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March 2019

Wow! Thank you to everyone who shared your New Year’s Resolutions with us in January. We wish you the best of luck as you work to complete them. 
Congratulations to the survey winner - Tyler Lockhart of GIS Cornerstone, LLC dba General Insurance Services in Lake Barrington, IL, who will receive $50 credit off an IIA of IL course, plus…
We have a special surprise, those of you who completed the survey are all winners.  We will be giving you a free IIA of IL webinar.  We will be reaching out to you to make arrangements.

March Survey Question
What is the biggest challenge your agency is currently facing? Enter your answer for your chance to win an Amazon Gift card worth $50. Who knows, we might throw in an extra surprise again…

March is Ethics Awareness Month!
IIA of IL Members receive a special discount code.

We Are on a Mission to Find the Best CSR in Illinois…is it You?

You have said it for years…how lucky you are to have the BEST CSR in Illinois. Well now is the time to show them how much you care and nominate them today to be recognized on a National level. Fill out an application today! Deadline is May 1st, but don’t wait until then. Your CSR will thank you!  

Nominate someone here, or find out more details here.  

P.S. CSR's you can nominate yourself as well. We won’t tell!

Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)
Commercial Property Institute
April 10-12, 2019
Springfield, IL
16 hours of IL CE Credit
CE Available in all 50 states, contact the IIA Staff for details.
*New Format for CIC courses in 2019. Wednesday and Thursday full days of instruction with the exam on Friday morning.

In order to 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.

Topics Covered:
  • Commercial Property Coverage Forms & Endorsements
  • Commercial Property Causes of Loss & Endorsements
  • Equipment Breakdown
  • Time Element Coverages & Endorsements
*Only Commercial Property Institute in Springfield this year! 
Discover the benefits participants will gain by attending. Register Today

The IIA of IL is looking for the elite people who believe CE is more than just earning hours to keep a license up to date. We want people who really want to learn and further their careers in the insurance industry. If this is you, and you would like to find out more about the IIA of IL Mastermind Groups taking place all over the state in April/May, please contact

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.  

Upcoming topics include: ETHICS*; Flood; Homeowners; Farm Vehicles; Business Income; E&O; Cyber Liability, Condominiums, Additional Insureds; Certificates of Insurance; Business Auto; Fraud; PAP; Insuring Toys & Collectibles, Technology Exposures; Workers Comp; CGL; Trusts; 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

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,are an agent, account manager or executive, customer service representative, agency or company manager, or
  • are 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.
Check out all the IIA of IL offerings to make our members have a sustainable competitive advantage in this ever-changing industry.

Education Programming
Products & Services – including the new Legal Services Hotline
Regional Events and Annual Events - a variety of events throughout the year
Young Agents Network
Staff with over 191 years of cumulative experience    

We have your back in this crazy world. There are some very exciting projects rolling out over the next few months and we can’t wait to tell you more about them.