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Introduction to Insurance

Self-Paced Online Course

Learn What Insurance Is and How It Works

Insurance can be difficult to understand.

Many people fall into insurance careers without any knowledge of the industry.
Although insurance touches every aspect of our lives, very few people understand what it is and how it functions.

Self-Paced Introduction to Insurance Course 

The Introduction to Insurance course provides basic insurance knowledge and serves as a resource that sets new hires or anyone new to insurance up for success. This self-paced course delivers information about what insurance is, its purpose, the function of contracts and companies, and how the industry is regulated. A review quiz and summary of learning objectives are also included in this course to ensure understanding of the content.  

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What you will learn:

Insurance Companies can determine how much risk they can assume, how much their customers can afford to pay, and have expertise in writing the insurance policies themselves.  

  • Law of Large Numbers 
  • Reasons People Purchase Insurance 

The elements of a contract, the importance of truth, how policies are out into place, and legal perspectives. 

  • The Insurance Policy as a Contact 
  • The Legal Perspective 

Company characteristics and types, insurance company roles, competitive advantages, technology and distribution. 

  • Characteristics of an Insurance Company 
  • Insurance Company Roles 
  • Competitive Advantage 
  • Types of Insurance Companies 
  • Distribution Systems 
  • The Impact of Technology 

Insurance is regulated in an interesting way because it creates private contracts between private parties. Learn how insurance is regulated and the limits to what the government can do.  

  • Regulation of the Insurance Industry 
  • Reinsurance 
  • Review Quiz 
  • Summary 

Benefits for Agency Owners & Managers

Are you in the middle of hiring season or want to expand your teams with new talent and interns? 

  • Increase new hire engagement 
  • Build trust 
  • Perfect onboarding resource 

Benefits for New Hires & Prospects

Are you new to your insurance role or thinking about jumping into an insurance career? 

  • Understand complexities of insurance 
  • Shorten your learning curve 
  • Become productive faster 

Benefits for Agency Owners & Managers

Are you in the middle of hiring season or want to expand your teams with new talent and interns? 

  • Increase new hire engagement 
  • Build trust 
  • Perfect onboarding resource 

Benefits for Agency Owners & Managers

Are you in the middle of hiring season or want to expand your teams with new talent and interns? 

  • Increase new hire engagement 
  • Build trust 
  • Perfect onboarding resource 

Don't Stay In The Dark

Get the knowledge needed to understand insurance.  

Free for a limited time.  

Make the best choice for your career

By Becoming A Participant Of The National Alliance, You Can Rest Assured That You Are Making The Best Educational Choice For Your Career—No Matter What Step Of Your Learning Path You Are On 

For over 50 years, our designations have been regarded throughout the industry as symbols of trust. Our practical insurance and risk management courses are taught by active insurance practitioners, include polices and forms currently used in the field, and guide you through real-world scenarios to give you a deep understanding of what your clients are facing today. The knowledge and skills you develop in any one of our courses or designation programs can be put to use immediately and make your career soar.

Whether you are new to your career or a seasoned professional, The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research will guide you toward a thriving career.

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