What is a Webinar and How Do They Work?


Webinars are over-the-internet courses conducted in real-time that allow students to receive the highest quality instruction while watching from their own computer, tablet or smartphone. Webinars combine the convenience of online courses with live instruction and interaction with the instructor. Our webinars have a chat box which allows students to ask questions and participate in the course, making for a more dynamic learning experience. Best of all, at the end of the Webinar, there is no test required for CE credit to be earned!

At PIA NE IA we want our Webinars to provide the best possible simulation of a live classroom environment. It is for this reason that NONE of the Webinars you take from us are pre-recorded; they all take place in real-time and are taught by the instructor who authored the course. Our instructors use a webcam so you will hear and see him/her teach, address questions and provide answers- all in real-time!

All that you need to take PIA NE IA Webinars are working speakers and a good internet connection. Webinars occur at a scheduled date and time, below is a list of our available Webinar courses.

After the conclusion of the webinar PIA will verify your attendance with the class administrator and file your CE credits online with the NE & IA Insurance Department State Based Systems database within 10 days (webinar fees must be paid in full in order to file CE credits).
  
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NE/IA
 
 And the CHAOS Continues: The Evolving World of Contracts, Hold Harmless, Additional Insureds and Other Stuff

Insurance professionals are often looked upon as trusted advisers to determine the adequacy of the insured’s coverage as it relates to compliance requirements in contracts and other agreements. This course offers insurance pros a thorough examination into the (often confusing) world of contracts, hold harmless agreements, various endorsements commonly required by contract, and *NE - Approved for 3 P/C Hrs
*IA - Approved for 3 Gen Hrs

 NE/IA
BIP(idy), BOP(idy), BOO(ze): Turning Three Mundane Coverages Into Magic!
In this course we first bop to the BOPs. We’ll stroll through the typical BOP form and show that, contrary to common opinion, “one size fits all” makes no more sense in insurance than it does in clothing. There are a plethora of potential problems just crying for a sharp coverage eye to spot and solve. And that we will!

Then it’s on to the BIPs -- or Business Income Policies. A majorly overlooked coverage area even for the basic protection, we’ll be focusing on the optional coverages, forms and endorsements than can turn a plain vanilla BIP into a veritable plethora of pithy protection. Next on tap: it’s time to bring on the Booze! Namely, a deep and coverage refreshing quaff from the cool stream of liquor liability. Beginning with its headsprings in the CGL liquor exclusion, we’ll ferment the questions and issues (What is “serving”? Does a BYOB change your SOP? Do those 2013 ISO changes create the perfect blend or spoil the batch?). You’ll find the final section on standard endorsements available to eliminate/provide/modify coverage as the perfect chaser.

BOPs, BIPs and Booze: a refreshing oasis on your CE caravan!!
*NE - Approved for 3 P/C hrs
*IA - Approval Pending for 3 Gen hrs


 IA Business Auto Coverages
This course is a section by section breakdown of the Business Auto Policy. It will help insurance professionals understand the complexities of the coverage, how it differs from other similar coverage (e.g. general liability insurance), common gaps created and solutions for them. The insurance professional will be better positioned to help explain the coverage to customers and decrease the odds of a problem showing up at claim time.
*IA - Approved for 3 Gen Hrs

 NE/IA
Business Income: How Much is Enough?
Many insurance professionals still struggle with helping customers determine an adequate Business Income limit. This course will teach insurance professionals the tricks and ideas needed to help customers secure an adequate amount of this valuable coverage.
*NE - Approved for 2 P/C Hrs
*IA - Approved for 2 Gen Hrs


 IA
Changes to the Homeowners Program
This course examines the changes made by ISO to the Homeowners program and what the impact on the coverage will be as a result of each change.
*IA - Approved for 3 Gen Hrs

 IA Commercial Property Issues & Answers
This course will cover solutions to important commercial property concerns, including: the benefits of blanket coverage on real property, adequate dollars for debris removal and many others.
*IA - Approved for 3 Gen Hrs

