Jun 13, 2018
PIA priority CE legislation passes Assembly
A bill, S.3960A, that would grant continuing-education credits to active members in a statewide professional insurance producer association, such as PIA, passed the Assembly unopposed on June 12 (143-0). Under the terms of the bill, sponsored by Sen. James Seward, R-51, active members of a statewide professional insurance producer association would be granted six CE credits.
The bill would define active membership as a licensee: who is a member in good standing of a professional insurance producer association; who has certified that he or she has read such association’s code of ethics; and has certified that he or she attended at least one course, program of instruction or seminar sponsored by the professional insurance producer association.
PIA applauds the members of the Assembly for recognizing the important role that professional insurance producer associations play in educating insurance producers.
PIA has been a strong advocate for the passage of these bills. PIA firmly believes that insurance producer associations should promote professionalism, best practices, ethical compliance, CE training and networking opportunities to their members.
As a professional association, PIA provides legislative advocacy, educational, professional development and peer networking opportunities to its members, as well as access to industry leaders, informational resources, membership recognition and other member-only benefits. These benefits make our members well-rounded and better educated than the average nonmember producer.
This bill, which passed the Senate earlier this month, will now go to the Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo for his consideration.