Health Insurance Advanced Studies, Part A

Broaden your knowledge of health insurance with this all-inclusive course. The interactive online curriculum will enhance your knowledge on a full range of topics within health insurance, including plan structures and alternatives, ACOs, Exchanges, Consumer-Directed Health Plans, employer rules, Medicare and Part D, Medicaid, tax treatment of medical expenses and high-benefit plans, HSAs, and planning tools including fraud detection.

Since our health system is constantly changing, after you complete the course, we’ll e-mail you regular updates for the following 18 months.

What You’ll Learn:

  • The impact of court decisions, like the Supreme Court, upon healthcare reform
  • Different ways in which Americans obtain health insurance coverage
  • Different organizational structure alternatives for health plans
  • What health insurance exchanges are and how they are designed to operate in a post-reform environment
  • Accountable care organization (ACO) concepts and their role in bending the cost curve
  • How Medicare Part D enables significant portions of the senior population to obtain prescription drug coverage
  • How the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has impacted Medicare Part D and offers the potential to reduce out-of-pocket costs
  • How the interplay of the ACA and court decision(s) have impacted the role of Medicaid expansion

Who Should take this Course:

  • Health plan employees
  • Agents and brokers
  • Others in related fields who seek more knowledge of health insurance


$195 AHIP Members; $255 Non-members

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Health Insurance Advanced Studies, Part A
Available in electronic format only. Supplied free of charge to students enrolling in the course.

Earn a Designation

This course is good towards earning the following professional designation:

Professional, Health Insurance Advanced Studies (PHIAS)
Disability Income Fellow Designation (DIF)
Dental Benefits Associate (DBA)
Health Insurance Associate (HIA)
Fellow, Health Insurance Advanced Studies (FHIAS)
Managed Healthcare Professional (MHP)