Florida Surplus Lines Service Office Announces New Classes
Mar 23, 2011
The following article was published in PropertyCasualty 360 Magazine on March 23, 2011:
Florida Surplus Lines Service Office “Navigates the Niche” and Teaches Insurer Financial in New 2011 Education Schedule
By Ashlee Weber
With two newly developed continuing education courses up for offering, the Florida Surplus Lines Service Office (FSLSO) has completed its 2011 education schedule and registration is now open.
In an effort to create a more diversified classroom experience, FSLSO has partnered with subject matter experts to provide two newly approved education courses: “Navigating the Niche 2011 and the Florida Surplus Lines Service Office” and “Understanding Insurer Financials and the Florida Surplus Lines Service Office.” Each of these courses will be taught at various locations in Florida including Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, and Tampa, with the added incentive that Florida licensed surplus lines agents may take any of these offerings at no charge.
“Navigating the Niche 2011 and the Florida Surplus Lines Service Office” is a four-hour course that provides a hands-on practical guide on how to create, identify, and customize policies and underwriting for any target market group for both personal and commercial lines. Additionally, this course provides an overview of the FSLSO, its purpose and responsibilities, along with a look at its available products and services. Florida licensed surplus lines agents may attend this course for free; all others must pay an $80 registration fee.
This course has been approved by the Department of Financial Services for four hours of intermediate property and casualty credit (Course ID 76153). There is one offering left for this course in 2011: September 22, Thursday, at the Embassy Suites Airport/Westshore in Tampa, from 8:00 a.m. – Noon.
“Understanding Insurer Financial Statements and the Florida Surplus Lines Service Office” is a three-hour course that provides a detailed overview of the National Association of Insurance Commissioner’s Annual Financial Statements with regard to property and casualty insurer solvency. The course will help agents become more knowledgeable about the components of insurance financial statements and how they relate to the financial stability of insurance companies. This course also includes an overview of FSLSO with a look at its Insurer Financial Data program and other available resources and services. Florida licensed surplus lines agents may attend this course for free; all others must pay a $60 registration fee.
This course has been approved by the Department of Financial Services for three hours of intermediate property and casualty credit (Course ID 76155). The course will be taught in two offerings: June 3, Friday, at the Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs, from 9:00 a.m. – Noon; and November 3, Thursday, at the Miami Airport Marriott, from 9:00 a.m. – Noon.
Space is limited for these courses and early registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, go to http://www.fslso.com/education/index.aspx, or call Ashlee Weber at 800-562-4496, ext.109 to inquire about these or other continuing education opportunities from FSLSO (Provider ID: 363306).