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Virginia Insurance CE

Complete your Virginia Insurance Continuing Education requirements at 360training.com—the premier online training and course provider for insurance education. 360training.com is recognized by the Virginia State Corporate Commission as a fully accredited provider of mandatory Virginia insurance CE coursework to help you prepare for your Virginia insurance license renewal. All courses are 100% online so you can access it anytime, anywhere, with just a computer and Internet connection.

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Course Title Hours Price

Course Description:
Perhaps the most important aspect of any insurance policy (for both the consumer and the insurer) is the coverage extended under that policy. Personal auto insurance is no exception, and a firm understanding of all parts of the policy is vital for any property agent. This course presents each part (A, B, C, D, E and F) of the personal auto policy one at a time, examining the general provisions and conditions stipulated in each. In addition to the basic issue of what is covered, the course takes the opportunity to explain other points, such as who is covered and what is explicitly NOT covered.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand what the insured’s duties are following an auto accident
  • List the three categories of salvage
  • Explain how losses are paid
  • Describe the nine general provisions that are included in Part F
  • Understand the seven activities involved in auto liability investigations.

    TOPICS COVERED:

  • Lesson 1: Part A – Liability Coverage
  • Lesson 2: Part B – Medical Payments Coverage
  • Lesson 3: Part C – Uninsured Motorists Coverage
  • Lesson 4: Part D – Coverage for Physical Damage to Your Auto
  • Lesson 5: Part E – Duties After an Accident or Loss
  • Lesson 6: Part F – General Provisions
    .

    REGULATORY REQUIREMENT:
    Please see the state/regulatory requirement from the course catalog page.

    SEAT TIME:
    This course has been approved for 2 hours.

    COURSE PRE – REQUISITE:
    N/A.

    TESTING:
    Final Exam – You will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    COURSE COMPLETION:
    Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to print your certificate online.

  • 2 $10

    Course Approval Number :
    C77456

    Course Description

    The purpose of this course is to explain the emerging market of life settlements. Throughout the course, students are introduced to essential industry terminology, what life settlements entail, and how the life settlements market is compared to the life insurance market. The course also offers a general overview of the industry as a whole.
    In addition to learning general information about the life settlements industry, students will also learn who the participants are in a life settlement and how to identify good candidates. By the end of the course, students should be familiar with the step – by – step process of this emerging market and will have an understanding of the regulation, licensing, and compliance issues involved.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Define a life settlement
  • Apply industry terms and definitions
  • Determine the participants in a life settlement
  • Analyze the life settlements market
  • Compare the life settlements market with the life insurance market
  • Identify life settlement candidates
  • Describe the compliance, regulation, and licensing practices involved with life settlement.

    TOPICS COVERED:

  • Industry Terms & Definitions
  • Intro to Life Settlements
  • History of the Secondary Market for Life Insurance
  • Identifying Candidates
  • Life Settlements – The Process, A Step by Step Perspective
  • Life Settlement Comparative Market Analysis
  • Sample Case Studies
  • Compliance, Regulations and Licensing
  • NAIC & NCOIL Model Acts
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA.

    RREGULATORY REQUIREMENT:
    Please see the state/regulatory requirement from the course catalog page.

    SEAT TIME:
    This course has been approved for 2 hours.

    COURSE PRE – REQUISITE:
    N/A.

    TESTING:
    Final Exam – You will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    COURSE COMPLETION:
    Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to print your certificate online.

