Long-Term Care Training Requirements for Producers
Under Louisiana law (La. R.S. 22:1575) an individual producer may not sell, solicit or negotiate long-term care insurance unless the individual has complied with the long-term care training requirements. This requirement is separate and distinct from the continuing education requirements for a licensee.
In addition to the eight-hour initial training, an individual engaged in the sale, solicitation or negotiation of long-term care insurance must complete no less than four hours of training every two years (every renewal period) in order to continue to engage in that business.
It is the responsibility of the appointing insurer to track and confirm compliance with this requirement by their producers.
The training courses may be submitted to the Louisiana Department of Insurance by the provider to receive continuing education credits. This credit will be awarded for the appropriate license types. If the courses are approved for continuing education credit, the licensee may apply that credit toward the continuing education requirements for the license types for which the course is approved. The licensee should confirm with the provider of the training that the course is approved for continuing education credit in Louisiana.