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Health Insurance

Terms, Plan Types and How They Work, and Help Picking One
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Created by Pamela Bonin
Last updated 10/2015
English
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  • 42 mins on-demand video
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  • Certificate of Completion
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Description

This is a course for all levels that will provide a solid foundation of knowledge on: health insurance terminology, major plan types available, accounts that can assist with paying for medical expenses and guidance on how to pick a health insurance plan that best meets your needs and budget.

The target audience for this course is anyone who:

  • Is confused by health insurance terminology and plan types.
  • Has or needs health insurance but does not understand how it works.
  • Needs help picking a new health insurance plan from their available options.
  • Wants to be more informed before the next time they enroll in a health insurance plan.

The target audience described above should take this course to:

  • Understand health insurance terminology and different plan types.
  • Gain clarity and confidence about how their health insurance plan works.
  • Get their health insurance questions answered so they can pick the best health insurance plan for their needs and budget, from those available to them to pick from.
  • Make the most informed decision possible before their next open enrollment period.
  • Terminology this course should be found under would include: insurance, health insurance, healthcare insurance, health insurance plans, health insurance plan types, open enrollment, paying for medical expenses, HSA, FSA, HRA, Health Savings Account, Health Reimbursement Account, Flexible Spending Account, help finding new health plan, help finding new health insurance, help picking health insurance, help picking health plan, budgeting for healthcare.
  • Additional Materials Attached to this course:
    • Worksheet to List Current Providers
    • Worksheet to Help Budget Future Medical Expenses Based on Current Use.
  • The course should take under one hour to complete.
  • The course is structured sequentially by lecture number with audio explanations of slide content.
  • This course would not likely be of interest (no new learning expected) for anyone who works in the insurance or healthcare industry.
  • This course does not address state or federal programs (Medicaid and Medicare). Go to: the government's Medicare website for details on both programs.
Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone who: Is confused by health insurance terminology and plan types.
  • Has or needs health insurance but does not understand how it works.
  • It is for anyone who needs help picking a new health insurance plan from their available options.
  • And it is for anyone who wants to be more informed before the next time they enroll in a health insurance plan.
  • This course would not likely be of interest (no new learning expected) for anyone who works in the insurance or healthcare industry.
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What Will I Learn?
Understand health insurance terminology and different plan types.
Gain clarity and confidence about how their health insurance plan works.
Get their health insurance questions answered so they can pick the best health insurance plan for their needs and budget, from those available to them to pick from.
Make the most informed decision possible before their next open enrollment period.
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Requirements
  • Students can download and print the 2 attached worksheets before the course begins so they are ready to work along when the time comes.
Curriculum For This Course
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Health Insurance: Terms, Plan Types, How They Work, Help Picking One
7 Lectures 41:49
  • Objective: In this lecture you will learn the intent of this course and a little bit about its author.
Preview 01:20

Objective: In this lecture you will learn the definition of the most commonly used health insurance terminology.

Preview 11:15

Objective: In this lecture you will gain a high level understanding of the most commonly available health insurance plan types and how they work.

Lecture 3: Types of Health Insurance Plans
08:02

Objective: In this lecture you will learn about three options that can help pay for your health care related expenses.

Lecture 4: Types of Funding
07:27

Objective: If keeping your current health care providers is important to you:

This Lecture will show you how to determine if your current providers are in the network of any plan you are considering switching to.

Lecture 5: How to Keep Your Provider When Switching Health Plans
03:11

Objective: In this lecture you will learn how to estimate your medical needs and compare those to your budget when pricing out plan options available to you.

Lecture 6: Your Medical Needs vs. Your Budget
05:54

Course Recap and Thank You to Students.

Lecture 7: Conclusion
04:40
About the Instructor
4.8 Average rating
7 Reviews
22 Students
2 Courses
Health Insurance Expert, NSCA - CPT, Author

I graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Business Administration in the spring of 1993 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Risk Management & Insurance. I have worked in the Health Insurance industry since 1992 and have worked for most of the major market players including Aetna, UnitedHealthcare, BlueCross BlueShield and Cigna. Over the years it seems more and more people are confused by insurance so I thought I'd try to see if I could simplify it a little bit. You can find me on LinkedIn or my own website. I'm a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and I'm also a published author under the name Pamela Lee on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing.

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