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Introduction to
Employee Benefits

Online Self-Paced Courses

Expand Your Horizon, Empower Your Career

The new Introduction to Employee Benefits is a seven-part series of courses designed for risk and insurance professionals and brings the world of employee benefits to your fingertips. When taken as a whole, this comprehensive series provides insight into the history and evolution of employee benefits, health insurance fundamentals, legislation, common policy exclusions, and quoting. Each course is online and self-paced, allowing you to learn at your convenience and own pace. 

Jump-start your journey towards expertise and elevate your career.

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Conquer the Complexity, Unlock Your Potential.

The world of risk and insurance can be overwhelming – constant legislative changes, the intricacies of health insurance, understanding the diverse landscape of employee benefits. These complexities can leave you feeling outpaced and under-equipped. We believe you deserve the knowledge and skills to not just cope but excel in your field.

Become an Exceptional Employee Benefits Resource

Comprehensive Coverage

Our series provides in-depth knowledge on all aspects of employee benefits, preparing you to navigate the industry with confidence.

Flexible Learning

Adapted for the busy professional, our self-paced and online courses offer convenience without compromising on the quality of learning.

CE Credits

Upon completion, you'll receive seven hours of continuing education credits, endorsing your professional development.

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Introduction to Employee Benefits Series

Learn why employee benefits are important to both employers and employees and how they evolved into the benefits packages available today. Participants of this course will also learn about the employee benefits required by law, as opposed to those employers offer voluntarily.

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Learn how health insurance has evolved over time, key terms and definitions critical to understanding how it works, and the major types of health insurance policies. This course provides information regarding the differences between the fee-for-service and managed care approaches to providing health care plans, as well as tax-advantaged consumer-driven health plans and three insurance funding options.

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Learn about the federal laws that impact health insurance plans offered as employee benefits. Because of their particular importance to employers, it is critical that insurance and risk professionals understand the employer obligations involved. This course explains common exclusions that apply to health policies and introduces to the quoting process employers/carriers use for purchasing and quoting group health insurance and other employee benefits. As an employee benefits advisor who understands this process, you will be viewed as a resource to both the employer and the carrier.

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Learn about the factors related to the American healthcare system that led to the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as well as the primary purposes of this legislation. This course will examine how the major changes effected by this law attempted to address the challenges that were present in the healthcare system.

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In this course, you will learn about how voluntary benefits can be an effective tool for attracting and retaining employees. By examining some of the most popular voluntary benefits available, you will learn how to present these benefits to employers.                                                

Note: The process for quoting voluntary benefits is very similar to health benefits. In some areas, the procedures are the same. The topic of quoting, therefore, is covered in-depth in the third course of this series—titled “Health Insurance Legislation, Common Policy Exclusions, and Quoting.”

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Learn basic information about insurance contracts that is important for employee benefits advisors. Discover the benefits of building lasting relationships with insurance company personnel, along with some ideas for doing so. Developing the mindset necessary for effectively working with employers as a valued member of their team will also be examined. The course culminates the introduction to employee benefits series and includes guidance on how participants can “put it all together” to become exceptional employee benefits resource for clients.

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This course explains why disability income insurance is one of the most important employee benefits employers can offer. Participants will explore how a disability can be financially devastating for employees who do not have access to group disability insurance products. This course explains important policy definitions and provisions to ensure employee benefits advisors are familiar with policy language and options that are best for the employer’s company and its employees.              

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By the end of this series, you’ll have a deep understanding of employee benefits and the insurance policies that protect them, making you a valuable asset to any organization. 

Courses are included in all
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At The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research, we understand your challenges because we’ve dedicated more than five decades to empowering professionals like you. Our industry-leading courses and research are your guides, bridging the gap between where you are and where you aspire to be. We’re here to journey with you, every step of the way.

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