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Saturday, January 31, 2009

It's Saturday...

...and I am damn glad.

It was a long week, mainly made so by my stressing over getting my insurance license continuing education credits in and filed. By way of background, I have a Pennsylvania insurance license for life, health, and variable annuities (not property & casualty). I don't sell insurance, but years ago I serviced customers who had what the law considers to be insurance (as opposed to investment) products, which required that I get an insurance license. While I don't need it for my job now, I am allowed to keep it, mainly because it helps to create this concept that I'm somehow more qualified to do my job than I would be otherwise. Not sure if that makes any sense, but there are practical reasons why I do keep it, including that it helps to fill my resume and it would be good to have if I ever needed to look for another job.

Anyway, I finished the reading, took the tests and passed. I was so glad to get it over with. Since my license expires on February 4th, I needed to get everything in to the State by Friday, which meant earning the CE credits before close of business on Thursday. I passed by second test (taken on-line) at about 11:45am on Thursday.

Now I did take courses which weren't much of a reach for me: Pension Plans and Employee Benefits. The pension plan stuff I knew; some of the benefit plan stuff I didn't, and quite honestly, knowing the tax allowance for van-pooling isn't high up on my list of things to learn before I die. What matters though is that it's all done. Finished. Completed.

I get to worry about this again in two years.

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