FAK 2616 Occupational Pension Insurance

FAK 2616 Occupational Pension Insurance

Course code: 
FAK 2616
Law and Governance
Course coordinator: 
Ina Due-Tønnessen
Course name in Norwegian: 
Privat tjenestepensjon
Product category: 
Course in Insurance
2018 Spring
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Level of study: 
Teaching language: 
Course type: 
One semester

This course is meant especially for employees in the insurance industry who works with topics within occupational pension insurance, both when it comes to administration, and to claims settlement. The course constitutes a part of the authorization for insurance brokers and the authorization for personal insurance consultants.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

This course aims to give the students an overview of occupational pension insurance, also related to the new laws of mandatory occupational pensions and defined-contribution pensions. In addition the students shall know how the Insurance Contracts Act and the Insurance Activity Act, together with other special acts determine the framework for occupational pension insurance


Learning outcomes - Skills

After finishing the course, the students should be able to
Explain (the customers) the difference between the various pension solutions and what consequences the different solutions will have, both for the enterprise and for the employees.
Present proper pension solutions with basis in laws and regulations
Calculate different occupational pension types from particular presumptions.

Learning Outcome - Reflection

The students shall work up a particular conscious attitude to laws and rules that relate to their profession, and be conscious that those choices they make and the advices they give, may have large impact on others.

Course content


  • Development of group pension insurance.
  • Insurance Law.
  • Insurance Contract Act.
  • Tax rules for occupational pension insurance.
  • Marriage Act.
  • The Laws of occupational pension insurance.

Occupational pensions, defined-contribution pensions, new occupation pension - hybrid model

The Contract of Insurance and Insurance terms

Public occupational pensions

  • Act on the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • Municipal pension schemes.
  • Coordination.

Pension funds

  • Private pension funds.
  • Public pension funds.

Group pension insurance

  • Regulations.
  • Areas of application.
  • Limitations and possibilities.

National Insurance

Contractual pension (AFP)

Group pension insurance in practice

  • Establishing and maintenance.
  • Premium calculation.
  • Insurance settlement.
  • Capital management.
  • Appropriation of surplus.
  • Account controlling.
  • Firms financial statements.
  • Removal.
  • Termination.


Ethic consideration

Learning process and requirements to students

Kurset er strukturert i tre selvstendige  emner. Fagstoff, oppgaver og digitale læringsressurser publiseres på nett, og studentene gis mulighet til å kommunisere med nettlærer og medstudenter. Det gjennomføres 3 webinarer i løpet av semesteret.

Webinarene tas opp og publiseres på nettet, slik at det skal være mulig å se dem selv om man ikke har mulighet til å delta direkte.

Normert studietid for alle tre emnekursene med eksamen er ett semester på deltid. 

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.

Higher Education Entrance Qualification

Required prerequisite knowledge

The course requires a basic knowledge of Norwegian financial activity, and of central legal provisions within this business sector. Students should have passed the BI courses: Introduction to Insurance, Introduction to Law I and Life Insurance Private and Corporate. Own experience from work in the insurance business is also an important source of comprehension.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
FAK 26161
Grading scale:
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Examination when next scheduled course
100No72 Hour(s)Individual A 72-hour individual home examination concludes the course. If the examination is to be used for Authorization, the candidate must at least obtain the grade C.
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Grouping (size):Individual
Duration:72 Hour(s)
Comment:A 72-hour individual home examination concludes the course. If the examination is to be used for Authorization, the candidate must at least obtain the grade C.
Exam code: FAK 26161
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Exam organisation: 
Ordinary examination
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Student workload
18 Hour(s)
15 Hour(s)
Student's own work with learning resources
75 Hour(s)
Group work / Assignments
20 Hour(s)
72 Hour(s)
Sum workload: 

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 7,5 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 200 hours.