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Florida Agents Putting New Law to Work to Attract Millennials to Insurance Careers

Florida insurance agents are trying to bolster the industry’s track record in attracting college graduates by employing a new state law that aligns college courses with the state’s licensing requirements. The insurance workforce development law, passed in 2015, gives the …

Florida Governor Signs State Insurance Licensing, Workforce Development Bill

The Florida Association of Insurance Agents (FAIA) is celebrating the passage of House Bill 1133, a bill it sponsored in cooperation with the Florida Department of Financial Services. Passed overwhelmingly by Florida lawmakers, the bill was signed by Florida Gov. …

Insurance Licensing to Halt in Arkansas for 10 Days in October

Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford is alerting insurance agents, agencies and others that the Arkansas Insurance Department (AID) is converting to a new State Based Systems (SBS) which will mean a temporary stoppage in the processing of appointments, renewals and …

Background Checks, Fingerprinting of North Dakota Agent Applicants to Begin Sept. 1

The North Dakota Insurance Department announced that as of Sept. 1, 2013, anyone applying to become a North Dakota resident insurance producer must undergo a criminal background check, including fingerprinting. This requirement is the result of the passage of Senate …

Jones on License Fee Hike, Affordable Care Act

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones treaded lightly when discussing a fee increase on insurance licenses to be announced officially next week, but didn’t pull any punches when delivering his thoughts on navigators and the Affordable Care Act. Jones spoke to …

Ohio Insurance Agencies To See License Fee Change

The state is lowering the fee Ohio insurance agents and agencies pay to have their licenses renewed late or reinstated. Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, who also leads Ohio’s Department of Insurance, says the move is aimed at maintaining the state’s …

California Department Insurance: Streamlined Licensing

The California Department of Insurance announced a new process for professionals submitting insurance agent, broker, adjuster and bail agent license applications to CDI. The new process “enhances customer service and increases the operational efficiency of handling licensing applications statewide,” according …

Louisiana’s McNeese State Offering Insurance Licensing Course

The Louisiana Consortium of Insurance and Financial Services at Louisiana State University-Shreveport will offer a pre-licensing course on property and casualty insurance at McNeese State University. The course is set for 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on Oct. 12-13 and Oct. 19-20. …

Florida Agents, Adjusters Face Continuing Education, Licensing Changes

A new Florida law seeks to reduce the regulatory burden on agents and adjusters by consolidating some licenses and revamping the education classes they must take to conduct business in the state. Among the changes: insurance adjusters and agents operating …

Insurance Agent Licenses in North Dakota Double in Decade

Officials said the telephone and the Internet have spurred an almost twofold increase in the number of insurance agents licensed to do business in North Dakota in the past decade. State insurance department data show an increase from 25,856 in …