NAHU represents licensed health insurance agents, brokers, consultants and benefit professionals who serve the health insurance needs of employers and individuals seeking health insurance coverage.
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Classroom Self-Funded Certification

Click here for more information about the online Self-Funded Certification Course.

Developed by experts in the market space, this three-hour course instruction will ensure that students understand the key technical components of self-funding and are better prepared to counsel their clients on the various benefits of elimination of most premium tax, lowering cost of administration, claims/administration and customer service for employees.

Historically, employers have turned to the self-funding of their health plans when traditional insurance programs failed to meet their cost expectations. The many thousands of employers in the U.S. who have implemented self-insured medical programs later discovered the other advantages such as coverage flexibility and client-specific benefit plan administration. Self-funding is one of the most effective ways employers can control the rising costs of healthcare coverage. In understanding self-funding as a concept and how it differs from fully insured products, this course will help provide in detail how it all works and proven methods for communicating this option to employers and employees in a compelling way.

The NAHU Self-Funded Certification course:

The cost of this course is $175 for NAHU members and $275 for non-members. Certification in self-funding expertise and continuing education credits (status by state and rules) will be provided following completion of the course and an online examination with a passing grade.

Calendar of Upcoming Classroom Events

Upcoming Classes

    Click here for The Institute for Healthcare Consumerism (IHC) Forum West 2014 agenda.

    The Self-Funded course will be instructed by Ruthann Laswick, President of Blue Water Benefits Consulting.

    Please Note: This class is a pre-conference event in conjunction with the The Institute for Healthcare Consumerism (IHC) Forum West 2014 event. Attendees must be full conference registrants in order to attend the pre-conference sessions.


  • November 12, 2014
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Norcross, GA

    NAHU in conjunction with the Atlanta AHU will be offering a Self-Funded Certification Course. The class will be held at The Agency of North GA, in Norcross, GA. If you have questions regarding this event please contact Annette Bechtold

    To register Click here.

    Not a member of NAHU? Non-members who become members of NAHU and register for our Self-Funded class, can attend the class at the member rate.  Find out how to join NAHU and take advantage of this great incentive please contact professionaldevelopment@nahu.org

  • The Self-Funded course will be instructed by David Smith, Vice President of Ebenconcepts. For information on the Atlanta AHU Calendar of Events Click here.


Past Classes

  • June 2014
    Scottsdale, AZ
  • July 2014
    Las Vegas, NV
  • July 2014
    Savannah, GA
  • August 2014
    Milford, MA
  • August 2014
    Wallingford, CT
  • September 2014
    Metairie, LA
  • September 2014
    Arlington, TX
  • September 2014
    Austin, TX

  • October 2014
    San Antonio, TX

  • October 2014
    Albany, NY

Future Classes

  • March 2015
    Greenwood Village, CO
Note: Details on how to register for future classes will be posted soon.