As previously mentioned on our Facebook page, the Independent Insurance Agents of Palm Beach County (IIAPBC) and Joe Taylor Restoration (JTR) are offering a one hour continuing education (CE) course on October 19, 2017 for insurance professionals. We aim to help our partners achieve their CE credits before the recently extended deadlines.
According to the Insurance Journal, in order to help accelerate Hurricane Irma recovery efforts across the state, Florida’s CFO, Jimmy Patronis, recently announced an extension of CE deadlines for licensed insurance professionals in Florida.
CE deadlines are set by the licensee’s birthday month, and any licensee with a deadline in September, October, or November will now have an extended deadline of December 31, 2017, to complete their CE requirements.
As of Sept. 25, more than 500,000 insurance claims had been filed following Hurricane Irma, totaling estimated losses of more than $3 billion. Of those claims, 470,000 remain open, which the Department of Financial Services said further proves the “necessity of allowing insurance agents, adjusters and customer representatives to focus on their post-storm work.”
The extension applies to all insurance professional licensees that require continuing education, including insurance adjusters, agents and customer representatives. No form or application process is required to be approved for this extension. The Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Agent & Agency Services is updating its online database to automatically reflect the updated deadline.
We, at JTR, know how hard all insurance professionals have been working post-Irma, and we are glad that the state of Florida has allowed an extension for continuing education. If you are in need of CE credits, or you just need a break from Hurricane Irma fallout, come join the IIAPBC and JTR on October 19th for some food and a lot of valuable information- you can even enter to win the raffle! Just follow the directions on the form below if you would like to attend. However, if you have to miss this one, we would love to host you at another one of our CE courses. Please contact us if you have any questions about this or future CE opportunities. We would love to see you all at a CE!