Chartered Healthcare Consultant®

4 Courses: 4 Required / 0 Elective

Your competitive advantage in the new world of healthcare.

The Chartered Healthcare Consultant® (ChHC®) designation starts with two key courses: Essentials of Healthcare Reform and The Healthcare Consultant. Both are offered in the popular 10-week live class format for full College credit.

Whether you are calling on individuals or businesses, you need to equip yourself with the latest industry trends to be the most effective advisor in today’s healthcare environment. Even advisors who aren’t involved with healthcare benefits should know the basic terminology and parameters of the new laws, because ancillary benefit programs will also be affected. Healthcare is what employers and individuals are thinking about and these courses offer the first in-depth, comprehensive approach to quality education on the issue.

ChHC® Curriculum

Course Name
Course #
Individual Health Insurance
HS 313

Provides an overview of individual health insurance that is designed to meet the needs of individuals, families and certain business situations. Covers medical expense insurance, disability income insurance and long-term care insurance. Discusses types of policies, contractual provisions, regulation and underwriting. Consumer-directed health plans are also covered.
The Individual Health Insurance course, HS 313, is being withdrawn for revisions as of October 1, 2013. Students completing the RHU® curriculum should take the Advanced Topics in Managed Care course, HS 344, instead. Other students wishing to learn more about individual health insurance coverage should take Essentials of Healthcare Reform, HS 345.

Advanced Topics in Group Benefits
HS 340

Covers various advanced topics in group benefits. Addresses COBRA, ERISA, HIPAA privacy rules, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, health plans for federal workers, voluntary benefits, dental benefits, self-funding, international benefits and ethics.

Healthcare Reform for Employers and Advisors
HS 345

This course is a comprehensive overview of major changes to employee health benefits and the healthcare system since the passage of the Affordable Care Act. The student will understand the issues that lead to reform and how the ACA aims to address them. The course will provide thoughtful insight into who is impacted by which provisions and empower students with clarification and knowledge about complex reforms. Students will learn the details of the employer mandate, the health insurance exchanges, new consumer protections, reporting requirements, the medical loss ratio and revised internal and external review processes under healthcare reform. Students who successfully pass this course will be positioned to serve effectively in the new environment created by the historic healthcare reform of 2010.

The Healthcare Consultant
HS 346

This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills for healthcare professionals to operate in the new environment formed by passage of massive healthcare reform legislation in 2010. The course first reviews the effects of healthcare reform at the federal and state levels and the consequences for insurers, employers, and individuals. Next, the course explores the regulatory environments including state regulations and federal agencies such as the Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service, and the Department of Health and Human Services. With that overview, the subject turns to the evolving role of the healthcare consultant and new opportunities as a fee-based healthcare consultant. The course emphasizes communications, the healthcare planning process, and characteristics of successful consultants. Finally, the course explores group health plans, individual plans, and ethical business practices.