International Foundation’s E-learning Courses Approved for Continuing Education Credit

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Individuals holding an insurance license in California, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, Tennessee, and Washington can now receive up to four hours of continuing education credit for completing an International Foundation e-learning course.

These courses are not only a great resource for information on a core benefit topic, but a way for those holding an insurance or other professional license to earn continuing education credit hours whenever their schedule permits. Since a course can be accessed online anytime, it meets the needs of today’s busy professional.

Continuing education credit for insurance producers who complete International Foundation e-learning courses is now available in California, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, Tennessee, and Washington.

Individuals holding an insurance license in these states can earn up to four hours of continuing education credit after successfully completing the course and the corresponding 50 question exam. The course and exam are both available online.

Approval in additional states is pending. Credit hours and filing procedures vary by state.

These self-paced internet-based courses offer quality training 24 hours a day, seven days a week in both introductory and specialized areas of employee benefits and compensation topics.

Specialized topic courses include:

•Medicare Part D

•HSAs and HRAs

•HIPAA Security Rule Basics

Courses are also available in introductory topics:

•Introduction to Health Care and Group Benefit Plans

•Introduction to Retirement Plans

•Introduction to Compensation

“These courses are not only a great resource for information on a core benefit topic, but a way for those holding an insurance or other professional license to earn continuing education credit hours whenever their schedule permits. Since a course can be accessed online anytime, it meets the needs of today’s busy professional.” said Barbara Swarthout, CEBS, SPHR, Director of E-Learning.

Additional courses in COBRA and Section 125 plans will be available by the end of 2006, with more to come in 2007.

For more information, visit http://www.ifebp.org/elearning.

The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans is a nonprofit educational association serving the employee benefits and compensation industry. Total membership includes more than 35,000 individuals representing over 8,600 trust funds, corporations, public employee groups and professional advisory firms in the United States and Canada.

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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