SOURCE: Insurance Educational Association

Insurance Educational Association

December 09, 2009 08:30 ET

Insurance Educational Association Releases Newest Online Workers' Compensation Course

Permanent Disability and the AMA Guides Completes IEA's Workers' Compensation Claims Administration Certification

SANTA ANA, CA--(Marketwire - December 9, 2009) - The Insurance Educational Association (IEA), a leading provider of insurance related courses, today announced the release of its latest online self-study course for the workers' compensation claims professional.

The newest course, Permanent Disability and the AMA Guides, builds on the online learning foundation IEA has constructed over 10 years, and on the deep experience IEA has in preparing workers' compensation professionals to master the intricacies of this challenging insurance line. Permanent Disability and the AMA Guides is the seventh online self-study workers' compensation course released this year. Each course has been authored by a leading specialist in the workers' compensation claims community.

Beginning with an overview of the rating process, Permanent Disability and the AMA Guides includes relevant terminology, anatomical terms, and medical descriptions and measurements in conjunction with the mechanics of rating disabilities per the AMA Guides, 5th edition. Emphasis is placed upon the most common injuries and becoming adept in the use of the AMA Guides to correctly categorize and rate Permanent Disability.

Although oriented towards the California workers' compensation system, IEA believes that claims administrators working in states other than California will get gain practical knowledge from the course's extensive training in the proper reading and use of the AMA Guides and the author's practical advice in dealing with claimants, attorneys and members of the medical community.

Permanent Disability and the AMA Guides completes IEA's development of an online, self-study path to the Workers' Compensation Claims Administration certification. Developed and delivered exclusively by IEA, the WCCA certificate program is the premier foundation in the field of California workers' compensation. With an extensive curriculum and experts on call, the complete program provides professionals with the necessary skills to succeed in this field. While many students take one program per semester to complete the certificate within two years, online self-study students can complete the program much faster. Permanent Disability and the AMA Guides is rated at 30 hours credit for California claims examiner continuing education or initial training needs. It is one of 8 online courses which will allow motivated claims adjusters to quickly achieve their 5-course certificate in Workers' Compensation Claims Administration and to go on to complete IEA's full 8-course Workers' Compensation Claims Professional designation.

"IEA's online self-study workers' compensation series is the most comprehensive offering available for today's claims professional," said Roy Little, President and CEO of IEA. "The online self-study format combines industry-leading expertise with the flexibility to enable workers' compensation professionals to maintain and increase their knowledge at the time and place they choose."

For more information and to see a demo of IEA's online courses, go to IEA's website or call 800-655-4432.

About IEA

IEA is the leading not-for-profit provider of online self-study, online instructor led, and classroom educational services for the insurance and disability management industry. Founded in 1876, IEA's more than 200 instructors interact with over 8,000 students a year. IEA's broad range of products and services helps students build business, technical, managerial, and sales skills. For more information, visit

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