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

Law of Insurance: General Liability (217)

Course Category: 
Location: 
Independent Study program administered through the offices of the American Educational Institute.
Length: 
Approximately 21 hours of structured independent study.
Dates: 
May 2004 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: analyze the court interpretation of basic general liability policy language; understand coverage issues such as punitive damages, wrongful termination and sexual misconduct; understand important policy exclusions, such as the intentional acts exclusion and the work product exclusion; and understand policy conditions and the duties of both insured and insurer once a loss has occurred, including the insurer's duty to investigate, defend and settle and ways to avoid allegations of bad faith.

Instruction: 

Major topics are: duty to investigate, settle or defend; and exclusions, bad faith, policy defenses and limits of liability. 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 General Liability, Insurance, Insurance Law or Business Law (5/10) (5/15 revalidation).

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