Employee Benefits Insurance Basics PLUS (9 Courses)

Employee Benefits Insurance Basics PLUS (9 Courses)

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Employee Benefits Insurance Basics PLUS has 9 courses:

  1. Introduction to Insurance: Employee Benefits: This is a foundational course where you will gain an understanding of key insurance concepts and vocabulary that will carry forward as you build knowledge in the many facets of Employee Benefits.
  2. Group Employee Benefits: Insurance Basics: In this course, you will acquire basic knowledge of employee benefits insurance terminology and the various lines of coverage.
  3. Benefits Basics: Legal Essentials Overview: This is an essential course for employee benefits team members to gain an understanding of specific laws and regulations along with an overview of compliance requirements.
  4. Employee Benefits Basics: The Employee Benefits Broker: The employee benefits broker creates an impact in helping companies and their employees. In this course, you will identify the key ingredients in a proposal, and further recognize the importance of the legal essentials in employee benefits administration and care.
  5. Healthcare and Group Benefits Plans:  This course is the perfect first step to understanding healthcare in the US today.  The learner will be able to describe why employers offer medical plans and types of healthcare coverage.

  6. Medical Plans and Concepts:  Take a deeper dive into the different types of medical plans.  The learner will be able to describe the nuances of the various plans:  HMO, PPO, EPO, POS, Indemnity Plan and HDHP. 

  7. Affordable Care Act: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law in March 2010. All employee benefits team members need to have a basic understanding of what the ACA is and why it was created. Building a foundational knowledge of ACA will help you guide your clients to how it works, compliance requirements and how it needs to be communicated to employees.
  8. Employee Benefits: Understanding Plan Documents: This course is focused on Employee Benefits Plan Documents.  There are requirements for employers to disclose plan information to employees.  This is part of ERISA compliance, and there are guidelines that are well-defined.  Upon completion of this course, you will be able to describe what a written plan document is and how this differs from a summary plan description.  You will be able to identify how an employer needs to comply with the distribution of plan information to employees.  You will be able to access the Department of Labor website where all the Reporting and Disclosure Guide for Employee Benefit Plans is located.

  9. Employee Benefits: Health Savings Account: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to identify how a Health Savings Account or also known as an HSA can provide financial support to individuals who have a high deductible health plan.  A health savings account (HSA) is a benefits plan designed to allow employees to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible medical expenses such as co-pays, deductibles and other out of pocket medical expenses.


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