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CPIA - Certified Professional Insurance Agent

Empowering Insurance Professionals into the Future

The CPIA designation is first-of-its-kind, hands-on, how-to training. To earn the CPIA designation candidates are required to participate in a series of three, one-day seminars THE BEST PART IS NO EXAMS!
Completion is due three years from the first course.

These seminars are designed to enhance the ability of producers, sales support staff, and company personnel to efficiently create and distribute effective insurance programs. Participants leave with ideas that will produce sales results immediately.

While not a requirement, it is recommended that courses are taken in order.E&O Discounts apply for Utica National Policy Holders.

Each of the 3 courses are approved for 7 CE in
AZ | CA | ID | MT | NM | NV | OR | WA

Course Modules

Position for Success

Implement for Success

Sustain Success

During this workshop, participants focus on internal and external factors affecting
the creation of effective business development goals.

Factors discussed include:

current state of the insurance                 marketplace

competitive pressures

insurance carrier underwriting criteria

consumer expectations.

During this workshop, participants learn:

specific tools for analyzing consumer needs

how to utilize risk identification techniques to gather pertinent prospect

skills necessary to assimilate information gathered into customized coverage recommendations

how to prepare a complete submission

tips for preparing and presenting a comprehensive insurance proposal

This workshop focuses on fulfilling the implied promises contained in the insuring agreement.

Participants will:

review methods of providing evidence of insurance coverage

discuss policies and procedures for controlling errors and omissions including policy review and delivery, endorsements, claims-processing, and handling of client complaints

learn how to calculate the lifetime value of a client and techniques for generating referrals.

CPIA Update Requirement

The Certified Professional Insurance Agent designation stands for professionalism, commitment to professional training and results, and technical knowledge. To maintain the right
to use the CPIA designation, designees must complete an update on an annual basis * or maintain a Ruby, Sapphire or Diamond level membership with the CPIA Program.

* CPIA 1, CPIA 2, CPIA 3, Special Topics:

An Agent’s Guide to Understanding and Mitigating Cyber Exposures

Disaster and Continuity Planning for Business and Families

An E&O Loss Control Program for Agencies

According to unofficial sources in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, by 2030 the Biden administration wants at least 54% of all vehicles told in the U.S. to be electric. It wants 66% of all vehicles sold in this country to be electric by 2032.

A bold — but still — unofficial move. However, informed sources at the New York Times say this is exactly what the EPA plans and will announce when it reveals greenhouse gas emission limits for 2027 through 2032. The official announcement will come early next year.

Environmental groups will love the plan but it is light-years different than what the nation’s automakers agreed to with the administration and the EPA in 2021. In August of that year, and after heated negotiations, the automakers agreed to make EVs half of the total auto sales by 2030.

A public comment period will be set up shortly after the official announcement.

The EPA’s push to change the numbers has come about because it’s what President Biden wants. He signed an executive order awhile back ordering EVs to be 50% of the nation’s new auto output by 2030. In the executive order, Biden wants automakers to make gas mileage to be higher and pollution coming from gas and diesel vehicles to be cut significantly by 2026.

It’s a bold push. Currently, electric vehicles amount to just 7.2% of vehicle sales.

What the administration has not outlined — nor has the states that have issued similar edicts — is how power will be set up to charge the growing number of EVs that will seen on U.S. streets and highways in 2030.

Source link: Associated Press —