Education & Disability Designations

    Congratulations - We are pleased that you are interested in the one of the three designations for Disability Professionals offered by AHIP. 

    Here is the information you will need to register for the courses and complete your designation (s). 

    We have a strong partnership with AHIP, which offers courses for the DIA, and DFP, and the new IDIS and AHIP designation, the Disability Income Fellow (DIF). Our members get a 20% discount for all courses offered by AHIP, excluding the agent/broker training for the Federal Marketplace, Medicare + Fraud, Waste and Abuse Training, taxes, and shipping charges. Here are the three available DI designations and specific information about cost of each course to fulfill the requirements.

    DIF – Disability Income Fellow

    DIA – Disability Income Associate

    DFP – Disability Healthcare Professional

    Questions or concerns? Please contact AHIP directly. 

    America's Health Insurance Plans 
    Conferences/Webinars: 877.291.2247 I AHIP Online Courses: 800.509.4422
    General Information: 202.778.3200
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    You have to be a member of the IDIS to receive the discounts on tuition; it is one of many member benefits. Any current members of the DI Society may use a special discount code. The code is IDIS21 and must be entered in all caps. The code is worth 20% off and can be used on many* of their courses throughout 2021. You can also refer to this user guide for reference. 

    *exclusions apply: *Excluding Marketing Medicare Advantage + Fraud, Waste and Abuse; Federal Marketplace Training; the Long-Term Care Professional (LTCP) Combined Course; and the Health Savings Account (HSA) Expert Certificate course, and Medicare Primer, taxes and fees.

    If you are interested in joining the IDIS, use the JOIN NOW button on the DI Society Website Home Page. Currently dues are $295.00 per year. 

    You can still get your designation without being a member. Simply log into and click on the Shopping Cart icon. After you click Continue Shopping, you will be prompted with AHIPs course/event catalog and you can choose the courses you wish to enroll into. Once you get to the Summary Payment screen, you can enter the coupon code (if you join, if not proceed without entering any code) into the designated field and click apply. You will then see the discount applied (if you join) and be able to complete your enrollment.