CIBC Benefit Consultants Earn Affordable Care Act Certifications
(Kankakee, IL) – Colette Rinehart and Monica Uribe with CIBC of Illinois, Inc. became certified through The National Association of Health Underwriters’ (NAHU) new professional development course on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). This continuing education course for agents has been approved in all 50 states, and Rinehart will receive continuing education credits from the Illinois Department of Insurance.
Rinehart and Uribe completed this 10-hour course to receive the most up-to-date information on the key technical components of PPACA and are prepared to counsel their clients on upcoming required healthcare changes and new options for health plans.
“By taking this course, Colette and Monica have joined an elite group who is uniquely qualified to assist clients in complying with the new law,” said NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein. “They understand how the market is likely to change over the next few years, and is in the perfect position to advise families and businesses in planning for the future.”
Topics of study include:
- Implementing healthcare reform—overview and politics
- Grandfathered plans and the small-business tax credit
- Medicare Part D and non-discrimination rules
- Patient protection and changes to consumer-directed health plans
- Medical loss ratio requirements and tax implications
- W-2 reporting, summary of benefits, waiting periods, essential benefits and community rating
- Individual mandate, pre-existing conditions and rating reform
- Health insurance exchanges for individuals and small employers
- Employer pay or play
- Self-insured plans
“Colette is an incredibly versatile and knowledgeable member of the CIBC team,” said CIBC President and CEO William Johnson. “Her certifications in senior products (Medicare), individual and family health plans, group benefits, and now this unique certification in the Affordable Care Act make her a valuable member of our, as well as our client’s teams. She is able to provide client-centered solutions across virtually all areas of benefits, which is extremely rare in our industry.”
“Monica brings a strong base of knowledge to our medium and large group clients,” added Johnson. “This certification is another example of her dedication to remaining on the cutting edge of our industry.”
The National Association of Health Underwriters represents 100,000 professional health insurance agents and brokers who provide insurance for millions of Americans.