SUNY Schenectady, MVP Health Care partner on new workforce development program

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SCHENECTADY — SUNY Schenectady and MVP Health Care have partnered on a new workforce development program that will provide a direct pathway to a career in the health insurance field. 

The two-part training program will see students enroll in courses relating to customer service and claims processing management at the newly named MVP Health Care Impact Lab, located at SUNY Schenectady’s Center City location, according to a news release.

Students have the option to enroll in two courses: a 15-week health insurance customer service unit or the 13-week health insurance claim process unit. The classes, which are set to begin this summer or fall, can be taken either separately, in sequence or at the same time.

“Enrollees will learn about the practices and procedures that are essential to effective operations in a variety of health insurance careers including insurance policies, health plan operations and claims, billing, coding and service processes, eligibility processes and enrollment management,” the news releases says.

Students that complete the program will have an opportunity to interview for open positions at MVP, as well as trainee and internship opportunities.

“Partnering with SUNY Schenectady to invest in workforce development is vital to the continuation of the health care ecosystem here in the Capital Region,” Chris Del Vecchio, president and CEO of MVP Health Care, said in a statement. “The foundational skills that enrollees will be able to receive through this specialized course load will be able to change the trajectory of someone’s career while supporting local companies as they search for top talent.”

MVP Health Care is providing $17,000 in funding to the SUNY Schenectady Foundation for the purchase of software and equipment necessary to launch the training program.

“The new training programs will provide access to careers in healthcare in general and health insurance specifically. This is a high-demand sector with a variety of job openings and we are pleased to partner with MVP on this important new initiative,” college president Steady Moono said in a statement.

The new program comes less than a month after the college unveiled a partnership with Ellis Medicine that directly admits students interested in a career in medicine into Ellis’ Belanger School of Nursing, where their education will be paid for if the student agrees to spend three years working at the hospital.

For more information about enrollment and potential tuition assistance, individuals should contact the SUNY Schenectady Workforce Development and Community Education Division at 518-595-1101 Ext. 3.

Contact reporter Chad Arnold at: [email protected] or by calling 518-395-3120.

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