SLTX to Host Continuing Education Event, “Legally Speaking”

Feb 6, 2019 | Archive News

Join SLTX in Austin, Texas, at The UT Club on Friday, April 12, 2019, for its continuing education event, “Legally Speaking.” Attendees will have the opportunity to earn four (4) hours of continuing education credit, including two (2) hours of ethics, approved by the Texas Department of Insurance.

Topics will cover Texas laws that impact the surplus lines industry, as well as the state legislative process and recently enacted insurance laws. Instructors include Julia Van Buren, MarketScout; Alex Gonzales, Duane Morris, LLP; and Chris Griesel, former Parliamentarian for the Texas House of Representatives.

There is no cost to attend this event, but space is limited. Please register to confirm your attendance.

For more information and to register, visit the SLTX website.



8:30-9:00 AM Registration/Breakfast
9:00-10:45 AM Ethics and the Insurance Industry (2 CE Credits)
Take a dive into the history of ethics and what it means to the insurance industry. This course examines the insurance agent’s ethical responsibility, as well as the insurer’s. We will give examples of what is or is not ethical behavior in the industry, as well as some practical takeaways on how to navigate ethical dilemmas.
10:45-11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM-12:00 PM SLTX, the Laws, and You (1 CE Credit)
Learn the specifics about the Texas Administrative Code and Texas Insurance Code as they relate to surplus lines insurance. Participants will also receive an overview of the Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act, followed by instructions on how to properly file surplus lines policies with the Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas.
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00-2:00 PM Surplus Lines Legislative Impacts (1 CE Credit)
After the last legislative session in Texas, new laws took effect, such as those concerting industrial insureds and domestic surplus lines insurers. Learn the ins and outs of these new laws, as well as how the Texas Legislature operates. On a national level, we will also look at the National Flood Insurance Program and private flood insurance options.