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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


  • August 27, 2014
    8:30 am to 11:30 am
    Wallingford, CT

    NAHU in conjuction with the Connecticut Benefit Brokers, A Chapter of NAHU will be offering a Self-Funded Certification Course. The class will be held at the Anthem Blue Cross in Wallingford, CT. If you have questions regarding this class please contact Laura Banulski

    Click here to register online for the Self-Funded course at a discount rate.

    Not a member of NAHU? Non-members who become members of NAHU and register for our Self-Funded class, can attend at no charge.  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 Ruthann Laswick, President of Blue Water Benefits Consulting. For information on the CTAHU Calendar of Events Click here.

    September 2014

  • September 11, 2014
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Metairie, LA

    NAHU in conjuction with the New Orleans AHU will be offering a Self-Funded Certification Course. The class will be held at the Deutsches Haus in Metairie, LA. If you have questions regarding this class please contact Jennifer Toups

    Click here to register online for the Self-Funded course at a discount rate.

    Not a member of NAHU? Non-members who become members of NAHU and register for our Self-Funded class, can attend at no charge.  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 Ruthann Laswick, President of Blue Water Benefits Consulting. For information on the New Orleans AHU Calendar of Events Click here.

  • September 11, 2014
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Arlington, TX

    NAHU in conjuction with the Fort Worth AHU will be offering a Self-Funded Certification Course. The class will be held at the Rolling Hills Country Club in Arlington, TX. If you have questions regarding this class please contact John Merrifield

    Click here to register online for the Self-Funded course at a discount rate.

    Not a member of NAHU? Non-members who become members of NAHU and register for our Self-Funded class, can attend at no charge.  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 Robin Frick, Account Executive for Global Insurance Group, Inc. For information on the Fort Worth AHU Calendar of Events Click here.

    November 2014

  • November 10, 2014
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Las Vegas, NV

    NAHU in conjunction with the The Institute for Healthcare Consumerism (IHC) Forum West will be offering a Self-Funded Certification Course as a pre-conference event. The class will be from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, NV.

    As a benefit to our partnership with IHC, NAHU would like to extend to you a complimentary registration FREE of charge to the IHC Forum West. Use Promo code NAHUVIP when you register. This offer expires September 15, 2014 so Register here TODAY! If you have questions regarding registering please contact, Event Manager Karen Raudabaugh or at 404.671.9551 Ext:108.

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

    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.


Past Classes

  • June 2014
    Scottsdale, AZ
  • July 2014
    Las Vegas, NV
  • July 2014
    Savannah, GA

Future Classes

Note: Details on how to register for future classes will be posted soon.