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Duration: 1.5 Hours
Level: Intermediate
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This course explains the concepts of ethical behavior and how ethical behavior is an essential element of insurance acquisition, underwriting, and claims handling. The course discusses what ethics is and how various philosophers have developed ethical behavior for everyone in a society. The ethical standards, as they apply to insurers and those insured by application of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, work to allow insurers to apply ethical standards to its operation.

The course covers the following:

  1. What is ethics?
  2. Kant and the categorical imperative.
  3. Hegel and ethics and that the ethical life is a concept of freedom.
  4. Virtue ethics.
  5. Metaethics.
  6. The Golden Rule.
  7. Applied ethics.
  8. Uberrimae Fidei.
  9. Understanding the concept of Uberrimae Fidei.
  10. How an insurer insists on insurer-wide ethical behavior.
  11. How an insurer acts ethically.

Learning Objectives

  • The student will learn about the various philosophical concepts of ethical behavior.
  • The student will be able to:
  • Explore the various ethical concepts that have developed over the last two or three eons and how they can apply to insurance.
  • Explore the ethical concepts that best apply to insurance.
  • Identify the meaning of Uberrimae Fidei.
  • Identify how the insurance industry applies the concept of Uberrimae Fidei to the business of insurance and its relationships with insureds, insurance agents and brokers.
  • How an insurance professional can avoid conflicts of interest.
  • Identify how to avoid inducements.


No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed for this course. However, it is recommended to take the other courses in the series prior to completing this one.

Education Provider Information

Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 ext. 106, or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
  10:11Introduction to Ethics for the Insurance Professional
  12:29Ethical Behavior and Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing
  12:23What Concept of Ethics Best Fits the Insurer?
  16:36Ethical Behavior
  12:30The Concept of Ethics that is a Best Fit for the Insurance Professional
  9:45The Ethic of Insurance Professional
  6:21Applying Ethics to the Work of the Insurance Professional
  1:20:14Ethics for the Insurance Professional
  PDFSlides: Ethics for the Insurance Professional
  PDFEthics for the Insurance Professional Glossary