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 Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) of Nebraska and Iowa 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).

Available Webinars - Nebraska & Iowa


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3/9/2021
8 - 11 AM 
   The Small or Hobby Farm: Properly Identifying & Insuring the Risk

The small farmer has always been with us. Insurance company’s appetite for this type of insured has waxed and waned. Are they commercial risks or personal lines risks? This session will make it very clear the small farmer is BOTH. As such, agents attending this presentation will find that Farm Liability and Farm Property coverages have areas where they do a good job and areas where they leave the insured with uncovered exposures. The same can be said for Commercial General Liability and Commercial Property coverages. To add to the confusion, many times insurance companies seem a bit confused – often personal lines underwriters, handling the business and commercial needs, are not as well understood as they should be. When these risks are being underwritten in the commercial lines department, confusion often exists there too – particularly as to personal liability exposure. As always, the insurance professional MUST be conversant in both arenas to meet the needs of these clients.

NE - 3 P/C CE Hours
IA - 3 GEN CE Hours

 3/9/2021
12 - 3 PM
   Is This Stuff For Real? Understanding & Insuring Emerging Risks Webinar

Virtual currency. Marijuana. Outer space. Nanotechnology. Autonomous cars. GMOs. What is all this stuff? What are your insureds doing with it? How are insurers responding to it and what can you the agent do about it? Join master insurance technician Steve Lyon as he explores what’s coming for our industry (and for society in general!)

NE - 3 P/C CE Hours
IA - 3 General CE Hours

 3/25/2021
12 - 3 PM
   Personal Lines Clients and Their New Normal

A side-effect of the pandemic is that many of our personal lines insureds – for better or worse – had to make changes in the way they live, work, and educate. Even in a post-pandemic world, many such lifestyle changes will continue. Join Nicole as she discusses effects this “new norm” has on homeowners and auto policies.

NE - 3 P/C CE Hours
IA - 3 GEN CE Hours

 4/6/2021
12 - 3 PM
   Flood Insurance and the NFIP

Completion of this course will satisfy FEMA's 3-hour Basic Flood Insurance Course requirement for agents to sell flood insurance.  Agents will gain a basic understanding of the National Floor Insurance Program (NFIP) and the ability to share this important information with customers. 
NE - 3 GEN CE Hours
IA - 3 GEN CE Hours
4/13/2021
12 - 3 PM 
   Dead or Alive: The Many Functions of Life Insurance Webinar
The purpose of this course is to describe in depth the many benefits, uses, and ways that life insurance can be leveraged while you’re still alive. Many intricacies of policies have living benefits that can be utilized prior to death. This course will focus on ten features and benefits that exist within most permanent life insurance policies, how to identify them, and/or how to access them.
NE - 3 Life CE Hours
IA - 3 General CE Hours

4/15/2021
12 - 3 PM
 
   "Adventures in Aging"  Understanding Social  Security & Medicare

Over the last five decades, Chris Amrhein has evolved into one of the insurance industry's most trusted resources/statesman. Join Chris as he blends his professional and personal experience with Social Security and Medicare into this interactive, informative (and dare we say… fun?) course. To earn CE credit for attending this course is a nice bonus, but we hope you'll see it for what it truly is: an experience that will change your life as well as the lives of those around you. These programs are essential to every American and you'll discuss them from the ground up - eligibility, enrollment, changes, costs, benefits, limitations and just about everything else. Whether the information is for the benefit of your clients, your family, and/or yourself, you'll be ready to help. 

NE - Approved for 3 L/H Hrs
IA - Approved for 3 Gen Hrs

 4/21/21
1 - 2 PM
   An Hour with Nicole: Homeowners Loss Settlement Issues

Loss settlement is often questioned by insureds at time of purchase and misunderstood by agents at time of loss. This brief course goes through loss settlement, including examples, to gain greater understanding of this essential function in the policy.

NE - 1 P/C CE Hour
IA - 1 GEN CE Hour

 4/22/2021
8 - 11 AM


   Personal Lines Coverage Concerns: Annoying But Important

This course is further evidence that, even though we deal with them daily, personal lines insurance policies are packed with coverage concerns recognizable only to the well-trained eye. Join Scott Treen as he reviews a variety of annoying but important auto and homeowner’s coverage concerns found in policies sold daily by agents everywhere.

NE - 3 P/C CE Hours
IA - 3 GEN CE Hours

 4/22/2021
12 - 3 PM


   Homeowners In Real Life – Tales of Claims & Coverage

Once a policy is written, all it requires is renewals and varying degrees of service… until a claim occurs! Take a deep dive in to some claims examples that range from dog bites to burglaries, renovations to total losses, and how each claim triggers (or doesn’t!) specific parts of the homeowners policy.

