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IIAN Free CE Days


IIAN Free CE Days

FreeCE-June2023-social.jpgWe are pleased to partner with ABEN for our 2024 NE Free CE Days offered every other month!  

12-13 hours of FREE CE will include the following classes - join as many sessions as you would like - for FREE!  (CE approved for Nebraska license holders only)

  • April 26 - An Hour of True Crime - Road Rage (1 CE)
  • June 14 - If it Moves of the Farm it Presents a Risk (2 CEs)
  • August 9 - Insuring Drones and Modern Transit Risks (2 CEs)
  • October 16 - National ABEN Free CE Day with 4 - 5 CE hours (information pending)
  • December 13 - Insuring Truckers (3 CEs)

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* A CE filing fee will be collected at registration.


It will be helpful for you to digitally view or download the “Handouts” provided for this educational session while you watch the video because the answers to the questions can be found within those materials. You can access the materials by clicking the “Handouts” button at the very top of your video screen within ABEN.  To progress through the classes and receive Continuing Education you must successfully answer the attendence polls.

Course Descriptions

Road Rage - 1 P&C CEUs

This course will discuss a road rage incident which resulted in one fatality. Attendees will hear the facts of the accident in detail and then will learn what coverages were needed to respond to the loss and what exclusions applied to the loss.

If it Moves on the Farm it Presents a Risk - 2 P&C CEUs

Items which move present substantial risk to our clients.  Whether an item is mobile under its own power or is provided mobility via another method, the exposures are real and dramatic.  This presentation will address the exposures associated with items that move – both under their own power and those provided mobility by other vehicles.  The purpose of this presentation is to remind the agent that the policy forms we use can certainly provide the coverages necessary for the exposures, but without careful review of these forms, their many exclusions can prove problematic.  The basis of the presentation will be the coverages for “mobile equipment” found in the farm liability forms routinely used in the agribusiness market, the coverages for owned and non-owned vehicles found in the Personal Auto Policy (PAP), and the “auto” coverages found in the Business Auto Policy (BAP).  Use of the exclusions found in each of these forms will solidify the understanding of the risks associated with items that move.

Insuring Drones and Other Modern Transit Risks 2 P&C CEUs

From drones in the sky to self-driving cars to tourists buzzing around on rented scooters, innovations in transportation are moving all around you. This session discusses the latest on drones and transportation tech and explores the many exposures and coverage concerns created by their use.

Insuring Truckers 3 P&C CEUs

This course will cover all the main exposures faced by truckers and the coverages needed to protect them. 

Speaker Biographies

Samuel T. Bennett, CIC, AFIS, CRIS, CPIA, CPRM 

Sam Bennett.jpgSam Bennett is an active retail producer, presenter, and shareholder in Harrison Agency, Inc. of Columbia, MO. He began his insurance career in 1987 and has been an Independent Insurance Agent from the beginning. He has worked with individuals, families, and small businesses his entire career. In this capacity, he has worked in the personal lines, commercial lines, agribusiness and life and health marketplaces. As a result of working with many types of clients, many carriers, and many coverage needs, Sam has grown to understand and appreciate the important ways an insurance professional must work with markets and clients in today’s insurance world. 

Sam obtained his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation in 1996. He has taught coursework for the National Alliance in their CISR program since 2000, has presented in their CIC program since 2004, and in 2009 became a National Faculty Member of the Society of CIC. Sam is also a speaker in IRMI’s Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS) program and is a speaker in the AIMS Society’s Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA) program. He has been called upon to offer insurance education in conferences and symposiums across the country over the past twenty plus years. 

As much as he enjoys speaking on insurance topics, Sam’s true passion is cooking. BBQ and soul food are his specialties. He likes nothing more than a lively pulled pork/crawfish/catfish/collard green discussion. 

Bettye D. Hutchison, CIC, CRM, CPCU, ARM, AAI, CPIA, TRIP


Bettye Hutchison is President of Central Insurance Services, Inc. in Adelphi, Maryland and former Vice President of Truckwriters of Colorado, Inc and Truckwriters of Wyoming, Inc.  After long years of “commuting” across the country on a regular basis, Bettye is taking a break from her ownership and leadership roles in the agency business and will focus on teaching and consulting.

Bettye has a love of education and serves as national faculty for The National Alliance (CIC, CRM, Ruble Seminars and CISR), many state and national insurance associations and risk management providers.  She has written several articles and develops educational material on Insurance and Risk Management.  Rough Notes magazine has featured Bettye as their marketing agency of the month and awarded her the “Marketing Agency of the Year 1991”.

Kevin Amrhien, CIC, CBIA


Kevin is President of the Florida Insurance School of Continuing Education (FISCE) and the CE Partnership. He is a National Faculty member for the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research’s CIC and Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) programs whose articles have appeared in a variety of trade publications.

Sue Keegan

Sam Bennett.jpg

Sue Keegan is a graduate of the University of Akron with a Baccalaureate degree in political science and Syracuse University with a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing.  She worked in the claims business for 27 years all with the same carrier, Kemper.  She both handled and managed personal automobile, commercial automobile, general liability and product liability claims.  She is the current Director of Education for Big I NY and Big I CT.  She resides in Camillus, NY.

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