Learners must complete six required courses to earn the ARA designation.
AIRC 411 discusses the compliance function in a life insurance company and how the state and federal governments regulate life insurance companies operating in the United States.
AIRC 421 explains state and federal regulation of life insurance and annuity product design. The course also describes the regulation of life company operations, including underwriting, claims, reinsurance, market analysis and examinations.
ARA 440 shows how reinsurance strengthens the insurance industry and increases the likelihood that insurance companies will have sufficient funds to pay anticipated claims. It also discusses reinsurance principles, regulation, typical provisions in a reinsurance agreement, the administration of reinsurance business, and the importance of quality control for reinsurance.
LOMA 280 introduces the principles of insurance, the process of becoming insured, and the policyowner’s contractual rights. The course includes information on the features of individual and group life insurance, health insurance, and annuity products.
LOMA 281 is an online course that uses a variety of media to teach principles of insurance, insurance products, and the policyowner’s contractual rights. The course describes the features of individual and group life insurance and annuity products, and emphasizes how insurance companies serve customers and meet customer needs through the products they provide.
The major categories of financial services — cash management, credit, asset protection, asset accumulation and management, and asset distribution — form the framework for LOMA 286, which surveys banking, insurance, and investment products.
LOMA 290 describes how life insurance companies operate in today’s global environment: how they are organized, how they are managed, and the roles of functional and support units in developing, distributing, issuing, and administering life insurance and annuity products.
LOMA 291 is an online course that uses a variety of media to teach operations, functions, and product development basics unique to the insurance organization. In addition, the course will teach that (1) a company’s success depends on its operational efficiency and effectiveness and (2) every employee has a role in ensuring the company’s financial success.
LOMA 301 provides a detailed discussion of the activities of insurance administration for individual and group life coverages, focusing on underwriting, reinsurance, claims, and customer service.
LOMA 311 presents the basic features and principles of the legal environment in which financial services companies around the world operate.
LOMA 361 provides a broad exposure to financial and managerial accounting in life insurance companies, including the corporate and regulatory environment in which accounting functions occur.