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Insurance Fundamentals: Health, Auto, Home, Renters, Life Flex

In this 6-week flex course, students will use Nearpod to learn through interactive activities about insurance fundamentals, health insurance, auto insurance, home & renters insurance, life insurance, and other types of insurance.
Brooke Martinez
34 total reviews for this teacher
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No live meetings
Over 6 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does a "Flex" course work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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Class Experience

Students will be able to:
Week 1: Insurance Fundamentals
-Explain the fundamental ways that insurance companies provide coverage
-Recognize the relationship between insurance premiums, deductibles, and coverage limits
Week 2: Health Insurance 101
-Understand the importance of having health insurance
-Identify the various costs affiliated with having health insurance
-Explain how health insurance works and the different types of plans available
-Understand how US government healthcare programs like Medicaid and CHIP work and who qualifies for them
-Explore steps they can take to lower their medical costs
Week 3: Finding a Health Insurance Plan
-Understand how Americans get their health insurance
-Explain the pros and cons of opting into your employer health plan vs buying your own
-Read the fine print on a health benefits form and shop around for a health insurance plan that works for you
-Determine what steps you can take if you are faced with expensive medical bills
Week 4: Auto Insurance
-Describe the main types of auto insurance policies
-Explain the relationship between deductibles, coverage limits, and premiums for auto insurance
-List factors that determine auto insurance premiums
-Determine legally required and recommended coverage levels
-Read the fine print of an insurance policy and determine what coverage is provided
-Identify steps to take immediately after an auto accident and successfully file a claim
Week 5: Home & Renters Insurance
-Distinguish the similarities and differences between renters and homeowners insurance
-Read the fine print of a rental insurance agreement and a homeowners insurance declaration page
-Appreciate why it is valuable to have insurance for your dwelling, regardless of whether you own or rent a home
Week 6: Other Types of Insurance
-Investigate other types of insurance, such as life insurance, long term disability, travel, extended warranties, cell phone, and pet insurance, and determine if they are worthwhile expenses
-Describe the cost and impact of larger societal forms of insurance
I am from the United States and have been teaching various business, marketing, and finance courses for 13 years. I have taught both at the high school and collegiate level. I teach both in person and online but online is my favorite! I have a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and Business Information Technology Education, a Masters in Business Administration and a PhD in Online Education. 
I am very excited to work with all of you through Outschool!
Exit ticket at the end of the lesson. Please let me know if you would like a letter grade or proficiency grade at the end of the course.
No live meetings, and maybe some time outside of class.


Brooke Martinez
Lives in the United States
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34 total reviews
146 completed classes

About Me

Hi! I'm Dr. Brooke. I'm from Utah (United States). I teach business classes both face to face and online. I've been teaching Financial Literacy, Marketing, and Business Classes for 15 years. I have a Bachelors degree in Marketing and Business... 
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