  • 2 $20

    Course Description:
    Legal responsibilities are fundamental. An insurance agent walks a difficult line with legal responsibilities to both an insurance company and a client. When the agent does not live up to these responsibilities, there is the threat of being sued. Periodically, every agent should review the legal responsibilities of an agent in modern society. An insurance agent’s social, ethical and professional responsibilities may be optional; but legal responsibilities are not. Legal responsibilities are the minimum amount that is required of every agent. If he does not live up to his legal responsibilities, he will end up out of business and maybe even behind bars. Because legal responsibilities are determined by common law, statute, and case law, they are evolving. An agent must remain current, making adjustments for trends and refinements. The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a knowledge and understanding of these legal responsibilities and insurance principles. Topics include: Principles of Insurance, Characteristics of Legal Responsibilities, Illegal Acts of an Insurance Agent, Ethics in the Insurance Agency, and Legal Issues in Insurance Fraud.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand and know Insurance Principles and Legal Responsibilities.
  • Understand and know Legal Responsibilities in the Agency.
  • Understand and know Legal Responsibilities with the Insured.
  • Understand and know Legal Responsibilities in the Insurance Contract.
  • Understand and know Legal Responsibilities in Liability.
  • Understand and know Legal Responsibilities in Consumer Protection.
  • Understand and know Legal Responsibilities and HIPAA.
  • Understand and know Legal Issues in Insurance Fraud.

    TOPICS COVERED:

  • LESSON 1: Insurance Principles and Legal Responsibilities
  • LESSON 2: Legal Responsibilities in the Agency
  • LESSON 3: Legal Responsibilities with the Insured
  • LESSON 4: Legal Responsibilities in the Insurance Contract
  • LESSON 5: Legal Responsibilities in Liability
  • LESSON 6: Legal Responsibilities in Consumer Protection
  • LESSON 7: Legal Responsibilities and HIPAA
  • LESSON 8: Legal Issues in Insurance Fraud.

    REGULATORY REQUIREMENT:
    Please see the state/regulatory requirement from the course catalog page.

    SEAT TIME:
    This course has been approved for 8 hours.

    COURSE PRE – REQUISITE:
    N/A.

    TESTING:
    Final Exam – You will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    COURSE COMPLETION:
    Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to print your certificate online.

    ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT:
    Published by:

    Pohs Institute – Westbury, New Yor.

    Pohs Institute, one of the oldest insurance schools in New York State, was founded in 1921 by Herbert Pohs. Pohs Institute is one of the largest providers of insurance education in New York State, as well as an approved provider in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island. More than 250,000 men and women, eager to pursue a career in the insurance industry, have enrolled in Pohs Institute schools. Pohs Institute provides insurance instruction to large insurance companies and brokerages, as well as banks and financial institutions. The instructors are professional adjunct teachers from the insurance industry with an average of 10 or more years of industry experience.

  • 8 $40

    Course Description

    Our industry is being besieged by matters of compliance. This is especially true in the areas of life insurance and securities. Some may privately express the view that compliance is an impediment to doing business and doing it successfully. But isn’t the question really: should short – term gains take priority over long – term client relationships? At first sight, it seems that career agents for the major companies are most affected by strict compliance regulations. While, independent insurance agents and those not closely associated with a major insurer are untouched by compliance requirements.

    Compliance enforcement and oversight may be more difficult, as those who supervise agents’ activities may be further removed in time and place from the sales process. The intention of this course is to refocus you on compliant and ethical professional behavior. If you always concentrate on a client’s needs and place them above your own, compliance should not be an obstacle in your practice. Putting the client first seems a simple concept, but sometimes it is difficult to implement. Topics covered include: Compliance, Ethics and Professionalism , Our Working Legal Framework, Communication and the Sales Process, Common Compliance Problems, Ethics and Compliance in Practice.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand the importance of compliance, ethics and professionalism.
  • Understand the relationship of Compliance vs. Ethics.
  • Know and understand the Legal Framework provided by federal, state and common law.
  • Understand communication and its importance to the Sales Process.
  • Identify and understand common compliance problems.
  • Put Ethics and Compliance into Practice.

    TOPICS COVERED:

  • LESSON 1: Introduction
  • LESSON 2: Our Working Legal Framework
  • LESSON 3: Communication and the Sales Process
  • LESSON 4: Common Compliance Problems
  • LESSON 5: Conclusion
  • LESSON 6: Appendix.

    REGULATORY REQUIREMENT:
    Please see the state/regulatory requirement from the course catalog page.

