HRM 8110 Company/Government Benefit PlansIndividual Assignment #2
You are the new Human Resources Manager at Best Employer Company. The first day of your second week at work, you learn that one of the senior executives has been seriously injured in a car wreck while she was away on a golfing holiday in the USA. She was only halfway through her vacation. She was airlifted to hospital where it became apparent that in addition to other injuries, she had permanently lost the use of one of her legs. Barring unforeseen complications, she will survive, however, her long term prognosis is unknown. Her husband and children are understandably worried and upset.
Best Employer Company offers a full group benefit package including life, accidental death and dismemberment, short term disability, long term disability, drug, hospital, vision, supplementary health and dental insurance. They also have a wellness program and an employee assistance program for employees and their families.
You are as yet unfamiliar with the details of the benefits offered by your new employer. In addition to that, aside from processing and managing WSIB claims and issuing Records of Employment, you’ve never been involved with government benefits.
Consider the situation of the executive involved in this horrendous accident, based on what you know so far, and list a combined total of ten company and government sponsored benefits you would research to ensure you were ready to offer good support and why you selected each.
This situation will be new to me not only as a new Human Resource Manager at Best Employer Company, but also in my career in HRM. Thus having a senior executive involved in a car accident while on vacation would mean a lot of things. In order to get ready to offer good support, I would need to get to research on the various benefits that are offered by the government in cases of permanent disability or even death. In addition to this, I would need to look at Best Employer’s full group benefit package and especially the parts related to disability and employee assistance program for employees and their families.
The first benefit I would research is the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Disability Benefits. The governmentprovides this plan for CPP contributors who are disable and cannot work at any job on a regular basis. Based on the situation on the employee…..
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