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PRC 110: Insurance Foundations for Agents and Brokers

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Learn about common types of insurance and insurers. Explore how risk management has evolved. Gain an understanding of why insurance operations are regulated. Take tours through key departments you’ll work with as a producer including underwriting, claims, and sales. Explore the different risks commercial and personal clients face. Learn how producers serve as their clients’ risk consultants.


Skills You'll Gain

 checkmark Understand the expanding role of a producer, including serving as risk consultants

 checkmark Tour the departments you will work with regularly

 checkmark Explore the impact of analytics and technology on the evolution of risk and insurance

 checkmark Recognize the distinguishing characteristics of insurance policies

 checkmark Understand the benefits and key components of insurance

 checkmark Distinguish between personal, casualty, and commercial insurance

 checkmark Dive into how insurance is regulated and marketed

 checkmark Analyze the unique property loss exposures faced by commercial and personal clients

Completing this course gives credit toward The Institutes Designations:

  • Professional Risk Consultant™ (PRC)


Assignment 1:
How Does Insurance Address Your Clients’ Needs?
Assignment 2:
Which Insurer Departments Will You Collaborate With?
Assignment 4:
How Is Insurance Sold?
Assignment 5:
What Are the Basics of Insurance Policies?
Assignment 6:
What Risks Do Your Commercial Clients Face?
Assignment 7:
What Risks Do Your Personal Clients Face?
Study Plan

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