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Strategies to Maximize Your Health Insurance Benefits

First time having health insurance? Learn the ins and outs of health insurance, how to use it and save.
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Created by Taffy Wagner
Last updated 4/2015
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  • 15 mins on-demand video
  • 11 mins on-demand audio
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Explain the difference between a premium and a deductible
Determine in-network costs versus out of network costs
Five ways to save on Prescription Costs
How to Use Health Insurance Benefits
Free Preventative Care Services
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  • Pen and Paper

Student Review of How to Use Your Health Insurance:

Good Health Insurance Benefits course

"A good course in the basic terminology and principles needed for those looking to purchase health insurance in this complicated market. I think the best part of this course is that Dr. Wagner encourages her students to contact her with ANY questions and she promises to get back to them within 48 hours. That alone is worth getting this course in my opinion". Mike Hartman


How do you use your health insurance benefits?

Will you get a membership card in the mail?

How do you know what your out of pocket costs is?

Do you know the difference between the premium and the deductible?

Having health insurance for the first time can be confusing if you are not used to having those benefits. Oftentimes when people don't understand something new, they will not use it. This course will educate you on what your benefits are and how to use them.

This course will give you detail explanation of the following topics:

  • How having insurance is affecting new consumers who are not used to having insurance
  • Medical Insurance Terminology so you understand what the words mean
  • Importance of having Health Insurance
  • Whether or not you can change your health insurance policy after the enrollment period
  • Ways to save money and much more.

16.4 million people in the United States got health insurance through the individual mandate, Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) in 2015. One of the biggest problems in 2014 was that people didn't know how to use it.

This course is comprised of video, audio and downloadable documents to help you understand the insurance you now possess.

This course will be of great value not only to people who are newly insured but also those who are seeking to get health insurance if they meet one of the qualifying events to get insurance throughout the year.

Who is the target audience?
  • Newly insured consumers
  • Small Business Owners
  • Self-employed
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 12 Lectures Collapse All 12 Lectures 34:04
2 Lectures 06:28

About the Instructor and why did she create this course.

Preview 04:03

For years many people have gone without health insurance. Why is it important to have health insurance?

Importance of Having Health Insurance

Importance of Having Health Insurance
1 question
Stories from Consumers
1 Lecture 02:23

Students will gain insight into what others have experienced with new health insurance.

Preview 02:23

Do you remember what a consumer experienced?

Stories from Consumers
1 question
Medical Insurance Terminology for the Average Consumer
3 Lectures 07:54

Health Insurance Terminology you need to know.

Preview 04:24

Is there a difference between in-network and out of network costs? How will this affect your providers?

Difference between In-Network and Out of Network Costs

Do your insurance benefits come with a prescription plan? What are ways to save on your prescriptions?

What is a Prescription Plan?
2 pages

Difference between In-Network and Out of Network Costs
1 question
Medical Benefits
1 Lecture 00:00

Discover what your health insurance benefits are based on your member card.

Explanation of Health Insurance Benefits
3 pages

What will your medical benefits card show?

Medical Benefits Quiz
2 questions
Forgotten Medical Benefit???
1 Lecture 02:22

Do you have all the benefits you need with medical? What is the one you could possibly have forgotten about?

Forgotten Medical Benefit???

Do you think you have them all? Think again.

Forgotten Medical Benefit???
1 question
Can You Change Your Health Insurance Plan?
1 Lecture 05:18

Explanation of when you can change your health insurance plan.

Changing Your Health Insurance Plan

Are there times when you can change your health insurance plan?

Changing Your Health Insurance Plan
1 question
Additional Ways to Save on Medical Costs
1 Lecture 00:00

You will learn how to save on medical costs.

Top Ways to Save on Medical Costs
2 pages

Do you remember the ways to save on medical costs?

Top Ways to Save on Medical Costs
2 questions
2 Lectures 01:39

Conclusion of this course and how to get in touch with me.

Wrap Up

The products added could be beneficial to help you further take care of your health.

Bonus Resource
1 page
About the Instructor
3.8 Average rating
26 Reviews
3,357 Students
9 Courses
Personal Finances Educator, Author and Homeschool Mom

Dr. Taffy Wagner is a Personal Finances Educator who provides financial counseling to individuals and small groups. She also conduct pre-marital and post-marital financial counseling. Dr. Wagner has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, US News and World Report, Denver Business Journal, Business Insider, Woman's Day, Learn Vest and many more national outlets. She is the President of Own Your Health Care, LLC where she educates consumers on Obamacare (good, bad and ugly), how to use their health insurance and provides them with alternatives when they cannot afford traditional health insurance. Dr. Wagner is also a homeschool mom of twins who are Udemy Instructors, best-selling authors and Youtubers. She is also a best-selling author of personal finances and health books.

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