Discussion Question 6

1. Describe how a flexible benefits program might increase worker satisfaction with benefits and at the same time, reduce costs. Be sure to include examples.

2. What are the major factors in determining employee benefits in a particular organization? Given the wide variety of factors and choices, if you were the Benefits Manager, how would you go about making your recommendations?

3. Explain the importance of controlling the costs of benefits and identify some cost control measures. What might be some of the challenges associated with initiating such measures?

4. reflect what your own employer offers as benefits to its employees. Please try to be as inclusive as possible. Also, what discussions has your employer had with its employees about benefits?