Variable Universal Life - AR

Insurance Continuing Education in Arkansas

Add to Cart


4 credit hours

Price includes
CE Course :
Roster Fee :

* A roster fee of $1.00 per credit is required to file Insurance Continuing Education credit in Arkansas. That fee is collected as part of your purchase and is then used to pay for the filling of your credits.

If purchased today, this course must be completed by:
July 12, 2025 (365 Days)

Arkansas insurance continuing education requires an impartial third-party proctor be present during your final exam. The proctor cannot be a friend, relative or co-worker of the licensee, nor anyone with a financial interest in the exam result.

Variable Universal Life Insurance begins with an examination of the financial and political environment in the decade of the 1970s that gave rise to the conditions resulting in the development of the universal life insurance product. The student will understand the roles played by extraordinarily high interest rates that gave rise to disintermediation and a Federal Trade Commission report that was critical of whole life insurance in the decline of whole life insurance sales. Fixed premium variable life insurance is considered, principally in its role as a precursor and foundation for the VUL product.

The key features of all universal life insurance products, including VUL, are examined, including their:

  • Flexible premiums
  • Adjustable coverage
  • Expense and mortality charges
  • Death benefit options and their relationship to the policy’s amount at risk

Cash value access and taxation are considered, and the appropriateness of withdrawals and policy loans are discussed in reference to the policyowner’s intent to repay. Variable universal life suitability is examined, and students are provided with decisional factors to consider in making any suitability analysis.

Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Understand the flexibility of variable universal life insurance premiums and the adjustability of its death benefit;
  • Compare and contrast variable universal life death benefit Option A, B and C;
  • Explain the applicable variable universal life expense and mortality charges;
  • Calculate variable universal life coverage, net amount at risk, cash value and mortality charges;
  • Understand variable universal life transactions, premiums, surrenders, loans and withdrawals;
  • Discuss the special VUL policyowner rights;
  • Explain the tools available to a VUL policyowner to manage cash value volatility;
  • Identify the basic VUL variable subaccounts and the risks normally found in various classes of investments;
  • Apply the NASD guidelines with respect to VUL suitability; and
  • Identify variable universal life suitability factors.

Exam Details

Need Proctor?Yes
Question Count:25
Passing Grade:70%
Attempts to Pass:Unlimited
Note: If you choose to request additional credit types while taking this course, the number of exam questions and proctor rules may change to meet those credits' requirements.

Course Details

Course Number:201684
Approved Title:Variable Universal Life
Approved Credits
4 credits in Producer General
Provider Number:11421
Topics Covered:Life and Health Insurance, Life Insurance
Program Level:Advanced

Rules for Arkansas Insurance Continuing Education

  • This state allows for course material to be downloaded. Please note that not all courses will have content that is suitable or available for downloading.
  • Exam is closed book.
  • The state of Arkansas charges an additional fee of $1.00 per credit hour.