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Your state association has partnered with The Agents & Brokers Education Network (ABEN) to bring you relevant and professionally produced insurance education and training via live webcast technology.
ABEN's online CE platform will stream professional instructors right to your office, along with related course material and the ability to ask questions and chat with other students.
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.
ABEN aims to serve 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.
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. For more details view The ABEN Difference.
There are two processes for group viewing based on the numbers of viewers interested in viewing a webcast.
Small Groups - 2-9 viewers - Please contact the ABEN helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-747-1719, and ask for assistance in setting up a Corporate Account Administrator role.
Large Groups - 10 or more viewers - Please contact Sally Smith at email@example.com for discounted pricing information.
For more information, please visit the Corporate Accounts FAQs.
COPE is an acronym that stands for the four property risk characteristics an underwriter reviews when evaluating a submission for property insurance: Construction (e.g., frame, brick, masonry, masonry veneer); Occupancy (how the building is being used); Protection (e.g., quality of the responding fire department, adequacy of water pressure and water supply in the community, the presence or absence of smoke alarms, etc.); and Exposure (risks of loss posed by neighboring property or the surrounding area, taking into consideration what is located near the property, such as an office building, a subdivision, or a fireworks factory).
This course will give participants the knowledge needed to accurately determine this important underwriting information and also what can be done to reduce and control losses once “COPE” information is gathered and analyzed.
The instructor for this course is Christopher J. Boggs, CPCU, ARM, ALCM, LPCS, AAI, APA, CWCA, CRIS, AINS. Chris is the Director of Education for the Insurance Journal Academy of Insurance and has authored several books in the area of Property and Casualty Insurance , including “Property and Casualty Insurance Concepts Simplified: The Ultimate ‘How to’ Insurance Guide for Agents, Brokers, Underwriters and Adjusters;”
NC,OK, TX,SC - This course is approved for 2 hours CE in these states
SC: This course is approved in SC but please complete the required affidavit in the materials section (zip file - IMPORTANT CE INFORMATION & STATE REQUIRED FORMS)
OH - This course is approved for 2 Hours CE in Ohio - Course#37928
NJ - This course is approved for 2 Hours CE in NJ - Cousrse # 88892503
WI - This course is approved for 2 Hours CE in WI - Course # 67700
MT - This course is approved for 2 Hours CE in MT
FL - This course has been approved by the FL Department of Financial Services for insurance continuing education credit. Course ID# 79436, 2 hours, Intermediate, CE 2-20 - General Lines (Property & Casualty).
FL - Florida Association of Insurance Agents – Acknowledgement Form is required (see materials section)
MD - This course is approved for 2 hours CE -Course# C12290