ALHC Prerequisites

Introductory Courses

The required introductory course segment consists of two introductory courses that present a basic working knowledge of life and health insurance, and the operations of life and health insurance companies. To satisfy the introductory course segment requirements, students may complete specified courses offered by:

  • LOMA (FLMI Program)
  • America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
  • The Health Insurance Association of America (HIAA Program)
  • The American College (CLU Program)*
  • The Life Underwriters Association of Canada (CLU Program)*

* Students wishing to use specified courses in either CLU Program must complete these courses before September 30, 1997. After that date, courses from the CLU Program cannot be used to satisfy the introductory course segment.


LOMA Introductory Courses

LOMA 280
LOMA 281

Principles of Insurance
Meeting Customer Needs with Insurance and Annuities


LOMA 290
LOMA 291

Insurance Company Operations
Improving the Bottom Line: Insurance Company Operations


AHIP Introductory Courses


Fundamentals of Health Insurance, Part A (Basics of Health Insurance)



Fundamentals of Health Insurance, Part B (Basics of Company Operations


HIAA Introductory Courses

In 1998, AHIP (formerly the HIAA) removed several courses which the ICA had previously accepted as satisfying the introductory course requirements. These courses were:

  1. Individual Health Insurance (Part A)
  2. Individual Health Insurance (Part B)
  1. Group Life and Health Insurance (Part A)
  2. Group Life and Health Insurance (Part B)

Students who have completed either pair of these courses can use them to satisfy the ICA’s introductory course requirements by providing proof of completion to ICA.


American College Introductory Courses

HS 323
HS 324

Individual Life Insurance (If taken before September 30, 1997)
Insurance Environment and Operations (If taken before December 31, 1986)


HS 325

Group Benefits