LOMALearn Online for Training and Tracking Organizations’ AML Initiatives
Atlanta, GA-December 5, 2005-LOMA, the leading trade association to the insurance and financial services industry, announces the release of an online anti-money laundering (AML) course on LOMALearn Online-LOMA’s growing e-Learning portal. The USA Patriot Act requires that all entities defined as financial institutions for Bank Secrecy Act purposes establish AML programs. This requirement includes insurance companies that sell, service, and administer certain types of permanent life insurance policies, annuity contracts, and other insurance products that contain cash value or investment features.
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s (FinCEN’s) final rule to prescribe minimum standards applicable to the provision in the Bank Secrecy Act will become effective December 5, 2005. Under the FinCEN minimum requirements, insurance companies must establish an AML program that includes “Ongoing training of appropriate persons concerning their responsibilities under the program” and “Independent testing to monitor and maintain an adequate program.” Companies must be compliant with these minimum standards by May 2, 2006.
LOMALearn Online’s AML course provides a clear explanation of the various techniques of money laundering and other threats to the financial industry, including a discussion of the regulations designed to detect, monitor, and prevent these criminal actions. The course covers The Bank Secrecy Act of 1970 in detail-from its legislative history to its present day applications in financial services. The International Money Laundering Abatement and Anti-Terrorist Financing Act of 2001, which arise out of Title III of the USA Patriot Act of 2001, are also covered.
In addition to the thorough course content, LOMA’s powerful Learning Management System (LMS) enables administrators to track student progress and ensure training is completed in a timely manner all through one interface. LOMA’s LMS provides unprecedented levels of course and exam tracking, including access to each Learning Object by every user, as well as all test attempts down to the individual answers given. LOMA can also create custom reports based on students’ data. Once designed, these reports can be generated on a monthly or quarterly basis.
To find out more, visit LOMALearn Online at www.lomalearn.org.
Founded in 1924, LOMA is an international association through which more than 1,200 insurance and financial services companies from over 80 countries engage in research and educational activities to improve company operations. Visit LOMA at www.loma.org for more information.