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The SILA Quarterly newsletter contains articles written by SILA members, articles written by regulators, Journal updates, and pertinent licensing and/or securities information.
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The SILA Best Practices Handbook is a resource tool for SILA members to view industry responses to specific securities and insurance licensing issues and approaches that can be made to improve efficiencies while remaining compliant.
The SILA Best Practices Handbook is a compilation of research, reference materials, industry surveys, position papers, etc. on identified industry topics. The content is produced through SILA’s industry subgroups in their focus to address and resolve issues in their specific areas of interest. The SILA Subgroups are:
- SILA Adjuster Licensing Subgroup (SALS)
- SILA Surplus Lines Subgroup (SLS)
- SILA Agency-Carrier Communication Subgroup (SACS)
- SILA Continuing Education Provider Subgroup (SCEPS)
The first chapters of the new SILA Best Practices Handbook are now available to our SILA members in an e-magazine format. These first 5 Chapters were produced by task groups within the SILA Agency-Carrier Communications Subgroup (SACS) and are listed below:
Chapter 1: Common Terminology
• The Common Terminology section defines the numerous acronyms used daily in easy-to-understand definitions with examples and synonyms provided for better clarity.
Chapter 2: Agency-Carrier Preferred Workflow
• The Agency-Carrier Preferred Workflow’s major focus is to establish a process where agencies/carriers can work together to eliminate redundancy and reduce expenses while maintaining compliance.
Chapter 3: PDB vs. License Copies
• This chapter highlights that paper license copies is not only unnecessary, but counterproductive. This position is supported by state research (included in the Handbook).
Chapter 4: ACORD 821
• The ACORD 821 is a collaborated effort with ACORD to develop a Personal Information Form (PIF) that can be universally adopted among agencies and carriers in the on-boarding process and opens the door for electronic transfer of data between agencies and carriers.
Chapter 5: Just in Time Appointment Process
• Just in Time Appointments (JIT) has been a hot topic for several years in the industry; what states allow it what states don’t; and what the requirements are. This Task Group studied this topic, surveyed the regulators and published its findings.
There are many projects currently underway in many different areas of the industry; some nearing completion, some under construction. When they reach completion and are reviewed by the SILA Information Committee and SILA Executive Committee, the Handbook will be expanded. A blast email will announce new additions and when major changes occur in an existing chapter.
We hope you enjoy the SILA Best Practices Handbook and we invite you to help maintain the current content and suggest new topics by sending your input to Diana Capes, email@example.com.
A very popular publication available to dues-paying SILA members. The Journal contains names, addresses, phone and FAX numbers for every state Insurance Department, Secretary of State's Office, and State Securities Division. Email and website information is also included.
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