Medicare Primer

Medicare Primer is designed to empower health insurance professionals to better serve their clients in the senior marketplace. It is also designed to help individuals who wish to better understand the basics of Medicare.

What You’ll Learn

  • The historical origins and structure of Medicare as enacted (Original Medicare)
  • Eligibility rules concerning age and disability
  • The differences between Medicare and Medicaid
  • The different ways that Medicare is offered—through Original Medicare or Medicare Advantage (MA) plans
  • The different parts of Medicare
  • Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance)—its costs and coverage
  • Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance)—its costs and coverage including premiums, deductibles, and co-insurance obligations
  • Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage)—plans offered through private health plans
  • Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug Coverage)—a program that covers most outpatient prescription drugs in which many of those eligible elect to participate

Who Should Take This Course

  • Health insurance plan employees
  • Product development specialists
  • Clinical personnel
  • Operations professionals
  • Others who seek more knowledge about Medicare


  • $110 AHIP Members
  • $150 Non-members

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Earn a Designation

This course is good towards earning the following professional designations:

Healthcare Compliance Professional (HCP)
Fellow, Health Insurance Advanced Studies (FHIAS)

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