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The American College Programs

Registered Health Underwriter (RHU) Program

The Registered Health Underwriter (RHU) designation is the undisputed professional credential for persons involved in the sale and service of disability income and health insurance. Individuals earning the RHU designation demonstrate a high level of knowledge about the principles and practices governing the disability income and health insurance business. Because of the significant changes brought about by healthcare reform, we will no longer be enrolling new students in the RHU® (Registered Health Underwriter®) program. Students who are already pursuing the RHU® mark will be allowed eighteen months to complete the program (through June 30, 2015).

After June 30, 2015, the RHU® mark will no longer be conferred. Importantly, if you earn the RHU® mark by June 30, 2015, you may continue using the designation for the duration of your career as long as you remain an RHU® designee in good standing with The College.

We will continue to work with The American College to make the transition of educational programs as seamless as we can and to not penalize current students or designees when circumstances lead us to change our rules or programs.

  • In-progress RHU® students will have until June 30, 2015 to complete their program. They must still complete 325 (Group Benefits) and 340 (Advanced Topics in Group Benefits) and one elective (either 313 when it is again available, Individual Health Insurance, or 344, Advanced Topics in Managed Care).
  • We should encourage in-progress students to consider the revised REBC® as an alternative.
  • Professionals who earn the RHU® mark prior to June 30, 2015 may continue to use that mark for the rest of their careers as long as they continue to abide by the rules and procedures of The College.
  • RHU® should remain on DesignationCheck.com until June 30, 2015, both as a searchable designation and as a designation explained to consumers.

If you have questions, please contact a Professional Education Department counselor at 888-263-7265 or ProfessionalEducation@theamericancollege.edu. We appreciate your ongoing support of The American College and our commitment to offering the most current, relevant professional education we can.

Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC) Program

The Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC) program focuses on providing the student with the knowledge necessary to become a professional in the sale and service of employee benefits plans. Individuals earning the REBC designation develop an understanding of the various types of group benefits and retirement plans, and the practical knowledge needed for choosing and/or designing the best benefits package that will meet the client's needs.

Click here to view available CE credits by state for RHU/REBC.

HS 325 Enrollment Form (Online Registration)—HS 325 analyzes group insurance benefits including the governmental environment, contract provisions, marketing, underwriting, rating, plan design, cost containment and alternative funding methods. It covers the various private programs related to the economic problems of death, old age and disability. The course also discusses cafeteria plans and consumer-directed health plans such as HSAs and HRAs.

HS 340 Enrollment Form (Online Registration)—HS 340 covers advanced topics in group benefits. It addresses COBRA, ERISA, HIPAA privacy rules, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, health plans for federal workers, voluntary benefits, dental benefits, self-funding, international benefits and ethics.

Once you have enrolled, your instructor will contact you via e-mail with further class information.

Course Schedule and Fees

NAHU members save $130 on webinar classes.

2014 Schedule

HS 313—Tuesdays, beginning July 22 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern
HS 325—Wednesdays, beginning July 23 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern
HS 340—Thursdays, beginning July 24 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern

2014 Fee Summary

Admission: $145
Course Fee: $640
Shipping: $25

Three Reasons Why This is Great News

NAHU members receive an outstanding deal.
    You benefit from our long-standing relationship with The American College. From discounts to specialized learning programs, our tailored agreement was arranged with your convenience and success in mind. Fees for the online classroom have been waived.
Courses are taught by NAHU’s Julie King.
    “I already teach some great courses on behalf of The College and these are no different. As your long-time instructor, these will be delivered in a way that is familiar to you.” – Julie King
These are integral parts of three very important designations:
    REBC® – Become an employee benefits specialist and an expert on pensions and retirement plan funding, installation and administration, group medical plans and long-term care compensation.
    ChHC® – Prepares you to understand and face the new and ever-evolving complexities of the new healthcare law. The concepts presented are critical to surviving and winning in the new landscape.

Technical Requirements for Webcasts

  • Microsoft Windows 98 or higher
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher or Netscape 7.2 or higher
  • Broadband internet connection recommended
  • 64 MB RAM
  • 800x600 pixels monitor resolution (1024x768 recommended)
  • Windows Media Player. Download the program here

If you have any questions, contact Farren Ross in NAHU's Education Department.

Information

Welcome to the REBC Reading Room The purpose of this webpage is to provide selected up-to-date readings from the courses in the Registered Health Underwriter (RHU) and Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC) designation programs. If you are already an RHU or REBC, these readings can be used to update your knowledge. If you have not yet received either of these designations, the readings will give you a taste of the type of educational information contained in the programs.

To learn more about RHU, REBC or The American College's other offerings, visit the American College website.

For questions or more information, email professionaldevelopment@nahu.org or call (202) 595-0796.

Attention REBC designees

You can now receive a personalized NAHU press release congratulating you for achieving this designation. The press release includes your name and company and describes the value of these designations. This press release is designed to be sent to your local media. If you have earned this designation and would like a NAHU release with your name on it, call the education department at (202) 595-0796 or email professionaldevelopment@nahu.org.

Chartered Healthcare Consultant (ChHC) Program

The Chartered Healthcare Consultant® (ChHC®) designation starts with two key courses: Essentials of Healthcare Reform and The Healthcare Consultant. Both are offered in a 10-week live class format for full College credit.

Whether you are calling on individuals or businesses, you need to equip yourself with industry trends to be the most effective advisor in today’s healthcare environment. Even advisors who aren’t involved with healthcare benefits should know the basic terminology and parameters of the new laws, because ancillary benefit programs will also be affected. Healthcare is what employers and individuals are thinking about and these courses offer in-depth, comprehensive approach to education on the issue. Enroll Here.

Curriculum

(REBC graduates may have already acquired these requirements and should check with student services) If you are a current student and have a question related to your record, please email ProfessionalEducation@theamericancollege.edu or call 888-263-7265

HS 313 – Individual Health
HS 340 – Advanced Topics in Group Benefits
HS 345 – Essentials of Healthcare Reform
HS 346 – The Healthcare Consultant