High quality continuing education for independent insurance agents, brought to you via live streaming video.

What's the ABEN Difference?

The ABEN Difference

The Agents & Brokers Education Network (ABEN) is a joint project of state insurance and brokers associations who have a common goal: improving the quality and accessibility of distance learning opportunities available to their members.

Others' Technology

Webinar technology has, for some time, been a common offering of many participating ABEN associations. Combining powerpoint slides delivered via the internet with audio of the instructor, either by telephone or internet, the webinar format allows for the delivery of educational content in a convenient, but visually limited fashion.

ABEN's Technology

The ABEN network is founded on the use of streaming video content over the internet that provides the participant with live, full motion video of the presenter, high quality audio, along with coordinated powerpoint slides. The ABEN platform, provided by Business Professionals' Network and its technology partner, BizVision, also allows the end user to fully participate in the webcast by downloading written materials, emailing questions to presenters in real time, making notes in the viewer "notes" area, and emailing those notes to themselves for later use.

ABEN's Production Values

ABEN programming features enhanced production values and formats appropriate to the video medium. Presenters interact with each other as well as you, the ABEN participant. This delivers an educational experience that is engaging, interesting, as well as professionally rewarding.

It is this unique combination of valuable information delivered using interactive live, video and audio internet technology that define The ABEN Difference.

About ABEN

About ABEN

The Agents and Brokers Education Network (ABEN), founded by state associations of independent insurance agents, is dedicated to bringing highly relevant, interactive, and professionally produced continuing education programs to independent agents in the most convenient and economical ways possible.

ABEN is managed by Business Professionals' Network, Inc., the leader in association-based continuing professional education, using video streaming technology for the delivery of highly produced, valuable information to help the professional succeed. ABEN is intended to provide the insurance agent/broker with an efficient and effective medium for receiving live as well as archived educational courses through the state associations to which they belong.

ABEN was founded by a group of state insurance and brokers associations and will serve state insurance and brokers associations nationally as a platform to showcase and exchange the best in continuing education for mutual benefit of the associations and their membership. Business Professionals' Network manages the network and ensures the performance of the cutting edge technology that is the hallmark of ABEN. A list of all participating associations can be found on the ABEN site.

More information about ABEN course offerings can be found below.

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Independent Insurance Agents of Mississippi, Inc.

Welcome to ABEN

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On-Site Group

Individual Viewer

  • June 10, 2014 8:00 AM CDT
  • August 7, 2014 12:00 PM CDT
  • October 2, 2014 8:00 AM CDT
  • December 11, 2014 12:00 PM CST

Workers Compensation Beyond the Basics

Length: 3 hours

State Approval Information Details:

NJ-This course has been approved in New Jersey for 3 hours CE- Course #88891479

IL- This course has been approved in Illinois for 3 hours CE- Course #61583

AL - This course has been approved in Alabama for 3 hours CE - Course # 22171

VT - This course has been approved in Vermont for 3 Hours CE - Course # 25715

MD - This course is apporved in MD - Course # C12288

OK - This course has been approved in OKlahoma: Producer# 1012808, Adjustor# 1012807


Florida Association of Insurance Agents – Acknowledgement Form is required (see materials section)

This course has been approved by the Department of Financial Services for insurance continuing education credit. 3 hours, Course ID#77418; Course Authority: CE 9902, Intermediate, Generic - Life, General Lines and Title.


Ashlee Jessup, CCSR
Education Staff Assistant II/Registrar
Florida Association of Insurance Agents

Course Description:

 Workers' Compensation – Beyond the Basics” – In this course you will learn (among others):

• The “Course and Scope” Rule and how it is used to determine compensability
• How to define Employees vs. Independent Contractors vs. General Contractors
• What is included in “Remuneration”
• Exceptions to the Governing Classification rule
• The ABCs of Premium Audits

Your instructor for these courses is Christopher J. Boggs, CPCU, ARM, ALCM, LPCS, AAI, APA, CWCA, CRIS, AINS.  Chris is the Director of Education for the Insurance Journal Academy of Insurance and is the author of two books and numerous articles on these two subjects.  Chris is a knowledgeable and engaging instructor who will take you beyond “Insurance 101”

Produced By:

Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina


  • Christopher J. Boggs, CPCU, ARM, ALCM, LPCS, AAI, APA, CWCA, CRIS, AINS

Course Materials

  • Course Outline