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Essentials of Healthcare Reform - HS 345
March 10 @ 2 pm ET
The Healthcare Consultant - HS 346
March 5 @ 2 pm ET
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.
Program Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Explain relevant Affordable Care Act components and regulations to small and large group clients
- Develop strategies for clients to reduce tax liability or avoid tax penalties under the law, consistent with ethical and professional standards
- Demonstrate an understanding of various models of individual health insurance contracts and guide individuals toward a plan for purchasing and maintaining affordable health, long-term care and disability insurance
- Develop group benefits to meet the needs of employees while protecting the fiscal interests of sponsoring entities
- Conduct business in accordance with the ethical and professional standards set forth in The American College’s Code of Ethics
Live Webinar Classes: Enhanced Online Learning
For select courses, a webinar study option is available for those who want a more familiar classroom feel during their student experience. Attend scheduled classes online, and ask questions in real-time. And now, many of these webinar classes come complete with iPad® and iPhone®-ready material! HS 345 & HS 346 are offered exclusively in this format.
For HS 313 & HS 340, you can choose to study at your own pace, wherever and whenever it is most convenient for you. Complete your program as fast as you like; the self-paced program gives you the opportunity to truly tailor your education to your lifestyle. Our online study aids provide you with the guidance and practice you need to feel confident on test day. With every registration, students are granted access to:
- Downloadable e-books for your iPad® or iPhone®
- Online discussion with course professor
- Supplemental readings
- Streaming video lectures
- Audio reviews
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ChHC® CurriculumCourse NameCourse #RequiredIndividual Health InsuranceHS 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.
Advanced Topics in Group BenefitsHS 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 AdvisorsHS 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 ConsultantHS 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.
Program Completion Requirements
To receive the ChHC® designation, you must successfully complete all courses in your selected program, meet experience requirements and ethics standards, and agree to comply with The American College Code of Ethics and Procedures.
Code of Ethics
To underscore the importance of ethics standards for Huebner School designations, the Board of Trustees adopted a Code of Ethics in 1984. Embodied in the Code are the Professional Pledge and eight Canons.
Many of the programs at The American College qualify for Continuing Education. Understand that this information changes frequently, and while we will do our best to provide current data, it is your responsibility to verify CE credits with your state.
A Recertification Fee is applied to First-Time PACE-Required Designees after February 1, 2007. A fee of $250 (recurring every two (2) years) covers multiple designations and is not retroactive for prior PACE-required designees.
*Approximately 90% of PACE recertification fees will be used for public awareness of the designations.
The 5-Year Rule
The American College pledges to offer the most up-to-date material and course offerings. In doing so, all courses are subject to the Five-Year Rule, in the interest of the most valid study material and timely designation completion.
Answers for common questions concerning core designations (exam retake and reschedule policies, tuition and fees, etc.) can be found on the Core Designations FAQ page.
All requests for refunds must be made in writing to the Office of Professional Education, The American College, 270 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010. We will refund your course tuition less a $170 cancellation fee for 30 days into the quarter for which you are registered. Textbooks do not need to be returned and no refund will be given for these textbooks.
Program Prices—Best Value!
$2,960 (All Webinar)
$2,580 (2 Web, 2 Self-study)
Includes all class materials, books and access to online resources.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition: $675 (per course,
Tuition:$820 (per course,
Admission Fee: $150*
Your tuition includes all required study materials, access to convenient online learning tools, and your examination.
*One-time, nonrefundable fee for new enrollees at The College.