Upon enrolling in the Certificate in Self-Funding Group Health Plans, you will get access to four required courses. Each course is available 24/7 for 180 days after purchase. Courses are self-paced, interactive and accessible from any type of device. Enjoy various course features to support your learning including real-life scenarios that help you to apply your knowledge, video clips, quick quiz questions and a complete glossary of important benefits terms. 

Following the successful completion of all four courses, a certificate of completion will be emailed to you. Make sure to share your accomplishment proudly on your social media channels. 

Required Courses

Self-Funded Health Plan Basics
Employers providing group health plans for their employees may choose to self-fund medical benefits instead of purchasing insurance. It is critical for plan sponsors to understand how these two approaches differ, how they are the same, and the pros and cons of each. This course will outline the basics of self-funding and provide a foundation for decision-making, design and administration.
Self-Funded Health Plans: Cost-Containment Strategies 
​Gaining more control over health care costs is a priority for every health plan sponsor. Sponsors of self-funded plans often have more flexibility than sponsors of insured plans to customize and implement their preferred design and cost-management strategies. This course explains how data analytics and predictive modeling can point the way toward effective cost-containment strategies. It describes various plan designs and methods self-funded plan sponsors can use to deliver cost-effective health care benefits while achieving strategic goals. 
Self-Funded Health Plans: Understanding Stop-Loss Insurance
Self-funded health plan sponsors often purchase stop-loss insurance for financial risk management. Stop-loss insurance protects plan sponsors from unexpected costly medical claims that could jeopardize their core business. This course explains the types of stop-loss insurance available and what to know before purchasing and negotiating a policy. The course also describes captive arrangements that can be used along with stop-loss insurance for risk management.
Self-Funded Health Plans: Plan Administration
Self-funded group health plan sponsors must give careful consideration to plan administration. This includes, but is not limited to, enrolling plan participants, collecting contributions, ensuring that funds are appropriately reserved and invested, processing claims, recordkeeping, communicating with plan participants and maintaining compliance with federal laws. This course provides a deep dive on the intricacies of these tasks, identifies the various types of service providers to whom the plan can outsource these duties, and describes how a plan sponsor can prudently select and monitor a vendor.

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