This course will introduce you to the basic principles of insurance, including the concept of risk, the different types of risk, and techniques in managing risk. It will introduce you to several basic elements and terms used in the insurance industry. The course will focus on explaining the insurance contract by introducing and reviewing its various parts, including: the elements, characteristics, and parts of a contract, as well as various policy organizations. It will also lesson focus on the insurance transaction. The transaction includes such things as the application process, how the policy is selected, underwritten, and rated. This section will also review some of the legal requirements of applicants and the insurance company, with respect to the insurance transaction.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- Learn the types of Insurance companies that are available to consumers.
- Study the basic structure, and types of Property and Casualty insurance.
- Review who and what exactly makes up and insurance company.
- Gain an understanding of how the industry is regulated, and who regulates it.
- Review the insurance contract by discussing its key elements.
- Understand the basics of the insurance transaction.
Introduction to Property and Casualty and the Insurance Contract - California Department of Insurance
- California Department of Insurance
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- 300 Capitol Mall, Ste.1700
Subject Matter Expert
This course is written by EMMERT C. DAUGARD, M.A. CLU ChFC HIA MHP PAHM RHU REBC LIC
An accomplished speaker/trainer who has developed and taught many public insurance continuing education courses. Since 1988, designed and taught courses to over 25,000 insurance professionals. Held the insurance positions of agent/broker, manager, and corporate senior vice-president. Licensed for over 20 years in both property/casualty and life/health.
Director, Center for Continuing Education, Austin, Texas
Manager/Senior Vice--President, Sales/Marketing, Sheshunoff & Company, Austin, Texas
Vice President, Sales, Hawkeye Insurance Services, Des Moines, Iowa
District Manager, Farmers Insurance Group, California & Iowa
EDUCATION and LICENSES:
Master of Arts, Business and Administration, Columbia Pacific University; Bachelor of Science, Mankato State University; Chartered Life Underwriter & Chartered Financial Counselor Designations; Registered Health Underwriter & Registered Employee Benefits Counselor Designations; Managed Healthcare Professional & Health Insurance Associate Designations; Associate in Insurance Claims; Professional, Academy of Healthcare Management; Currently Enrolled in Certified Employee Benefits Specialist Program, Wharton Business School; Holds insurance licenses for Life, Property/Casualty, MGA, All-lines Adjuster, and Life Insurance Counselor
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