PENSION PLANNING

This course is designed to familiarize the agent with the most successful current retirement plans. Advantages and disadvantages of the different types of plans are examined in depth. Government programs, such as Social Security and Medicare, are also discussed. Medical and health benefits are discussed, as are types of life insurance and other types of retirement income, including traditional investment portfolios and personal life insurance. This course will also allow the agent to learn ...
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INSURANCE PLANNING SOLUTIONS

This section introduces the reader to what advanced markets are and compares the medical field, legal field, banking industry and the small business community as advanced markets. It also offers the agent an introduction to needs analysis, including determining the client's needs through interviewing. Information regarding the life interview, the disability interview, the accumulation interview and the retirement interview is presented to the agent. Distinctions among the planning processes...
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GUIDE TO INTEREST-SENSITIVE LIFE PROD.

Interest-sensitive life insurance is a type of life insurance where the cash value can increase beyond the stated guarantee if economic conditions warrant. Noble's Guide to Interest-Sensitive Life Products course is a comprehensive course involving all aspects of interest-sensitive life insurance. This course introduces the student to the interest-sensitive concept, offering discussions on life insurance as an investment, whole life insurance, death benefit options, universal life insurance, v...
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FUNDAMENTALS OF FINANCIAL PLANNING

This course creates a solid framework with the tools and techniques to help you better understand, define, and achieve your financial goals. To make the right decisions about your financial future, it's important to understand the wide array of investment options available.
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UNDERSTANDING KEYMAN INSURANCE

This course is an overview of who a key employee is and why they should be insured. Key Man Insurance is critical for companies that depend on a few “Key People” to generate a large portion of the company’s revenue. The absence of one of these individuals usually results in the death of the company. The importance to a business of a chief executive (CEO), or another senior person, should not be overlooked. Whether they are a key decision-maker, visionary, or entrepreneur, it may be that ...
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PROTECTING YOUR ESTATE

This course teaches students to effectively create, conserve, and distribute an estate, covering a wide range of topics related to estate planning. From these course chapters, students will become acquainted with the knowledge needed for ownership provisions and beneficiary designations in estate distribution. The course adds value to an estate planner's abilities, in that it trains the reader about many cautions to consider in regard to estate planning. This includes a comprehensive overview ...
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LIFE INSURANCE TOOLBOOK

This course introduces life insurance to the agent by defining insurance. The principle of life insurance is explained as the text progresses. The text touched upon how the principle of life insurance works and its costs. In addition, the agent will be familiar with the insurance contract.
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GUIDE TO HEALTH INSURANCE

This course will teach the agent the following: Social health insurance and health coverage for aged individuals. Discussed are continuing care retirement communities, home health care, IRAs, home equity conversions. A brief overview of Medicare is also presented to the student. The federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) is discussed. The importance of obtaining and maintaining health insurance coverage will be covered. The student will be presented with information concern...
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UNDERSTANDING SURETY PROCESS

The student will learn about topics ranging from traditional underwriting practices and loss history to social maladjustment and physical impairment. Factors affecting insurance coverage. Underwriting objectives as well as underwriting by class and individuals is reviewed. By the end of this course, the agent will learn the uses of surety underwriting. The agent will learn about the history of suretyship, and the difference between insurance and suretyship. The agent will become familiar wi...
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COMMERCIAL LIABILITY INSURANCE

This course allows the agent to gain a better understanding of general liability insurance. The agent will become familiar with different insurance agreements, and different coverage options. An overview of vehicle liability is also provided to the agent.
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PROPERTY & CASUALTY INSURANCE

The basic provisions of the standard fire policy are covered along with the suspension of insurance. Other perils and provisions discussed are prohibition of waiver, cancellation, protection of the mortgagee's interest, pro rate liability clause, and requirements if case loses occurs, the appraisal clause, company's option, the abandonment of property clause and other provisions. In summary fire insurance ratings is discussed and the author shares a shares view of current market conditions. ...
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MARINE INSURANCE: OCEAN & INLAND

