Financial Education for Securities, Banking, & Insurance Professionals.

The Best Financial Services Textbooks Available

The American College, premier publisher of distance-learning materials for the financial services field, has created a wide range of textbooks and other learning materials on general financial planning, life insurance, estate planning, income taxation, retirement planning, pension administration, health care, employee benefits, executive compensation, and more.

Used by colleges and universities across the country, these practical resources are researched and written by The American College faculty and are continually updated to reflect the dynamically changing financial services industry.

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Group Benefits: Basic Concepts and Alternatives


Julie York

Discusses provisions, advantages, and limitations associated with each type of employee benefit or program as a method for meeting economic security needs. Covers term and post-retirement life insurance; disability income insurance; and medical expense, dental, and other group insurance benefits; the regulatory environment; plan provisions; marketing; underwriting; pricing; plan design; and administration, as well as alternative funding methods. Also discusses cafeteria plans, as well as Social Security, Medicare, and other social insurance programs.

13th edition; ©2012 (Due to Revise July 1, 2014)

Price: $120

Item Code: HS325-13

Advanced Topics in Group Benefits


Julie York

Covers various advanced topics in group benefits. Addresses COBRA, ERISA, HIPAA privacy rules, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, health plans for federal workers, voluntary benefits, self-funding, international benefits, and ethics.



5th edition, ©2015

Price: $80

Item Code: HS340-5

Programs of Study
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Insurance Education

Registered Health Underwriter®

(Health Insurance)


Chartered Healthcare Consultant®

(Healthcare Specialty)


Registered Employee

Benefits Consultant

(Employee Benefits)


Chartered Leadership Fellow®

(Field or Agency Leadership)


Life Underwriter Training

Council Fellow

(Insurance Skills)


Chartered Life Underwriter®

(Insurance Specialty)

Financial Planning

Chartered Financial Consultant®

(Advanced Financial Planning)


Certification Education

(Financial Planning)


Chartered Advisor for

Senior Living®

(Retirement Income Education)


Financial Services Specialist

(Financial Services Basics)


Chartered Advisor

in Philanthropy®



Retirement Income

Certified Professional

(Retirement Income)

Graduate Degrees

Master of Science in Management

(Executive Leadership)


Master of Science in

Financial Services

(Advanced Financial Planning)