FAK 2634 Insurance broking

FAK 2634 Insurance broking

Course code: 
FAK 2634
Department: 
Law and Governance
Credits: 
7.5
Course coordinator: 
Ina Due-Tønnessen
Product category: 
Executive
Portfolio: 
Course in Insurance
Semester: 
2018 Autumn
Active status: 
Re-sit exam
Resit exam semesters: 
2018 Autumn
2019 Spring
Teaching language: 
Norwegian/English
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

The course provides an introduction to the main topics in insurance broking and acts and regulations that are relevant for this business. It may be included in the Insurance exam and is compulsory to be awarded authorization as an insurance broker.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

The students shall acquire knowledge about the legislation that regulates insurance broking, in particular the essential principles and regulations in the insurance broking act (2005) and the relevant regulations. They shall also gain knowledge of the insurance act, contract act and law of torts with a particular emphasis on principles and regulations that apply to the insurance broker business. They shall be able to account for essential aspects of the brokers’ role in the insurance business and basic aspects of running an insurance agency and to have knowledge about the relationship between the three parties in insurance broking commissions – customer, insurance broker and insurance supplier – with a particular emphasis on the broker’s role in terms of duties to the two other parties.
 

Learning outcomes - Skills

The students shall be able to assess concrete questions concerning the meaning of and practical use of central paragraphs in the laws that regulate the insurance business in general and insurance broking in particular, as well as the law of damages, contracts and the relevant regulations with a main emphasis on the regulations concerning insurance broking. They shall also be able to describe an insurance commission procedure in detail – both the practical process and the formal rules in connection with contract formation and contract regulations. They shall also be able to account for the main aspects in running an insurance broking, including qualification requirements for the insurance brokers. Finally they shall be aware of the ethical rules for insurance brokers and be able to discuss concrete ethical dilemmas based on these rules.
 

Learning Outcome - Reflection

The students shall gain a conscious attitude regarding the insurance broker’s responsibility to both customers and insurance suppliers, and that the advice they give may be very significant for all parties in a contractual relationship. They must be especially aware of the importance of the broker being independent of the insurance suppliers. They must also be aware of the framework provided by the legislation. Finally they must be conscious of and be able to discuss ethical dilemmas that may arise in insurance work.

Course content

History
Insurance broking in Norway, development of legislation and other general terms.

Parties: Customer – insurance broker – insurance supplier

The tasks of an insurance broker
Tender documentation
Assessment of offers and recommendations to customer

Contractual relationship between broker and customer and broker and insurance supplier
Content requirements
Entering and terminating agreements
Premium payment
Claims settlement
Brokerage
Business standard for payment for insurance broking

Running insurance enterprises

Ethical guidelines adopted by the Insurance broker association

Legal issues:
General topics
Doctrine of sources of law
Constitutional law
Insurance broking act
Enterprise requirements for being registered with the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway.
Requirements for generally accepted broker principles
Management of client funds
Duty of disclosure to customers
Contract law
Basic principles
Contract formation
Power of attorney
Law of insurance
Public regulation and supervision of the insurance business
Premises for the company’s liabilities
Identification
Third-party insurance
Law of torts
Basic principles
Terms for liability at law – basis of liability
Cause and effect relationship
Theory of conditions and main causes

Other topics
Broking of marine insurances – distinguish from non-marine insurances
Broking of reinsurance

Learning process and requirements to students

The course is given over two 2-day sessions, totalling 28 hours. 

The course is conducted as E-Learning with self-tuition and two voluntary assignments. Intensive teaching is given at the compulsory 4-day session.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Qualifications

Higher Education Entrance Qualification

Required prerequisite knowledge

Completed and passed course in “Introduction to insurance”.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationSupport materialsGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
FAK 26341
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
100Yes4 Hour(s)
  • Booklet: Hjelpemidler til eksamen FAK 2634 Forsikringsmegling, utgitt av BI
Individual A four-hour individual written exam concludes the course. For the exam to be approved for authorization a grade of C or better is required.
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:100
Invigilation:Yes
Grouping (size):Individual
Support materials:
  • Booklet: Hjelpemidler til eksamen FAK 2634 Forsikringsmegling, utgitt av BI
Duration:4 Hour(s)
Comment:A four-hour individual written exam concludes the course. For the exam to be approved for authorization a grade of C or better is required.
Exam code:FAK 26341
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Exam organisation: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
100
Workload activityDurationType of durationComment student effort
Teaching28Hour(s)
Submission(s)12Hour(s)
Prepare for teaching20Hour(s)
Self study12Hour(s)
Self study124Hour(s)
Examination4Hour(s)
Expected student effort:
Workload activity:Teaching
Duration:28 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Submission(s)
Duration:12 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Prepare for teaching
Duration:20 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Self study
Duration:12 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Self study
Duration:124 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Examination
Duration:4 Hour(s)
Comment:
Sum workload: 
200

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.