude the REBC studies.
*HS 341 is suspended, but may be applied to your required electives for this designation if you have already taken it. Students may substitute GS 814 Qualified Retirement Plans in lieu of HS 341 as an elective in this program.
Program Completion Requirements
To receive the REBC® designation, you must successfully complete all courses in your selected program, meet experience requirements and ethics standards, and agree to comply with The American College Code of Ethics and Procedures.
Code of Ethics
To underscore the importance of ethics standards for Huebner School designations, the Board of Trustees adopted a Code of Ethics in 1984. Embodied in the Code are the Professional Pledge and eight Canons.
Many of the programs at The American College qualify for Continuing Education. Understand that this information changes frequently, and while we will do our best to provide current data, it is your responsibility to verify CE credits with your state.
A Recertification Fee is applied to First-Time PACE-Required Designees after February 1, 2007. A fee of $250 (recurring every two (2) years) covers multiple designations and is not retroactive for prior PACE-required designees.
*Approximately 90% of PACE recertification fees will be used for public awareness of the designations.
The 5-Year Rule
The American College pledges to offer the most up-to-date material and course offerings. In doing so, all courses are subject to the Five-Year Rule, in the interest of the most valid study material and timely designation completion.
Answers for common questions concerning core designations (exam retake and reschedule policies, tuition and fees, etc.) can be found on the Core Designations FAQ page.
RHU®/REBC® Reading Room Today
Selected up-to-date readings from the courses in the Registered Health Underwriter (RHU®) and Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC®) designation programs. If you are already an RHU® or REBC®, these readings can be used to update your knowledge.
Additional Study Support
Cost-effective supplementary study materials, developed in partnership with Kier Educational Resources, are also available for select REBC® courses.
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Program Prices—Best Value!
On Your Time Package: $2,610
Self-paced study with the best support in the business. Enjoy extensive online study materials including practice exams, audio reviews, video clips and more.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition: $640 (per course)
Admission Fee: $145*
Shipping: $25 (per course)
Your tuition includes all required study materials, access to convenient online learning tools, and your examination. Supplementary study materials are also available for an additional cost.
*One-time, nonrefundable fee for new enrollees at The College.