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American Educational Institute, Inc. (AEI) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Law of Automobile Liability Insurance (613)

Location: 
Independent Study program administered through the offices of the American Educational Institute.
Length: 
Approximately 20 hours of structured independent study.
Dates: 
May 2004 - Present.
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss how the courts have interpreted the coverage afforded under the liability portion of the personal auto policy; discuss how to interpret the personal auto liability coverage; discuss the relationship among the different policy sections; and interpret different policy terms.

Instruction: 

Major topics are: policy definitions; insuring agreement; resolution of coverage issues in specific types of claims such as those arising out of the ownership, maintenance and use of an auto; and exclusions and how courts apply them. In addition to the AEI produced textbook, students receive actual court decisions, which relate to the subject matter and present real-life court opinions that illustrate how courts have ruled in the past and are likely to rule in the future on important issues in claims. A proctored examination is administered for both levels of the credit recommendation. Scenario and case study-based questions, built around actual claims situations, challenge students to analyze and solve problems using applicable principles of claims law that parallel their own claim files. To broaden students' knowledge of the subject, graded exams are returned with helpful comments that provide a written explanation of why each answer is correct or incorrect. For the graduate level credit recommendation, students also prepare and submit an appropriate graduate level research project on a pre-approved topic or issue, in accordance with AEI's specific guidelines.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category OR in the graduate degree category, 1 semester hour in Insurance or Insurance Law (5/10) (5/15 revalidation). NOTE: Courses 611, 612, and 613 constitute 3 semester hours in Principles of Automobile Insurance.

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