NE - 3 P/C CE Hours
IA - 3 GEN CE Hours

 4/27/2021
12 - 3 PM
   Culture, Ethics and E&O:  The Right Way to Run an Agency
Good (and error-avoiding) habits begin with good decision making.  It sounds like a no-brainer, but employees in agencies across America struggle with this every day, souring agency culture and leading to costly E&O claims.  Join agency principal and long-time insurance education Terry Tadlock as he guides you through the many methods available to improve your agency's culture and reduce its E&O exposure through an emphasis on ethical conduct.  
NE - Approve for 3 ETH CE Hrs
IA - Approved for 3 ETH CE Hrs

4/29/2021
8 - 11 AM 
   Insurance Jeopardy! – Testing Knowledge of Personal and Commercial Lines

This… Is… Insurance Jeopardy! Your host, instructor and master insurance technician Steve Lyon uses a Q&A format to gauge your understanding of complicated insurance coverage issues in a variety of commercial and personal lines exposures. You’ll love the interactivity… but don’t forget to answer in the form of a question!
NE - 3 P/C CE hours
IA - 3 GEN CE hours

4/29/2021
12 - 3 PM
 
    Exposures That Prove Why ALL Employers Need EPL Coverage
This course addresses many employment-related liability exposures faced by today’s employers: sexual harassment in the age of #MeToo, employee privacy concerns, discrimination claims, retaliation claims, wage and hour claims and more.  We will discuss methods used to identify and insure such employment-related exposures and what features to look for in an Employment Practices Liability (EPL) policy.
NE - 3 General CE Hours
IA - 3 General CE Hours

5/4/2021
12 - 3 PM 
   Commercial Property - Direct vs Indirect Damage

We often sell direct and indirect damage coverages together, but did you know that these forms have little in common and do not require that one be purchased with the other? This course will include a discussion on some of the differences between a direct damage property form and the indirect options available to commercial lines customers. We will explore some of the unique conditions and provisions in the Insurance Services Office (ISO) Building and Personal Property Coverage form and the ISO Business Income & Extra Expense forms.

NE - 3 P/C CE Hours
IA - 3 GEN CE Hours

 5/18/2021
12 - 3 PM 
   Ethics: Essentials for the Insurance Producer

This course begins with an overview of ethics and various approaches to ethical decision-making. We will discuss the responsibilities of the insurance producer to insurance carriers, prospects and clients, and to third parties. Throughout the course, we will discuss various ethical dilemmas insurance producers face and possible solutions.

NE - 3 ETH CE hours
IA - 3 ETH CE hours

 5/19/2021
1 - 2 PM


   An Hour with Corey: Valuation Issues with Custom Cars & Tricked-Out Trucks

Insurance professionals should expect three things from this Personal Lines Auto course: (1.) an overview of the dilemma of highly-customized vehicles in valuating during a claim, (2.) interesting examples of the multi-faceted phenomenon of adding a plethora of after-market parts and customization to cars and trucks, and (3.) insurance solutions to mitigate the complexity and add solutions to your sales style and agency protocol. You’ll leave this course with enough knowledge to inform clients of expectations concerning their altered vehicle, prepare proper documentation of customization, and work with claims to garner a consumer-friendly valuation of the car or truck.


NE - 1 P/C CE hour
IA - 1 GEN CE hour

 5/20/2021
8 - 11 AM
   “How/Where the %^&* Will I Live?” Insurance Solutions for the Long-Term

Insurance professionals should expect three things from this course: 1) overview of data and demand for insurance products to assist with financing long-term care needs, 2) interesting societal dilemmas, and 3) structuring a policy and alternative funding sources. Agents will leave this course with enough knowledge to assist insureds through a common, stressful, and legitimate concern: “what if my long life makes me/my family broke?

NE - 3 GEN CE Hours
IA - 3 GEN CE Hours

 5/26/2021
1 - 2 PM


   An Hour with Cathy: Insurance Issues for the Commercial Tenant

This course will familiarize the participants with some of the coverage issues faced by commercial insureds who rent space. We will discuss the problems and possible solutions.

NE - 1 P/C CE Hour
IA - 1 GEN CE Hour

 5/27/2021
8 - 11 AM


   Additional Insureds & Certificates:  Issues, Answers & When to Say No
Certificates of Insurance and Additional Insured endorsements cause many problems for insurance agents trying to help commercial clients.  We will review the things to consider before issuing a certificate and discuss ways to avoid some of the common problems and errors.  We will discuss Additional Insureds, reviewing some of the most commonly used Additional Insured Endorsements.  Lastly, we will look at requests frequently made of agents and discuss why some of these can create problems
NE - Approved for 3 GEN CE Hrs
IA - Approved for 3 GEN CE Hrs

 5/27/2021
12 - 3 PM
   Contracts Agents Should Read

Insureds are constantly signing contracts and accepting responsibility. Unfortunately, those same insureds often are unaware of the extent of such until it’s too late. When it comes to an insured’s contract, what is the role an agent should play? Join Terry Tadlock as he reviews several common types of contracts and provisions that may affect insurance coverage.

