Continuing Education Classes

First Response is proud to announce that we have teamed up with Rick Weston of Insurance Career Training Inc. for our CE classes. We will be sponsoring some classes at our South Bend, IN office and others in LaPorte. For more information or to register for a class, please contact us at businessdevelopment@firstresponsedrs.com.

 

More CE Classes will be scheduled, but here what is available currently for 2018:

 

August 9th, 2018 Fundamentals of the Homeowners Policy

Homeowners Insurance is one of the most-purchased insurance industry products.  Many people purchase this insurance but do not understand the features and benefits of the policy and how it is administered.  This course outlines both basic and advanced concepts of the policy.  It reviews benefits provided, the various parts of the contract, what policies are available and the differences between them.  The course discussion outlines the levels of peril coverage available, conditions found in the policies, and the difference between property and liability coverages.

Location: First Response in South Bend

Time: 8:00am – 2:30pm

IDOI Course #: 32271-IN or 73187-MI

CE Hours/Pricing: 6 hours for $50.00

Instructor: Rick Weston

August 9th, 2018 Understanding Disability Income Insurance

This course covers the basics of Disability Income insurance.  It reviews the need for disability income protection, policy design features, how the policy works, and disability policy terminology.  The course reviews underwriting, occupational definitions, benefit amounts, benefit periods, elimination periods and benefit integration with Social insurance.

Location: First Response in South Bend

Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

IDOI Course #: 28895-IN or 73000-MI

CE Hours/Pricing: 1 hour for $10.00

Instructor: Rick Weston

October 16th, 2018 Insuring Home-Based Businesses

Did you know there are over 40 million “home offices” and over 11 million home-based businesses?  How many of your homeowner’s policy clients might have some sort of home-based business? The Homeowner’s Policy does not cover liability exposure from a business, and has little property coverage for business equipment.  This course defines what a business is, and the insurance limitations of having a business at home.  We discuss the differences in owning your own business versus running a business you do not own.  We discuss endorsements to increase coverage for a business at home.  We define what Incidental farming is and what coverage is available for that risk.  We address the question: when should a person running a business from home consider buying a full-blown commercial policy to cover their risk of exposures?

Location: First Response in South Bend

Time: 8:00am – 11:00am

IDOI Course #: 24249-IN or 72999-MI

CE Hours/Pricing: 3 hours for $30.00

Instructor: Rick Weston

October 16th, 2018 Understanding the Business Owners Policy

The “BOP” is a pre-packaged business policy purchased by many small, low-risk businesses to insure their commercial risks and needs.  The course offers a thorough walk-through of the coverages offered and excluded, and a discussion of businesses eligible and not eligible for BOP.

Location: First Response in South Bend

Time: 11:30am – 2:30pm

IDOI Course #: 32400-IN or 73004-MI

CE Hours/Pricing: 3 hours for $30.00

Instructor: Rick Weston

Rick Weston, General Manager
Insurance Career Training, Inc.

Rick Weston is the General Manager for Insurance Career Training, Inc. He holds a B.A. from University of California-Irvine and has the following professional designations: CLU, ChFC, LUTCF, CPCU, FSS. Rick started with Farmers Insurance Group in 1987 in Southern California before moving to Indiana in 1996. He spent 17 years with Farmers, ending his career with them as a District Manager in eastern Indiana. He then moved to Shelter Insurance in 2004 as a District Sales Manager for 6 years before joining ICT. Rick currently serves on the NAIFA Speakers Bureau, speaking to local associations around Indiana. He and his wife reside in Anderson, IN with their 4 children.