BRIDGEHAMPTON, New York, (PRWEB) September 05, 2013
With only weeks to go before key provisions of Obamacare take effect, insurance agents and brokers planning to sell health insurance on the federal and state exchanges must secure the required certifications through approved providers. Online insurance continuing education provider CE Live has announced the availability of an interactive webinar to satisfy the New York Health Benefits Exchange (NYHBE) SHOP certification requirement for insurance agents and brokers.
CE Live is helping producers achieve New York Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) certification through a seven-hour online webinar that saves participants the time and expense of traveling to a classroom.
Earlier this year, CE Live was among a handful of insurance continuing education providers selected to offer the critical NYHBE certification courses necessary for both the individual exchange and the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) exchange; the Bridgehampton, New York company began offering the training through convenient, online webinars on August 1, 2013.
CE Live, the only company offering both NYHBE certifications via interactive online webinars that anyone can attend from any location, is also offering the certification exam online.
“If you are a producer who holds a New York life, health, property or casualty class of insurance license and you are looking to sell, solicit or negotiate health insurance through the NYHBE, we offer both the SHOP and Individual Market certification courses,” says CE Live President Jeff Belinson. “Our courses can be taken from any location, without having to leave your office or home."
“We’ve made it easy and affordable to fit the coursework into even the most hectic schedules, and we save you the expense of traveling to take classes and exams.”
Currently serving New York State and Utah, CE Live will soon be offering its continuing education and certification services nationally in a live, interactive webinar format.
“Our unique webinar format allows non-resident New York State insurance licensees to become SHOP and Individual Market certified from any location, a service no one else offers,” Belinson says. “We also offer solutions for participants who are not located in New York to complete the mandatory 50-question exam."
“Of course we offer the SHOP course to resident New York State licensees as well, all of whom can benefit from our exclusive webinar format.”
In addition to certifying agents and brokers for selling on the NYHBE, CE Live provides traditional insurance continuing education courses, also delivered via webinar. A typical insurance CE webinar lasts one hour and is worth one insurance CE credit hour.
CE Live’s certification webinars are designed in accordance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 and the New York Health Benefit Exchange, established with NY Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order in April 2012. NYHBE will provide a marketplace for uninsured individuals and small business owners to comparison shop for health insurance, and will allow participants to receive federal tax credits and cost sharing subsidies. It is anticipated that one million New Yorkers will now have access to health insurance through the Exchange after it begins accepting applications on October 1, 2013.
NYHBE will serve two market groups – individuals and small businesses. Producers who wish to place business through NYHBE must be separately certified to operate in both markets.
For more information, visit the CE Live website, email Jeff(at)mycelive(dot)com, or call 631-913-8736.