Thursday, July 9, 2009

CE Marathon Schedule Update - Legislative Changes Course

Our CE Marathon schedule had originally included a spot for our new 2009 Legislative Changes course on Thursday, July 30th, from 3:30pm - 4:30pm. The course was submitted for approval in June and we'd hoped to receive it in time for the CE Marathon.

Unfortunately, that's not going to happen. The course was not reviewed by the CE Advisory Council at their June 24th meeting. We were told, however, that is slated for review at the July 29th CE Advisory Council meeting.

For those of you who absolutely need the 1-hour of required Legislative Changes by the end of July, we are offering an alternative. We can mail you our TEXT-BASED 2007 Legislative Changes course (which has a different course # than the 2007 Legislative Changes SEMINAR we've been offering) and I will personally proctor/monitor the exam on Thursday, July 30th between 3:30pm and 4:30pm - which was the original time slot planned for the 2009 seminar.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Montana Insurance Commissioner Warns Insurance Agents and Brokers About Scam Artists Posing as State Employees

Per news dated July 7, 2009 on the official state website for Montana, Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, Monical Lindeen warns insurance agents and brokers about a scam. Other states that are actively investigating the scam include: Colorado, Nevada, Oklahoma, and California.

In part, the news states: "Lindeen’s office has received reports from multiple other states that individuals have been calling licensed insurance agencies and representing themselves as employees of the state Commissioners of Insurance. These individuals, pretending to be agency employees, have requested payment for a penalty fee. The same individuals also requested that the insurance agencies provide credit card and social security information over the telephone to make the penalty payment and to avoid cancellation of their license."

Click here to read the entire article.