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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

The Hawaii Insurance Division has now set the estimated losses of the Maui wildfire in August of last year at $3 billion. That number is likely to continue to grow, and authorities in the division believe the final total will be something like $5 billion.

The insurance department has also said that insurers, as of March 31st, have paid out $2.09 billion. That comes from data given to the division by over 200 insurers and only includes part of the damages suffered by homeowners, renters and businesses.

Those who were underinsured, or with no insurance at all are not included in the division’s data. 

Here is what insurers have paid out so far for all losses:

Total — $2,086,897

Residential property — $1,308,751

Commercial property — $571,822

Personal auto — $30,641

Commercial auto — $3,249

Business interruption — $56,322

All other property — $116,112

This is how much has been paid out for residential property alone:

Total — $1,308,751

Homeowners insurance — $1,007,829

Other residential property — $20

Dwelling-fire landlord — $235,449

Condo unit owner — $56,388

Renters insurance — $9,065

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