Category Archives: Continuing Education

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

 

Licensing Changes for Florida Agents and Adjusters

On October 1, 2012, Florida will be changing the CE requirements for Adjuster/Agents. In order to eliminate the breakdown of credit (Law, Ethics, General, etc) licensees will now be required to take ONE “5 hour update” course every two years. Under the new law, licensees will be required to take a five-hour course that will include revisions in the insurance code, industry trends, disciplinary actions and insurance products.  The remaining 19 hours can be taken in whatever category they choose.

The first compliance period that will be affected is October 2014.

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Lawmakers also changed the licensing of adjusters so they no longer have to maintain multiple licenses.

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For more information: http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2012/07/05/254525.htm

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.