Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska
July 9, 2013
New CE Webinar Program
Free CE's* In August
CISR Designation Changes
Health Exchange Webinars Starting July 11
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Education Update
A quarterly newletter from IIAN's Education Department.

Check the Big "I" Education calendar for all your education needs.

IIAN - Introducing new webinar CE program
The Big "I" of Nebraska is putting the final touches on a new CE webinar program.  We hope this type of instruction will not only provide quality education, but also an additional way to get your CE credits.
  • Nationally ranked instructors
  • Current and relevant topics
  • Two-part Swiss Re approved E&O course!
  • only $35 for 3 CEUs!

Check out our new webinars today! Click here for more info.

Fall Free CE* Series Is Approaching!  Get 6 CEUs**!
IIAN has once again scheduled our Free CE* road show across Nebraska for members only.  Don't miss this great opportunity for everyone in your agency.  Attend one or both:
"Workers Comp - How Your Clients Can Control Losses & Reduce Claims & Insurance Costs" (3 PC CEUs**) and
"Legal Compliance For Insurance Producers - What Agents Need To Know" (3 Ethics/Gen CEUs**).
Dates and Locations:
  • Aug 20 - Kearney - Ramada Inn
  • Aug 21 - Norfolk - Holiday Inn Express
  • Aug 22 - Ashland - Mahoney State Park
*There is a $1 per credit hour processing fee.
**Approval pending
CISR Designation - choose 5 out of 9 topics!

The CISR Program has expanded from 5 to 9 topics.

Earning a professional designation has never been easier.  The CISR program now consists of 9 one-day courses that you can choose your 5 required topics from.  Specialize in a certain area, or mix and match! 


Already a CISR?  Become a CISR Elite! Once you earn the CISR designation, you can achieve the CISR Elite status by passing the other four CISR course exams. 
Health Insurance Exchange Webinars & Info

The Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is conducting a series of free webinars in July:
Health Insurance Marketplace 101 - 1-hour basic introduction to the Marketplaces (Exchanges) - who is eligible and how it will work

Click here for schedule and registration links.

Understanding the Health Insurance Marketplace - 2-hour detailed review including eligibility, enrollment, plan structure, and application.

July 11, 12:00-2:00 p.m. CDT Click here to register

July 25, 12:00-2:00 p.m CDT  Click here to register 


Small Business (SHOP) Enrollment
July 11,
12:00-1:00 p.m. CDT - Register at by 1 pm July 10 

Registration for the CMS July 9 outreach webinar for agents is closed but you can download the presentation here. 
To access CMS training information and sign up for future webinar notices, register at


Links to information on:

The registration and training process for agents to write health insurance offered through the Nebraska Marketplace.
Announcement of how to register and access official agent Marketplace training expected soon.

How agents will enroll individuals and small businesses in the Marketplace, starting October 1, 2013.

New proposed privacy and data security policies and procedures for agents.

Official ACA web site: 

USHHS ACA web page:  click here

Please contact me or anyone at the IIAN office with any question you have about insurance education.  
Nancy Robeson
Education and Events Director
Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska