Elsa, Scams, CE Rule Changing

Florida Insurance Teacher Elsa Hurricane

“I actually kinda’ liked the five and am sad to see it go.”

-No licensee, ever



Regarding CE, times they are a-changing. More on this below.

But first: many of you receiving this on Tuesday may be in preparation for the unwelcomed appearance of TS Elsa. At this time, the FISCE is not anticipating any changes to this week’s schedule. If you are registered for an upcoming Webinar and not able to attend for any reason, don’t worry - your money is not lost. You may transfer at any time to a future Webinar. For assistance in doing this, please shoot us an email at support@fisce.com.

In other news: if you are considering donating to the relief efforts for the horrific Surfside Condo collapse, please first ensure the legitimacy of the fund. The CFO’s office has been reporting about scams posing as relief funds. Information is available at www.myfloridacfo.com.  

Regarding change to the CE Rule: due to the recently enacted HB 1209, licensees with compliance periods that end January 1, 2022 or later will be required to complete a FOUR Hour Law & Ethics Update course each compliance period. This replaces the FIVE Hour course requirement that you’ve all come to know and love over the last few years. However, note that the overall number of CE hours needed is unchanged: the reduced hour is reallocated as an elective. In summary, licensees will have one less hour in their law & ethics course each compliance period and one additional elective hour required each compliance period. If your compliance period ends January 1, 2022 or later and you have already taken a 5-Hour course, the DFS will automatically convert your credit to the 4-Hour course plus one elective hour.

Regarding FISCE, well, I could go on but your attention span is vanishing faster than your sadness over the reduced law & ethics credit requirement so I’ll get to it. Here are this week’s highlights:

  • Gimme’ Five! Licensees with compliance deadlines prior to year-end must complete a 5-Hour Law & Ethics Update. Property & Casualty licensee friends: if you still need your update, join yours truly Wednesday morning and we’ll knock it out together.
  • It’s rainin’ knowledge y’all. Join Nicole “WTH’s Decaf?” Broch Wednesday afternoon for an awesome hour on all things personal umbrella.
  • Take this Webinar and count how often you say “Holy #^*!”. Master technician Steve “He Ain’t” Lyon is back and breaking brains Thursday afternoon with his smash-hit Webinar on Bitcoin, Weed, Space Junk, Genetically Modified Animals and heaps of other insane-but-real emerging risks.  

For more info about what we’re up to, see the list below and/or review the full Webinar Schedule on the website.

Finally, if you’re an unapologetic lover of our fine state (and the winning ways of our world-class competitors…HINT HINT) be sure to scroll to the bottom of each weekly newsletter for a little something special.

That’s all for now. Until the next round…cheers!

Kevin “Says ‘Holy #^*!’ a Lot Anyway” Amrhein, CIC, CBIA

Florida Insurance School Continuing Education (FISCE)

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Speaking of brain-breaking risks…

We all know that Tampa has become the center of the sports championship universe. But there’s one Tampa-Champa that too many folks don’t know. Competitive eater and Tampa resident Miki Sudo won seven consecutive world championships in the famous 4th of July Nathan’s Hot Dog eating competition on Coney Island. While she chose not to compete in 2021, her appearance in 2020 was one for the record books. The gastro-goddess set the female world record by consuming 48.5 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. Yum!