FSM305 - Insurance Operations

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Subject Title
Insurance Operations

Subject Description
Focus in this course is on specific business operations, including marketing, actuarial, underwriting claims, financial management, investments and compliance. Organizational structures within the insurance industry and the regulatory environment in which insurers operate are reviewed. Students will be prepared to write the LOMA 290 examination upon completion of this subject.

Credit Status
FSM305 is a required subject in the Bachelor of Commerce Financial Services Management degree program. FSM 200 is a prerequisite course.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Explain how life insurance companies must operate legally, the regulations with which they must comply and the need for ethical practice.

2. Describe how insurance companies are formed, and their organizational structure.

3. Assess how the industry identifies new customers, determines their needs and provides customer service.

4. Describe how companies develop, price and distribute products and support their distribution.

5. Explain the underwriting process and claims administration.

6. Describe how companies utilize accounting and financial reporting systems and manage their investments.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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