Regretfully, I’ve decided to scale down my full-time insurance endeavors. The insurance continuing education event scheduled in Missoula next month will be the last live classroom CE event I’ll be hosting in Montana as Faulkner Education Services.
As much as I love visiting Montana and my wonderful clients and business associates in that state, retirement age is approaching and I’d like to spend more time doing other things I love–none of which involve the insurance industry to which I’ve devoted 44 years of my life.
I will continue my partnership with A.D. Banker & Company, both developing/writing CE courses for them and teaching their CE webinars. I will also consider opportunities to teach and conduct insurance CE classes and trainings on a contract basis, so long as my duties are limited to teaching, instruction, and/or consultation.
I welcome your calls and emails to keep me updated about what’s going on with you and in the last best place, and I plan to visit simply for fun, so please do keep in touch.
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I also plan to be available on Thursday evening, August 23, to say hello and goodbye to anyone who cares to visit. Time and place to be announced, so shoot me an email if you want that info.
Our March newsletter was published online today, along with our upcoming insurance CE schedule. For those of you who are unaware, in addition to offering our insurance CE webinars in Montana we now offer them in the state of Oregon. We are also presenting our CE webinar courses in-house so, if you’d like your agency/company staff to attend the same webinar–either one we are already offering or one we design especially for you, contact Linda directly for more information.
We had TERRIFIC insurance continuing education classroom seminars in Bigfork and Kalispell last week, thanks to the folks at FloodCo of Whitefish and the Montana Logging Association in Kalispell.
Lloy Griffing of FloodCo hosted three insurance CE seminars at the Marina Cay Resort in Bigfork on Monday, October 5th. Despite the dry subjects (Montana law, ethics, and cyber security), we had a terrific time and are looking forward to returning to the area in the spring for another FloodCo-sponsored event.
We spent the day on Tuesday, October 6 with Coleen, Erica, and John at the Montana Logging Association. These wonderful people were kind enough to host the day’s two seminars: Insuring Mother Nature and Insurance Fraud.
We appreciate our clients, as well. If it weren’t for their enthusiastic invitations to return to Montana, and their faithful attendance at our classroom seminars, we wouldn’t be able to have this much fun … this often … in Montana.
We are happy to announce that we received approval from the Montana Insurance Continuing Education Program for three brand new webinars:
2015 Montana Insurance Legislative Updates is approved for 1 hour of CE and addresses some of the insurance changes addressed during the 2015 regular legislative session. This webinar will be offered in 2015 on October 20 and December 19. 2016 dates will be announced sometime in October. This seminar meets the requirements of the legislative changes course.
Ethical Dilemmas is approved for 3 hours of CE and helps students achieve a better understanding of the ethical dilemmas they routinely face concerning service issues, privacy and confidentiality, and understanding issues related to the insurance application. This webinar will be offered in 2015 on October 14 and December 15. 2016 dates will be announced sometime in October.
Insuring Mother Nature is approved for 3 hours of CE. Mother Nature tends to surprise us with a variety of weather events. In this course, we help students become familiar with P&C underwriting risks and how they relate to certain catastrophe risks, acquire a basic understanding about why the purchase of separate flood insurance is so important, understand the earth movement exclusion (and coverage) and how it pertains to more than just earthquakes. This webinar will be offered in 2015 on November 17. 2016 dates will be announced sometime in October.
We are holding two days of insurance classroom seminars in Montana on October 5 and 6, offering a total of 14 hours of approved insurance continuing education credit.
October 5, Bigfork (sponsored by FloodCo)
8 to 9 a.m. – 2015 Montana Insurance Legislative Updates (1 hour of CE) -BRAND NEW course
9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Ethical Dilemmas (3 hours of CE) – BRAND NEW course
12:15 to 1:15 p.m. – lunch (included)
1:15 to 4:15 p.m. – Cyber Security (3 hours of CE) – 2nd presentation; 1st presentation was in Missoula in June
Seating is limited and registration is being handled by Lloy Griffing at FloodCo. You may contact Lloy by phone at 406-270-0799 or by email at Lloy@FloodCo.net. Location: Marina Cay conference room.
October 6, Kalispell
8 to 11 a.m. – Insuring Mother Nature (3 hours of CE) – BRAND NEW course
12 to 4 p.m. – Insurance Fraud (4 hours of CE)
Seating is limited. A $10 late registration fee applies, per seminar, only for the October 6th events for registrations received after 9/29. Location: Montana Logging Association, 2224 Highway 35.
We’re happy to report that the Montana Insurance Continuing Education Program has approved two more classroom CE courses in our curriculum:
Both classroom seminars will be presented in Missoula in June (on the 8th and 9th) and in Kalispell in September (on the 29th and 30th).
We expect to e submitting a Cyber Security webinar during the month of May, as well as several other new webinars and seminars in the coming months.
We’ve have 5 more insurance CE courses approved in Montana: three classroom seminars and two webinars:
- The three 4-hour classroom seminars will be presented in both Missoula and Kalispell during the week of September 22:
- 4 Must-Have Commercial Lines Coverages
- Personal Lines Coverage Issues
- Insurance Claims … and Fraud
- We will begin presenting the two 2-hour webinars in late June or early July:
- 4 Must-Have Commercial Lines Coverages – Part 1
- 4 Must-Have Commercial Lines Coverages – Part 2
We will be submitting the webinars to the state of Oregon later this month and will be submitting additional webinars in both Montana and Oregon next month.
We’ll have more details on our website sometime next week, well as in our monthly newsletter. Click here to subscribe to our monthly insurance CE newsletter.
Our five most recent submissions to the Montana Department of Insurance were approved for CE credit for producers and adjusters:
Our webinar and classroom seminars do NOT require an exam to earn CE credit. They’re interactive and fun … considering all we do is talk about insurance!
Our self-study courses require the student to complete and pass a monitored exam. They’re not as much fun as our webinars and seminars, but they’re easy to read and understand and our exams don’t include any “tricky” questions.
I moved back to Massachusetts from Montana two years ago. (Actually, my puppy and I headed out for the 2,700-mile drive on February 26, 2011.) Since that time, many of the insurance professionals who attended the classroom insurance continuing education courses I offered during the 7 years I lived in Montana have contacted me to see when I would be returning.
Well, how can I resist all the love and devotion of those people … especially after all this time? In two words: I can’t.
I’ve decided to put together 2 days of classroom CE seminars in Missoula during the mid-September if enough people register for them. Each day will offer two different seminars totaling 8 hours of CE credit. At the moment, my plans for topics include (but are not limited to):
- Flood Insurance (meeting FEMA training guidelines)
- Healthcare Reform
- Professional Liability (E&O, D&O, EPL, and Cyber)
- Insurance Fraud
If you, or someone you know, are interested in attending and want to be included on my mailing list once I’ve settled on the curriculum and reserved the date and location, email me at Linda@LindaFaulkner.com