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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

LawShelf Educational Media | Evaluated Learning Experience

Health Insurance Law (HLT-201)


Various (self-study, self-paced).

Various, distance learning format.

December 2021 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

At the completion of this course, students will be able to: define health insurance and describe the types of health insurance plans; identify and describe standard policy terms and provisions of health insurance plans; analyze the scope of health insurance coverage, including policy exclusions and determine whether certain diseases or treatments are covered or excluded by a policy; describe the federal and state laws that regulate the health insurance industry; explain how pre-existing conditions are treated in the health insurance landscape; and define rescission of a health insurance policy and describe what a person can do to fight against “improper” rescission.


This course looks at the complex regulatory framework of Health Insurance, the primary driver of the healthcare industry which accounts for almost one fifth of the American economy. The course focuses on different types of health insurance plans, policy terms and provisions, and the processes of health insurance claims and denials.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Health Insurance Law (6/21).