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Legal Responsibilities of the Insurance Agent New

Course Description

Course Approval Number :
1270996

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 Frau.

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

    SEAT TIME:
    This course has been approved for 7 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.

  • State Requirements

    Check South Dakota’s state requirements prior to enrolling (http://dlr.sd.gov/insurance/default.aspx). Provider – 360training.com, Inc. #904

    *General credit hours count for either property and casualty or life and health.

    PRICE:

    $35

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