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  • 36 Chapters

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Course Curriculum

  • 1
    1. Life Insurance Options and Tax Benefits: Introduction to Life Insurance
  • 2
    2. Life Insurance Options and Tax Benefits: Types of Life Insurance
    • 2.1 A Closer Look at Permanent Life
    • 2.2 Types of Permanent Life Insurance
    • 2.3 A Closer Look at Term Life
    • 2.4 Types of Term Life Insurance
    • 2.5 Summary
    • Chapter 2 Quiz
  • 3
    3. Life Insurance Options and Tax Benefits: Examining Term Life’s Common Policy Provisions, Exclusions and Riders
    • 3.1 Overview
    • 3.2 Term Insurance Policy Provisions
    • 3.3 Term Insurance Policy Exclusions
    • 3.4 Common Policy Riders
    • 3.5 Do’s and Don’ts Following a Denied Life Insurance Claim
    • 3.6 Summary
    • Chapter 3 Quiz
  • 4
    4. Life Insurance Options and Tax Benefits: Life Insurance Planning
    • 4.1 Steps of the Life Insurance Selling/Planning Process
    • 4.2 Approaches the Calculating an Individual’s Life Insurance Needs
    • 4.3 The Multiple of Income Approach
    • 4.4 The Human Value Approach
    • 4.5 The Needs Approach
    • 4.6 Summary
    • Chapter 4 Quiz
  • 5
    5. Life Insurance Options and Tax Benefits: Conducting a Needs Analysis
    • 5.1 Overview
    • 5.2 What Information Is Needed To Perform a Capital Needs Analysis?
    • 5.3 Best Practices in Information Gathering
    • 5.4 Determining Lump Sum Survivor Needs
    • 5.5 Immediate Survivor Needs
    • 5.6 Debt Elimination
    • 5.7 Other Funding Needs to Consider
    • 5.8 Summary
    • Chapter 5 Quiz
  • 6
    6. Life Insurance Options and Tax Benefits: Determining Income Needs at Death
    • 6.1 Overview
    • 6.2 During What Periods is Extra Income Needed?
    • 6.3 Estimating Survivor Income Needs
    • 6.4 How Much Future Income Does My Client’s Survivors Need?
    • 6.5 Determining Income Needs | An Example
    • 6.6 Summary
    • Chapter 6 Quiz
  • 7
    7. Life Insurance Options and Tax Benefits: Comparing and Selecting Life Insurance Policies
    • 7.1 Overview
    • 7.2 When to Suggest Term Life Insurance
    • 7.3 Strategies to Using Term Life Policies
    • 7.4 When to Suggest Permanent Life Insurance
    • 7.5 Summary
    • Chapter 7 Quiz
  • 8
    8. Life Insurance Options and Tax Benefits: Life Insurance Tax Benefits
    • 8.1 Overview
    • 8.2 Tax Treatment of Policy Premiums
    • 8.3 Tax Treatment of Death Benefits
    • 8.4 All About Estate Taxes
    • 8.5 Summary
    • Chapter 8 Quiz
  • 9
    9. Retirement Considerations: Annuities
    • 9.1 Overview
    • 9.2 A Brief History of Annuities
    • 9.3 Understanding Annuities
    • 9.4 Types of Annuities
    • 9.5 Election of Payment Options
    • 9.6 Summary
    • Chapter 9 Quiz
  • 10
    10. Retirement Considerations: Social Security Benefits
    • 10.1 Overview
    • 10.2 Funding Social Security
    • 10.3 Social Security Eligibility Requirements
    • 10.4 Applying for Social Security Benefits
    • 10.5 Calculating Social Security Benefits
    • 10.6 How Much Income Does an Individual Need for Retirement?
    • 10.7 How Social Security Benefits are Paid
    • 10.8 Summary
    • Chapter 10 Quiz
  • 11
    11. Retirement Considerations: Determining When to Claim Social Security Benefits
    • 11.1 Overview
    • 11.2 What Factors into an Individual’s Decision to Claim Social Security?
