Insurance Essentials 101


Winnipeg, MB [Map]
Date and Time: September 17, 2019 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. CDT


If you are new to insurance and have limited knowledge of the  Property and Casualty (P&C) insurance industry, this webinar is for you. Its purpose is to provide you an overview of the developments and functions of P&C insurance, introduce basic concepts and key roles in the process.

It will be of benefit to administrative and support staff, accounts personnel, Human Resources and Information Technology employees, and any newcomers to the industry who would like to broaden their understanding of it.

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Define and explain "insurance" in everyday terms, including insurable risk
  • Discuss the impact of risk and list some examples of perils and hazards
  • Outline the basic insurance roles and relationships
  • Discuss the functions of insurance in society
  • Identify three major types of insurance and give examples of general insurance
  • Recognize types of insurers and identify key functional areas
  • Outline processes to establish insurance coverage and claims handling
  • Recognize the role of and the types of reinsurance
  • Identify various insurance organizations

Presenter:George Cooper, CIP

George is an enthusiastic and energenic individual with over thirty years experience in the education and development, management, sales and service areas of the insurance industry. A commitment to excellence and a sincere desire to help people succeed in personal and professional development are his most notable characteristics.  George acheived his Certificate in Business Management in 1989, his Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation in 1996 and continues his professional development through various educational programs.  George is an active volunteer with, and Ambassador for the Insurance Institute of Southern Alberta and the Insurance Instititue of Canada.

Format:            Webinar
Registration:    10:45 a.m. CDT
Presentation:   11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. CDT

CE Credits:  2 CE Hours - General & Adjuster (ICM # 31157)
Please be aware that tardy arrival to or early departure from any seminar or, in the case of a webinar an incomplete session as a result of unresolvable technical difficulties, will preclude IIMB from issuing a CE certificate for the seminar.

Link to Webinar:  Prior to the webinar, all registrants will receive an e-mail providing the direct link to the Webinar. Your computer must be compatible with our Webinar technology.

System Requirements:  Our Webinar platform is the latest version of Adobe Connect. It no longer supports Internet Explorer 7 or 8. Those using Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer 9 will not be prevented from entering the virtual classroom but may encounter issues related to connectivity. For an optimal webinar experience, guests are advised to use Firefox or Internet Explorer 10.

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Cancellation: Sorry, no refunds issued, with the exception of an incomplete session as a result of unresolvable technical difficulties. Substitution of another person is acceptable - please notify us of such changes so CE records can be adjusted appropriately. IIMB reserves the right to cancel this seminar due to unforeseen extenuating circumstances - in such an event, all fees will be refunded.