Insurance Principles and Basics of Health Insurance

Learn the Fundamental Principles to go Confidently into HealthCare Open Enrollment Season
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  • Lectures 9
  • Length 36 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

This is an introductory level course that will teach basic insurance principles and provide basic foundation level information on health insurance terminology and plan types.

The target audience for this course is anyone who:

  • Is confused by health insurance terminology and plan types.
  • Has health insurance but does not understand how it works.
  • Knows they need insurance of any kind but doesn’t understand the purpose or benefit to having it.
  • Wants to get more out of their health insurance plan.
  • 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:

  • Get their questions answered.
  • Understand insurance terminology.
  • Gain clarity and confidence in the subject matter of insurance.
  • Make the most informed decision possible before their next open enrollment period.

Terminology this course should be found under would include: insurance, insurance principles, basics of insurance, basics of health insurance, health insurance, healthcare insurance, health insurance plans, and health insurance plan types.

  • There are no additional materials attached to this course content at this time.
  • The course should take about 40minutes 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 funding for healthcare expenses (i.e. Health Reimbursement Accounts or Health Savings Accounts); I can cover that in another course if there is interest.

What are the requirements?

  • An open mind and about 30minutes of your time is all that is needed to be ready to begin the course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand basic insurance principles.
  • Understand common points of confusion created by misunderstanding of insurance terminology.
  • Evaluate their existing auto and home or renters insurance policies and determine if their coverage is enough.
  • Be more prepared and informed before the next time they enroll in a health insurance plan.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for anyone who is confused by insurance of any kind and wants to understand it better.
  • This course is likely not for anyone who works in the insurance or healthcare industry.
  • This course is meant for anyone about to enroll in a new health insurance plan and doesn't understand all the plan types or how things work.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
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Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.



Course Introduction


In this lecture you will learn the purpose of this course and a little about its author.


In this lecture you will learn basic principles of insurance.


In this lecture you will gain a high level understanding of three main categories of insurance.


In this lecture you will learn:

How Health Insurance got confused with Health Care.

How they are not the same thing.

Where the disconnect is.


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

Lecture 6: Example of Terms Applied to You
Lecture 7: Types of Health Insurance Plans
Lecture 8: Conclusion

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Instructor Biography

Pamela Bonin, 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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