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LOMA Launches Innovative Delivery Method for Courses

ATLANTA - February 2, 2010 - As part of its comprehensive plan to enhance its designation program courses, LOMA recently introduced an exciting new way to offer its award-winning, industry-specific content to learners. This new delivery method, the LOMA Course Portal, is an online, blended resource through which learners access everything they need to study and prepare for the course examination.

The Course Portal concept combines LOMA's award-winning financial services industry content with engaging, media-rich features and enhanced study features to help ensure that a learner's study time is as efficient and effective as possible.  While learners will benefit from an enhanced study experience, companies will also benefit from reduced administration time and greater employee engagement.

"We continually examine our delivery methods to offer best-in-class learning resources across our broad, worldwide audience, and the Course Portals provide a huge step forward in administering self-study education of this type," said Kathy Milligan, FLMI, ACS, ALHC, Vice President, Education and Training at LOMA.  "The Course Portal approach helps to ensure that all students have access to the new media-oriented learning features and content while providing our member companies with the quality professional development products needed to improve their employees' performance."

Each Course Portal includes access to an introductory video, Protected PDFs of the assigned study materials, a Test Preparation Guide, Review Tools, study assignments that help learners set goals and manage their learning experience, and Help Desk access.

Courses currently delivered via the new Course Portal approach include Insurance Marketing (LOMA 320) and Accounting and Financial Reporting in Life Insurance Companies (LOMA 361). The Course Portal for Business and Financial Concepts for Insurance Professionals (LOMA 307) will become available later this year.

For more information about enrolling and accessing the content for courses via Course Portals, please visit www.loma.org.

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About LOMA

Established in 1924, with 1,200 plus member companies in over 80 countries, LOMA is committed to a business partnership with its world-wide members in the insurance and financial services industry to improve their management and operations through quality employee development, research, information sharing and related products and services. To find out more, visit LOMA's Web site at www.loma.org.

Contact:
Paul Wilson, LOMA
770-951-1770
wilsonp@loma.org