New Member Learning Path

We're so glad you're here. Begin your learning journey today with this curated list of popular pre-recorded courses, all available to you with your membership.

Reinsurance Series 

Part 1: Reinsurance 101
Phil Campbell, Aon

Do you feel equipped to talk with your clients about reinsurance? Can you explain how the purchase of reinsurance affects their pricing? As a high-net-worth advisor in today's climate, mastering foundational reinsurance concepts is essential. 

Part 2: A Deeper Dive Into Reinsurance  
Paul Anderson & Tracy Hatlestad, Aon

This panel discussion covers the changes occurring within the reinsurance market today. The overall impact reinsurance has on carriers, clients and brokers. Insights into property CAT loss risks, and hot button locations like Florida and California.

Part 3: Reinsurance Unlocked 
Wade Gulbransen, Howden Tiger

Wade takes us through the forces that are impacting the reinsurance market today, and spends time fielding questions from PRMA members.

Excess & Surplus Series


Part 1: Excess & Surplus Lines 101 
Barbara Ingraham, One80 Intermediaries 

Can you clearly explain how E&S differs from the standard market? How about articulating what surplus lines means to an insured? During this initial session you will learn about the history behind surplus lines, the key differences between the standard market and surplus market, how to access it, and what your clients really need to know when protecting their personal assets in the E&S space.

Part 2: Unanswered Questions Explored  
Kevin Madden, AMWINS & Christina Clark, PURE 

After Part I of the series, we received several important questions from the membership about Excess & Surplus Lines. We’ll be sitting down with two industry experts to bring you what you need to know about these lines of business.

Flood Series

Part 1: Model Misconceptions 
Derek Lynch & Ed Haas, reThought

Flood modeling is an essential tool in understanding flood risks and shaping policy terms and premium costs. However, it’s often misunderstood and shrouded in myth. This session will shed light on the basics of flood models, the science they are backed by, and their influential impact on your clients’ bottom line.

Part 2: How To Read a Flood Elevation Certificate  
Kevin Thomas, USI 

With flooding being one of the most common and costly natural disasters, understanding a Flood Elevation Certificate is essential to helping your clients navigate the flood insurance landscape. Flood Elevation Certificates plays a pivotal role in determining the flood risk to properties, establishing appropriate flood insurance rates, and ensuring compliance with local floodplain management measures. Misreading or misunderstanding this certificate can lead to inaccurate policy rates, potential legal implications, or substantial financial repercussions.

Part 3: Flood Mitigation & Recovery  
Derek Lynch & Ed Haas, reThought

Flooding remains one of the leading causes of loss, posing significant challenges to homeowners. In this session, participants will discover the cutting-edge best practices and technological solutions homeowners can employ ahead of potential flood events to ensure optimal protection for their properties. Then, we shift to the aftermath of flooding, highlighting the crucial steps for effective recovery, ranging from immediate safety measures to long-term property rehabilitation. 

Looking For More?

The Reinsurance, E&S and Flood series are just the start of what you'll find on the JoAnn Heltibridle Best Practices Library. The library houses hundreds of pre-recorded webinars, best practices documents, white papers and cheat sheets on topics essential to our industry. New resources are added every month! Take advantage of this invaluable collection of industry insights. 


Fee-Based Courses with Continuing Education Credits

Apart from the free pre-recorded courses, PRMA also offers a number of fee-based, self-paced virtual courses. Our On Demand courses take approximately 8 hours to complete, with the ability to take the online learning modules at your own pace. Continuing Education (CE) credits are available varying by state. Click the badges below to learn more about each On Demand course.