Inland Marine Insurance This section introduces the agent to inland marine insurance-transportation. It covers transportation policies, and transportation by mail. The agent will learn the nationwide marine definition, and which polices deal with bridges and tunnels and dams. The nature of inland marine insurance with regard to development, expansion, conflict, regulation and significance will be reviewed. Marine Insurance This section covers the loss or damage of ships, cargo, terminals, a...
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INSURANCE INVESTIGATIONS

The agent will learn about the claims handling procedures, including topics such as accident reports, and the purposes and principles of investigation. The agent will learn agent general investigation principles, such as locating witnesses, special damages, the investigation of fatal claims, and the risk report. In addition, this course covers the rating and classification of insurance programs. Discussed are the purposes of classifications and the various factors upon which classifications ar...
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GUIDE TO CRIME INSURANCE

The agent can expect the learn the following by completing this course: Section I of this textbook discusses the need for crime insurance and the different types of crime coverage policies available today. Section II presents the various burglary, robbery, and theft coverages, and offers preventive measures to deter these crimes. Also discussed in this section is the rating of crime insurance. Section III discusses the regulation of insurance, including the history of regulation and ...
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PROPERTY INSURANCE COVERAGE

By the end of this course, the agent will have a comprehensive understanding of loss control practices used by the industry. Loss control practices goes beyond analyzing every major insurance policy provision by explaining investigation of root causes of claims. It also gives you up-to-date strategies for reducing claims through Risk management, Safety, E&O coverage and reinsurance. Furthermore, a description of scheduled personal property, unscheduled personal property, and newly acquired ...
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AUTO INSURANCE GUIDE

The agent will learn about automobile liability and its associated coverage. Personal and commercial automobile coverage are detailed. Protection for automobile owners and drivers are described, including collision, comprehensive and uninsured motorist coverage. Miscellaneous coverage, such as rental care reimbursement and towing are covered. Personal auto liability underwriting and ratemaking is discussed, including personal information and accident history that can greatly affect the rates p...
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INSURANCE LIABILITY COVERAGE

This course provides the agent with in-depth information on the aspects of Property and Liability multi-line insurance, in both personal and commercial policies. The agent will learn why proper protection is necessary for home, business and personal property while highlighting the differences among policies. In addition to property and liability exposures and products liability, the agent will be educated on umbrella liability. This section begins by discussing the purpose and significance ...
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GENERAL P & C INSURANCE

The agent will learn in detail about fire insurance, allied lines and multiple line life insurance. In addition, homeowners policies, including basic features, types of coverages available to consumers, relationships among policies, eligibility requirements, deductibles, broad forms, comprehensive forms, limitations in coverage will be reviewed. Farmowner policies are also presented to the agent, and the various coverages available are discussed.
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NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE

Noble’s National Flood Insurance course follows the outline provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for property/casualty insurance producers. It provides all required information under that guideline. After taking this course, insurance agents will be fully equipped to work proficiently in the flood insurance area. Savvy agents will immediately recognize the value that this course provides as the popularity of flood insurance has become a necessary and much sought after ...
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LIFE & HEALTH INSURANCE TOOLBOOK

This course introduces life insurance to the agent by defining insurance. The principle of life insurance is explained as the text progresses. The text touched upon how the principle of life insurance works and its costs. In addition, the agent will be familiar with the insurance contract.
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LIFE & HEALTH INSURANCE

This course teaches the agent about the major types of life insurance, and the major policy features. The agent will learn about such policies as: one-year renewable, straight life universal life, whole life policies, endowment policies, and multi-life policies. Also covered are expenses at the mutual fund level, including guaranteed interest account, policy loans and withdrawals, and cash surrender value. Using universal variable life funding for other objectives is also discussed.
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ESSENTIALS OF MANAGED CARE

This course teaches the agent about the various managed care systems, their need in the workplace, and the problems facing traditional health care. In addition, the agent will learn about disability after age 65, disability insurance for small business, policy provisions, waiver theory, benefits theory, lifetime benefits, recurrence of disability and rehabilitation. This course also explains Medigap policies to the agent, teaching him about the process of buying and affording long-term c...
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STRATEGIES FOR A SECURE RETIREMENT

