About the Certification
This course is an intermediate introduction with a retrospective of the Medicare program’s long and varied history since its introduction in 1965, aimed at helping you better understand the complexities of the senior health market and the details of the various Medicare-related products that are now available. There will be discussion covering origins and original intent of Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid, and go on to chronicle some of the major legislation and recent changes that has shaped the products we sell today. The discussion then turns to the current market as well as what the system could look like in the future, and closes with an explanation of how agents can best serve their client navigation through the Medicare maze.
This course is designed to strengthen agents' and brokers' ability to provide the critical information beneficiaries need to make well informed decisions. Agents learn Medicare present costs, the different types of Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plans, eligibility and coverage, and all of the CMS and Medicare Advantage regulations.
- Introduction to Medicare insurance
- The future of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid
- Medicare Part A and Part B in depth
- Medicare Advantage and Part D in depth
- SNPs, dual eligibles and getting extra help
- Selling Medicare-related products
- Selecting the right plan and options
- Regulations and recent changes to Medicare
The cost of the Medicare Certification course is $495 for members and $643.50 for non-members, which includes online instruction in four one-hour webinar modules, a final exam and continuing education credits (CE status by state and rules). Upon completion, the student will receive a certificate of completion as a Certified Medicare Professional. This course is for educational purposes only and does not fulfill the CMS annual training requirement.
Agent/Broker Training & Testing Guidelines
Course instruction will be delivered through NAHU's Online Learning Institute (OLI).