About the Course

Developed by experts in both the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and overall employee benefits law, this high-level course will ensure that the student understands how the law came to be enacted, the ACA’s place in the overall body of federal and state laws regulating public and private healthcare and health insurance programs, and how the law may evolve and change in the future.

Students that complete this certification program will be better prepared to counsel both individual and business consumers of health insurance on the specifics of the ACA impacting new options and requirements for health plans the law has created, and how to best help consumers moving forward. This course includes a hard copy of the course textbook (table of contents).


Click here to view the printable course flyer.

Course Highlights

  • Introduction — ACA Then to Now
  • ACA and Its Impact on Health Insurance Policies 
  • ACA and Its Impact on Health Insurance Markets
  • ACA and Employer-Sponsored Plans
  • ACA and the Small Employer
  • ACA Employer Mandate 
  • ACA Employer Reporting Requirements
  • ACA and the Individual Market/Exchanges
  • ACA and Other Populations/Provisions
  • ACA Moving Forward 

Continuing Education Credits

The Employer-Sponsored Plans in a Post ACA Era Certification course has been filed for continuing education credits in all 50 states. Please check your state's CE approval status and rules prior to purchasing the course.

SHRM Credits

NAHU is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

This program is valid for 12 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

Online Cost

The cost of the Employer-Sponsored Plans in a Post ACA Era Certification course is $595 for members and $775 for non-members* (refund policy and privacy policy), which includes online instruction in 10 webinar modules, a hard copy of the course textbook (table of contents)**, a final exam and continuing education credits. Upon completion, the student will receive a certificate of completion as a Certified Employer-Sponsored Plans in a Post ACA Era Professional. 

Discounts are offered to NAHU Corporate Partners and company groups over 25. Please contact professionaldevelopment@nahu.org for a quote. 

*If a refund is requested after the mailing of the course textbook, the cost of the textbook will not be refunded.

**The course textbook that will be mailed directly to the address provided in your student profile within 5 business days. 

Classroom Cost

Online Format

Course instruction will be delivered through NAHU's Online Learning Institute. For everything you need to know from creating an account to purchasing and accessing your course to taking the final exam, click here to access the user guide.


REBC® Designation Requirement

The NAHU Employer-Sponsored Plans in a Post ACA Era Certification is a requirement of the Registered Employee Benefits Consultant® designation. Earning the REBC designation elevates your credibility as a professional and prepares you to best serve your clients. By completing the NAHU Employer-Sponsored Plans in a Post ACA Era Certification you will be one step closer to obtaining the designation. Click here to access more information about the REBC designation, including the learning objectives and curriculum.

Classroom Format

Have Questions?

Contact Student Services with questions or comments at 844-257-0990 or professionaldevelopment@nahu.org.