    SEAT TIME:
    This course has been approved for 5 hours.

    COURSE PRE – REQUISITE:
    N/A.

    TESTING:
    Final Exam – You will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    COURSE COMPLETION:
    Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to print your certificate online.

    ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT:
    Published by:

    Pohs Institute – Westbury, New Yor.

    Pohs Institute, one of the oldest insurance schools in New York State, was founded in 1921 by Herbert Pohs. Pohs Institute is one of the largest providers of insurance education in New York State, as well as an approved provider in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island. More than 250,000 men and women, eager to pursue a career in the insurance industry, have enrolled in Pohs Institute schools. Pohs Institute provides insurance instruction to large insurance companies and brokerages, as well as banks and financial institutions. The instructors are professional adjunct teachers from the insurance industry with an average of 10 or more years of industry experience.

  • 5 $25

    Course Description

    The insurance industry in the United States consists of more than 5,000 companies with over $1.8 trillion in assets. The insurance industry is one of the largest and most interdependent of the United States industries, making it a critical U.S. industry. Insurance fraud has become one of the most prevalent and costly white – collar crimes. According to a published study by the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud (CAIF), fraud is among the most prominent cost components escalating the costs of insurance. The CAIF has estimated the annual loss figures relative to insurance fraud (non health insurance) to be approximately $26 billion. F raud is costing companies, businesses, and individuals, who pay higher insurance premiums. Identifying, targeting, and dismantling those individuals, organized groups, and con artists committing fraud against the insurance industry will accomplish reducing the amount of economic loss to the insurance industry due to fraud.

    This course provides an overview of insurance fraud, which will provide the student with an understanding of the nature, costs, results and methods of preventing insurance fraud. The ultimate goal of this course is to increase awareness of insurance fraud and demonstrate the importance of preventing insurance fraud. Topics covered include: Ethics, Fraud Detection and Prevention, Patterns and Indicators of Fraudulent Claims, Legal Issues, and Consumer Protection.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand insurance fraud.
  • Understand the relationship between ethics and insurance fraud.
  • Understand and take the necessary steps to prevent insurance fraud.
  • Identify the fraudsters who commit insurance fraud.
  • Understand fraud within the insurance process.
  • Identify and spot patterns and indicators of fraudulent claims.
  • Understand the relationship between fraudulent claims and the insurance industry.
  • Understand the legal Issues associated with insurance fraud.
  • Understand consumer protection and insurance fraud.

    TOPICS COVERED:

  • LESSON 1: Introduction
  • LESSON 2: Preventing Insurance Fraud
  • LESSON 3: Identifying the Fraudsters
  • LESSON 4: Fraud Within the Insurance Process
  • LESSON 5: Patterns & Indicators of Fraudulent Claims
  • LESSON 6: Fraudulent Claims and the Insurance Industry
  • LESSON 7: The Legal Issues in Insurance Fraud
  • LESSON 8: Consumer Protection and Insurance Fraud
    .

    REGULATORY REQUIREMENT:
    Please see the state/regulatory requirement from the course catalog page.

    SEAT TIME:
    This course has been approved for 5 hours.

    COURSE PRE – REQUISITE:
    N/A.

    TESTING:
    Final Exam – You will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    COURSE COMPLETION:
    Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to print your certificate online.

    ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT:
    Published by:

    Pohs Institute – Westbury, New Yor.

    Pohs Institute, one of the oldest insurance schools in New York State, was founded in 1921 by Herbert Pohs. Pohs Institute is one of the largest providers of insurance education in New York State, as well as an approved provider in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island. More than 250,000 men and women, eager to pursue a career in the insurance industry, have enrolled in Pohs Institute schools. Pohs Institute provides insurance instruction to large insurance companies and brokerages, as well as banks and financial institutions. The instructors are professional adjunct teachers from the insurance industry with an average of 10 or more years of industry experience.

  • 5 $25

    Course Description:
    This course was developed to help students to understand the concepts of inland marine insurance. The basic tenets of inland marine insurance are discussed in detail, as well as specific information regarding marine trade. Students will learn about historical background and the current coverages provided under this type of insurance.

