Category Archives: CEU

Nevada Adjuster Updates – CE and New License Types

Effective July 1, 2018, Nevada has made the following changes in the licensing and continuing education requirements:

24 hours of CE is required for renewals.  3 of the hours must be in Ethics.

The Division is offering a Workers Compensation line of authority o existing Independent Adjusters.

A new Staff Adjuster license if available for individual employees who adjust Workers Compensation claims on behalf of a Third Party.

A new Company Adjuster license is available to salaried employees who adjust Workers Compensation claims in Nevada and are employed by an insurance company.

Licensees will notice a change in the description of the line of authority indicated on the license. The line of authority has been updated to “Adjuster Property and Casualty.” The Workers Compensation line will be “Adjuster Workers Compensation.” These descriptions will better distinguish between a producer line of authority for Property or  casualty and an adjuster line of authority for Property and Casualty. No action needs to be taken regarding this change. Licensees may reprint their license with the current line of authority after July 2, 2018.

Additional information can be found here:  Nevada DOI

 

Florida Creates a Designated Home State Adjuster License

Florida is creating a unique Designated Home State (DHS) adjuster (70-20) license and will begin participating in the NIPR DHS initiative in the very near future.  The planned implementation date is set for May12, 2016.

Florida has been working closely with many companies/entities with currently licensed Florida non-resident adjusters that are interested in officially designating Florida as his/her home state.  Any entities that have currently licensed Florida non-resident All-Lines or Property & Casualty adjusters wanting to convert to our new DHS adjuster license may do so by emailing them at: FLDHSLicensing@myfloridacfo.com.  (They prefer that companies/entities email us their list of adjusters vs. all the individual adjusters emailing us separately.)  No application will be required to convert the license.  Fingerprints also will not be required since these adjusters already submitted fingerprints when they obtained their original non-resident adjuster license in Florida.

In order to qualify for conversion, the non-resident adjuster must have a valid Florida non-resident All-Lines or Property & Casualty adjuster license and have met at least one of the following:

  • Passed Florida’s adjuster licensing examination
  • Obtained one of the adjuster designations in Florida statute that exempts the licensing examination
    • (FYI – These 40-hour designation courses are required by law to have an examination at the end of the course that is equivalent to Florida adjuster licensing examination.)
  • Passed an adjuster examination in one of the states Florida is reciprocal with in terms of licensing. A list of reciprocal states is available online at http://www.myfloridacfo.com/Division/Agents/Licensure/Agents-Adjusters/recip_nonres.htm.

Individuals who do not qualify for conversion, or currently do not have a non-resident adjuster license in Florida, can apply for our new DHS adjuster (70-20) license online via our website on or after May 12, 2016.  These individuals must pass Florida’s adjuster licensing examination or obtain one of the designations mentioned in the second bullet above, and submit fingerprints.

These new licenses will be uploaded to the PDB and will display as a unique Florida DHS adjuster license type.  Once the Florida DHS adjuster license is uploaded to the PDB, the NIPR DHS application can then be used to apply for non-resident adjuster licenses in other states.

Anyone who has an active DHS adjuster license in another state will need to remove their DHS designation for that state before we will issue a Florida DHS license.

Individuals living in a state that licenses adjusters are not eligible for a Florida DHS license.

Anyone who holds this new DHS adjuster license will be required to complete Florida’s adjuster CE requirement as if he/she was a resident adjuster, no exceptions.

If you have any questions about Florida’s DHS adjuster licensing initiative, please email them at:  FLDHSLicensing@myfloridacfo.com.

 

Nebraska Announces Implementation of State Based System (SBS)

State Based Systems Implementation — Effective July 16, 2012

The Nebraska Department of Insurance will begin using State Based Systems (SBS) effective July 16, 2012. With the SBS implementation we will take the opportunity to implement several NAIC uniformity initiatives as well as the opportunity to streamline many of our processes. SBS also provides a wide array of online tools that allow you to submit, view and print license information on a 24/7 basis.

For more information on changes affecting individual and business entity licensing, see http://www.statebasedsystems.com/NEAnnouncement.pdf

Georgia Requiring Citizenship Affidavit Effective 1-1-2012

Effective 1-1-2012, Georgia requires a Citizenship affidavit of persons making application for all licenses, permits, registrations and certifications in order to comply with the Georgia Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act. 

This requires that all speakers being certified by CEU Institute in GA will require a copy of an approved ID (DL, Passport, etc.)

Affidavit form: http://www.oci.ga.gov/ExternalResources/Forms/AllForms/GID-276-EN%20JAN2012_Citizen%20Affidavit%20Form.pdf

 

New CE topics scheduled for 2011

  1. Heart Attack, Stroke, Cardiovascular Event Compensability
  2. FL Average Weekly Wage Disputes. Case Law, Calculation and Concurrent Employment.
  3. Economic Trends and their Affects on WC
  4. Effects of Aging Workforce on WC
  5. Special Challenges of Immigration / Ethnicity on WC and Healthcare
  6. Returning Veterans to the Workforce.
  7. Cutting Edge Medical Treatment for Backs/Necks.
  8. Ethical Dilemma of Fighting Fraud for Insurance Carriers.
  9. EDI Forms Compliance
  10. Work Place Safety and Benefits of Loss Control
  11. Social Security Offset Determination and Calculation.
  12. Respiratory and Occupational Disease Type claims in the Workplace
  13. Employer/ Employee Issues (Independent Contractor, Subcontractor, Casual Employee, Owner/Officer, etc.)

Contact us for additional information.

CEU Institute partners with 360training

CEU Institute partners with 360training to offer self study online courses to insurance and healthcare professionals.

The primary focus of the partnership will enable CEU Institute to offer self-study programs to our key audiences to meet their compliance needs. ceLearning[sm] by CEU Institute is powered by 360training.com’s e-learning technology and content.

“CEU Institute is pleased to partner with 360training.com. While we continue to expand and focus on our core competency for onsite CE programs, 360training’s expertise and technical abilities will enable us to provide additional services to our clients”, said CEU Institute executive, Michael Benner.

Self Study programs by CEU Institute: http://ceuinstitute2019-net.ntc6-p2stl.ezhostingserver.com/CEU_ceLearning.cfm

About CEU Institute:
CEU Institute is a nationally accredited provider of CE programs to the Insurance and Healthcare industries. Our key audience within the insurance industry is: adjusters that handle general liability, commercial, specialty, personal, and WC claims, agents, attorneys, and nurse case managers. Our key audience within the healthcare industry is: nurses, rehab and LTC professionals, and hospital/MCO case managers.

About 360training.com:
360training.com (Austin, TX) delivers training content, technologies and services to over 2,500 strategic e-learning partners and over 3 million users worldwide. The company’s e-learning and training programs help organizations and professionals simplify the ever-changing needs of workforce compliance, licensing, continuing education and certification. Ranked as one of the fastest growing companies, 360training.com’s clients include leading corporations, colleges and schools across a diverse range of disciplines.