NE - 3 GEN CE Hrs
IA - 3 GEN CE Hrs

 6/2/2021
1 - 2 PM
    An Hour with Kevin: Drones - Insuring Innovators, Enthusiasts and Idiots

From personal enthusiasts to innovative businesses, it seems everyone is a drone pilot. Join long-time insurance educator Kevin Amrhein for this engaging course on insuring all things “Drone”.

NE - 1 P/C CE Hour
IA - 1 GEN CE Hour


 6/15/2021
12 - 3 PM


   Insuring Commercial Transportation Exposures: The Business Auto and Motor Carrier Coverage Forms Webinar- 

Businesses that use autos need commercial auto coverage. The type, use, ownership and many other factors associated with these autos will dictate the coverage form most effective in transferring risk for each client. This presentation will address two commonly used auto forms: the Business Auto Coverage Form and the Motor Carrier Coverage Form and discuss why/when a particular form should be used.

NE - 3 P/C CE hours
IA - 3 GEN CE hours


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Homeowner's Policy Coverage Concerns for the Modern Family
     
Adult children coming home (or never leaving). Caring for aging relatives. Pets. Earning extra money, "Smart" appliances and toys. The evolving role of a Homeowner's insurance policy, and how it addresses these and many other exposures relating to the lives and possessions of the modern family, will be discussed in this course. 
NE - Approved for 3 P/C Hrs
IA - Approved for 3 GEN Hrs
Homeowner's Policy Coverage Concerns for the Modern Family
     
Adult children coming home (or never leaving). Caring for aging relatives. Pets. Earning extra money, "Smart" appliances and toys. The evolving role of a Homeowner's insurance policy, and how it addresses these and many other exposures relating to the lives and possessions of the modern family, will be discussed in this course. 
NE - Approved for 3 P/C Hrs
IA - Approved for 3 GEN Hrs
How Savvy Businesses Use Life Insurance to Hedge Against Financial Losses

So your insured owns a business, and from what you can gather, is woefully unprepared to handle adversity. Specifically, what if a key person dies? What transition plans are in place? How can folks still enjoy the fruits of the labor that the business - and those who built it - should continue to provide? This course will help you - the insurance professional - discuss important issues like the transition plans, buy-sell agreements, retirement options, tax scenarios, and many other issues that businesses owners are afraid of. 
NE - Approved for 3 L/H Hrs
IA - Approved for 3 GEN Hrs
How Savvy Businesses Use Life Insurance to Hedge Against Financial Losses

So your insured owns a business, and from what you can gather, is woefully unprepared to handle adversity. Specifically, what if a key person dies? What transition plans are in place? How can folks still enjoy the fruits of the labor that the business - and those who built it - should continue to provide? This course will help you - the insurance professional - discuss important issues like the transition plans, buy-sell agreements, retirement options, tax scenarios, and many other issues that businesses owners are afraid of. 
NE - Approved for 3 L/H Hrs
IA - Approved for 3 GEN Hrs
How Savvy Businesses Use Life Insurance to Hedge Against Financial Losses

So your insured owns a business, and from what you can gather, is woefully unprepared to handle adversity. Specifically, what if a key person dies? What transition plans are in place? How can folks still enjoy the fruits of the labor that the business - and those who built it - should continue to provide? This course will help you - the insurance professional - discuss important issues like the transition plans, buy-sell agreements, retirement options, tax scenarios, and many other issues that businesses owners are afraid of. 
NE - Approved for 3 L/H Hrs
IA - Approved for 3 GEN Hrs
 Ethics and E&O: Synergy, Not Rivalry
 
Ethics. Morals. Errors. Omissions. Words that touch the nerves of even the most solid agents and strike at the foundation of even the most formidable agencies. Through recent headlines and interactive case studies, this course seeks to find and explain the synergy between the fundamental principles of ethical conduct and the effect certain business practices will invariably have on E&O risk management.
NE - Approved for 3 ETH CE Hrs
IA - Approved for 3 ETH CE Hrs
 Ethics and E&O: Synergy, Not Rivalry
 
Ethics. Morals. Errors. Omissions. Words that touch the nerves of even the most solid agents and strike at the foundation of even the most formidable agencies. Through recent headlines and interactive case studies, this course seeks to find and explain the synergy between the fundamental principles of ethical conduct and the effect certain business practices will invariably have on E&O risk management.
NE - Approved for 3 ETH CE Hrs
IA - Approved for 3 ETH CE Hrs