Description

This course is dedicated to the financial services professional in general and to the insurance profession, specifically. Legislators and regulators have attempted to take the task of the philosopher to make what is already complex and create confusion with penalties! To tell someone to make ethical decisions is like telling him or her to be happier, healthier, and slimmer. It's not much help to merely repeat the objective; what is needed is a plan for achieving the objective. Living an ethical life personally and professionally could use a simplified discussion so that the essential elements of ethical decision-making are transparent and productive. That is the journey this course takes. We dissect the term 'ethical'. Then, we identify the component players in business, the players who have potentially conflicting objectives. As we review the parts that these players play and their objectives, we find both potential for conflict and potential for convergence of goals. Then, we review recent history in the insurance industry which has caused the increased emphasis on identifying ethical behavior and potential ethical violations. Just before finishing, we review recent legislative and regulatory efforts to encourage ethical behavior. Then, we put it all together.

Course Outline:

  • Modules 1 - 3 - Introduction
  • Modules 4 - 7 - Property And Casualty Fraud Overview
  • Modules 8 - 9 The Medical Profession and Insurance Fraud
  • Module 10 - Insurer Fraud
  • Modules 11 - 12 Methods of Preventing Insurance Fraud
  • Modules 13 - 17 Laws Addressing Consumer Fraud
  • Modules 18 - 21 Laws Addressing Insurer Fraud
  • Modules 22 - 27 Summary and Conclusion

Credit info

Type Credits
Ethics Credits 13.00
General Credits 0.00