I know, I know, I know! It’s been a few days since I last posted.
I bet you have all been waiting with baited breath for my next post too. Well, wait no more!
The last two days, I had to drive to Champaign for a seminar on Health and Life insurance. I have to tell you, I am not that great at driving in Chambana. In fact, I kind of hate it. Hate is usually a strong word, I know, but in this instance it is not strong enough. Anyway, I followed my GPS (thank goodness my data restarted the day before I had to drive there), and I actually had a pretty nice drive to the hotel the seminar was being held at.
I had been warned by ****, the individual who works on crop insurance here at the bank, that it would be a somewhat boring seminar and I should expect to be tired and overwhelmed. But, that is about all the preparation for the seminar that I had. Keep this in mind when I write about how well I did after.
I learned all kinds of interesting life insurance and accident/health insurance info. at this seminar. As well as laws and regulations of being a producer and selling insurance. Contrary to what I was told, I actually found some of the seminar far less than boring, in fact, I would go so far as to say some of it was fun and interesting. Especially the second day when it came to the health insurance portion.
Any who, I met some really cool peeps in that class. There were six of us, so it was relatively small and it gave the speaker time and flexibility to give us a little more attention than if it were a huge number of people in the seminar. In fact, I met one girl who will be working with Health Alliance, Two who will be working with north west and then two other agents who are in independent companies like myself. Lunch was nothing to worry about as well for the most part all went to eat together and talked about our lives rather than insurance.
After the first day (Monday), it was recommended that we take the 1st practice test. It would be practice test on life insurance. The goal was to miss no more than 20 questions on this first test (which would give a 60% passing rate). The next practice test for life we are suppose to be reaching a goal of 85%, or no more than 7 missed. Well, I did the test Monday night, even though I was exhausted and my family was talking up a storm, plush I had a headache. I only missed three questions!! That’s right folks, I scored a 94% right out of the gate.
I was a little nervous Tuesday when we had to take the final for the seminar. We then had accident/health and the laws and regulations. I did not know going into it, that we would be taking a test right then and there. I mean, two days of studying and we were ready for the final?! Anyway, I took it no problem, 100%. I thought I had this in the bag. I called Tuesday night to schedule my state test, because yes, we just had to take a test to prove that we were ready to take a test. Then after taking the second test I get to apply for my license. So, in essence, you take a test to prove you can take a test, to prove you can apply for a license. Seems like too much red time to me. But gotta do what you gotta do.
Anyway, all of this just to say, I am now ready for the next step. Unfortunately, I don’t take my test until September 14th, so this leaves time for me to forget the information, unless I study like I’m suppose to. Don’t worry I already did another practice test today. This time on the accident/health. I only missed 4! The goal for the first practice test on accident/health was also no more than 20, so I made that goal and then some :).
thanks for reading, and thanks to those who encouraged me to do what I wanted. This just feel right.