This course focuses on the basics of health insurance by introducing students to the differences between the common types of insurance plans for medical insurance. Private plans including commercial insurance are discussed. Workers' compensation, a type of insurance that pays medical expenses and partial loss of wages for workers injured on the job is also reviewed. COBRA, the law that provides continuation coverage for people who were terminated and covered under a group health plan is reviewed. The differences between managed care and commercial insurance are also covered. Medical terminology relevant to the basics of health insurance/medical billing is introduced in this course.
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