    Learning Objectives

    • Identify the laws and regulations that govern inland marine insurance policies
    • Understand the responsibilities of a licensed insurance agent in writing inland marine policies.
    • Analyze types of coverages and how they benefit the insured
    • Explain key developments in inland marine coverage

    Topics Covered

    • Introduction
    • Lesson 1: Components of Inland Marine
    • Lesson 2: Transit Insurance
    • Lesson 3: Motor Truck Cargo Liability Insurance
    • Lesson 4: Contractors Equipment Insurance
    • Lesson 5: Builders’ Risk Policies and Installation Floaters
    • Lesson 6: Dealers’ Policies and Related Coverages
    • Lesson 7: Bailee and Bailor Coverages
    • LESSON 8: Coverage for Computers and Communications Equipment
    • LESSON 9: Fine Arts Insurance

    REGULATORY REQUIREMENT:
    Please see the state/regulatory requirement from the course catalog page.

    SEAT TIME:
    This course has been approved for 6 hours.

    COURSE PRE – REQUISITE:
    N/A.

    TESTING:
    Final Exam – You will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    COURSE COMPLETION:
    Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to print your certificate online.

    ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT:

    This course is created and brought to you by 360Training, a leading provider of accredited e – learning courses to working professionals through today’s leading schools, associations and corporations. 360Training’s high quality e – learning courses assist thousands of working professionals each month in a wide range of disciplines to succeed in today’s marketplace, renew licenses, acquire certification or prepare for a new profession.

    This course was created by the instructional design staff of 360Training in connection with field professionals that bring many years of experience in adult educational theory and distance learning technology to make the process of certification, compliance and training as convenient, engaging, and cost – effective as possible.

    If you have any requests for technical or instructional support, please contact the 360Training Support Department located in the HELP section of your account profile. Technical support inquiries are handled immediately and instructional support questions are returned within 24 business hours with answers provided by a qualified professional in your field through our network of subject matter experts.

    6 $43

    Course Description:
    This course was developed to provide licensed insurance personnel to renew their continuing education requirements as well as professional development. The basics of homeowner’s insurance are discussed in detail. Multiple practice questions are provided to test the student grasp of homeowner’s insurance.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Identify the national laws and regulations that pertain to Homeowner’s Insurance policies.
  • Understand the responsibilities of a licensed insurance agent.
  • Be familiar with the forms, inclusions, exceptions and rights that homeowner’s insurance provides to the insured.
  • Complete the requirement for continuing education.

    TOPICS COVERED:

  • LESSON 1: Introduction to Homeowner’s Insurance
  • LESSON 2: The homeowner’s Policy and ISO Policy Forms-Covered Property to Identify and Address Residential Property and Liability Loss Exposures
  • LESSON 3: Property Coverages A, B, C, and D
  • LESSON 4: Covered Perils
  • LESSON 5: Additional Coverages-Property and Liability Exposures
  • LESSON 6: Section I Exclusions, Conditions and Endorsements
  • LESSON 7: Homeowner’s Insurance: Section II – – Liability Coverage
  • LESSON 8: Section II Exclusions, Conditions, Endorsements and Variations.

    REGULATORY REQUIREMENT:
    Please see the state/regulatory requirement from the course catalog page.

    SEAT TIME:
    This course has been approved for 4 hours.

    COURSE PRE – REQUISITE:
    N/A.

    TESTING:
    Final Exam – You will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    COURSE COMPLETION:
    Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to print your certificate online.

    ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT:
    This course is created and brought to you by 360Training, a leading provider of accredited e – learning courses to working professionals through today’s leading schools, associations and corporations. 360Training’s high quality e – learning courses assist thousands of working professionals each month in a wide range of disciplines to succeed in today’s marketplace, renew licenses, acquire certification or prepare for a new profession.

