learninsurance.com is a fully accredited provider of insurance continuing education courseware for Maine. Because our training is entirely online and the lessons can be taken when you have time, our courses are perfect for today’s hectic schedules.
We offer comprehensive training to help you ramp up your insurance career in Maine. Be sure to check with your state to make sure you’re meeting the requirements in Maine prior to enrolling.
If you purchase the Unlimited CE package you can get all of the individually listed courses below for a grand total of $39.95! Individual courses below are offered for regular retail price if purchased separately.
learninsurance.com is a fully accredited provider of mandatory insurance continuing education (CE) coursework for preparing for examination through the Maine Bureau of Insurance. Our courses are 100% online and include everything you need to fulfill your CE requirement to renew your Maine Insurance License. Provider – 360training.com, Inc. #628.
We recommend you check your state’s requirements prior to enrolling.
General credit hours count for either property and casualty or life and health.
Through access to the entire CE course catalog, you can complete all required courses needed to renew your Maine Insurance License.
- Anti-Money Laundering ME – (General)
- New Employee ME – (General)
- Employer Practices
- Ethics and Fraud
- Flood Insurance
- Homeowners and Dwelling Insurance
- Inland Marine Insurance
- Insurance Fraud Awareness
- Legal and Moral Issues in the Insurance Industry
- Legal Responsibilities of the Insurance Agent
- Life Settlements
- Mold and the Insurance Industry
- New Trends in Life & Health Insurance: Environmental & Occupational Issues
- Ocean Marine Insurance
- Personal Auto Insurance
- Principles of Insurance
- The Six Parts of the Personal Auto Policy
If bundles aren’t what you need, learninsurance.com offers individual courses for insurance continuing education as well. Browse through our state-specific courses below and select
“Add to Cart” when you find the ones that are right for you and your career. Customize a learning experience by selecting the course work you need for your continuing education in Maine.
The impact of Employer Practices for the insurance industry has become increasingly subject to legal constraints. An expanding series of laws regulate almost every facet of the employer-employee relationship. The laws deal with employee recruitment, testing, wages, benefits, nondiscrimination, occupational safety and health, workers compensation, wrongful discharge, unemployment insurance, pensions and other matters. Employers in the insurance industry must have knowledge of the law to avoid pitfalls. Employees in the insurance industry must also have knowledge of the law s- they can defend themselves when employers act illegally or when they feel their rights have been violated. Although the study of Employer Practices is worthy of several volumes, this course will provide a general overview of the more common employer practice issues confronting the insurance industry. to set the stage a brief overview is given of the industry and its employment of agents and brokers, who will be taking this course. This is followed by a history of the employer-employee relationship. In chapter one the laws are placed on a time line providing a rationale for why these prohibitions and rights were created. With this information as the foundation, the laws are outlined and employer practices, from pre-hiring to postotermination, are reviewed. This overview provides some practical applications to the law. Suggestions are made as to some dos and donts that should be considered.
Insurance Fraud Awareness
The insurance industry in the United States consists of more than 5,000 companies with over $1.8 trillion in assets. The insurance industry is one of the largest and most interdependent of the United States industries, making it a critical U.S. industry. Insurance fraud has become one of the most prevalent and costly white-collar crimes. According to a published study by the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud (CAIF), fraud is among the most prominent cost components escalating the costs of insurance. The CAIF has estimated the annual loss figures relative to insurance fraud (non health insurance) to be approximately $26 billion. F raud is costing companies, businesses, and individuals, who pay higher insurance premiums. Identifying, targeting, and dismantling those individuals, organized groups, and con artists committing fraud against the insurance industry will accomplish reducing the amount of economic loss to the insurance industry due to fraud. This course provides an overview of insurance fraud, which will provide the student with an understanding of the nature, costs, results and methods of preventing insurance fraud. The ultimate goal of this course is to increase awareness of insurance fraud and demonstrate the importance of preventing insurance fraud. Topics covered include: Ethics, Fraud Detection and Prevention, Patterns and Indicators of Fraudulent Claims, Legal Issues, and Consumer Protection.
