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December 2022
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Continuing Education from Topic Experts
Offering the symposium virtually on Tuesdays allows us to spread the seminars over a three-week period, and there is no need to drive in the nasty January weather! Choose one, two, or three days (BEST VALUE). This event covers a broad spectrum of hot topics: Drones, Sales, PFTA, Workers’ Compensation, Flood, and Cyber. Each class instructor is extremely knowledgeable in their field (representatives from NCCI and FEMA, 20+ year State Regulator, and more!) Read the speaker bios here. Plus, the PFTA session includes Ethics CE credit.Knock out a majority of your two-year license CE requirements in just three days without ever leaving your home or office, all for a very low price.

Click here to see class descriptions and to register.


Session Highlights:
Drone Insurance: (must take)
This seminar begins with a significant background on aviation risks in general as part one of the seminar. The key points discussed in the first hour are designed to alert producers without experience or knowledge of aviation risks in general to six key points. The second hour focuses in on the basics of what a drone is, and then turns to a discussion of the possible legal liabilities. This includes a discussion of the FAA’s rules and regulations. The third hour focuses solely on the insurance implications. The three subsections of the third hour look at: (a) the underwriting challenges and questions producers need to be prepared to answer; (b) the current state of coverage for drones under ISO forms both personal and commercial; and (c) where the future may lie, discussing the forms options created by ISO in its 2014 filing.

Cyber Insurance: (must take)
Will have you learning how to understanding data breaches; NIST cybersecurity framework; Packaged vs Standalone Cyber; Cyber insurance coverages; first party loss, first party expenses, third party liability; and cyber insurance quote factors. Will take deeper dives into cyber myths; ransomware and it’s causes; cyber risk management; cyber mitigation (best practices); and the agent’s role in a cyber incident. To put a nice bow on top, the course will dive in to some case studies.
 

 

93rd Annual Farm Agents Mid-Winter Conference – New Location!
The Farm Agents Council will be hosting their annual Mid-Winter Meeting on February 2-3, at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria, IL. The FAC Mid-Winter Meeting is the premier event for those in Illinois farm, agri-business, and crop insurance to come together for networking, education, and an industry specific tradeshow.  Attendees will have the opportunity to earn up to six hours of IL continuing education (three hours each day, pending approval).

Thursday’s topic is High Impact Meteorology-Outlook for 2023 with Eric Snodgrass of Nutrien Ag Solutions. Attendees will also hear from IIA of IL’s Government Relations Director, Evan Manning, who will provide an update on what is happening in the legislative realm and what to expect in the upcoming session.

Friday morning will feature two of our own, Trent Munson and Luke Sandrock, as they walk us through E&O and Crop Insurance Considerations. The Friday morning E&O session will also meet the three-hour Ethics requirement for IL producers, as well as the requirements for IIA of IL’s E&O program.

To find out more about the event and register
click here. A special room rate is available at the Embassy Suites, but only for a limited time. We can’t wait to see you in East Peoria! 
 
 
Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)
Commercial Property
January 11-12, 2023

Virtual
 
16 hours of IL CE credit
CE Available in other States, contact IIA of IL for details

This institute will help you maximize coverage and protect your increasingly complex commercial property accounts, it is important to have a detailed understanding of Commercial Property coverages and endorsements, as well as the concepts used when correctly writing this business. Equally important is a familiarity with other coverages such as Time Element (Business Income), and Equipment Breakdown. At this institute you will learn to help provide your customers with the advice and protection they need.

Participants will:
  • Examine the property coverage found in the Building and Personal Property Coverage Form including the various Additional Coverages, Coverage Extensions, and Optional Coverages. Discuss valuation methods and the application of coinsurance. Learn the proper use of various endorsements.
  • Examine the common coverage, exclusions, and limitations of the three Causes of Loss Forms (Basic, Broad, and Special) with emphasis on the Special Causes of Loss Form. You will also explore the need for the Legal Liability Coverage Form.
  • Learn the property exclusions that determine when an Equipment Breakdown Policy is needed. Determine the types of equipment to include, and the role of engineering as it relates to these policies.
  • Determine the what, how, and why of Business Income Coverage and Extra Expense coverage. Learn the importance of complying with the coinsurance provision and which Optional Coverages are used to remove or suspend this provision. Examine several valuable Business Income endorsements.
 
Topics Covered:
  • Commercial Property Coverage Forms & Endorsements
  • Commercial Property Causes of Loss & Endorsements
  • Equipment Breakdown
  • Time Element Coverages & Endorsements

Discover the benefits participants will gain by attending. Register for this virtual session today!

 
Illinois Insurance Pre-Licensing Program – No Program is Better!
Hybrid/In-Person Options in 2023 
There really is no comparing the Illinois Insurance Pre-Licensing Program to any competitor in the state. No other provider offers as many benefits as we do! Our FREE online tools and exam reviews are exceptional. Plus, our instructors are licensed with certifications and have deep knowledge of Illinois laws and regulations - something no one else can offer! Click here to view our comparison chart. 
 