    • 11.3 Personal Financial Situation
    • 11.4 Marital Status
    • 11.5 Estimated Life Expectancy and Break-Even Age
    • 11.6 Extended Employment
    • 11.7 Risk Tolerance
    • 11.8 What Clients Should Do Now to Prepare for Tomorrow
    • 11.9 Revoking or Suspending a Claim
    • 11.10 Summary
    • Chapter 11 Quiz
  • 12
    12. Retirement Considerations: Social Security Strategies for Married Couples
    • 12.1 Overview
    • 12.2 Understanding Spousal Benefits
    • 12.3 Spousal Benefits: Non-Working Spouses
    • 12.4 Spousal Benefits: Dual Income Spouses
    • 12.5 Claiming Changes Due to the Bipartisan Budget Act
    • 12.6 Strategies for Spouses Claiming Social Security Benefits
    • 12.7 Filling the Income Gap When Delaying Social Security Benefits
    • 12.8 Overview
    • Chapter 12 Quiz
  • 13
    13. Retirement Considerations: Understanding the Social Security Survivors Benefit
    • 13.1 Overview
    • 13.2 Who Earns Survivors Benefits?
    • 13.3 Calculating Survivors Benefits
    • 13.4 Currently and Fully Insured Survivors Benefits
    • 13.5 Maximizing Social Security Benefits for Surviving Spouses
    • 13.6 Understanding the Mother’s/Father’s Benefit
    • 13.7 Understanding the Child’s Benefit
    • 13.8 Understanding the Widower’s Benefit
    • 13.9 Applying for Social Security Survivors Benefits
    • 13.10 Summary
    • Chapter 13 Quiz
  • 14
    14. Retirement Considerations: The Effects of Taxation, and Other Reductions, on Social Security
    • 14.1 Overview
    • 14.2 Is My Social Security Benefit Taxable?
    • 14.3 Strategies for Staying Grounded in the “Tax Torpedo”
    • 14.4 Understanding the Government Pension Offset
    • 14.5 Understanding the Windfall Elimination Provision
    • 14.6 Summary
    • Chapter 14 Quiz
  • 15
    15. Health Insurance Affordable Care Act: Making Sense of the Marketplace
    • 15.1 Overview
    • 15.2 ACA Background and Impact
    • 15.3 Major Changes Resulting from the ACA
    • 15.4 Understanding Exchanges
    • 15.5 The Definitions
    • 15.6 The Customers, Coverage and Models
    • 15.7 Summary
    • Chapter 15 Quiz
  • 16
    16. Health Insurance Affordable Care Act Exchanges: Functions and Operations
    • 16.1 Functions and Operations Overview
    • 16.2 Qualified Health Plan Certifications
    • 16.3 Enrollment and Eligibility
    • 16.4 Consumer Assistance and Accountability
    • 16.5 Exchange Funding
    • 16.6 SHOPS
    • 16.7 Individual, Employer and Federal Mandates
    • 16.8 Summary
    • Chapter 16 Quiz
  • 17
    17. Health Insurance Affordable Care Act: A Deeper Look at Exchange Coverage Standards
    • 17.1 Coverage Standards Overview
    • 17.2 Essential Health Benefits
    • 17.3 Plan Benefit Levels
    • 17.4 Choosing a Plan Benefit Level
    • 17.5 Other Exchange Plans
    • 17.6 Cost-Sharing Limits
    • 17.7 Underwriting, Community Rating and Premiums
    • 17.8 Summary
    • Chapter 17 Quiz
  • 18
    18. Health Insurance Affordable Care Act: Affordability and Financial Assistance
    • 18.1 Affordability Overview
    • 18.2 Premium Tax Credits
    • 18.3 Cost-Sharing
    • 18.4 Medicaid
    • 18.5 Summary
    • Chapter 18 Quiz
  • 19
    19. Health Insurance Affordable Care Act: A Guide to Shopping on the Exchanges
    • 19.1 Overview
