With only 3 days (nay…less than 72 hours!) to go before the ghosts, goblins, witches and warlocks of Halloween descend upon us, hundreds of licensed Florida adjusters come to grips with Florida’s new reality…the mandatory 5 Hour Law & Ethics Update course. The number of Florida-licensed adjusters whose license/CE requirements are due on the last day of October, 2014 number well into the thousands. Those who need to, but haven’t taken, this new course by midnight, October 31st, will face some very serious consequences.
For two years, the Department of Financial Services and providers all over the state have given explanation and warning of what was to come since the most significant change in Florida adjuster licensing and CE laws since 1989, when the CE requirements for Florida adjusters first began. Few listened, and when they did, they didn’t listen well…preferring to procrastinate and expecting the vendor population to continue providing their CE “for free”. Claims employers, most of whom choose to ignore CE requirements as “the adjuster’s problem and responsibility”, are now also finding that they cannot depend on the vendor population to supply their claim staff with the new requirement…a course that is filled with specific content and time requirements that defy traditional “in-house” delivery methods. Now, a mere 3 days away from the witching hour of Florida Adjuster CE, adjusters are scrambling and crying, “Where can I get the course? I can’t find anyone offering it. You mean it all has to be taken at once? Why haven’t I heard of this before? How much does it cost? I can’t take off work!” …and on and on and on and on they go… Continue Reading
Hah! Bet you thought I meant claims, didn’t you? Well, maybe someday, but not yet. It’s much, much worse. It’s Tough Mudder! How did I, at nearly 59, get into something clearly meant for the younger, more viril warriors? I could say that I felt sorry for my daughter who, after completing Tough Mudder two years in a row, learned her partner had dropped out and was considering doing so as well, losing her $100 registration fee…but that would only be “a version of the truth”.
The truth is that old time foolish pride got the best of me. Sure…high school and college football…an athletic history…most of which ended around age 25…and a determination not to get old…it all plays a part. The truth is also that, while the mind says, “Go, go…”, the body says, “No, no…”, and it also doesn’t recover as well when I don’t listen. But here I am anyway, one of a small “geriatric” group training at the local Sparta gym with kids half our age. (*See Carlos here…a chisled, 6’4″, 200 lb specimen…he carries me for 100 yards…then I carry him, and this goes on and on. Guess who fares the best?)
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We began this transition in early August and have since transitioned the continuing education for all states with exception of Florida. That transition is happening today! Anyone actively enrolled in a course in our old system should complete that course. But when you are ready to purchase new courses, you will do so in the new system.
The next courses to transition will be our licensing and training courses.
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