This certification course has been designed to provide the next level of self-funding training and education for NAHU members, to best prepare them to meet the challenges and needs of their clients and prospects.
Self-funding of group health insurance has increasingly become a very attractive option for many employers, but the very complex nature of these plans can lead to many serious mistakes for agents, brokers and consultants. While the NAHU Self-Funding Certification Course provides a basic level of knowledge about self-funding, this class is specifically directed at the next level – a 200-level course on this very important topic to growing agencies and firms.
This course is broken into four components:
- Regulatory Issues that impact group health plans, including ERISA, fiduciary duty, preemption and state stop-loss laws, and Taft-Hartley.
- Best Practices for Plan Administration, with an in-depth discussion about issues related to setting up group health plans, finding administrators, plan design, stop-loss and risk financing, dependent eligibility audits and monitoring claims administration.
- Importance of High-Quality Consulting: reviewing the kinds of work that specialists would want to provide to their clients and to be prepared for as potential professional liability claims. Topics include preparing your client, mergers & acquisitions, protecting from abuse by vendors performing certain responsibilities for self-funded health plans, claims monitoring and reporting.
- Next Generation in Self-Funding: a discussion of new ideas in terms of plan design, operation and risk transfer that are becoming available in the market.