Why do I need ethics?

Course Name: Why do I need ethics?
Course Number: Pending Approval from TDI
Provider Name: ComedyCE.com LLC
Provider Number: 37719
CE Credits: 2 hours

 

Course Overview

Most states require insurance agents to take a course in ethics as a condition of keeping and renewing their license. Insurance agents face ethical dilemmas on a daily basis when there is a conflict between their interests, their clients’ interests, and the interests of the carriers they represent. The reason it is a dilemma is because these conflicts are not always a decision between right and wrong; often they are a decision between right and right. Part of the reason for the ethics requirement is to encourage agents to think about these possible conflicts before they arise and have a game plan ahead of time – a “code of ethics” – to help decide what action to take.

The purpose of this course is to help agents understand why they are required to take regular courses in ethics, identify some of the areas where they may find themselves facing an ethical dilemma, and give them some things to think about so they will make the best decision for all parties involved whenever they find themselves in one of those situations.