Medicare Primer

Nearly 22 million seniors and individuals with disabilities choose to receive their health benefits through a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan. Get the information that will help you better serve this fast-growing market. AHIP’s Medicare Primer online course covers all the basics of MA, including why 90% of MA enrollees are happy with their plans.

At a Glance

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

What You’ll Learn

  • Dig into the historical origins and structure of Medicare as enacted (Original Medicare)
  • Explore Medicare’s eligibility rules concerning age and disability
  • Understand how Medicare and Medicaid differ
  • Compare the two ways Medicare is offered – through Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage (MA) plans
  • Divide and conquer: Take a closer look at each of Medicare’s four parts (A through D)

Who Should Take This Course

  • Clinical personnel
  • Health insurance provider employees
  • Operations professionals
  • Product development specialists


  • $110 AHIP Members
  • $150 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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