 NE/IA
CYBERTECH- Recognizing and Insuring Electronic Risk
While so-called “Cyber Insurance” policies continue to flood the marketplace, what do we REALLY know about the exposures they are designed to insure? The one thing we do know is that no insured is immune to this growing segment of risk. This course will help insurance professionals learn to “speak the language” of the cyber world and better identify/explain the exposures faced by a majority of insureds
*NE - Approved for 3 P/C Hrs
*IA - Approval Pending for 3 Gen hrs

 NE E&O and the Legal & Ethical Duties of Agents & Brokers
Insurance professionals who study E&O, both from a coverage and prevention standpoint, are in a much better position to avoid costly claims from happening in the first place. And no study of E&O is effective without also discussing the legal responsibilities and expectations of ethical conduct that come with being an insurance professional. This course dives into a discussion on these always important issues and provides a forum for discussion on how to implement processes and change in your operations to protect you and your customers from potentially costly mistakes.
*NE - Approved for 3 Ethic Hrs

NE/IA 
Ethics for Insurance Professionals
Can ethics be learned? If so, how? From what source(s)? Most states are including mandatory ethics training for insurance professionals - why? This class will not only get you your required Ethics CE, but engages in a realistic conversation and views on ethics rules and situations in the insurance industry. This course never fails to produce lively interaction and you can't help but get engaged as the instructor shares the views expressed by your fellow students on a number of ethical issues.
*NE - Approved for 3 Ethic Hrs
*IA - Approved for 3 Ethic Hrs


 NE/IA  Executive & Management Liability

This course is designed to give an overview of the policies most commonly written to address the executive and management liability exposures of a company.  We will discuss Directors’ and Officers’ Liability, Employment Practices Liability, and Fiduciary Liability coverages.  For each coverage, we will discuss the exposure as well as some important coverage features to look for when comparing policy forms.
*NE - Approved for 3 P/C Hrs
*IA - Approved for 3 Gen Hrs


NE/IA
 
 How to Be the Agent Advocate at Claim Time

The goal of this course is to explain the basic process - and thereby illuminate and eliminate the most common errors - in agent understanding of the adjusting and settlement of property-liability insurance claims. Agents will not only be able to offer more effective assistance to their insureds at time of claim, but also learn to minimize/avoid common agent coverage recommendation mistakes that lead to claims complications/denials.
*NE - Approved for 3 P/C Hrs
*IA - Approved for 3 Gen Hrs

NE/IA

It's Personal- Home and Auto Exposures Your Insured Won't Tell You

Maybe they don’t think about it. Maybe they’re worried about cost. Regardless, your personal insureds are keeping exposures from you that you need to know for coverage to do its job. Assisted living, side jobs, “entity” ownership, unmarried and living together, off-premises activities and other common exposures are discussed in interactive case studies. Solutions will help agents discover the truth, close the gap and keep the account.
*NE - Approved for 3 P/C Hrs
*IA - Approved for 3 Gen Hrs


 IA Inherently Flawed: Patches for the Imperfect Policy - Home, Work & Auto Edition

This course digs in to the overused, unendorsed, and heaping with easy-to-fix-exposures versions of home, business and auto policies sold daily by agents everywhere. The question and answer format dives into discussion on common gaps and simple solutions that cost a little, do a lot and are certain to help strengthen the relationship with the buyer.
*IA - Approved for 3 Gen Hrs

IA
ISO General Liability: 2013 Revisions
Whether they result in a broadening, restriction or purely cosmetic change, updates to ISO Commercial General Liability insurance policy language/forms must be understood by insurance professionals who provide liability coverage to insureds. This course dives into the most recent (2013) changes and how they will most certainly affect your insured’s exposures and operations.  
*IA - Approved for 3 Gen Hrs


NE/IA 
 Leases & Contracts Vs. the Insurance Policy

Your insureds sign all forms of contracts and leases that bind them to certain financial obligations. This course tackles several complicated-yet-unavoidable issues by helping you: 1) see and understand the nature and scope of obligations found in leases and contracts, 2) review the response of the various insurance policies your insureds purchase, and 3) to be able to advocate for your insured and make changes to the coverage to assist your insured.
*NE - Approved for 3 P/C Hrs
*IA - Approved for 3 Gen Hrs


