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January 2020


January Survey Question
What part of the Big Mac would you be and why?  

Let us know and you will be entered to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card.
 Click here to submit.
Congratulations to the December Survey winner: Tamika Reed with VanGundy Agency, Inc. in Normal.


New for 2020 E&O Westport Renewals
Only THREE (3) CE hours required to receive credit on your E&O Premium. If you attended an E&O class prior to 1/1/2020, you are still eligible for the 10% credit, but not eligible for the new additional credits unless you re-attend the E&O class in 2020. The class must be attended either prior to or within 30 days after your 2020 renewal date. Please contact your account rep for details on your specific requirements: Carol Wilson, (217) 321-3011 or Janet White, (217) 321-3010.

IIA of IL E&O Webinars are also approved for Ethics continuing education.

For details and to register, click here.

Illinois Insurance Pre-Licensing Program - 2020 Schedule Released
Designed by experienced agents for the next generation of great agents.
The Illinois Insurance Pre-Licensing Program is off to a great start and receiving great reviews!
  • “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.”
The schedule for winter/spring 2020 has been released. Consider sending your new hire to one of these sessions. They will come back from class prepared to pass the exam on the first try.
Click here to register. 

Stretch Your Business Skills in 2020!
Welcome to My Agency Campus – your personalized learning curriculum for property and casualty insurance agencies. 
Business Skills learning is in demand as agencies seek to grow team members’ skills and retain talent. Curriculum bundles are available for all skill levels. Every business skills course has been written specifically for the insurance service and sales roles. 

New Hires, Associates and Account Managers: 
  • Coverage and Essential Skills Jump-Start Bundles 
  • Business Communication Fundamentals
  • Client Management Essentials
Account Managers, Senior Account Managers, Producers and Account Executives:
  • Advanced Communication and Negotiation Skills
  • Leading Successful Projects and Meetings

Team Leaders, Office Managers and Agency Principals:

  • Team Leader Start-Up
  • Leadership Fundamentals 

Each bundle offers 2+ hours of training accessible anytime from anywhere! 

Use this code: 2020Biz and receive 20% off all Business Skills Bundles through January 31!

Click here for details.

Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)
Commercial Multiline Institute

February 19-21, 2020
Rolling Meadows, IL 

16 hours of IL CE credit *No Test Required
CE Available in all 50 states, contact the IIA Staff for details. 
*CIC Courses in 2020 will follow this format: Wednesday & Thursday full days of instruction with the exam on Friday morning.  
*Only Commercial Multiline Institute in Illinois in 2020

In the CIC Commercial Multiline course, you will learn how to help commercial clients navigate critical issues, such as cyberthreats and crime from both property and casualty perspectives.

Topics Covered:
  • Commercial Inland Marine Concepts and Coverages
  • Employment Practices Liability Insurance
  • Crime Coverages and Endorsements
  • Cyber Exposures and Coverages
  • Excess Liability and Commercial Umbrella Coverages
Discover the benefits participants will gain by attending. Register today. 

90th Annual Farm Agents Winter Conference
Join us on January 30-31 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield for the 90th Annual Farm Agents Winter Conference. The continuing education topics this year will come from Jon King, National Crop Insurance Solutions Manager with Watts and Associates who will be presenting “Building a Revenue Net for Producers.” Sam Bennett, Commercial Lines and Personal Lines Producer with Harrison Agency, Inc. will be presenting “Farm Property - The ‘Family Farm’ Market.” The event features six hours of CE, tradeshow, networking and more. Visit the Farm Agents website at for more information and to register.
DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY! Onsite registration will be available. 

The New Year is a Great Time to Start on Your Path to a Designation
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. Scholarships are available to IIA of IL members.

Check Out All of IIA of IL's Webinar Options
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.  *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

Check out all the IIA of IL offerings to make our members have a sustainable competitive advantage in this ever-changing industry.

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. Keep up to date by visiting our website at

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