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June 2019

Expert Panel Presentation at CONVO - We Need Your Feeback!
CONVO 2019, held October 1-3 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, IL, will feature sessions and conversations to help solve the biggest issues agencies are expressing - finding and retaining talent. We want to know:
What is one question you would ask the experts?
What is the one issue you would want them to specifically address?
Let us know here . All answers will be kept confidential. 
**Note: CONVO Early registration opens on July 1. You must be registered for CONVO in order to reserve your overnight room at the host hotel. Watch your email for the registration announcement.

Earn your CE anywhere... even by the pool!

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

The IIA of IL is launching a pre-licensing program, with the first Property & Casualty class taking place on July 23-24 at the IIA of IL Office in Springfield, IL. This two-day class is the beginning to the solutions IIA of IL is offering to our members to finding and bringing in great talent to the industry. With this beginning program we have a special offer to IIA of IL members. This class will be completely free for your new hire. Don’t let the “free” stop you. Our program is top-notch and will blow away the competition. Our program was designed by a person who has helped write the licensing exam. This program will give your new hire valuable insights into the industry and give them the knowledge they need to have a great career. We know it's not just about being able to pass the test. It's about retaining the information. The IIA of IL is sure you will see a difference in a new hire taking our sessions rather than the competition.
There are a few stipulations for this free class. Contact for details and to secure your space today.  *Spots are limited.  

Register for one of the remaining sessions! 
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, find out more about the IIA of IL Mastermind Groups taking place all over the state this month. 

*Ruble Seminars are now open to all National Alliance designees! Space is limited.

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:
  • Leased Properties Exposures
  • Advanced Business Income
  • Servicing Commercial Insurance Accounts in Today’s Marketplace
  • The Impaired and the Shared Economy and Insurance Implications
  • Emerging Insurance Exposures and E&O Protection
  • Understanding (and Managing) the Three Big Government Benefits: Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid
Discover the benefits participants will gain by attending. Register Today. 

Do you have an Intern joining your agency this summer?
Are you hiring new-to-insurance talent?
Instant Training Plans!
Our members have shared their best practices. This is how they maximize their budget and build a flexible and proven training plan. The IIA of IL has instant training solutions for easy access. Let us help you create a training plan that fits your budget:

Intern Plan
  • Introduction to Insurance
    7 Courses = 3.5 hours of training for $80
  • Business Communication Fundamentals
    5 Courses = 2.5 hours of training for $80
Tip:  Schedule two to three courses a week and create a conversation around the content. Assign the intern recap questions to bring back to the content to their role.

Commercial Insurance New Hire Plan
  • Commercial Lines Coverage Basics
    30 Courses = 15 hours of training for $275
  • Business Communication Fundamentals
    5 Courses = 2.5 hours of training for $80
  • Client Management Essentials
    6 Courses = 3 hours of training for $80

Tip:  Schedule three courses a week by coverage line.  Select an in-house client account and assign a review with questions for the new hire. Discuss together.  

Personal Insurance New Hire Plan

  • Personal Lines Coverage Basics
    21 Courses = 10 hours of training for $175
  • Business Communication Fundamentals
    5 Courses = 2.5 hours of training for $80
  • Client Management Essentials
    6 Courses = 3 hours of training for $80

Tip:  Scheduled three courses a week along with review of personal products offered at your firm.  Recommend that the new hire take notes and share them with you.  Start the new hire inputting new business applications or reviewing upcoming renewals.  Empower them to identify 3-5 questions they have about each account.  

Visit our New Hire Training website to begin the training process of your new hires today.  


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.

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.