Continuing Education

May 9, 2019

Auto Class
(4 CE Credits)
Presented by Pronto Insurance
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.     
Salon L

Classifying a Risk and Experience Rating Modifiers
(3 CE Credits for both classes)
Presented by Tai Jenkins, M.Ed, Customer Engagement and Training Specialist, Texas Mutual Insurance Company
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.     
Salon K

When writing workers' comp, classifying a risk is where it all starts. Accurate levels of coverage and correct pricing depend on understanding your clients' businesses and knowing how to properly classify a risk. Join us to discuss companion classifications, standard exceptions, general exclusions & inclusions, as well as, how to handle miscellaneous employees. You will also learn about the key factors of experience rating, including an overview of the experience rating worksheet.  You will gain valuable insight into how losses impact the experience modifier, as well as how to manage the experience modifier. 

Independent Contractor or Employee

How do you determine if a worker is an independent contractor or an employee? Join us to find out what the Texas Labor Code says about independent contractors to help you spot the difference when you work with your clients. We will also discuss 1099 recipients and contract labor to help to clear up confusion.

May 10, 2019

County Mutual Class
(5 CE Credits)
Presented by Patti Romo, Marketing Director, Bluefire Insurance
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.     
Salon K

Bluefire Insurance is a proud sponsor of the 2019 Texas PIA Convention & Expo. Bluefire Tejas Seguros is offering the County Mutual course and exam sponsored by Old American County Mutual. The course is five hours and followed by the state required exam. To be better prepared, have the following completed and brought with you to the class. 

Complete the Following for Licensing

Just the Facts: Become NFIP and Flood Insurance Savvy
(3 CE Credits)
Presented by Teri Calvin, ANFI, Regional Field Relations Manager, Hartford Flood

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.     
Salon L

This class provides attendees with a basic understanding of the National Flood Insurance Program. The course opens with history of the National Flood Insurance Program, how the program came about and why. Discussion then moves on to how the program works with regards to the guidelines, regulations, coverage’s, as well as underwriting information and much more.

The course is designed to give those who have little or limited knowledge of the National Flood Insurance Program the basics to get started. For those who deal with the program on a regular basis, a wider understanding of the program and its intricacies should be acquired.

The objectives of this seminar are to provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and understanding to:
  • Comprehend the Standard Flood Insurance Policy
  • Provide attendees with knowledge of the rules and regulations of the National Flood Insurance Program

Accordingly, the seminar has been approved by the NFIP to provide the Flood Certification required in most states for licensed Property and Casualty agents who sell or intend to sell flood insurance.  

Ethics and Insurance Fraud
(3 CE Credits)
Presented by Kaplan Education
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.   
Salon K

While most people who buy insurance are honest, there are those that make a business out of defrauding the insurance industry. A fraud scheme may be carried out when the insured changes the policy, when the policy is renewed, or perhaps not until a claim is made. There are often opportunities for fraud to be discovered at any of those times. Insurance producers, risk managers, loss control specialists, underwriters, and claim professionals can all play a part in combating fraud. This course will help students understand the impact of fraud and the role that they,as insurance professionals, can play in addressing it.

What's in a Homeowners Policy?
(4 CE Credits)
Presented by Kaplan Education
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.     
Salon L

The homeowners policy insures more than just a house. Yet there are still limitations and exclusions that, if unknown to the policyholder, could result in a coverage gap. This class describes the details of the homeowners policy, including property and liability coverage and key endorsements. Since all homeowners policies are not created equal, differences among various policy forms are compared based on what perils they cover. The insureds responsibilities at the time of loss and other information needed at the time of claim are also reviewed.

Texas PIA Contact:
Victoria L. Reece, CAE 
(972) 819-3724
[email protected]