B210: Commercial Insurance Essentials
This course is not available for registration at this time. Please see the Key Dates on the Program Courses page for further information.
In the program’s introductory course you
will identify, define, and explain the essentials of commercial insurance. You
will review contextual factors, key stakeholders, and the central elements of
crafting commercial solutions. These concepts are illustrated through
descriptions and scenario-based case studies. Additionally, you will develop the
skills to reduce pain points in the insuring process and to collaborate with
insurance professionals. As the first course, B210 covers topics that you will
revisit throughout the program and your career.
- The Commercial Insurance Context
- Commercial Insurance Stakeholders
- Risk Management and Commercial Insurance
- Identifying Exposures
- Applying for Coverage
- Analyzing Risk
- Implementing the Policy
- Commercial Claims
- Commercial Property Exposures
- Commercial Property Solutions
Course materials include a textbook.
Evaluation for this course is based on the
The tests are unproctored and delivered
through the course web page on our e-learning website.
Length: One term (13 weeks).
Facilitated online learning. There is no weekly live class, but all students
follow the same weekly schedule for readings, assignments, and graded online
interaction. Students should plan to log in to the course website at least twice
a week to participate in graded activities. The course instructor provides
guidance and grades student work.
Time commitment: About 6-8 hours per week to complete readings, learning activities
Beginner/junior associate commercial
lines underwriters/brokers who wish to become intermediate/full associate
commercial lines underwriters/brokers
Insurance underwriters/brokers in
personal lines who wish to transition to commercial lines
Other individuals in the insurance
industry (e.g., claims professionals) who want a deeper understanding of the
topics and skills necessary for commercial underwriters/brokers.
Students should have some general
insurance knowledge. The Insurance Institute recommends that interested
participants either have two years’ experience as an insurance industry
professional (broker, agent, underwriter, analyst), or have completed either C81
and C82 (GIE) or C11.