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Social Security Numbers To No Longer Be Required for CE – MA DOI Update

11/30/2009
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For years, participants of insurance continuing education classes in MA have been required to give their Social Security Number for CEU tracking purposes. While MAIA has always been careful to protect this personal information, many participants have understandably, been cautious about providing their Social for the purpose of CE tracking.  

MAIA learned recently that this requirement will be changing. Prometric , the 3rd party firm that the state contracts to maintain the CEU database will no longer be using Socials to track this information.

This change was covered by Donna McKenna in our most recent Mass. Agent Newsletter:

CE Change …

Effective January 4th, 2010 Prometric, the firm that currently maintains the continuing education database for the Division of Insurance, will stop using Social Security numbers to identify licensees in the reporting process of continuing education credit hours.

Continuing Education providers will begin reporting continuing education credits via electronic roster submission, based upon the licensees’ Producer license numbers or Public Insurance Adjuster license numbers. If there are any questions, please contact the Producer Licensing Department at 617.521.7794.

MAIA members can access the full Massachusetts Agent or read the Mass DOI announcement at the DOI website.

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  1. 12/01/2009 10:15 am

    The MAIA Education team couldn’t be happier – this has been something that we have been advocating from the very beginning!

    I know they are still in the testing phase so right now we are asking for both your ss# and your producer license number – just to be on the safe side. As soon as I get word from the state that they are 100% ready to go we will no longer be asking for your ss# and we will be deleting that information from our files.

    If you should have any questions on this, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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