Here is what our students say: 
  • "The material prepared me exceptionally well for the exam." 
  • “Easy to understand.”
  • “Presenters kept the class engaged.”
  • “The layout and wording of the book is very resourceful.”
  • “The online study tools were very beneficial.”
  • “I chose this program because of the instructor’s level of experience.”
  • “Great pace of learning.”
Your new hires will come back from class prepared to pass the exam on the first try. Click here to register. IIA of IL members receive a discount off registration.  
 

 
Last CISR of 2022
December 13 - Commercial Property - Virtual
 
Empower Outstanding Individuals to Provide Exceptional Account Management and Customer Service
Today’s organizations live and die by their customer service - so be great at what you do! If you are thinking about expanding your skills, only one program should be on your radar - CISR.
 
Why? CISR courses are known for preparing front-line professionals to analyze risks, policies, forms, and claims data and communicate that understanding clearly to their clients, carriers, and colleagues. There are no prerequisites for taking courses or enrolling in the CISR Program.
 
But, if you are:
  • an employee of an agency, insurance company, or insurance-related business,
  • an agent, account manager or executive, customer service representative, agency or company manager, or
  • a new representative or agent,
You’ll benefit from attending CISR courses which set the standard for training in technical expertise, productivity, responsibilities, and client relationships. Scholarships are available to IIA of IL members.

 
My Agency Campus
A New Era: My Agency Campus!
Over the past several years, we have been providing new hire training solutions to our state association members. Today’s learners are seeking instant, easy-to-access learning.  Since the beginning, over 100,000 courses have been accessed! We gained new insights about preferences along the way.  

Announcing, My Agency Campus!

What’s new?
  • Upgraded Buyer Experience and Learner Experience!
  • New Bundles Available Tailored by Job Role
  • Easy Navigation
  • New Learning System
  • Fast, Efficient, Intuitive
  • Extremely User Friendly
Visit www.myagencycampus.com for details.

My Agency Campus: An Instant Foundation for Your Learning Offering
Today’s learners are seeking instant, easy-to-access learning.  Online Learning is a flexible and immediate solution as you hire early talent and look to train your existing team. MyAgencyCampus provides a range of online course offerings: 

Early-Start - We know what it takes to hit the ground running in the insurance industry. We’ve developed a range of courses to get your early talent off to a great start. 

Insurance Learning - From coverage and risk management to errors and omissions, these ready-start courses cover everything to make you an insurance pro!

Business Skills - Being successful in this industry requires great communication, negotiation, leadership, and many other skills. MyAgencyCampus covers it all.

More information about the courses:
  • Proven content that is fully narrated, on-demand and interactive
  • Final assessment at the end of each course to test your knowledge
  • Certificate of completion issued after successful completion of curriculum
  • Transcripts for students to track, print and share with their managers
  • Access for 4-months per individual to the selected curriculum
  • Training takes place on Absorb LMS- rated in the Top 5! 
  • Employee Benefits Series- New!
  • Each course is approximately 25- 35 minutes in length
Best Practices: 
  • Focus on learning or a task for a concentrated block (30 minutes) without any interruption, then take a break. You are more likely to remember the content rather than cramming hours of learning back-to-back!  Blocking your tasks this way will also enable a more productive outcome.
  • Align the courses with the new hire’s training schedule.
  • Assign the learner a task to share three things they learned from a course and three questions they have about the topic.
  • Use the courses as pre-workshop assignments.
Facts about MyAgencyCampus:
  • Over 62,000 completed courses to date
  • Over 85% of brokers who purchase a course bundle return to buy more!
  • Over 100 courses available with bundles specifically designed for agent/broker roles.
  • The courses in our library are continuously updated and new content is added quarterly. 
See what our customers are saying:

“We are hiring and need instant access to insurance training for our learners. MyAgencyCampus has been instrumental in our onboarding success.”

"Easy and effective new hire training at a fair price"

"Having quizzes at the end of each course is helpful because I see what I need to work on"

"Really enjoyed the courses, makes it easy to retain information"


MyAgencyCampus ready-start courses are truly the best out there. From getting started through to expert skills, we’ve got courses on every topic. Come join the 1,500 + agencies that have had success with our courses! Visit
www.myagencycampus.com to learn more!

 
With Over 25 Webinars a Month - You Can Receive Your CE Credit ANY Day and From ANYWHERE That Works For You!
The IIA of IL offers over 25 webinars a month lead by nationally recognized faculty. You can earn the CE you need without having to be tied to your desk as long as you have internet access. We are always adding new programming to the lineup. Check out the below courses coming up soon. 

ETHICS*; E&O; Flood; The Twelve Great Commercial Ins. Mysteries; Liability Issues in Personal Lines Policies; Business Income; Workers Comp; Fiduciary Liability, ERISA Bonding and Employee Benefits; Insuring Hobby & Small Farms; Contractors Property Exposures; Income After Retirement and so many more. 

*Ethics as a live webinar, now meets the approval of your Ethics credit for Illinois renewals.  

You can view the full schedule of webinars here

 

 
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