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  Free |   Business Learning Institute |   Jul 2017 |   Specialized Knowledge and Applications |   AICPA Store

Nearly seven years after the Great Recession, economic and political uncertainty continues to plague business decision-making and the roles and responsibilities of CPAs continue to expand. Part of a new series, this one-hour CPE course explores key economic and regulatory issues which will have a substantial impact on financial and accounting decisions for years to come.

Medical Care and Health Insurance will examine and walk-through key features of the Affordable Care Act, with particular emphasis on its past and future impact on costs. Special focus will be given to the role of the financial professional in analyzing and forecasting the risk for an organization as it relates to health and insurance-related issues.

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare you to do the following:

  • Identify the basic features of the Affordable Care Act
  • Recognize the impact of the Affordable Care Act on health care costs
  • Identify basic benefits of the Affordable Care Act

Key Topics

  • ACA impact in the U.S.
  • Two-tier health care system
  • Health care inflation
  • The future of medical care and recommendations
  • Benefits of the ACA
  • ACA delays
  • Premium increases
  • Concierge medicine
  • The future of healthcare and recommendations

Who Will Benefit?

  • CPAs
  • Industry accounting and finance staff
  • C-level corporate officers

This course has been developed by the Business Learning Institute. The Business Learning Institute, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Website:

Topics covered:
  • Management accounting: Business: Market & regulatory environment, Foundational
  • Management accounting: Technical: Risk management & internal control: Risk identification & assessment, Foundational
  • Personal financial planning: Technical: Elder & special needs planning: Healthcare & housing, Foundational