Business Insurance Fundamentals: Overview of Business Insurance Management

1 Credits: Finance


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Business Insurance Fundamentals: Overview of Business Insurance Management

Course Level
CPE Credits

1 Credits: Finance

Course Description

Every business needs insurance to mitigate its exposure to risk. This course is designed to enhance one’s knowledge of business insurance by providing an overview of the insurance industry, including the operations and distribution systems of insurers. It also notes the more common insurance policy terms and conditions, and how to manage and account for insurance. There is a particular emphasis on managing the cost of insurance.

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Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:
• Recognize the types of insurance offered by insurers.
• Identify the classifications of sellers of insurance products.
• Specify the measurements used to judge the performance of insurers.
• Recognize the conditions needed for a risk to be insurable.
• Identify the reasons for the different clauses used in an insurance contract.

Topics covered in this course:

  • Insurance distribution and analysis
  • Insurer operations, financial performance, and pricing
  • The insurable interest concept
  • Claims handling and processing
  • Insurance management, claim problems, and administration
  • Accounting for insurance


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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
August 8, 2023

There are no prerequisites.

Advanced Preparation


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Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

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Meet The Experts

Steven M. Bragg, CPA, is a full-time book and course author who has written more than 300 business books and courses. He provides Western CPE with self-study courses in the areas of accounting and finance, with an emphasis on the practical application of accounting standards and management techniques. A sampling of his courses include the The New Controller Guidebook, The GAAP Guidebook, Accountants’ Guidebook, and Closing the Books: An Accountant’s Guide. He also manages the Accounting Best Practices podcast. Steven has been the CFO or controller of both public and private companies and has been a consulting manager with Ernst & Young and …