    This course was created by the instructional design staff of 360Training in connection with field professionals that bring many years of experience in adult educational theory and distance learning technology to make the process of certification, compliance and training as convenient, engaging, and cost – effective as possible.

    If you have any requests for technical or instructional support, please contact the 360Training Support Department located in the HELP section of your account profile. Technical support inquiries are handled immediately and instructional support questions are returned within 24 business hours with answers provided by a qualified professional in your field through our network of subject matter experts.

  • 4 $20

    Course Description

    This course explains the essentials of flood insurance based on the standards set by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It opens with the background and features of the National Flood Insurance Program, along with a discussion of who needs flood insurance. It then explains flood maps, zone determinations and available products and policies.

    The general rules and rating process for flood insurance are discussed in detail , along with the claims handling process and the requirements of the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004. Last, agents learn about the flood resources available to them. This course provides helpful guidelines for agents who wish to sell flood policies.

    Learning Objectives

    • Explain the basic features of the National Flood Insurance Program
    • Identify the risks that make flood insurance essential for specific individuals
    • Use flood maps and describe flood zone determination
    • Distinguish among types of available flood products, including dwelling policies, general property policies, RCBAP policies and preferred risk policies
    • Apply general flood insurance rules about statutory coverage limits, deductibles, property value determination and other topics
    • Summarize the claims handling process
    • Illustrate the point of sale and renewal responsibilities of the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004
    • Locate flood insurance resources available to agents

    Topics Covered

    • Introduction
    • Lesson 1: Flood Maps and Zone Determinations
    • Lesson 2: Policies and Products Available
    • Lesson 3: General Rules
    • Lesson 4: Rating
    • Lesson 5: Claims Handling Process
    • Lesson 6: Requirements of the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004
    • Lesson 7: Agent Resources

    REGULATORY REQUIREMENT:
    Please see the state/regulatory requirement from the course catalog page.

    SEAT TIME:
    This course has been approved for 3 hours.

    COURSE PRE – REQUISITE:
    N/A.

    TESTING:
    Final Exam – You will be required to pass the proctored final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    COURSE COMPLETION:
    Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to print your certificate online.

    ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT:

    This course is created and brought to you by 360Training, a leading provider of accredited e – learning courses to working professionals through today’s leading schools, associations and corporations. 360Training’s high quality e – learning courses assist thousands of working professionals each month in a wide range of disciplines to succeed in today’s marketplace, renew licenses, acquire certification or prepare for a new profession.

    This course was created by the instructional design staff of 360Training in connection with field professionals that bring many years of experience in adult educational theory and distance learning technology to make the process of certification, compliance and training as convenient, engaging, and cost – effective as possible.

    If you have any requests for technical or instructional support, please contact the 360Training Support Department located in the HELP section of your account profile. Technical support inquiries are handled immediately and instructional support questions are returned within 24 business hours with answers provided by a qualified professional in your field through our network of subject matter experts.

    3 $15

    Course Approval Number :
    1008368

    Course Description

    According to the Washington, DC – based Coalition / Against Insurance Fraud (CAlF) for the insurance industry, and for the public as well, insurance fraud costs $85 billion per year. With such substantial damage, it is no wonder that the industry is making significant efforts to battle this cancer. The industry has decided that increasing public awareness of fraud is its main course of action. The coalition strongly believes that public attitudes are crucial to curtailing fraud. There are no easy solutions to the problems of insurance fraud. Consumers, legislators, regulators, and insurers must work together over the long term to create an environment that either prevents insurance fraud or detects it easily when it occurs. The first step in this process is creating a baseline understanding of the problem and potential solutions.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Know and understand “Ethics” and “Fraud” Definitions.
  • Know and identify Insurance Fraud Facts.
  • Understand how Insurance Fraud is The Hidden Tax.
  • Know and understand Concerns About Consumer Attitudes.
  • Know and identify Indicators of Application Fraud.
  • Understand Medical Mills, Schemers & Schemes.
  • Know and identify Indicators of Property, Casualty, Catastrophe, Rental and Vehicle Theft Fraud.
  • Understand how Staged Collisions – Fraud on the Road – work.
  • Understand Bodily Injury Insurance Fraud.
  • Know and identify Indicators of Workers’ Compensation and Workers’ Compensation Premium Fraud.
  • Insurers Accelerating Efforts to Fight Fraud & Control Costs.
  • Know and provide Consumer Tips.

