This course will provide life insurance licensing candidates in Washington with the materials needed to successfully prepare for the life license examination. This 20-hour course covers all of the topics included within the Washington Candidate Information Bulletin, and will give the student a solid base of knowledge and understanding for the license examination.
This updated course includes many illustrations, examples, and quizzes associated with the state test, and provides a well-rounded approach to test preparation. The topics covered in the course begin with the basics of life insurance, and introduce the candidate to terms, definitions and concepts that are the foundation of life insurance coverage. The course continues with information on individual and group life insurance policies, including provisions that are important to this section. Life insurance provisions, options and riders are detailed in the course. Annuities are heavily covered, including the different types of annuities, the payout options, and how the parties to the contract relate to the premiums and benefits provided.
Federal taxation of life insurance, annuities and retirement plans are discussed, with an emphasis on examples and other tools to assist the producer in determining taxable events. Finally, the course explains various qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, such as IRAs and group retirement plans.The course includes material on everything necessary to successfully prepare for the exam:
- Life Insurance Basics, including insurable interest requirements, determining the proper amount of life insurance, life insurance settlements, types of policies and the responsibilities of licensees.
- Life insurance policies include term and permanent insurance, specialized policies and a discussion of group life insurance and the differences between group and individual coverage.
- Life insurance provisions, options, and riders: This lesson contains material on the different provisions that are included within life insurance contracts. Policy options are discussed, including dividends, beneficiary designations, loans and withdrawals from permanent policies, and various riders that may be attached to life insurance contracts.
- Annuities: A large section of the exam, annuities are discussed in detail. Included are types of annuities, the parties to the contract, payout options, fixed and variable products, and how annuities relate to insurance..
- Federal Tax considerations: The course explains various life insurance tax implications and how they affect policyholders. Detailed are cash value growth within life insurance policies and annuities, surrenders, Modified Endowment contracts, taxation of traditional and ROTH IRAs, and rollovers and transfers of funds from one account to another.
The course also contains material on the laws and rules that are mandated in Washington for insurance producers, insurance companies, and others in the insurance business. In the lessons for laws and rules, the course covers insurance regulation in Washington, general insurance concepts, terms and definitions, and material specific to life insurance laws and rules.
- General Insurance includes material on concepts, methods of handling risk including elements of an insurable risk, adverse selection and the Law of Large Numbers, Producers and general rules of agency, contracts and required elements, the distinct characteristics of insurance contracts and more.
- Insurance Regulation: Licensing and purpose, maintenance and duration of license, including continuing education requirements and renewal procedures, state regulations, unfair trade practices, Federal regulations, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act and Fraud and False Statements: U.S. Civil Code Sections 1033 and 1034.
- Laws and rules specific to life insurance, such as disclosures, marketing and advertising concerns, licensing requirements, and state rules that regulate provisions found in life insurance policies.
Each lesson will include a practice examination with complete explanations and details to help the student retain information. There is a 125 question final examination designed to mimic the state examination, and must be successfully completed in order to receive credit for the course.
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Life and Health Insurance Instructor Joel Daniels is an experienced business professional in the insurance industry, with an established track record of leadership, development, account management, relationship building, and brand integrity. In his insurance business, Joel works tirelessly with his allies and strategic partners to impact communities by providing access to affordable and usable health and wellness benefits options. Here at At Your Pace Online, Joel is a highly engaging instructor. He presents insurance continuing education to licensees so that they can grow in their knowledge of the trade with confidence, benefitting their own business growth as well as the overall well-being of their clients.