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Registered Health Underwriter®
3 Courses: 2 Required / 1 Elective
Premier Credential in the Health Insurance Market
The respected Registered Health Underwriter® (RHU®) designation is the premier credential in the health insurance market. Broaden your knowledge with the most comprehensive information available on group insurance benefits and health insurance for individuals and families. The program also helps you stay current with the major benefit protection laws, including COBRA, ERISA and HIPAA.
The comprehensive core of RHU® knowledge is supplemented by a broad selection of elective courses, allowing you to customize the program to the dynamics of your individual practice. Complete your program as fast as you like with leading edge texts and access to extensive online study aides at no additional charge, including:
- Supplemental readings
- Online discussion with course professors
- Sample questions
- Practice exams
Live Online Classes (Webinars)
Attend live, instructor-led classes from your home or office PC. These interactive classes offer a convenient, time-saving way to participate in classes without needing to travel. All assignments are submitted online, and the final exam is taken online through The College's Blackboard website. (Students licensed in New York take paper exams.)
Intensive Review Classes
There are no upcoming classes scheduled.
Live Online CoursesHS 325 - February 19–April 23HS 325 - Group Benefits
Professor(s): Juliana York
This class meets every Wednesday from 11:00am to 1:00pm ETHS 340 - February 20–April 24HS 340 - Advanced Topics in Group Benefits
Professor(s): Juliana York
This class meets every Thursday from 11:00am to 1:00pm ET
RHU® CurriculumCourse NameCourse #RequiredGroup BenefitsHS 325
Analyzes group insurance benefits including the governmental environment, contract provisions, marketing, underwriting, rate making, plan design, cost containment and alternative funding methods. Covers the various private programs related to the economic problems of death, old age and disability. Discusses cafeteria plans, as well as consumerdirected health plans, such as HSAs and HRAs.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.Individual 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.
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 Managed CareHS 344
Analyzes managed health care in detail. Covers such topics as physician and member behavior, provider compensation, authorization systems, member services, specialty managed care services, value, accreditation, information systems, sales, marketing and federal legislation.
Recommended Course Sequence
Several courses in the program assume prior knowledge of the subject. If you plan to take HS 344 as your elective, you should take HS 325, then HS 340, and conclude with HS 344. If you plan to take HS 313 as your elective, you should take HS 325 and HS 313 prior to taking HS 340.
Program Completion Requirements
To receive the RHU® 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.
RHU®/REBC® Reading Room Today
Selected up-to-date readings from the courses in the Registered Health Underwriter (RHU®) and Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC®) designation programs. If you are already an RHU® or REBC®, these readings can be used to update your knowledge.
Additional Study Support
Cost-effective supplementary study materials, developed in partnership with Kier Educational Resources, are also available for select RHU® courses.
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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!
On Your Time Package: $1,566
Self-paced study with the best support in the business. Enjoy extensive online study materials including practice exams, audio reviews, video clips and more.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition: $640 (per course)
Admission Fee: $145*
Shipping: $25 (per course)
Your tuition includes all required study materials, access to convenient online learning tools, and your examination. Supplementary study materials are also available for an additional cost.
*One-time, nonrefundable fee for new enrollees at The College.
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