CE Live announced today that its popular online NY Health Exchange Certification courses for insurance agents and brokers have resumed.
Online PR News – 28-May-2014 – NEW YORK – In preparation for the next Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment period scheduled to officially begin Nov. 14 2014, CE Live President Jeff Belinson has announced the return of the company’s convenient online Webinar courses for insurance brokers and agents which began Wednesday May 21.
CE Live provides the official nyhbe certification courses for both the Individual Market Exchange and the Small business Health Options Program (SHOP) Exchange. The company’s insurance certification coursework is designed to streamline continuing education and certification process for busy insurance professionals.
One of only a handful of insurance industry continuing education providers to offer the official NYHBE certification courses online, CE Live draws on the company team’s own experiences as insurance agents and brokers to provide creative alternatives for staying on top of industry certification requirements conveniently, and without the time demands and distractions of traditional classroom settings. CE Live’s coursework is taught by a team of seasoned, licensed insurance professionals from across the country to bring agents and brokers the best possible opportunity available anywhere to achieve NY certification.
Demand for CE Live’s NYHBE Webinars skyrocketed in the fall of 2013 when Belinson first introduced industry insiders to his Webinar concept. At the time, Belinson said he knew the ACA enrollment program was causing confusion and stress among both insurance professionals and the general public, as clear-cut instructions were anything but, and delays caused some people to question the likelihood of a 2013 enrollment launch even happening.
Belinson says he avoided getting caught up in the Obamacare hysteria by focusing on making sure he and his team were on top of every detail and curve ball Washington would throw at the bill, and making CE Live’s Webinar courses comprehensive, convenient and affordable for his agent and broker clients.
Operating in New York State, Belinson says he knew they were in for big crowds lining up to enroll.
"We expected enrollment to exceed one million people in New York alone during the first enrollment period, and we weren’t disappointed," Belinson says. "By February New York State had been averaging around 4,200 enrollees per day since launching in October; by the March 31 deadline that figure was more than 1.3 million New York State residents on board with the ACA plan.
"Now that we know what to expect for the 2014-2015 enrollment period, we want to encourage brokers and agents to get their certifications under their belts in order to operate in one or both markets this year."
Agents and brokers must complete the NYHBE SHOP Certification coursework first and then complete the Individual Market Certification coursework in order to meet the certification requirements for selling on the NYHBE, according to Beilinson.
Producers who hold a New York State life, health, property or casualty class of insurance license and are looking to sell, solicit or negotiate health insurance through the NYHBE can get the necessary certification easily and affordably through CE Live without struggling to fit classroom time and the commute to and from into an already hectic schedule.
CE Live’s one-of-a-kind Webinar format also allows non-resident New York State insurance licensees to become SHOP and Individual Market certified from any location, a service that distinguishes CE Live from all other insurance continuing education providers.
"Our classes fill up fast, and “Web seating” is limited for quality assurance, so it’s important to sign up as early as possible," Belinson says.
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 by NY Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order in April 2012. NYHBE provides a marketplace for uninsured individuals and owners of small businesses to comparison shop for health insurance. It will also help qualified participants receive federal tax credits and cost sharing subsidies.
For More information, visit the CE Live website, email Jeff@mycelive.com, or call 631-913-8736.
CE Live began operations as a startup in 2012 under the expertise of Company President Jeff Belinson and a team of experienced insurance licensees who set out to re-imagine the way insurance pros accommodate their continuing education requirements.
By putting together a plan that makes the certification routine less demanding for busy insurance agents and brokers, and by making it ridiculously convenient and affordable in the process, CE Live has already built a name for itself in the insurance industry.
In addition to certifying agents and brokers for selling on the NYHBE, CE Live provides traditional continuing education courses via live, interactive Webinar as well. A typical insurance CE Live Webinar lasts one hour and is worth one insurance CE credit hour.
In addition to ACA Certification, CE Live offers insurance pre-licensing and continuing education Webinars and New York Health Benefits Exchange Certification Webinars. All Webinars are live, interactive and New York State approved.
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