This course will teach the agent alternate ways to gain retirement income. The text explores pensions, 401 (k)s, and Keogh plans. Factors common to all pensions plans are discussed, along with definitions and distinctions among the various pension plans. Pensions plans are contrasted with profit sharing plans -- the relative advantages of each plan are described from both an employer and employee point of view.
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RESOLVING AGENT/CLIENT CONFLICT

This course goes beyond analyzing every major insurance policy provision and explaining how courts have interpreted those provisions. This is a practical guide explaining how the individual insured can reduce insurance exposures. The course is also devoted to loss control methods agents can use to reduce client and carrier conflicts. It analyzes issues from both the insured client and the agent's perspective to give you a broad understanding of every important aspect of the issues you face ...
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IFRS How to Account for & Present Interests in Other Entities other than Subsidiaries (IFRS 11, 12 & IAS 28), Pt 2

In this second part you will review how the continued globalization of accounting financial standards has significantly altered the landscape surrounding the accounting and reporting for Interest in Other Entities Other Than Subsidiaries. Compliance requires a sound understanding of theoretical knowledge supported by relevant hands-on experience. At the conclusion of this session you will be able to: Recognize the objective and scope of IFRS 11 Joint Arrangements, IFRS 12 Disclosure of Inte...
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IFRS How to Account for & Present Interests in OE other than Subsidiaries (IFRS 11, 12 and IAS 28), Pt 1

The continued globalization of accounting financial standards has significantly altered the landscape surrounding the accounting and reporting for Interest in Other Entities other than Subsidiaries. Compliance requires a sound understanding of theoretical knowledge supported by relevant hands-on experience. At the conclusion of this session you will be able to: Recognize the types interests in entities other than subsidiaries and the methods used to account for such interests. Recognize th...
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IFRS Accounting and Reporting Insurance Contracts (IFRS 4)

The continued globalization of financial accounting standards has significantly altered the landscape surrounding the accounting and presentation of Insurance Contracts (IFRS 4). Compliance requires a sound understanding of theoretical knowledge supported by relevant hands-on experience. At the conclusion of this session you will be able to: Recognize the objective, scope, and definitions of Insurance Contracts under IFRS 4 Recognize and apply the principles utilized to recognize and measu...
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IFRS Accounting & Reporting Financial Instruments (IFRS 9)

The continued globalization of accounting financial standards has significantly altered the landscape surrounding the accounting and presentation of Financial Instruments (IFRS 9). Compliance requires a sound understanding of theoretical knowledge supported by relevant hands-on experience. At the conclusion of this session you will be able to: Define the objective and scope of Financial Instruments under IFRS 9 Identify the definitions utilized in IFRS 9 Name and recognize the Financial I...
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Foundations of Business Combinations and Noncontrolling Interests

With practical examples, a clear presentation of facts, and review of relevant definitions, participants will familiarize themselves with the critical background, context, and tools to understand the issues and changes related to business combinations and noncontrolling interests in consolidated financial statements. After completing this session, you will be able to: List the scope and exceptions under business combinations (ASC 805) Define, compare, contrast, and apply the following conc...
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Foreign Currency Accounting (ASC 830)

Through practical exercises and examples that lay the foundation for real-world familiarity and success, participants will learn how to determine functional currency while gaining a thorough understanding of Foreign Currency Accounting (ASC 830), including its objectives, purpose, disclosure requirements and critical definitions. After completing this session you will be able to: Recognize the measurement methods and current cost determination, and the classification of the balance sheet in...
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First-time Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS 1)

The adoption of IFRS for the first time can be cumbersome and complex for an organization. Participants will gain an understanding of the definition and scope of IFRS 1 and receive practical guidance on its implementation within their organization. At the conclusion of this session, you will be able to: Recognize the scope and objective of the First-time Adoption of IFRSs (IFRS 1). Recognize the recognition and measurement principles utilized under IFRS 1, including the transactions includ...
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Financial Statement Disclosures under IFRSs: What You Need to Know

