Build your foundational knowledge and skills with this comprehensive certificate program covering health care and prescription plans, the ACA and HIPPA, and delivery models.
Earn your certificate after completing the nine courses listed below. Our courses are 100% online and most can be completed in under 4 hours. Complete each course by successfully completing a virtual exam included in your course purchase.
Get started today with your first course so you can demonstrate your commitment to offering a full range of consultative services to your clients as their needs and businesses grow. Not ready to dive into a certificate program? No problem. Try out one of the individual topic courses and take it from there.
Health Insurance Basics
Designed for those who help participants enroll in health insurance coverage, this course focuses on the basic concepts and terminology that consumers need to know.
Only 12% of adults are proficient in health literacy. This course defines health literacy and its importance and provides a comprehensive overview of how to assist consumers with low health literacy in any setting.
Health Care Delivery Models
Stay informed on ever-developing health care delivery models. This course will review the evolution of health care plan types, demonstrating how different plans utilize various models for delivering care to consumers.
Health Care Cost and Quality
To use health care coverage wisely and effectively, consumers must understand the various costs associated with their coverage as well as set expectations for quality of care. This course identifies methods for managing health care costs and quality that plan sponsors may share with their participants.
Introduction to Group Health Plans
Group health benefits play a key role in attracting and retaining your employees. Having trained staff who can effectively answer group health plan questions is essential. This course identifies the different plan funding options, outlines the evolution of managed care, reviews cost-containment strategies for group health plans and addresses how plans must comply with federal and state laws.
Self-Funded Health Plan Basics
Employers providing group health plans for their employees often choose to self-fund medical benefits instead of purchasing insurance. It is critical for plan sponsors to understand how these two approaches differ, how they are the same, and the pros and cons of each. This course will outline the basics of self-funding and provide a foundation for decision making, design and administration.
Overview of Prescription Drugs
For many consumers, taking medication is a part of daily life, but navigating through sources of coverage, the different types of drugs that exist, various plan costs and features, and the claims process can be difficult. This course will provide guidance on how prescription drug plan sponsors can support their participants.
Overview of ACA
This course offers a current look at the main components of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the law’s impact on health care plans. For anyone who counsels health care consumers, this course will provide guidance on how to objectively advise consumers about their choices.
Overview of Exchanges
Everything you need to know about the ACA-created online Marketplace, also known as a public exchange in some states, is covered in this course. It will also define private exchanges and differentiate the types of health coverage currently available through each.