Chapter 14: Employee Benefits and Services
Multiple Choice


Workers are generally eligible for EI benefits in all of the following cases EXCEPT:

Maternity/paternity leaves
Termination without just cause
Employees who quit their job because of harassment
Termination for just cause
Employees who are laid off


Recent amendments to the Workers' Compensation legislation to control skyrocketing costs include all of the following actions EXCEPT:

Benefit levels have been reduced
Benefit entitlements for stress-related and chronic pain have been limited
Inflation indexing of benefits has been reduced
More emphasis has been put on rehabilitation and return-to-work efforts
All benefits are now taxable


Provincial health care plans pay for all of the following services EXCEPT:

Drugs and medication administered in the hospital
Laboratory and diagnostic procedures
Semi-private hospital accommodation
Hospital facilities such as operating rooms
Medically required procedures


Common time-off-with-pay periods include all of the following examples EXCEPT:

Holidays and vacations
Sick leave
Lunch periods
Severance pay
Leaves of absence


An employer tactic used to minimize the problem of sick leave plan abuse may include all of the following EXCEPT:

Calling the absent employees at their homes
Increasing the number of sick days for employees
Holding cash-prize lotteries for employees with perfect attendance
Buying back unused sick leave


Supplementary health care plans provide major medical coverage to meet medical expenses not covered by government health care plans and may include all of the following EXCEPT:

Prescription drugs
Private or semi-private hospital accommodation
Ambulance services
Cosmetic surgery


Joe Green, the benefits manager for a large-sized distribution company, must better control and reduce the organization's health benefit costs. This can be accomplished by all of the following actions EXCEPT:

Increasing employee premiums
Increasing deductibles
Encouraging the use of brand-name drugs
Reducing company co-insurance levels
Instituting or lowering annual maximums on some services


In addition to the human suffering, the cost has become staggering for both employers' insurance plans and insurance companies in the treatment of:

Stress-related diseases
Drug addiction
Alcohol abuse
Survival syndrome


Insurance companies have concluded that the best way to control the cost of AIDS is to treat the patient in his or her home. The emphasis is on:

Individual case management
Preferred provider organization
Health maintenance plans
Alternate treatment methods
Increased medical insurance


A type of pension plan that specifies what contribution the employer will make to a retirement or savings fund set up for the employee is called a(n):

Defined benefit pension plan
Retirement plan
Deferred profit sharing plan
Defined contribution plan


Pensions are becoming more "portable" for employees upon termination of employment. This means:

The pension can be transferred to a locked-in RRSP or a new employer's pension plan
The pension plan must be vested
The money can be accessed prior to retirement
The previous employer must match what the employee contributed to the plan
The pension plan becomes contributory


Many companies provide personal services that most employees need at one time or another. These include all of the following EXCEPT:

Credit unions
Counselling services
Subsidized childcare
Social and recreational opportunities


A survey found that when employers institute subsidized daycare centres all of the following items result EXCEPT:

Increased ability to attract employees
Lower absenteeism
Improved morale
Lower performance appraisals
Favourable publicity


All of the following are advantages of flexible benefits programs EXCEPT:

Employees choose packages that best satisfy their unique needs
The plan is easy to administer
They help firms meet the changing needs of a changing work force
Increased involvement of employees and families improves understanding of benefits
The introduction of new benefits is less costly


A job-related benefit that is designed to help employees who must help elderly parents or relatives who are not fully able to care for themselves is known as:

Family medical care
Aging care

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