Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS)

Definition - What does Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) mean?

A certified employee benefit specialist (CEBS) is a human resources employee who has completed the necessary training and received the required certification to be an expert in employee benefits. This includes being able to manage their disbursement and provide knowledgeable answers to employee questions about them.

Being a CEBS requires some knowledge of the insurance industry since health and life insurance are commonly offered as employee benefits.

Insuranceopedia explains Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS)

Employers often use employee benefit programs to provide benefits to their employees, whether they're small businesses with a dozen staff members or a large corporation that employs thousands of workers.

These programs can be extremely complex and can also have very important implications for the employees and their families and dependents. For this reason, many companies choose to have certified employee benefit specialists on their payroll to ensure that the administering of employee benefits goes smoothly and that everything is accounted for. They can also help resolve issues that arise with benefits.

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