Health Insurance Exam
We often think of the life insurance exam but there is also an exam requirement for health
insurance as well. These two are sometimes kept separate but you can also combine them for a
life and health insurance license.
Let’s turn our focus to the health insurance exam. It’s nearly impossible to answer the question
“is a health insurance exam hard” because the truth is that the exams vary from state to state.
What you will find is that most states have similar materials on their exams as well as similar
requirements for a passing score.
Studying for a Health Insurance Exam
If you’re planning to take the exam for health insurance licensure, check out these tips to help
you be successful.
1. Plan to Study
Most likely you will need to study in order to pass the exam. You can take an exam prep course
that works for you but even outside of that course, you need to plan to study on your own.
There really isn’t a one size fits all approach to studying but you definitely don’t want to slack
on this part.
Here’s the thing – most exams require a score of 70% or higher to pass and this may vary in
some states. While 70% may seem like an easy score to get for some, it may be more
challenging than you expect.
In general, it is recommended that you spend a minimum of 35 hours studying for your health
insurance exam prior to taking the test. Certain states do require a certain amount of study
hours.It is not recommended that you try to cram in all of these hours immediately prior to the
2. Invest in a Training Course
While you certainly can study on your own, we recommend taking a study course to help you
prepare for the health insurance exam. Courses are a requirement in some states. There is a lot
to cover and you’re going to need to be familiar with multiple topics in order to pass the exam.
The good news is that you can find training courses that cater to your preferences. If you are a
self-study type of person, there are courses for that personality. On the same note, if you prefer
in-classroom learning you can also find those types of courses available. Enterprise Training
School offers Classroom courses, Webinar Courses as well as Online Self-Study Courses.
Find a resource that has a high rate of success and provides the type of course that you need
for your own success. It’s well worth the investment.
3. Exam Tips
Finally, once you’ve studied and prepped, it’s time to take the exam. Find a testing center that
works for you and be sure to look at their requirements and rules before you go. You will need
to have a scheduled testing time and be prepared for their rules when you show up.
The night before your exam, be sure to get a good night’s rest. If you’ve studied appropriately
before now, you shouldn’t have to cram that night. It’s time to let your brain rest before the
During the exam, always carefully read the question and all available answers before making a
selection. Remember that the exam is timed so don’t spend too long on a single question. If you
are unsure, you can mark that question for review and return to it before you submit the exam.
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