Volume 2, No. 7 - November 2011

Education Central

- Things to know about your continuing education

Education Course Search Updated

Anyone who logs in to their MyProfile account (licensee, provider, etc.) and clicks to search for future prelicensing and continuing education courses from within their MyProfile account now has the ability to search for courses that are being offered in the next month, next 2 months, and so on, as well as searching for all future course offerings. All of the results will be listed in pages of 20 course offerings with the ability to go to each page to review the offerings. Previously, you could only view the first 100 results. We strongly encourage you to check out this enhanced feature! Please note that the public search for future prelicensing and continuing education courses (without logging in to a MyProfile account) will continue to limit the results to 100 course offerings as it has in the past.

Education Course Providers: Update to your MyProfile Inbox

Education course providers' MyProfile inboxes now have your notifications limited to a certain amount per page. You can go from page to page to review all the notifications you have not deleted.

Ongoing Long-Term Care Partnership Training

Federal law requires insurance companies offering long-term care insurance to ensure their agents have received adequate training in long-term care insurance. All health insurance agents who sell, solicit or negotiate long-term care insurance must have completed 8 hours of initial long-term care partnership insurance training. Agents who have met their 8-hour initial long-term care partnership training must complete 4 hours of ongoing training within 24 months from the date of their initial 8-hour training. This federal requirement on insurers is regulated and monitored in Florida by the Office of Insurance Regulation (Office). The Office has considered amending its rule to provide additional information about long-term care training requirements in Florida. In the interim, we, at the Department of Financial Services, have attempted to assist agents by reviewing and approving courses that have been submitted to meet both the federal requirement and the agent's continuing education (CE) requirement. To find these:

  1. Visit our website: www.MyFloridaCFO.com/Agents.
  2. Click on Education Central on the left panel.
  3. Click on Find a CE Course. This will take you to the CE Course Search database.
  4. Go to the Subject Area field, select and highlight "CE0240 Long-Term Care Partnership".
  5. Go to the Course Authority field, select and highlight "CE 2-40 Health".
  6. Go to the Study Method field, select and highlight the desired study method.
  7. Click on the Search button.

This will take you to a list of Florida approved CE courses that would also qualify towards satisfying the federal requirement. Other courses that aren't approved for Florida CE may also qualify. For information on such courses, please contact the Office of Insurance Regulation.

You can always log in to your MyProfile account to check your CE requirements, verify the hours you have completed, locate courses being offered, and see other important information about your license.

 

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