    TOPICS COVERED:

  • LESSON 1: Introduction
  • LESSON 2: Application Fraud
  • LESSON 3: Indicators of Property Fraud
  • LESSON 4: Indicators of Catastrophe Fraud
  • LESSON 5: Indicators of Rental Fraud
  • LESSON 6: Indicators of Casualty Fraud
  • LESSON 7: Indicators of Vehicle Theft Fraud
  • LESSON 8: Workers Compensation Fraud
  • LESSON 9: Insurance Research Council
  • LESSON 10: Coalition Against Insurance Fraud – Consumer Tips.

    REGULATORY REQUIREMENT:
    Please see the state/regulatory requirement from the course catalog page.

    SEAT TIME:
    This course has been approved for 3 hours.

    COURSE PRE – REQUISITE:
    N/A.

    TESTING:
    Final Exam – You will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    COURSE COMPLETION:
    Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to print your certificate online.

    ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT:
    Published by:

    Pohs Institute – Westbury, New Yor.

    Pohs Institute, one of the oldest insurance schools in New York State, was founded in 1921 by Herbert Pohs. Pohs Institute is one of the largest providers of insurance education in New York State, as well as an approved provider in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island. More than 250,000 men and women, eager to pursue a career in the insurance industry, have enrolled in Pohs Institute schools. Pohs Institute provides insurance instruction to large insurance companies and brokerages, as well as banks and financial institutions. The instructors are professional adjunct teachers from the insurance industry with an average of 10 or more years of industry experience.

  • 4 $20

    Course Description

    This course covers broad issues on Employment and Labor laws as it applies to Insurance Agencies. It covers issues on pre and post employment procedures, employee agent/agency staff/agency staff and employer/agency rights and interviewing strategies in order to avoid claims and suits. Further, it puts emphasis on real world issues related to the employment laws.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
    AFTER YOU COMPLETE THIS COURSE, YOU WILL HAVE LEARNED ABOUT THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT EMPLOYMENT LAW ISSUES.

    • INTERVIEWING STRATEGIES
    • UNDERSTAND EMPLOYER AGENCY RIGHTS FOR REQUESTING AND DISSEMINATING EMPLOYEE REFERENCES
    • EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION REQUIREMENTS; DO’S AND DON’TS
    • DRUG TESTING & PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS
    • EMPLOYMENT AT – WILL DOCTRINE
    • DISCRIMINATION PRINCIPLES
    • RETALIATION
    • HARASSMENT
    • AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT
    • FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT
    • INVESTIGATING EFFECTIVELY AND WITHIN THE LAW
    • EFFECTIVE DISCIPLINARY POLICIES

    Topics Covered

    • Introduction
    • LESSON 1: Labor and Employment Law
    • LESSON 2 : Interviewing Strategies
    • LESSON 3: Employment References
    • LESSON 4: Employment Verification Requirements of Employers
    • LESSON 5: Drug Testing And Physical Examinations
    • LESSON 6: Is There Really Still Employment – At – Will?
    • LESSON 7: Discrimination Principles
    • LESSON 8: Retaliation
    • LESSON 9: Harassment
    • LESSON 10: Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
    • LESSON 11: Family Leave and Medical Leave Act (FLMA)
    • LESSON 12: Investigating Effectively and Within The Law
    • LESSON 13: Effective Disciplinary Policies

    REGULATORY REQUIREMENT:
    Please see the state/regulatory requirement from the course catalog page.

    SEAT TIME:
    This course has been approved for 5 hours.

    COURSE PRE – REQUISITE:
    N/A.