Legal Responsibilities of the Insurance Agent
Legal responsibilities are fundamental. An insurance agent walks a difficult line with legal responsibilities to both an insurance company and a client. When the agent does not live up to these responsibilities, there is the threat of being sued. Periodically, every agent should review the legal responsibilities of an agent in modern society. An insurance agents social, ethical and professional responsibilities may be optional; but legal responsibilities are not. Legal responsibilities are the minimum amount that is required of every agent. If he does not live up to his legal responsibilities, he will end up out of business and maybe even behind bars. Because legal responsibilities are determined by common law, statute, and case law, they are evolving. An agent must remain current, making adjustments for trends and refinements. The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a knowledge and understanding of these legal responsibilities and insurance principles. Topics include: Principles of Insurance, Characteristics of Legal Responsibilities, Illegal Acts of an Insurance Agent, Ethics in the Insurance Agency, and Legal Issues in Insurance Fraud.
Mold and the Insurance Industry
One of the hottest issues facing the insurance industry today involves toxic mold claims under both personal and commercial lines policies. After several recent multiomillion dollar judgments, attorneys are comparing this to asbestos and lead paint claims with regard to the litigation potential. From the standpoint of commercial exposures, toxic mold claims are beginning to rival ‘construction defect’ claims in numbers and magnitude. Home and business owners are looking to their insurers and contractors, building material suppliers, plumbers, and others for remuneration for real or perceived property damage and bodily injury. Mold exists everywhere in our environment. Some molds like penicillin are beneficial, while other types of mold can cause health problems. Concern over so-called ‘toxic mold’ is growing as the medical community begins to understand some of the ailments such mold can cause. Other than EPA and CDC guidelines, there appear to be few, if any, state or federal regulations regarding mold infestations and remediation. Lack of mold awareness also has been part of the problem. The truth is that while liability issues may be debated among insurers, property professionals, and others, uncontrolled mold growth will only heighten property and health claims unless quickly checked and remediated. The goal of this course is to increase awareness of mold and its affect on the insurance industry.
Legal and Moral Issues in the Insurance Industry
Our industry is being besieged by matters of compliance. This is especially true in the areas of life insurance and securities. Some may privately express the view that compliance is an impediment to doing business and doing it successfully. But isnt the question really: should shortoterm gains take priority over Long Term client relationships? At first sight, it seems that career agents for the major companies are most affected by strict compliance regulations. While, independent insurance agents and those not closely associated with a major insurer are untouched by compliance requirements. Compliance enforcement and oversight may be more difficult, as those who supervise agents activities may be further removed in time and place from the sales process. The intention of this course is to refocus you on compliant and ethical professional behavior. If you always concentrate on a clients needs and place them above your own, compliance should not be an obstacle in your practice. Putting the client first seems a simple concept, but sometimes it is difficult to implement. Topics covered include: Compliance, Ethics and Professionalism , Our Working Legal Framework, Communication and the Sales Process, Common Compliance Problems, Ethics and Compliance in Practice.
Continuing Education Hours
All producers are required to complete 24 hours of continuing education, including three hours of Ethics every two years.
Course Subject Requirements
LTC/P: All producers prior to selling, soliciting, or negotiating long term care policies, must take a one-time eight-hour long term care training course, followed by four hours of ongoing training every two years, thereafter.
NFIP Flood: All producers who sell flood products must take a one-time three-hour National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) flood training course.
Types of Courses Accepted for CE Credit
Courses are not allowed to be repeated.
Nonresidents who satisfy the continuing education requirement of their home state and whose home state is reciprocal with Maine, are exempt from the continuing education requirement in Maine.
Continuing Education Compliance Date
Last day of birth month, biennially.
License Renewal Date
Last day of birth month, biennially.
Department of Professional and Financial Regulation
Bureau of Insurance
#34 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0034