    • 19.2 Enrollment Periods
    • 19.3 SHOP Enrollment Periods
    • 19.4 Summary
    • Chapter 19 Quiz
  • 20
    20. Health Insurance: Affordable Care Act:
    • 20.1 Overview
    • 20.2 Navigators
    • 20.3 Certified Application Counselors
    • 20.4 In-Person Assistance Personnel
    • 20.5 Insurance Agents and Brokers
    • 20.6 Navigators vs. Brokers
    • 20.7 Assistance Chart
    • 20.8 Value in Shopping the Exchange Through a Licensed Agent
    • 20.9 Summary
    • Chapter 20 Quiz
  • 21
    21. Health Insurance - Medicare and Medigap: Medicare Background
    • 21.1 Medicare Overview
    • 21.2 A Brief History
    • 21.3 Medicare 101
    • 21.4 Summary
    • Chapter 21 Quiz
  • 22
    22. Health Insurance - Medicare and Medigap: More on Medicare
    • 22.1 Medicare Part A
    • 22.2 Medicare Part B
    • 22.3 Gaps of Medicare A and B
    • 22.4 Expanding Medicare with Parts C and D
    • 22.5 Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage)
    • 22.6 Medicare Part D (Prescription Drugs)
    • 22.7 Summary
    • Chapter 22 Quiz
  • 23
    23. Health Insurance - Medicare and Medigap: Bridging the Gaps - Medicare Supplement Insurance
    • 23.1 Overview
    • 23.2 History of Medigap Insurance Legislation
    • 23.3 Changes in Medigap Policies Through The Years
    • 23.4 Medigap Policies Standardized Benefits
    • 23.5 Medigap: The Plans
    • 23.6 Medigap Enrollment
    • 23.7 Comparison with Medicare Advantage Plans
    • 23.8 State of Medigap Today
    • 23.9 Medicare Select Policies
    • 23.10 Summary
    • Chapter 23 Quiz
  • 24
    24. Health Insurance - Medicare and Medigap: Selling Medigap Insurance
    • 24.1 Overview
    • 24.2 Medigap Policy Requirements
    • 24.3 Factors for Consumers to Consider When Purchasing Medigap Insurance
    • 24.4 Medigap Plans and Medical Underwriting
    • 24.5 Medigap Pricing Restrictions
    • 24.6 Medigap Required Disclosures
    • 24.7 Sales and Marketing Medigap Policies
    • 24.8 Determining Suitability
    • 24.9 Producer Compensation
    • 24.10 Summary
    • Chapter 24 Quiz
  • 25
    25. Long-Term Care: Understanding Long-Term Care
    • 25.1 Overview
    • 25.2 Long-Term Care: The Basics
    • 25.3 Activities of Daily Living and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living
    • 25.4 Who Needs Long-Term Care?
    • 25.5 The Cost of Long-Term Care
    • 25.6 Summary
    • Chapter 25 Quiz
  • 26
    26. Long-Term Care: Understanding Long-Term Care
    • 26.1 Overview
    • 26.2 Levels of Long-Term Care
    • 26.3 Long-Term Care Settings
    • 26.4 Home-Based Care
    • 26.5 Community-Based Care
    • 26.6 Facility-Based Care
    • 26.7 Summary
    • Chapter 26 Quiz
  • 27
    27. Long-Term Care: Medicaid, Medicare, Medigap and Long-Term Care
    • 27.1 Medicaid Spending
    • 27.2 Medicaid 101
    • 27.3 Medicaid and Long-Term Care
    • 27.4 Medicaid’s Income and Asset Requirements
    • 27.5 “Spend Down”
    • 27.6 Spousal Impoverishment Protection
    • 27.7 Estate Recovery
    • 27.8 Summary
    • Chapter 27 Quiz
  • 28
    28. Long-Term Care: Understanding Long-Term Care Insurance
    • 28.1 Overview
    • 28.2 Long-Term Care Insurance Policies and Coverage
    • 28.3 Benefits and Premiums
    • 28.4 Who Should Buy Long-Term Care Insurance, and When?