    TESTING:
    Quizes – You will not be required to pass the quizes to move on to the next lesson.
    Final Exam – You will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    COURSE COMPLETION:
    Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to print your certificate online.

    ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT:

    Trey Wood

    Trey is a partner with the Houston law firm Alaniz and Schraeder, L.L.P., which concentrates its practice in the exclusive representation of management in the area of Labor and Employment Law. Mr. Wood attended Texas Tech School of Law and was licensed in 1988. He has been practicing as a trial attorney since that time and has extensive experience in counseling clients on all aspects of the employer/employee relationship and has tried many employment cases in both federal and state courts across the country. Mr. Wood has also represented clients before various state and federal agencies such as the EEOC, OSHA, Department of Labor, the Texas Commission on Human Rights and the Texas Workforce Commission. Recently, Mr. Wood testified in national hearings before the Department of Labor in opposition to OSHA’s proposed ergonomics standard. Mr. Wood is a member of the American Bar Association, the Civil Trial and Labor and Employment sections of the State Bar, as well as the Texas Association of Defense Counsel and the Houston Bar Association. Mr. Wood is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the area of Labor and Employment Law and is a frequent speaker before various trade organizations on all aspects of employment law. He has gratuitously provided continuing education for both the IIAH as well as several of our member agencies since 1997.

    5 $25

    Course Description

    The impact of “Employer Practices” for the insurance industry has become increasingly subject to legal constraints. An expanding series of laws regulate almost every facet of the employer – employee relationship. The laws deal with employee recruitment, testing, wages, benefits, nondiscrimination, occupational safety and health, workers’ compensation, wrongful discharge, unemployment insurance, pensions and other matters. Employers in the insurance industry must have knowledge of the law to avoid pitfalls. Employees in the insurance industry must also have knowledge of the law so they can defend themselves when employers act illegally or when they feel their rights have been violated.

    Although the study of “Employer Practices” is worthy of several volumes, this course will provide a general overview of the more common employer practice issues confronting the insurance industry. To set the stage a brief overview is given of the industry and its employment of agents and brokers, who will be taking this course. This is followed by a history of the employer – employee relationship. In chapter one the laws are placed on a time line providing a rationale for why these prohibitions and rights were created. With this information as the foundation, the laws are outlined and employer practices, from pre – hiring to post – termination, are reviewed. This overview provides some practical applications to the law. Suggestions are made as to some “do’s and don’ts” that should be considered.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Identify employer practices related laws.
  • Identify employer practices.
  • Explain legal concepts related to employer practices.
  • Identify employer practice areas of liability exposure.
  • Identify some “do’s and don’ts” to minimize employer practices liability .
    .

    TOPICS COVERED:

  • INTRODUCTION
  • LESSON 1: Overview of Laws Related to Employer Practices
  • LESSON 2: The Employment Process Begins
  • LESSON 3: Employment
  • LESSON 4: Employment Ends
  • LESSON 5: Employment Litigation and Alternative.

    REGULATORY REQUIREMENT:
    Please see the state/regulatory requirement from the course catalog page.

    SEAT TIME:
    This course has been approved for 4 hours.

    COURSE PRE – REQUISITE:
    N/A.

    TESTING:
    Final Exam – You will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    COURSE COMPLETION:
    Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to print your certificate online.

    ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT:
    Miriam A. Boggio, Esq.
    President, Boggio Consulting Services
    Former Deputy Superintendent
    New York State Insurance Departmen.

    Published by:

    Pohs Institute – Westbury, New Yor.

    Pohs Institute, one of the oldest insurance schools in New York State, was founded in 1921 by Herbert Pohs. Pohs Institute is one of the largest providers of insurance education in New York State, as well as an approved provider in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island. More than 250,000 men and women, eager to pursue a career in the insurance industry, have enrolled in Pohs Institute schools. Pohs Institute provides insurance instruction to large insurance companies and brokerages, as well as banks and financial institutions. The instructors are professional adjunct teachers from the insurance industry with an average of 10 or more years of industry experience.

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