Annuity producers in Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, North Dakota and Utah must complete the Model Suitability Continuing Education and Product courses by the deadlines listed below in order for business to be processed without interruptions.

Aviva cannot accept annuity applications from producers in these five states until the required training has been completed. Please see the table below for all the upcoming training deadlines.

Links to the trainings are available on the Aviva Annuity Training Site at http://www.avivausa.com/annuitytraining. Additional information can be found on Aviva’s agent portal regarding agent training requirements, along with their previous announcements.

Previously Announced Adoptions

State

Citation

Effective Date

    Important Information

Utah

UT Ad Reg
R590-230-1+

5/24/2012

  • All UT producers (new and existing) are required to complete Aviva’s product training by 5/24/12.

Illinois

3120.01

6/30/2012

  • All IL producers must complete both trainings before 6/30/2012 in order to avoid any delays in processing business starting 7/01/2012.

Indiana

HB 1486

7/1/2012

  • IN producers who obtain their life insurance line of authority on or after the rule effective date must complete both trainings before soliciting their first annuity application.
  • IN producers who obtain their life insurance line of authority before the rule effective date have six months to complete both a four-hour Continuing Education course and Aviva’s product-specific training. Producers are encouraged to complete the trainings as soon as possible in order to avoid any delays in processing business after the deadline.

North Dakota

Section 26.1 – 34.2

8/1/2012

  • ND producers who obtain a life insurance line of authority on or after 8/01/2011 must complete both training courses before soliciting an annuity application.
  • ND producers holding a life insurance line of authority issued prior to 8/1/2011 will be given 12 months to complete BOTH training requirements, provided such producers are in compliance with Aviva’s current standards for product training at the time the annuity application is taken.

Connecticut

38a-432a

8/18/2012

  • CT producers who obtained a life insurance line of authority on or after 2/18/2012 must complete both training courses before soliciting an annuity application.
  • CT producers who obtain their life insurance line of authority before the rule effective date have six months to complete both a four-hour Continuing Education course and Aviva’s product specific training. Producers are encouraged to complete the trainings as soon as possible in order to avoid any delays in processing business after the deadline.

 

Access to Required Training

New Producers will be given access to the training in the following way:

  1. An appointment confirmation e-mail will be sent to the person or team who submitted the contracting paperwork, providing a website link and instructions on how to access Aviva’s training via RegEd, and;
  2. If the producer’s e-mail address was provided, Aviva will also e-mail the link to the producer. Please note that if the producer did not provide an e-mail address, the person or team who submitted the contracting paperwork is responsible for communicating with the producer regarding how to access the training.

Existing Producers will be given access to the training in the following way:

  1. Those who have provided Aviva with a valid e-mail address will receive the link via e-mail, or;
  2. Existing producers can also access this same information and a link to the RegEd site by clicking on the “NAIC Annuity Suitability Training via RegEd” link located in the upper left-hand corner of the agent portal landing page.

If you have questions regarding the training requirements or the suitability requirements, please contact Aviva’s Annuity Sales Support at 800-255-2405, ext. 6620.