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Fundamentals of Health Insurance, Part A (Basics of Health Insurance)

Health care spending represents about 18% of our nation’s economy…and growing. With so much at stake, it’s essential to understand the role health insurance providers play in making health care better and more affordable. AHIP's Fundamentals of Health Insurance, Part A (Basics of Health Insurance) online course takes a comprehensive look at our industry’s business environment.

Course Details


$175 AHIP Members
$225 Non-Members
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At a Glance

  • Students have up to 90 days to complete course
  • Counts toward DHP, HCSA, HIA®, and MHP professional designations
  • Flexible, self-paced online format
  • Technical support available by phone or email

What You’ll Learn

  • Get the big picture: understand the importance of the life and health insurance industries in the United States
  • Develop a practical understanding of how health insurance works
  • Pinpoint the differences between types of coverage, including medical expense, supplemental, long-term care, and disability
  • Compare different types of health insurance provider organizations
  • Define the needs met by health insurance providers
  • Assess the advantages and disadvantages of flexible benefit plans
  • Explore contract provisions and how individual and group plans are underwritten
  • Learn how health insurance products are marketed and sold
  • Understand the role of reinsurance in promoting market stability and lower premiums
  • Define relevant terms and key concepts

Who Should Take This Course

  • Agents and brokers
  • Case managers
  • Health insurance provider staff
  • Medical directors
  • Technical business solutions advisors

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