    • 28.5 Individual vs. Group Long-Term Care Insurance
    • 28.6 Tax-Qualified and Non-Tax-Qualified Policies
    • 28.7 Summary
    • Chapter 28 Quiz
  • 29
    29. Long-Term Care: Long-Term Care Insurance Policy Features and Benefits
    • 29.1 Overview
    • 29.2 LTCI Eligibility Requirements and Benefit Triggers
    • 29.3 LTCI Policy Design: The Benefits
    • 29.4 LTCI Policy Design: Inflation Protection
    • 29.5 Additional LTCI Policy Benefits and Features
    • 29.6 Summary
    • Chapter 29 Quiz
  • 30
    30. Long-Term Care: Understanding Partnership Programs
    • 30.1 Overview
    • 30.2 Partnership Programs 101
    • 30.3 Partnership Program Legislation
    • 30.4 Partnership Programs and Medicaid
    • 30.5 Developing the Framework for Partnership Programs
    • 30.6 Partnership Program Requirements
    • 30.7 Policy Standards
    • 30.8 Consumer Protection Provisions for PQ Policies
    • 30.9 Minimum Standards for Selling and Marketing PQ Policies
    • 30.10 Summary
    • Chapter 30 Quiz
  • 31
    31. Long-Term Care: Long-Term Care Funding Alternatives
    • 31.1 Overview
    • 31.2 Government Funding
    • 31.3 Self-Funded Long-Term Care Overview
    • 31.4 Home Equity and Reverse Mortgages
    • 31.5 Life Insurance
    • 31.6 Annuities
    • 31.7 Income and Assets
    • 31.8 Health Savings Accounts and Medical Savings Accounts
    • 31.9 Summary
    • Chapter 31 Quiz
  • 32
    32. Long-Term Care: Selling Long-Term Care Insurance
    • 32.1 Overview
    • 32.2 Ethical Considerations
    • 32.3 Unethical Sales and Marketing Practices
    • 32.4 Suitability
    • 32.5 NAIC’s Suitability Standards
    • 32.6 NAIC’s Required Disclosures and Notices
    • 32.7 Suitability and State Partnership Programs
    • 32.8 Replacing a Long-Term Care Policy
    • 32.9 NAIC Recommendations to Consumers
    • 32.10 Summary
    • Chapter 32 Quiz
  • 33
    33. Insurance Ethics in the Senior Marketplace: Understanding the Senior Market
    • 33.1 Overview
    • 33.2 Purpose of the Course
    • 33.3 Defining “Seniors”
    • 33.4 Ethical Considerations in the Senior Market
    • 33.5 Key Issues Facing Seniors
    • 33.6 The Declining of Traditional Sources of Retirement Income
    • 33.7 Understanding Senior’s Needs and Goals
    • 33.8 Summary
    • Chapter 33 Quiz
  • 34
    34. Insurance Ethics in the Senior Marketplace: Working with the Senior Demographic
    • 34.1 Overview
    • 34.2 Helping Seniors Adapt During the Transition
    • 34.3 Understanding the Impact of Aging on Decision Making
    • 34.4 Trust, Loyalty and How Seniors Search for Information
    • 34.5 Key Qualities Seniors Seek in Financial Advisors
    • 34.6 Effectively Communicating with Seniors
    • 34.7 Cognitive Changes in Seniors
    • 34.8 Identifying the “Red Flags” of Cognitive Impairment
    • 34.9 Summary
    • Chapter 34 Quiz
  • 35
    35. Insurance Ethics in the Senior Marketplace: Protecting Seniors
    • 35.1 Overview
    • 35.2 Other Forms of Senior Abuse
    • 35.3 Common Examples of Elderly Scams
    • 35.4 Statistics Regarding Seniors and Financial Abuse
    • 35.5 Signs of Financial Abuse in Seniors
    • 35.6 Elder Abuse Legislation
    • 35.7 Producer Responsibility in Protecting Seniors from Financial Abuse
    • 35.8 Summary
    • Chapter 35 Quiz
  • 36
    36. Insurance Ethics in the Senior Marketplace: Ethical Responsibilities While Working with a Senior Market
    • 36.1 Overview
    • 36.2 The Trend of Senior Designations and Regulations
    • 36.3 Senior Designation Table
    • 36.4 Best Practices, Policies and Procedures in Working with Seniors
    • 36.5 NASAA Model Act and State Laws
    • 36.6 Adhering to a Code of Ethics
    • 36.7 Designing an Eldercare Network to Best Serve Your Clients
    • 36.8 Summary
    • Chapter 36 Quiz
  • 37
    Final Exam
    • Final Exam

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