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Legal Aspects of Life and Health Insurance - U.S. (LOMA 310)

Formerly Legal Aspects of Life and Health Insurance - U.S. [FLMI 310]; Legal Aspects of Life Insurance [Course 3]; also known as Legal Aspects of Life Insurance [Part 3]

Varies-independent study.

Independent study and proficiency examination program administered from the central offices of LOMA.

Version 3: June 1989 - May 1997.* Version 4: June 1997 - December 2004.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 3: Students will be able to: describe and apply the legal principles pertinent to life and health insurance company products and life and health insurance company operations. Version 4: Students will be able to: explain the functions of insurance regulations, administrative rules, and statutory requirements; define contract law and the concept of agency; describe the legal basis for essential insurance functions, including beneficiary designations and changes, settlement agreements, wills, trusts, assignments, policy contests, and reinstatement; identify common errors in policy handling and customer relationships.


Version 3: Major topics include: Insurance and the law; contracts; agency; legal and equitable remedies; formation and structure of the life insurance contract; beneficiaries; property rights in the policy; agreements, trusts, and wills; contesting the contract; premiums and dividends; borrowing on the policy; assignments and other transfers; lapse and reinstatement; group insurance; life and health insurance advertising; privacy and insurance; employment discrimination. Version 4: The legal environment; contracts and agency; life and health insurance agency; waiver and estoppel; formation and structure of a life insurance policy; policy provisions, benefits, and limitations; property rights in a life insurance policy; beneficiary designations and changes; settlement options, trusts, and wills; premiums and dividends; non-forfeiture provisions and policy loans; assignments and other transfers; lapse and reinstatement; remedies, policy contests, and contract performance; group insurance and health insurance; annuity contracts; insurance advertising and privacy; insurers and agents as employers.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 3 and 4: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Insurance or Legal Studies (1/75) (5/85 revalidation) (5/90 revalidation) (12/97 revalidation) (6/02 revalidation). *NOTE: Earlier versions of this course, dating from January 1965 to May 1989, have been recommended for credit. Please consult the 1990 print Directory for further information or contact NCCRS. NOTE: This course overlaps in content with both Legal Aspects of Life and Health Insurance - Canada (LOMA 315) and Business Law for Financial Services Professionals (LOMA 311). Credit is recommended for the completion of only one course.