FAK 2634 Insurance broking
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.
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 brokers role in terms of duties to the two other parties.
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.
The students shall gain a conscious attitude regarding the insurance brokers 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.
Insurance broking in Norway, development of legislation and other general terms.
Parties: Customer insurance broker insurance supplier
The tasks of an insurance broker
Assessment of offers and recommendations to customer
Contractual relationship between broker and customer and broker and insurance supplier
Entering and terminating agreements
Business standard for payment for insurance broking
Running insurance enterprises
Ethical guidelines adopted by the Insurance broker association
Doctrine of sources of 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
Power of attorney
Law of insurance
Public regulation and supervision of the insurance business
Premises for the companys liabilities
Law of torts
Terms for liability at law basis of liability
Cause and effect relationship
Theory of conditions and main causes
Broking of marine insurances distinguish from non-marine insurances
Broking of reinsurance
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.
Higher Education Entrance Qualification
Completed and passed course in Introduction to insurance.
|Exam category||Weight||Invigilation||Duration||Support materials||Grouping||Comment exam|
Form of assessment:
Internal and external examiner
Examination when next scheduled course
|100||Yes||4 Hour(s)||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.|
|Form of assessment:||Written submission|
|Support materials:|| |
|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|
|Resit:||Examination when next scheduled course|
|Workload activity||Duration||Type of duration||Comment student effort|
|Prepare for teaching||20||Hour(s)|
|Workload activity:||Prepare for teaching|
|Workload activity:||Self study|
|Workload activity:||Self study|
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.