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Online Training for Health Benefits Professionals

Control Health Care Costs. Improve Employee Outcomes.

Making a dent in employer health care costs means going beyond the basics of health benefit management and purchasing. Our self-paced, 100% online health value learning courses provide the deeper, specialized training needed to optimize health benefits offerings, curb wasteful spending, and provide employees with a higher quality of care.

Advance your career today and gain more control over health care spend.

Pick just the individual courses you need. Or, pursue Certified Health Value Professional (CHVP) credentialing.


Validation Institute is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for
HRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.

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Available Health Benefits Training Courses

See a program in a broader context of people, places, and things. Learn how to source and understand the value of credible data

33 minutes

Certified Outcomes Report Analysis (CORA)

Develop an understanding of worksite primary health centers and clinic operations and the key considerations to explore when becoming involved with a worksite clinic

25 minutes

Establishing Worksite Primary Care Arrangements

Understand the current state of high-performance health care and how to identify opportunities for employer health plans to significantly improve  performance

20 minutes

The Rise of High Performance Health Care

Participants will review the Population Health Alliance Framework and will learn how to compare the program(s) being offered; assess the impact of a Population Health program; and define metrics used to measure program results

33 minutes

Effective Population Health Management

Understand the components of value-based healthcare; the different types of direct contracts; the players, expertise and resources involved in direct contracting

30 minutes

Direct Contracting for High-value Healthcare Services

This module provides a background on stop loss coverage, looks at contract types and markets, reviews underwriting principles and final underwriting processes, and explores the administrative requirements that stop loss insurance presents.

Stop Loss: Finding and Monitoring the Right Coverage

Explore the dynamics behind the prescription drug market, and learn how to navigate the market forces at play to design a cost-effective drug plan

Optimizing Drug Spend

Look at the employer-led revolution that is changing the landscape of health care plan design. Explore alternative payment models (APMs), including direct contracts, and provides guidance on setting fair prices and obtaining ROI, as well as engagement and communication strategies.

74 minutes

Managing Bundled Pricing

Gain best practices for forming and administering a self-funded plan

45 minutes

Bulletproofing Your Plan Design

Learn who should consider a stop loss captive and why; the different types of stop loss captives available; and the essentials of forming and operating a captive.

54 minutes

Managing Medical Stop Loss Captives

Examines the differences between fully insured and self-funded plans; stop loss and why it’s important in a self-funded plan; how self funding gives an employer more control over its health spend; and the role of a third-party administrator.

27 minutes

Self Funding: Risk vs. Reward

Apply what you have learned in a writing vendor review.


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