Credit Insurance


Businesses are often good at protecting themselves from obvious risks of property damage and liability. But what about the risk of customer nonpayment? Businesses are not nearly as likely to be covered for that, although they could be. One reason that more businesses do not have this coverage is that many business owners and insurance producers simply are not aware that such coverage exists. Or if they are aware of it, they do not know enough about it to understand how it applies to them.

This course discusses the insurance that covers the risk that a customer may not, under certain circumstances, pay a supplier for goods or services sold on credit. Credit insurance is specifically designed to protect commercial businesses from the risk of customer nonpayment. And it is to a businesses’ benefit that this important coverage be considered

Learning Objectives

On completion of this course, students should be able to

  • identify the types of losses that can be covered by credit insurance,
  • recognize the benefits that credit insurance can provide to a commercial business client,
  • distinguish between the major features of credit insurance and the major provisions of a typical credit insurance policy,
  • identify steps in the process of procuring credit insurance, and
  • recognize the essential elements and steps in a typical credit insurance claims procedure.

Designed For

Property and casualty risk, safety, insurance, and finance professionals


A basic understanding of accounts receivable transactions
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