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Industry Strong Resources

Ed Rep Edition

It’s no question, COVID-19 has created a whirlwind of confusion, chaos, and uncertainty. How—and where—your company’s employees do their jobs looks very different these days. Still, this is also a great time to help your employees feel engaged through industry education! Encourage your remote workforce to work toward their professional development goals to ensure that your organization can come out of this season poised for greater things.

As your industry association, we are committed to continuing to empower you with knowledge, insights, connections, and solutions during this challenging time. As part of our commitment to you, we’ve gathered a variety of resources to assist you with your Ed Rep responsibilities in a remote work environment.

Now Available — All LOMA Designation Courses in Self-Proctored Format

  • The new edition of LOMA 371— Risk Management and Product Development for Life Insurance Companies is now offered as an interactive e-book with proctored or self-proctored exam options. Now learners can complete the entire FLMI without the need for a proctored exam! LOMA 371 will help learners understand the strong connection between risk management and product development and how both areas of the company support insurer solvency and profitability.  Learn more.  
  • UND 386 — Underwriting Life and Health Insurance and ARA 440 — Reinsurance Administration are now available with a self-proctored exam. 
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for some learners to complete the comprehensive exam (Step 2) portion of their enrollment in SRI 500 – Transforming Retirement Security. We are pleased to announce we have made some changes to ensure they are able to complete the exam without access to a proctored testing site! The self-proctored exam is now available. Learners can now complete the entire FSRI program without the need for a proctored exam. Get more information from the Ed Rep Contact Blog!

2021 Professional Development Catalog — Now Available Online! 

The 2021 Professional Development Catalog is now available online only. View or download The Catalog today to view key dates, updated LOMA designation information, and more! 

Prometric Exam Option Being Discontinued 

LOMA exams are no longer offered at Prometric testing sites. All LOMA designation courses now offer self-proctored exam options. More details are available on the Ed Rep Contact Blog! If you have questions regarding Prometric testing, please contact education@LOMA.org

Keep Your Learners Moving!

Your learners have goals – and so do you – around their professional development. While we understand the need to extend course access and testing deadlines in some cases, we also know it is important for folks to keep moving! We hope you will join with us to highly encourage learners to switch from a proctored to a self-proctored testing option when one is available. It’s FREE to make the change – why not do it now?   

LOMA has several course options that don’t require a proctored testing environment. That means your learners can study the material AND take the exams while they’re in this remote work situation!

Contact us to have your learners’ enrollments moved to a self-proctored format today!

Deadlines and Delays

COVID-19 continues to impact the majority of our proctored testing locations. For learners who can’t make the switch to a self-proctored option, we will automatically extend their course access periods. Affected students and Ed Reps will be notified by email of any changes to their expiration dates. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and make additional adjustments as necessary.

  • Certificates Delayed. Due to COVID-19, many of our associates are working remotely. This has delayed printing and mailing of LOMA designation certificates to our students. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused. As we start to move toward a return to the office, we will resume shipping as quickly as possible. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
  • Learn more about COVID-19, proctored exams, and online courses

Engaging Learners

Do your learners feel ready to continue to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead of them in 2020?

Today’s ever-changing industry will require creative solutions and data-driven decisions. LOMA’s Personal Education Advisors can make recommendations on which course is the best enrollment option to keep your learners’ 20:20 vision and commitment to their professional development plans. Contact an advisor at reachout@loma.org

Let your leaders help!
Leaders know their teams best – help them keep associates engaged during this time with an invitation to grow through professional development! This Leader’s Checklist provides tools and ideas for communicating with and encouraging their teams, and the Learning Path will help learners see how they can achieve their goals in 60 days or less!

Upcoming Virtual Events 

Learning Live Series

Each Learning Live session covers a subject specific to the life insurance and financial services industry, from basic knowledge to trends topics. 

Upcoming 2021 Sessions:

Customer Experience 

Wednesday, January 20

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

Life Insurance Industry Overview 

Wednesday, February 24

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

Annuities 

Wednesday, March 17

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

Advance Your Knowledge Webinar Series

Don't Stop Believin'...Jumpstart Your Journey in 2021

Thursday, January 14, 11:00 a.m. ET 

Yes, 2020 went on and on and on and on...but it's a new year! Enrolling in a course is an invaluable way to gain the skills and knowledge you need to develop in your role. This webinar will provide an overview of LOMA’s industry-specific learning opportunities to support your professional growth and development. Join us as we highlight course curriculum, features, and the ideal candidate for each of our designation programs.

Register

Navigating a Path to Success

Wednesday, February 10, 11:00 a.m. ET  

Your journey starts here! In today’s challenging business environment, it’s important to understand how your actions contribute to the overall success of your organization. This webinar highlights LOMA’s certificate-level programs available to help you develop the industry acumen needed to support your company and grow in your career journey. Join us to hear about our curriculum that focuses on life insurance, retirement, the customer experience, compliance, and underwriting and choose the path that is right for you! 

Register

Other Helpful Resources

For New Ed Reps

We've got you covered! These resources will help you get acclimated quickly and efficiently.

Advance Your Knowledge Webinar Series

Help learners keep their momentum as they pursue professional development with LOMA. Our Advance Your Knowledge (AYK) webinar series highlights opportunities available to your employees. We cover how to get started with LOMA, new courses, designation programs, study tips, and more.

Training Sessions

New to the Ed Rep function? Contact us to request a free training session about essential Ed Rep functions from one of our dedicated Business Agents or International Coordinators!

Training Videos

Check out our video library for additional training on how to enroll learners, access the Learning Management System, and more Ed Rep tools.



LOMA Contact Center

Our Contact Center is open and available to assist with all Ed Rep and student requests!
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. EDT; Friday 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. EDT
Use email for the quickest response: education@loma.org.
Or call 1-800-ASK-LOMA, option 1, or 770-984-3761.

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