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November 2019

November Survey Question
What is your favorite app and why? 

We love helping people find tools to help them do business better. Let’s learn from each other. What is your favorite business related or personal app? One entry will receive $50 off an IIA of IL class or webinar of their choosing.
 Click here to submit.

We are so thankful for you!
IIA of IL members that registered this week only can receive 20% off a November or December Ethics webinar or class. Find your code in the video below. This discount is not available to non-members. It pays to be a member... find out what else you are missing out on 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. IIA of IL members receive a discount using code: MembershipPays19.

Avoid an Agency and Personal Financial Disaster, Make Cyber Security Your Agency’s Priority - Webinar Series
Have you thought about how important cyber coverage and compliance with the mandated data privacy laws is to not only your agency, but your personal financial health, as well? The IIA of IL, as always, is your number one resource. We know this topic is overwhelming, but very important.

Instructors Brian McSherry and Bill Larson recently hosted a series of webinars so you could find out how you, both professionally and personally, can protect your financial assets due to non-compliance with the mandated data privacy laws. These sessions were recorded and are now available to members. By watching these sessions, members will not only understand the current Mandated Data Privacy and Security Laws, but also receive assistance in developing a plan to become compliant with those laws. 
Click here for more information. Only IIA of IL members have access to the webinars.  *There is no CE credit available for these webinars.  

James K. Ruble Graduate Seminars are now available as an update option for all dues-paid National Alliance designees (CICs, CRMs, CPRMs, CISRs and CSRMs).

Graduate Seminars feature a variety of advanced topic selections along with real-life applications for the material. Use what you learn here to explain to your clients some of the exposures they may face and the most effective methods for remedying them. 

Your full attendance at the 16 hours of instruction of your choice will satisfy your annual update requirement and no exam is required.
Topics Covered:
  • Insurance Valuation Problems
  • Insuring E-Commerce Account
  • General Liability Insurance Traps & Tricks
  • Handling Performance Problems\
  • The Magic of Interviewing and Retaining Employees
  • Understanding Time Element for the First Time
Discover the benefits participants will gain by attending. Register Today. 

NIPR Launches New Features to Popular Mobile App
The National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR) has launched new features to its popular mobile app. Powered by NIPR's Producer Database (PDB), the app allows insurance professionals to access their information on a mobile device, making compliance faster and more convenient.

The newly released License Renewal Reminder will push notifications of an upcoming license expiration. This will give producers plenty of time to complete their renewals and meet continuing education requirements.

Any professional licensed by a state insurance department can use the app to view their basic licensing information – which includes license numbers, expiration dates and lines of authority – in addition to the new features. Click here for details.

Have you recently hired a new employee? Do you have someone who needs to learn more about insurance? 
Looking for industry training for your new employee? The IIA of IL has partnered with New Level Partners to bring online training to new hires in the insurance industry. Online learning is ideal for new hires and job changers and is an excellent way to fit coverage education into the workday. Our new hire training is on-demand, interactive, cost-effective and measurable! Each course averages about 30-40 minutes in length. Purchase grants four months access per individual to the selected curriculum.
Categories are:
  • Introduction to Insurance
  • Commercial Lines Coverage Basics
  • Personal Lines Coverage Basics
  • Advanced Communication and Negotiation Skills
  • Business Communication Fundamentals
  • Client Management Essentials
  • Emerging Leader’s Series
  • Leading Successful Projects and Meetings
Visit our New Hire Training website to begin the training process of your new hires today. 

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 upcoming courses below. 

Upcoming topics include: ETHICS*; E&O; Flood; The Twelve Great Commercial Ins. Mysteries; Liability Issues in Personal Lines Policies; Business Income; Workers Comp; Fiduciary Liability, ERISA Bonding and Employee Benefits; Insuring Hobby & Small Farms; Contractors Property Exposures; Income After Retirement 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. Scholarships are available to IIA of IL members.

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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