Health Insurance Advanced Studies, Part A

Our health system is constantly changing and evolving. AHIP’s Health Insurance Advanced Studies, Part A online self-study course is designed to keep your industry knowledge both up-to-date and ahead of the curve. To help you do your job even better, it delivers relevant details and timely insights from a wide range of arenas within this fast-growing field.

At a Glance

  • 16.5-hour course length, plus 1 exam
  • Students have up to 90 days to complete course
  • Counts toward DBA, DIF, FHIAS®, HIA®, MHP, and PHIAS® professional designations
  • Flexible, self-paced online format
  • Technical support available by phone or email

What You’ll Learn

  • Explore the impact of court decisions on healthcare reform, including the Supreme Court
  • Assess the different ways Americans obtain their health insurance coverage
  • Discover how and why some health insurance providers leverage alternate organizational structures
  • Gain a deeper understanding of what health insurance exchanges are and how they operate in a post-reform environment
  • Explore the concepts behind accountable care organizations (ACOs) and their role in bending the cost curve
  • Analyze how Medicare Part D enables significant portions of the senior population to obtain prescription drug coverage
  • See how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has impacted Medicare Part D’s out-of-pocket costs
  • Acquire new planning tools for fraud detection and deterrence
  • Take a closer look at the interplay of the ACA and recent court decisions that had an impact on Medicaid expansion

Who Should Take This Course

  • Agents and brokers
  • Health insurance provider staff


  • $205 AHIP Members
  • $265 Non-members

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Earn a Career-Driving Professional Designation

This course is good toward earning the following designations:


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