This session will focus on the financial statement disclosures required under the International Accounting Standards. You will specifically learn about the disclosure requirements for Accounting Policies, Changes in Accounting Estimates and Errors, Events after the Reporting Period, Related Party Disclosures, Earning Per Share, Interim Financial Reporting and Operating Segments. At the conclusion of this session you will be able to: Recognize the treatment (e.g., Prior Period Adjustment) of...
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Disclosure & Sustainability Reporting: An SEC Overview

By exploring definitions, applications, and real-life case studies and examples - including Trump Hotels and Casinos, Nike, McDonald's, and Starbucks - participants will learn how to navigate through two important SEC regulations and gain practical insight into sustainability reporting. At the conclusion of this session you will be able to: Recognize the regulations concerned with Fair Disclosure Regulation G: Recognize the general rules regarding the Disclosure of Non-GAAP Financial Meas...
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Cracking the Codification: U.S. GAAP Research Made Easy

The FASB Accounting Standards Codification is not only a first step in organizing U.S. accounting standards for possible convergence with IFRS, but it also has simplified the ability to research related issues. This course will provide a practical overview of the Codification. At the conclusion of this session, you will be able to: Define the purpose for the Codification Project Identify how the Codification content is structured Apply knowledge of the Codification to research accounting ...
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Consolidation/Business Combinations & Noncontrolling Interests in Consolidated Financial Statements (ASC 805 & ASC 810/SFAS 141-R & 160)

With practical examples, a clear presentation of facts and review of relevant definitions, participants will familiarize themselves with the critical background, context and tools to understand the issues and changes related to business combinations and non-controlling interests in consolidated financial statements. After completing this session you will be able to: Identify the scope, exceptions and effective date of Business Combinations (ASC 805/SFAS 141-R) Apply the accounting requirem...
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Bankruptcy How to Effectively Addr. Fin. Rptg. Iss. & Bankruptcy Code Provisions Pt 2

The second of a two-part series exploring Chapter 11 bankruptcy will help participants obtain a more fully formed understanding of this complex yet increasingly common business phenomenon. At the conclusion of this session you will be able to: Identify the provisions of ASC 852-10 that govern the preparation of financial statements by entities in reorganization under the Bankruptcy Code Identify the provisions of ASC 852-10 that related to the "fresh-start" approach that may be used by ent...
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Bankruptcy How to Effectively Addr. Fin. Rptg. Iss. & Bankruptcy Code Provisions Pt 1

In the first of a two-part course, participants will receive a foundational understanding of the bankruptcy process and the critical issues facing corporations entering Chapter 11 bankruptcy. At the conclusion of this session you will be able to: List the chapters of the Bankruptcy code Recognize the most common types of bankruptcy filings Identify the types of bankruptcy filings most relevant to corporations Recognize the top 10 U.S. bankruptcy cases Identify the following concepts: P...
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Accounting for Liabilities under IFRS: What You Need to Know about Leases (IAS 17)

From theory to field application, this course provides the relevant background, context and tools to apply IAS 17 Leases under International Financial Reporting Standards. Understand key issues and the most recent amendments to the standard, and gain the practical experience that will help you to accurately and efficiently apply these standards within your organization. At the conclusion of this session you will be able to: Recognize the scope and objectives of Leases under International Ac...
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Accounting for Liabilities under IFRS What You Need to Know about Share-based Payment (IFRS 2)

Enhance your theoretical knowledge and acquire the hands-on experience that will allow you to navigate the complexities surrounding International Financial Reporting Standards IFRS 2 (Share-based Payment). At the conclusion of this session you will be able to: Recognize the objective and scope of Share-based Payment under IFRS 2 Define and recognize the terms utilized in IFRS 2 Identify the recognition principles for Share-based Payment Recognize the principles used to recognize and meas...
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Accounting for Liab. under IFRS: What You Need to Know about Provisions, Cont. Liab. & Assets IAS 37

