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Regulatory Environment for Life Insurance (AIRC 411)

Location: 
Independent study and proficiency examination program administered from the central offices of LOMA.
Length: 
Varies-independent study.
Dates: 
November 2014 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of course, students will be able to: explain the importance of the compliance function in a life insurance company and distinguish between state and federal regulation of the life insurance industry; describe the impact of regulations such as the McCarran-Ferguson Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, and various anti-trust initiatives have on insurance regulation; distinguish among the roles of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of state government in regulating insurance; explain the basic economic concepts that underlie U.S. antitrust laws, the types of activities prohibited by federal antitrust laws, and the roles of the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission in enforcing antitrust laws; identify the types of annuity and life insurance products classified as securities and thus subject to federal securities regulation, as well as the registration requirements federal securities laws place on security products and their issuers; describe the requirements that FINRA imposes on registered members regarding suitability, advertising, compliance inspections, and dispute resolution; explain the federal tax treatment of individual life insurance policies, including policy dividends, policy loans, policy surrenders, and policy death benefits; describe the federal tax treatment of individual annuities, including annuity premiums and surrenders; and an immediate annuity, a deferred annuity, a variable annuity, and a fixed annuity; describe the regulatory requirements imposed on an insurer’s reserves, investments, capital, and surplus, and explain how enterprise risk management (ERM) helps insurers assess and control risks; and describe the tools available to state insurance departments to monitor the solvency of insurers and actions state insurance departments may take when an insurer becomes financially impaired.

Instruction: 
This is an online interactive course that discusses the compliance function in a life insurance company and how state and federal governments regulate life insurance companies operating in the United States.
Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business Administration, Business Law, or Insurance (11/14) (3/20 revalidation).

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