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The 2018 Florida Statutes

Title XXXVII
INSURANCE
Chapter 626
INSURANCE FIELD REPRESENTATIVES AND OPERATIONS
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F.S. 626.8311
626.8311 Requirement as to knowledge, experience, or instruction.An applicant for a license as a health agent, except for a chartered life underwriter (CLU), shall not be qualified or licensed unless within the 4 years immediately preceding the date the application for license is filed with the department he or she has:
(1) Successfully completed 40 hours of coursework in health insurance, approved by the department, 3 hours of which shall be on the subject matter of ethics. Courses must include instruction on the subject matter of unauthorized entities engaging in the business of insurance, to include the Florida Nonprofit Multiple-Employer Welfare Arrangement Act and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, 29 U.S.C. ss. 1001 et seq., as it relates to the provision of health insurance by employers to their employees and the regulation thereof;
(2) Successfully completed a minimum of 60 hours of coursework in multiple areas of insurance, which included health insurance, approved by the department, 3 hours of which shall be on the subject matter of ethics. Courses must include instruction on the subject matter of unauthorized entities engaging in the business of insurance;
(3) Earned or maintained an active designation as a Registered Health Underwriter (RHU), Chartered Healthcare Consultant (ChHC), or Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC) from the American College of Financial Services; Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; or Health Insurance Associate (HIA) from America‚Äôs Health Insurance Plans;
(4) Held an active license in health insurance in another state. This provision may not be utilized unless the other state grants reciprocal treatment to licensees formerly licensed in Florida; or
(5) Been employed by the department or office for at least 1 year, full time in health insurance regulatory matters and who was not terminated for cause, and application for examination is made within 4 years after the date of termination of his or her employment with the department or office.

Prelicensure coursework is not required for an applicant who is a member or veteran of the United States Armed Forces or the spouse of such a member or veteran. A qualified individual must provide a copy of a military identification card, military dependent identification card, military service record, military personnel file, veteran record, discharge paper, or separation document that indicates such member is currently in good standing or such veteran is honorably discharged.

History.ss. 110, 207, ch. 90-363; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 22, ch. 92-146; s. 272, ch. 97-102; s. 35, ch. 2002-206; s. 966, ch. 2003-261; s. 54, ch. 2003-267; s. 47, ch. 2003-281; s. 3, ch. 2007-199; s. 13, ch. 2015-180; s. 44, ch. 2018-7.