From theory to field application, this course provides the relevant background, context and tools to apply IAS 37 - Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets under International Financial Reporting Standards. Understand key issues and the most recent amendments to the standard, and gain the practical experience that will help to you accurately and efficiently apply these standards within your organization. At the conclusion of this session, you will be able to: Recognize the ...
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Accounting for Liab. under IFRS: What You Need to Know about Income Taxes (IAS 12)

The continued globalization of accounting financial standards has significantly altered the landscape surrounding the accounting and presentation of Income Taxes (IAS 12). This is a standard that has seen amendments in recent years, ushering in new levels of complexity that demand theoretical knowledge along with practical hands-on experience. At the conclusion of this session you will be able to: Define the scope of Income Taxes under International Accounting Standards (IAS 12). List the ...
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Accounting for Liab. under IFRS: What You Need to Know about Employee Benefits (IAS 19)

Enhance your theoretical knowledge and acquire the hands-on experience that will allow you to navigate the complexities surrounding International Financial Reporting Standards IAS 19 (Employee Benefits). At the conclusion of this session you will be able to: Define the objectives and scope of Employee Benefits under IAS 19 Recognize the specified meanings of terms given and used in IAS 19 for each particular definition category Identify the different forms of Short-Term Employee Benefits ...
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Accounting for Leases & Asset Retirement Obligations ASC 840 (SFAS 13)/ASC 410 (SFAS 143)

Participants will study critical definitions and work through relevant examples to obtain the experience and skills required to meet the ever-changing and complex requirements of Accounting for Leases (ASC 840/SFAS 13) and Asset Retirement Obligations (ASC 410/SFAS 143) as they relate both to lessors and lessees. After completing this session you will be able to: Recognize, define, and apply the principles utilized to account for operating and capital leases Define the accounting principle...
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Compilation and Review Risk Alert

Upon successful completion of this program, the user should be able to: Discuss the compilation and review hierarchy Explain the current guidance related to engagement letters and where recurring issues arise Distinguish between an attest and an assurance engagement Explain review evidence and risk awareness.
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Compilation and Review Alert Practice Issues

Upon successful completion of this program, the user should be able to: Discuss the authoritative guidance for accounting bases other than GAAP Discuss the appropriate note disclosures that need to be present when financial statements are prepared using an OCBOA Discuss the advantages to using an OCBOA Discuss the authoritative source of accounting guidance in the United States for nonissuers Discuss the consolidation requirements for variable interest entities
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Compilation & Review Guide

Upon successful completion of this program, the user should be able to: Discuss the applicability of Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARS) to various types of professional services Explain the guidance regarding a change in the of level of service Explain the objective and requirements of a compilation of financial statements Discuss changes in the report resulting from departures from GAAP Discuss the professional standards for a review engagement Explain th...
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Commonly Controlled Entity Transactions & Combinations

Upon successful completion of this program, the user should be able to: Identify where the authoritative literature for these transactions and combinations are located Discuss the definition of control Discuss the accounting for two entities rolling together without a change in control occurring Explain the effect of accounting for combinations of commonly controlled entities at fair value
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Coaching and Supervising Staff

Upon successful completion of this program, the user should be able to: Identify motivational factors for individuals List the steps to providing constructive feedback Discuss SMART goals Discuss goal setting Explain the impact of different personality types on effective coaching
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Clarity Standards' Scalability

Upon successful completion of this program, the user should be able to: Discuss the changes made under the clarified auditing standards to confirmations Explain changes made to the audit report under the clarified auditing standards Discuss the area of biggest change due to the clarified auditing standards Discuss the different types of risk present in an audit Explain the process of inherent risk assessment in an audit
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Cash Flow Statements

Upon successful completion of this program, the user should be able to: Define a complete set of financial statements Identify how the statement of cash flows is different from other financial statements Identify the categories of a statement of cash flows and what falls into each category Explain the two methods of preparation of the statement of cash flows and the differences between them
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