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In addition to the our other programs, we also offer specialized workshops and unique programs to address specific needs within the insurance industry and the business community as a whole.
Often these programs can also be customized by our industry experts to accommodate the needs of corporate clients, and can be delivered either at a client's location or in one of the Center's classrooms at 101 Astor Place.
Please call Larry Pistell at 212-284-8581 if you are interested in developing a unique program for your organization.
For more than 30 years, the Center for Professional Education at St. John’s University has provided seminars, workshops, certificate programs and exam preparation programs as well as consulting services to industry, governments and regulators worldwide.
The Center is uniquely qualified to offer these programs due to our ability to call upon scholars, accomplished executives and specialists in the insurance and financial services fields. In this way, we can present the most recent developments in risk and insurance from both academic and pragmatic viewpoints.
The courses delivered at the Center are public programs attended by individuals from a variety of companies. Depending on enrollment, our courses can also be held off-campus at an organization’s request, and can be tailored to meet an individual client’s needs, both in terms of content and scheduling.
For further information about our Fall programs, call the Center at (212) 277-5161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who should attend?
This program is designed for middle school and high school teachers who teach insurance either as a specific course or as a part of another subject. These subjects include business, consumer education, economics, social science, home economics, mathematics, driver education or other areas which include insurance.
The purpose of this two-week, intensive program is to enable teachers to become more effective in teaching insurance. The Institute is designed to give teachers a detailed understanding of all forms of insurance, with emphasis upon their relevance to middle school and high school students and their families.
The Institute covers the following topics:
- General principles of insurance
- How the industry operates
- Introduction to auto insurance and analysis of an auto policy
- Introduction to homeowner’s and renter’s insurance and analysis of homeowner’s policies
- Life insurance principles, policies and provisions
- Accident and health insurance provisions
- Insurance regulation
- The social security system
- Family financial planning
- Insurance careers
At the end of this course program participants will have:
- Lesson plans for use in the classroom
- Classroom materials including a teaching kit with video tape and lesson plans
- Increased knowledge of risk and insurance
- Improved skill in reading and interpreting insurance policies
- Familiarity with educational materials available for use in middle school and high school classes
- An understanding of career opportunities in insurance
- Obtained three graduate credits
Special features of this program are:
- Topics are taught by insurance professors and professionals
- Guest speakers from the insurance industry
- Field trip to the New York Stock Exchange
- Workbook containing outlines of topics covered and study materials
- Opportunity to exchange ideas with other teachers from across the nation
Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be awarded three hours of graduate credit. It is mandatory that each participant takes this course for credit.
The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation provides scholarships to cover the costs of graduate credit, on-campus room and board and classroom materials for secondary teachers selected to attend the Institute. Participants will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the location and weekend meals.
The July Institute begins with an orientation at 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 10 and meets Monday – Friday, July 11 – 22, 2011.
St. John’s University
New York, NY
Middle States Accredited
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The Certificate in the Business of Insurance is a unique program that has numerous benefits for both individuals and corporations. Since the program covers a wide range of topics, students come away with a breadth of knowledge that is substantial and practical and that can be applied in their professional as well as personal lives. For corporations, the course provides a solid foundation in all aspects of this complex industry and can be used to prepare new employees and those who need to broaden their understanding of the field.
The Center is uniquely qualified to offer this program due to its ability to call upon scholars, accomplished executives and specialists in the insurance and financial services fields. In this way, the Center can present the most recent developments in risk and insurance from both academic and pragmatic viewpoints.
The topics covered are:
- Risk Management - the risk management process, alternative risk management strategies, enterprise risk management
- Regulation - analysis of leading Supreme Court cases, McCarran-Ferguson, areas that are regulated, current trends
- Insurance Company Operations - analysis of leading departments in an insurance company, including underwriting, claims, production, reinsurance, investments
- The Law of Contracts - how the contract is formed, legal provisions that affect contracts, role of the course in contract interpretation
- Property and Casualty - types of products offered by both segments, examples of the policies represented by both segments: property - CBPP and business income policies; casualty - CGL and professional liability policies
- Life and Health - common products offered: life – term, universal, variable, group; health – PPO, HMO, ASO. Also includes a discussion of employee benefits
- Ethics - focuses on issue-oriented, “real-life” case studies
- Underwriting and Distribution - process of underwriting, individual company guidelines as a standard of underwriting, cyclical nature of the business (e.g., hard or soft market), cash for underwriting, considerations during perilous times. Distribution will cover the independent agency system, exclusive agency system, direct marketing, the internet, and mass media
- Reinsurance - treaty vs. facultative reinsurance, proportional vs. non-proportional reinsurance, role of reinsurance in maintaining the financial solidity of the industry
- Analysis of Insurance Company Financial Statements - in-depth discussion of the NAIC financial blank
- Current Trends in Insurance – director & officers insurance, medical malpractice, tort reform, Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA)
- Marketing Strategies – theories underlying insurance marketing: segmentation, development, penetration, product development
- Insurance and the Courts – analysis of leading litigation affecting the insurance industry, Supreme Court ruling on the Family Medical Leave Act
The program meets on four consecutive Thursdays, and yields 15 Continuing Education credits. Tuition for the Certificate in the Business of Insurance is $1,795.
For more information and to receive a schedule and registration form, call (212) 277-5161 or email us at email@example.com..