Disability, Part I (Primer)

Many consumers underestimate—or are unaware of—the need for disability insurance (DI). Even those who have some coverage can be unaware of gaps that could undermine their financial health. Disability, Part I (Primer) provides the information you need to introduce your members and clients to the benefits of DI coverage and how it fits in with their overall financial planning.

At a Glance

  • 8-hour course length, plus 1 exam
  • Students have up to 90 days to complete course
  • Counts toward DIA, DIF, DHP, HCSA, and HIA® professional designations
  • Flexible, self-paced online format
  • Mobile-friendly
  • Technical support available by phone or email

What You’ll Learn

  • Recognize the need for DI insurance and how it works
  • Identify and evaluate risks and costs associated with disability
  • Examine Social Security DI, workers’ compensation, and other government programs
  • Understand the government programs’ limitations and how DI closes the coverage gap
  • Differentiate between individual, government, and employer-sponsored plans
  • Understand the underwriting process, contract provisions, claims administration, and taxation
  • Discover how disability fits into retirement, estate, and long-term care planning
  • Learn relevant terms and key concepts
  • Examine case scenarios
  • Explore emerging trends in the DI field

Who Should Take This Course

  • Agents and brokers
  • Benefit plan sponsors and staff
  • Benefit specialists
  • Claims analysts
  • Corporate trainers
  • Financial planners
  • Health insurance provider staff
  • Health underwriters
  • Human resources professionals


  • $205 AHIP Members
  • $265 Non-members

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For even greater ROI, contact our experts at or call the Support Team at 800.509.4422. We can create a custom blend of courses, test prep classes, and group sessions that make the most sense for you and your budget.

Earn a Career-Driving Professional Designation

This course is good toward earning the following designations:


Disability, Part I (Primer) is co-sponsored by America’s Health Insurance Plans, the International DI Society, and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA).

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