High quality continuing education for independent insurance agents, brought to you via live streaming video.

What's the ABEN Difference?

The ABEN Difference

The Agents & Brokers Education Network (ABEN) is a joint project of state insurance and brokers associations who have a common goal: improving the quality and accessibility of distance learning opportunities available to their members.

Others' Technology

Webinar technology has, for some time, been a common offering of many participating ABEN associations. Combining powerpoint slides delivered via the internet with audio of the instructor, either by telephone or internet, the webinar format allows for the delivery of educational content in a convenient, but visually limited fashion.

ABEN's Technology

The ABEN network is founded on the use of streaming video content over the internet that provides the participant with live, full motion video of the presenter, high quality audio, along with coordinated powerpoint slides. The ABEN platform, provided by Business Professionals' Network and its technology partner, BizVision, also allows the end user to fully participate in the webcast by downloading written materials, emailing questions to presenters in real time, making notes in the viewer "notes" area, and emailing those notes to themselves for later use.

ABEN's Production Values

ABEN programming features enhanced production values and formats appropriate to the video medium. Presenters interact with each other as well as you, the ABEN participant. This delivers an educational experience that is engaging, interesting, as well as professionally rewarding.

It is this unique combination of valuable information delivered using interactive live, video and audio internet technology that define The ABEN Difference.

About ABEN

About ABEN

The Agents and Brokers Education Network (ABEN), founded by state associations of independent insurance agents, is dedicated to bringing highly relevant, interactive, and professionally produced continuing education programs to independent agents in the most convenient and economical ways possible.

ABEN is managed by Business Professionals' Network, Inc., the leader in association-based continuing professional education, using video streaming technology for the delivery of highly produced, valuable information to help the professional succeed. ABEN is intended to provide the insurance agent/broker with an efficient and effective medium for receiving live as well as archived educational courses through the state associations to which they belong.

ABEN was founded by a group of state insurance and brokers associations and will serve state insurance and brokers associations nationally as a platform to showcase and exchange the best in continuing education for mutual benefit of the associations and their membership. Business Professionals' Network manages the network and ensures the performance of the cutting edge technology that is the hallmark of ABEN. A list of all participating associations can be found on the ABEN site.

More information about ABEN course offerings can be found below.

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Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of South Carolina

Welcome to ABEN

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Preview

On-Site Group

Individual Viewer

  • May 14, 2014 2:00 PM EDT   Tablet/iPad Ready
  • July 17, 2014 10:00 AM EDT   Tablet/iPad Ready
  • September 16, 2014 2:00 PM EDT   Tablet/iPad Ready
  • November 12, 2014 10:00 AM EST   Tablet/iPad Ready

An Errors and Omissions Mock Trial, Or 1000 Ways Agents Would Rather Spend Their Day

Length: 2 Hours

State Approval Information Details:

NC - This course has been approved for 2 CE Hours - Course # C11832

SC - This course has been approved for 2 CE Hours - Course # 130295

UT - This course has been approved for 2 CE Hours - Course # 29367

Course Description:  

This is a “Mock” E&O Trial in name only. This is about as real as it gets. We have a 5-minute preview video posted on the IIANC YouTube channel

Set in an actual courtroom, the judge in this “trial” served 16 years on the NC Court of Appeals.  The defendant’s attorney serves as Panel Counsel for Swiss Re and has defended numerous agents in actual E&O claims situations.  The expert witnesses used have actually served in this capacity in real E&O lawsuits.

This is a “bench trial” in which the judge is the decider of fact and there is not a jury present. This means that the viewer will have the advantage of hearing the judge questioning the witnesses and the attorneys and this will help them better understand the legal issues that arise during the trial and which contribute to the judge’s final decision. 

The script for the trial was provided by Swiss Re and is NOT state specific.  No reference is made to a particular state nor is the judge’s decision based on the laws of a particular state.  The case is titled “Green Things Nursery vs. The Lax Agency”.  The basics of the case are that the insured called his agent to report that he had purchased a backhoe and wanted it added to his commercial policy.  Later, while using the backhoe at a new residential development, the insured cuts a gas line, sparking a fire which destroys the backhoe and two neighboring houses.  The claim is submitted and the carrier denies the claim, citing that the agent failed to procure the proper coverages with the carrier.

 


Produced By:

Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina

Faculty

  • W. Vincent Sorgi, Jr., CIC, AAI, AIS

Course Materials

  • PLEASE OPEN-IMPORTANT CE INFO AND STATE REQUIRED FORMS