Overview

Health Insurance: The Basics is a short, 30 minute lesson designed to cover the fundamentals of health insurance. This lesson shows students the importance of having health insurance and how not having it can be dangerous to their future. The two basic health insurance plans, group and individual, are explored in detail.

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Objectives

The students will:

Understand 10 things they should know about health insurance

Define what health insurance is

Recognize the two basic types of health insurance plans

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Time Required

30 Minutes

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Materials:

To download the materials, right click and ‘save target as’ (PC) or hold down the option key and click the link (Mac).

Power Point Presentation

Group Health Insurance Worksheet

Group Health Insurance Worksheet – Key

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Procedures:

Download/View the lesson procedures.

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Assessment:

Have students complete the group health insurance worksheet

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Resources:

Linda Lambert, Christy Johnson, Karen Razzino, Elaine Ryan, Ellen Geis, Terrence Mulgrew

Crews, Tana B. Fundamentals of Insurance. Dubuque: South-Western, 2003