Online Insurance Classes and Training

See how an online insurance class or training program can meet continuing education requirements for licensed insurance agents or prepare students for careers in medical insurance billing and coding. Keep reading for more information about programs and areas of study. Find out how these programs can prepare you for professional credentials, too. Schools offering Risk Management degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What You Need to Know

Online insurance courses are available both as continuing education for licensed insurance agents and as preparation before you become licensed. You can also take specialized online classes to train for certification or a diploma in medical billing and coding.

Courses Homeowner's or liability insurance, loss settlement, employment law, insurance ethics; specialized courses available in medical diagnosis coding, medical terminology, or office administration
Certification Offered by American Health Information Management Association and the American Academy of Professional Coders
Degrees Diploma or associate's degrees for medical insurance billing and coding

What Will I Learn in Online Insurance Industry Classes?

Some online pre-licensure courses may prepare you for state licensure in a particular specialization, like property or casualty insurance. Other online classes are designed for licensed insurance agents who need to fulfill continuing education (CE) requirements. Pre-licensure courses may cover topics like:

  • Aviation insurance
  • Adjustment policies
  • Homeowner's insurance
  • Loss settlement procedures

You could study liability insurance, employment law, insurance ethics, annuities and agency operations in online CE classes. Most pre-licensure or continuing education courses are offered in a standalone format through public and private colleges or private organizations.

What Will I Study in Billing or Coding Courses?

Some medical insurance billing and coding classes are available as part of a diploma or associate's degree program; others are offered in a standalone format. Possible topics may include medical office administration and medical terminology. You may need to complete an internship in order to earn your diploma or associate's degree. Courses or programs in this field could prepare you to sit for certification exams offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). The following course topics might be explored:

  • Procedure coding
  • Processing insurance claims
  • Diagnosis
  • Keyboarding

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), many employers of medical billing or coding specialists prefer job applicants who have earned certification (www.bls.gov). You might pursue the Certified Coding Associate designation through AHIMA or the Certified Professional Coder credential through the AAPC.

How Does Online Learning Work?

You'll use a course management system to watch recorded lectures, download class assignments or interact with peers and teachers in discussion forums. Most online courses are flexible and can be taken at your own pace. However, some programs may expect you to complete tests or lessons by a specific date. A computer with high-speed Internet access is required in order to participate.

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Popular Schools

  • Walden University

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    Popular programs at Walden University:

    • Doctoral

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    Popular programs at Strayer University:

    • Master
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    • Master
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