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Annuity Suitability & Best Interest

Question:  My home state has not adopted the New NAIC Model for Annuity Suitability and I am a nonresident producer that has adopted it.  Do I have to meet the new training requirement? Answer:  Yes, you do.  If you completed the old 4 hour course on Annuity Suitability, you have 6 months from the effective …

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How many hours of insurance continuing education is required to renew my license?

The standard continuing education rules adopted by many states is 24 hours every two years including 3 hours of ethics. Illinois requires classroom ethics including webinars taught by an experience licensed producer. Illinois permits an open book testing for self study courses.   If hours are earned in a classroom, 50 minutes constitutes an hour and students …

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Someone with a Personal Lines can sell what?

This type of line means the individual can sell only personal homeowners, renters, boat insurance, motor cycle, recreational vehicles and auto policies. The individual cannot sell or insure farm, commercial or business policies. To be able to sell farm, commercial or business policies the individual must acquire their Property/ Casualty license. An example:  Joe wants …

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Does the State of Illinois offer a finance plan for renewal license fee?

No the State of Illinois does not offer a payment or financial plan. For example: If the individual in question had their license expired a year ago in September, the individual failed to complete the C.E. requirements, did not have the money to pay the license renewal amount and  therefore failed to renew license they …

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I want to sell Long Term Care Insurance, do I need a special license?

Producers with a Accident & Health licenses can sell Long Term Care insurance or riders after completing the initial eight hour course on Long Term Care Partnership.  Once that course is completed, you must complete a four hour Long Term Care course in your next renewal cycle.  An example,  you completed your required eight hour …

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Annuity Suitability Training

Under the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Model Laws on Annuity Suitability, there are two training requirements.  First, insurers are required to train their producers on their products.  It mandates insurers properly supervise their producers and check on the suitability of the product to meet the needs of the client.  Insurers are also required …

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Iowa Index Product Training

Iowa requires those producers wanting to sell any index insurance products to complete a one time index product course with at least four credits before presenting or selling index life or annuity policies.  This requirement applies to resident and nonresident insurance producers. You can review this requirement at the Iowa Division of Insurance . Chapter 15, page 1, …

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What does it take to becoming a licensed insurance agent/producer in Illinois?

Here are the steps to get your insurance license: Complete 20 hours of pre licensing training with 7 1/2 hours being in a classroom for each line of authority ( Life, Accident, Casualty & Fire (property)) with an Illinois approved pre-licensing provider Schedule and pass the state proctored examination.  You schedule your examination with pearsonvue. The …

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