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Insurance Management

THE ONLY ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN INSURANCE MANAGEMENT IN TEXAS

An associate's degree or certificate program in Insurance Management at Collin College can prepare you for a risk management career in the insurance industry. In the insurance management program, you learn how to apply your analysis of risks and exposures to risk management planning for companies or individuals. You also study insurance principles, because they play a critical role in risk management and loss control. With risk management training, you could help businesses to avoid or reduce financial loss due to commodity pricing, credit risks or claim liabilities. Financial risk management professionals are often employed by insurers, commercial or investment banks, credit unions, accounting businesses and consulting firms. By including seven insurance industry-specific courses this program at Collin College is one of the most comprehensive insurance management associates degrees in the country. The insurance specific courses give students an accelerate path toward designations such as the Associate in General Insurance (AINS) and Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).

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Risk and insurance touches every aspect of daily life and business. When we drive our cars, we accept risk of damage to our expensive automobile and potential injury to ourselves and others. We purchase homes in areas that are sometime prone to natural disasters such and hurricanes, tornadoes or floods.  Our homes may also be susceptible to theft, fire, or vandalism. When we operate our business, we encounter risks to our business property, reputation, and livelihood. Risk management and insurance is what allows our lives and the economy to operate smoothly in spite of the risks and the reality that “bad things” will occasionally happen. Risk management and insurance is what makes us whole when things go wrong in both our personal and business lives.

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Insurance Management Careers

Insurance agents and customer service representatives are the front line in the business of risk management. Their objective is to match proper insurance products to the risks and needs of their clients. This requires getting to know and understand the unique risks of each client, learning their business, and building a helpful and trusted relationship. Many insurance agents own their own business and are very entrepreneurial.

An insurance broker is a specialist in insurance and risk management. Brokers act on behalf of their clients and provide advice in the interests of their clients. Brokers can help arrange and place the cover with the chosen insurer and can often provide advice on how to make the most of your insurance budget.

Underwriters spend their time evaluating insurance applications, analyzing the risks that their insurance company is being asked to assume, determining an appropriate scope of coverage and price, and building relationships with their agency partners. Underwriting analysis must strike a balance between meeting the insurance needs of the marketplace and maintaining a profitable insurance operation.
Claims professionals investigate the circumstances of incidents, determine insurance coverage, and settle claims to help people and businesses rebuild and get back to normal after a negative event. They are directly responsible for making the insured whole again. Whereas this is one of the most challenging careers you may ever have, it will also be the most rewarding.
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