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March 2021


This insurance industry event allows attendees to learn about current issues affecting the industry and discuss their impact with Illinois’ decision-makers.

This year's event spans two days: 

Monday, April 26 - 2:00-4:00 pm CST
Presentations from Legislators and the Insurance Director
The House and Senate Insurance Chairmen will both be presenting. They will discuss current legislation in their respective committees, how they run their committee, important issues being considered in their committees and in the General Assembly. They will also discuss important issues facing Illinois and employers.

Acting Director Severinghaus will be presenting on issues facing the Department of Insurance, their legislative agenda, and how she plans to manage the Department.

Tuesday, April 27 - 10:00 am to Noon CST
State Legislative Roundtable
Leaders of the associations will discuss important legislation and issues currently being considered in the General Assembly, provide insight into the legislative process, provide insider knowledge of the General Assembly and the new leaders of the caucuses.

Registration is only $20 and includes the four hours of IL CE (pending approval).


ABEN Webinars - April Sale!
Sign up in April for any ABEN webinar and receive 25% off your registration fee.
Agents & Brokers Education Network (ABEN) is a collection of Big "I" affiliated state associations offering professional training using Live webcast technology. ABEN's Live Webcasts will stream professional instructors right into your office, along with related course material and the ability to ask questions and chat with other students. Upcoming topics include 
E&O Roadmap to ID Theft, Red Flags, and Money Laundering; Flood Insurance and the NFIP; E&O Personal Auto; E&O Personal Auto and Umbrella Insurance; E&O Cyber & Privacy Insurance; E&O Risk Management; and more!
Click here to view upcoming courses.
This discount applies to only those with ABEN in the course title. Registration must be completed April 1 through April 30. Discount applies to any scheduled ABEN course.

Designed by experienced agents for the next generation of great agents.
The highly reviewed Illinois Insurance Pre-Licensing Program has released the 2021 schedule and is moving to virtual classes on the 1st and 3rd weeks of every month. Now, all you have to remember is the 1st and 3rd week and get your new hire enrolled as soon as possible. Here is what our students say:
  • “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.”
Your new hires will come back from class prepared to pass the exam on the first try. Click here to register. Additionally, no competitor goes above and beyond as this program does with free online tools as well as exam reviews if your test is too far out from the class. IIA of IL members receive a discount off registration which is automatically applied during checkout. 


Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)
Personal Lines Institute
March 24-25, 2021
Virtual Class
16 hours of IL CE credit *No Test Required
CE Available in all 50 states, contact the IIA of IL Staff for details.
This class will feature two of the very best instructors in the industry: Steve Lyon and Kevin Amrhein! 

This personal lines institute addresses the unique insurance coverage needs of individuals, families, and family members. You will learn to handle the complexities of state-specific personal lines forms.
Topics Covered:
  • Personal Residential Coverages
  • Personal Automobile Coverages
  • Watercraft Coverages
  • Rental Car Coverages
  • Flood
  • Home Based Business
  • Condominiums
  • Farm and Ranch Coverages
  • Mobile Home
  • No Fault (PIP)
  • Catastrophe/Earthquake/Flood, Wind Pools
Participants will:
  • Complete an in-depth study of the ISO Homeowner Policy with emphasis on the HO3 Form.
  • Better understand the application of coverages of a personal auto policy.
  • Obtain an overview of personal umbrella/excess liability coverages including underlying limits and self-insured retention.
Discover the benefits participants will gain by attending. Register Today

Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)
Commercial Casualty Institute
April 21-22, 2021
Virtual Class
16 hours of IL CE credit *No Test Required
CE Available in all 50 states, contact the IIA of IL Staff for details.

This commercial lines institute addresses explores casualty exposures and familiarizes you with important coverages.
Topics Covered:
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Additional Insureds
  • Workers’ Compensation and Employers Liability
  • Business Auto Coverages
  • Excess Liability/Commercial Umbrella Coverages
  • Cyber Liability
  • Liquor Liability
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Commercial Casualty Case Study
Participants will:
  • Complete an in-depth study of the CGL policy form and endorsements, and apply them to specific situations.
  • Gain an overview of Excess Liability/Commercial Umbrella and the issues of concurrency and self-insured retention.
  • Better understand Workers Compensation, the exposures faced when employees perform work in other states, and endorsements available for this coverage.
  • Become familiar with the Business Auto Policy forms and major endorsements, and apply them to specific situations.
  • Learn the reasons for adding Additional Insureds to a policy and be able to describe the purpose, coverage, and limitations of the various endorsements.
Discover the benefits participants will gain by attending. Register 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,
  • an agent, account manager or executive, customer service representative, agency or company manager, or
  • 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.

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. 

IIA of IL Members have access to search for answers to questions you may have on a multitude of topics. We have assembled a myriad of resources to help you tackle any issue that you or your agency may encounter. Visit the Solution Center today.  

Head outside with your laptop and take a webinar while enjoying the spring weather!
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. 

ETHICS*; Commercial Property - Direct vs Indirect Damage; Culture, Ethics and E&O - The Right Way to Run an Agency; E&O Roadmap to Policy Analysis; The Small or Hobby Farm - Properly Identifying & Insuring the Risk; Personal Lines Clients and Their New Normal; Adventures in Aging - Understanding Social Security & Medicare; Flood Insurance and the NFIP; Homeowners in Real Life - Tales of Claims & Coverage; 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

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