Life, Annuity and Disability Insurance
Insurance Continuing Education in South Carolina
8 credit hours
Topics Covered: Life and Health, Annuities, Life, Health
Other credit types available: CFP, PCE, NonCE
If purchased today, this course must be completed by: September 17, 2020
This course is a comprehensive insurance course that explores and details the different types of products and situations involving life insurance, disability income, and annuities along with their many uses when it comes to providing for individual, family, and business needs.
It covers term, permanent, adjustable, universal, and variable life insurance along with the numerous variations within each category. It outlines and teaches the many uses of life insurance, both personal and business. In addition, the course explains the income and estate taxation of life insurance along with an extensive discussion of payout options, policy loans, premiums, withdrawals, dividends, cash surrenders, and accelerated death benefits concepts.
The disability income component in this course is designed to review and teach you about the features of the various types of disability insurance options and non-insurance specific programs, as well. The course explores individual disability insurance, employer-provided disability insurance, government programs that pay disability benefits, and the taxes inherent on these benefits. Provided also is a discussion of the specialized disability-related policies that are used for overhead expenses and buy-sell agreements. Association and Salary continuation arrangements with group disability income protection programs are discussed, as well.
The annuity section profiles the annuity concept and details as well as explains what an annuity is and how it works. The fundamentals of the accumulation and payout phases of annuities are discussed. Settlement options are explained along with their most common uses being covered. This section also discusses taxation of annuities. Federal income tax treatment of premature withdrawals, lump-sum distributions, and periodic payments are dealt with fully. It covers the different types of annuity contracts and the characteristics of each of the fixed, variable and equity indexed varieties. Annuity product types with their features and benefits are highlighted including specifics such as premium options, immediate vs. deferred, qualified vs. nonqualified, and the whole host of settlement options.
Whether you are a newer producer or a veteran, you will gain new insight into this critical area for Americans as well as brush up on current info and details pertinent to this area of your expertise.
Rules for South Carolina Insurance Continuing Education (CE)
- 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.
- Effective January 2011, the deadline for biennially complying with continuing education and license renewal is the last day of the producer's month of birth. Producers born in an odd numbered year must comply by the last day of the birth month in an odd numbered year. Producers born in an even numbered year must comply by the last day of the birth month in an even numbered year.
- Multi-line (property and casualty and life, accident and health) producers must complete twenty-four hours of CE credits. A minimum of eight (8) credit hours must be completed in each line of authority and a minimum of three (3) credit hours of Ethics.
- Producers with reduced compliance requirements (15 hours) must complete 12 hours in the line of authority held and 3 hours of Ethics. Multi-line producers with reduced compliance requirements (15 hours) must complete 6 hours in each line of authority and 3 hours of ethics. Failure to comply by the last day of the producer's birth month will result in the license being lapsed.
- Click here to download the South Carolina Department of Insurance Continuing Insurance Education Reminder Notice. Last Updated 1/11/2018
- Effective January 1, 2017, a valid personal and/or business email address is required by law. Please visit Online Services to update your email address. The Department will no longer be mailing hard copy renewal notices to licensees.
- Producers must renew the license, obtain fingerprints, complete 24 hours of continuing education including a minimum of 3 hours of Ethics, and pay the biennial recordkeeping fee to the Continuing Education Administrator by the deadline or the producer license will lapse.
- Up to 18 CE hours in excess of the CE compliance period may be carried over and applied to the next compliance period. (The law allowing reduced CE compliance was repealed January 1, 2010. This Section applies only to those producers who were granted a reduced CE compliance prior to January 1, 2010.)
- An individual who arrives after the start of a CE class or leaves before the class is over will not receive credit for the continuing education classroom session, regardless of the number of hours completed during the class session. Instructors may deny credit to anyone who is inattentive (reading the newspaper, talking, texting, using cell phone, etc.).