Kaplan Financial Education's individual online courses offer a full array of training with just-in-time learning of relevant insurance topics. Kaplan’s Insurance Professional Development courses are easy to navigate, written by industry experts, and offer the convenience of studying at your own pace. Use Kaplan to help you stay on the leading edge of the industry.
Please note, courses listed on this page are not eligible for continuing education credit. Visit our Insurance CE section for courses that may meet your state's CE requirements.
Learn how to tailor a 401(k) plan for differing needs. This course starts with basic concepts governing 401(k) plans, building to marketing, installation, and administration of these plans. Less expensive SIMPLE plans for small employers are also covered. This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for .... hours of (relevant industry) continuing education.
This course shows insurance company personnel how to build anti-money laundering programs. It introduces the Bank Security Act, the Money Laundering Control Act, the Money Laundering Suppression Act, and the USA PATRIOT Act. The money laundering process is described, with emphasis on the insurance industry's most vulnerable points. The requirements for a formal program are given, including requirements related to the adoption of policies, procedures, and internal controls. The course explains the compliance officer's specific responsibilities for the program.
Understand the unique needs of retired individuals, the resources available to meet those needs, and planning techniques available to clients at various stages of life. This course considers life insurance, annuities, health insurance, and long-term care, and covers critical market conduct issues.
This course begins with a discussion of the need and value to financial advisors of providing advice to Baby Boomers on Medicare programs and choices, and then describes how and when to provide that advice. Course units cover the clients,considerations, resources, Medicare, enrollment, major choices, Original Medicare, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Part D: Prescription Drug Plans, and changing plans.
Learn how annuities can satisfy client investment goals. This course discusses the features of annuities and where they belong within the range of retirement saving and distribution options that are available to clients. The course also links annuity features to the sales process.
Learn the fundamentals of individual annuity contracts. This course covers variable annuities in depth, distinguishing them from fixed annuities and discussing variations such as single and periodic premium, immediate and deferred annuities. How annuities are used and tax rules are also covered.
Deferred variable annuities can be complex and difficult to understand for customers and in some cases for the registered representatives who sell them. They offer the customer choices among a number of contract options and offer the customer the opportunity to choose from a large number of investment options. FINRA developed Rule 2330 (formerly NASD Rule 2821) to enhance your and your firm's compliance and supervisory systems regarding deferred variable annuities. The rule is also designed to provide more comprehensive and targeted protection to investors who wish to use deferred variable annuities in their investment programs. This course provides an overview of variable annuities and how you and your fim may apply rule 2330.
Get trained on federal anti-money laundering (AML) requirements for insurance companies and their producers. Major topics discussed in this course include the types of insurance companies and products subject to AML requirements, how money launderers operate in the insurance industry, the AML laws and regulations governing insurance companies, and how companies can comply with information gathering and reporting requirements.
Where is the insurance industry most vulnerable to money laundering? Learn how to recognize activities that should be considered unusual or suspicious. The course covers laws enacted to enhance the government's ability to fight money laundering by monitoring currency transactions and suspicious financial activities.
This course describes anti-money laundering programs for life insurance companies and the responsibilities of life insurance agents and brokers within those programs. The course is designed to help insurance companies design anti-money laundering programs that effectively address the risks they face from money launderers and terrorists. The course includes an overview of the minimum standards for an anti-money laundering program in life insurance companies, a survey of U.S. laws for combating money laundering and terrorism, the money laundering process, regulations covering money laundering, the development of anti-money laundering programs in insurance companies, suspicious transaction reporting, knowing customers and other guidelines, such as due diligence, red flags associated with suspicious activity involving insurance companies and products, and penalties and responsibilities. The course concludes with seven case studies.