Online course: LOMA 361 – Accounting and Financial Reporting in Life Insurance Companies
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.
All LOMA courses have been reviewed and updated as appropriate to reflect the DOL Fiduciary Rule.
This course counts as credit toward the following designation programs: ARA, FLMI.
The learners will be awarded with a personalized certificate upon the successful completion of the course and the related I*Star (Individually Scheduled Test and Results) exam within 6 months after the enrollment.
The course is online can be accessed both from computer and mobile devices.
- Identify the main sources of revenue for life insurance companies, and explain why the accounting function is critical to a company’s profitability and continued solvency.
- Recognize the components and purposes of an insurer’s key financial statements – balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement, and statement of owners’ equity – and understand the relationships among various financial statements.
- Understand accounting entries for the purchase and sale of assets such as stocks, bonds, and real estate.
- Explain the purpose of reserves in the insurance industry, and distinguish among contractual, non-contractual, modified, net, and gross reserves.
- Describe the major capital and surplus accounts of life insurers and their sources, and explain how changes in assets, liabilities, and the market value of invested assets affect surplus.
- Understand accounting principles that guide recording and reporting of accounting information, as well as basic accounting concepts – audits, capital, surplus, entries, gross/net income, expenses, taxation, financial ratios, assessments, valuations, liquidity, and scenario analysis – and how they apply to insurance companies.
- Recognize the function of IRIS ratios, the FAST system, scenario analysis, and onsite regulatory examinations with respect to insurer solvency in the United States, and distinguish among risk-based capital requirements (United States) /Minimum Continuing Capital and Surplus Requirements (Canada) in monitoring insurance company solvency.
- Identify and describe an insurer’s short-term assets: cash, cash equivalents, investment income due and accrued, deferred or uncollected premiums, and prepaid expenses.
- Explain the impact of policy loans, deferred acquisition costs, and amounts recoverable from reinsurers on an insurer’s balance sheet.
- Describe common reserve valuation methods – gross reserve valuation, net reserve valuation, prospective reserve valuation, retrospective reserve valuation, and modified reserve valuation – as well as the effect of reserve strengthening and reserve de-strengthening on an insurer’s surplus.
- Describe how insurers account for various policyholder benefits and supplemental options, as well as typical liabilities relating to premiums, expenses due and accrued, debt obligations, and claims incurred but not reported.
Employees of companies from the insurance and financial services industry.
The participation fee may be subject to changes based on LOMA policy.
Investiția necesară pentru a participa la acest curs include
- accesul pentru o perioada de 6 luni la platforma de elearning si sustinerea unui test de evaluare