Like AHIP, NAHU is back offering a Medicare certification training for agents who’d like to sell 2022 Medicare Advantage and Part D products for the Annual Enrollment Period. NAHU’s 2022 certification opens July 1, 2021!
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We’ve got all the details on this alternative to AHIP Medicare certification, including why you should consider certifying with NAHU vs. AHIP Medicare certification, below.
What Is NAHU?
NAHU, which stands for The National Association of Health Underwriters, is a professional organization that represents more than 100,000 licensed health insurance agents, brokers, general agents, consultants, and benefit professionals across the United States. According to its site, it is “the only trade organization that represents professional agents and brokers who work with Medicare beneficiaries and Medicare products.”
NAHU frequently advocates on behalf of insurance industry professionals with legislators and has many professional development training courses available for agents, brokers, consultants, and benefit administrators.
2022 NAHU Medicare Certification Training
A few years ago, the broker/agent community already familiar with NAHU’s nationally recognized certification courses, asked NAHU to develop an alternative Medicare Advantage certification to those offered by other providers in years past. NAHU’s board of trustees provided a directive to get this accomplished in 2020, and the organization followed through. With a year of successful training under their belt, the organization is back, offering 2022 certification at an even more affordable rate and with more perks!
NAHU 2022 Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and Compliance Requirements certification training opens July 1, 2021, at 9AM ET. Agents and brokers can complete this training through the NAHU Online Learning Institute for $100. You don’t have to be a member of NAHU to take the certification, but members enjoy access to additional resources.
For any agents wishing to complete the 2021 NAHU Medicare certification, you must do so before 11:59PM ET on June 14, 2021.
Important Information to Keep in Mind
Agents and brokers should know this training meets all of CMS’ requirements while featuring a streamlined format. However, not all carriers accept this certification yet. Visit NAHU’s site for a list of plan sponsors accepting their Medicare, Medicare Advantage and Compliance Requirements certification training for the 2022 plan year.
Upon passing the NAHU final exam, agents and brokers receive a certificate of completion that they can upload or transfer to carriers, as well as 12 months of free Medicare-related programming and continuing education (CE) credits at no additional cost. NAHU filed the training for eight CE credits in all 50 states. You can see if your state has approved the NAHU Medicare certification CE credits here.
Discover more details! View our NAHU Medicare Certification FAQs
Why Should Agents Consider Certifying with NAHU vs. AHIP for 2022?
While NAHU may not yet be as widely accepted by carriers as AHIP, it does boast a lower cost, CE credits at no cost, and a streamlined format, among other perks. It may be worth looking into whether or not your carriers accept this form of Medicare certification!
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Interested in NAHU certification for 2022 Medicare sales? Visit the NAHU Online Learning Institute