NE/IA 
Man Vs. Machine - Cyber Exposures & Insurance Solutions

Insureds are hammered with news daily about the threats lurking in cyberspace. Trying to make sense of the variety of threats and how to manage them is a challenge that has become unavoidable for insurance professionals hoping to stay relevant in today’s digital world. This course will help to make sense of many such threats and will review several insurance products designed to cover the resulting losses. 
*NE - Approved for 3 Gen Hrs
*IA - Approved for 3 Gen Hrs



NE/IA
 
Managing E&O in a 24/7 World

Technology plays a key role in effectively managing today’s insurance agency. The same technology also presents risks and challenges that need to be addressed and managed in order to minimize your errors and omissions exposure. This class will explore various technologies being used by agencies today and the E&O challenges these technologies create. E-mail, electronic documents, remote workers, interactive websites, company and agency service centers, and client self service are some of the topics that will be tackled. Specific recommendations on how to reduce an agency’s exposure to potential problems will be discussed. These problems are not going way.

*NE - Approved for 3 Ethics Hrs
*IA - Approved for 3 Gen Hrs
 NE/IA National Health Care Reform

This program will review National Health Care Reform and how it will potentially impact individuals, employers, and insurance companies over the next eight years. A timeline will be used to show the implementation of major health insurance coverage requirements, tax changes and the role the state and federal government will play in the process. Examples will be used to show how the law will affect business owners that provide health insurance (and those that do not) to their employees.
*NE - Approved for 3 L/H Hrs
*IA - Approved for 3 Gen Hrs



NE/IA
 
 Regarding Ethics...

Ethics are like insurance: something everyone needs, most have, and a few live without. This course reviews the reasons for the ongoing discussion regarding ethics, the sources for common ethical shortcomings, and the process to minimizing bad choices. The hope is for this course to prove a pleasant stroll through this polarizing, controversial and heavily-regulated industry we all love so dear.
*NE - Approved for 3 Ethics Hrs
*IA - Approved for 3 Ethics Hrs



 NE Seven Ways to Get Sued and How to Avoid Them!

There may be 50 ways to leave your lover, but there's only seven ways to get sued for insurance agent's E&O. This seminar will not only reveal these mysterious seven ways (HINT: think Wizard of Oz and Cool Hand Luke), but also the key methods for making sure your agency never falls prey to their evils. It's safe to say you may never have attended an E&O seminar quite like this. Come, enjoy, and learn. Waivers of Subrogation, Indemnity, Certificates This course will help agents to help their insureds understand what various insurance policies do and don’t do to accommodate the needs of the third party making a request for subrogation waiver, indemnity agreement or certificate.  Participants will analyze common types of requests, coverage issues related to the request and learn about the information needed to explain what can be done to accommodate the request.
*NE - Approved for 3 Gen Hrs

NE/IA
Social Networking: OMG or E&O?

Social networking is expanding rapidly and agents are encouraged by everyone around to jump in or miss the boat. At the same time, the rapid evolution of technology coupled with the seemingly instantaneous dispersal of information can leave the agency subject to new and unknown issues affecting errors and omissions (E&O). This course addresses the current state of those issues, draws parallels between current “offline” E&O practices and those needed for online actions, and makes recommendations as to next steps.
*NE - Approval Pending for 3 Gen Hrs - Dates TBA
*IA - Approval Pending for 3 Gen Hrs - Dates TBA


 NE/IA  Top 12 Coverage Countdown

This course offers a “count down” of key Personal Lines (PL) and Commercial Lines (CL) coverage issues — presented, dissected and corrected for your learning edification. For each topic, we’ll cover the issue, analyze the possible implications for an insured, and suggest solutions.

*NE - Approved for 3 P/C Hrs
*IA - Approved for 3 Gen Hr
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NE/IA
Waivers of Subrogation, Indemnity and Certificates

This course will help agents to help their insureds understand what various insurance policies do and don’t do to accommodate the needs of the third party making a request for subrogation waiver, indemnity agreement or certificate.  Participants will analyze common types of requests, coverage issues related to the request and learn about the information needed to explain what can be done to accommodate the request.
*NE - Approved for 3 P/C Hrs
*IA - Approved for 3 Gen Hr
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