Associate In Claims (AIC) Designation Popularity Positive Sign
The Associate in Claims (AIC) articles that I wrote over the year were the most popular article search on the J&L website for 2020. Usually, I check later in late December to see which articles were the most read for each year.
One unusual statistic that stood out was the number of times the Associate in Claims articles were read that were written over the last ten years.
You can find the article links in the next section. The articles are worth a read if you want to see how to start working on adding designations to your resume’.
This year, the AIC article was the most clicked on out of all the articles (almost 1800) that appear on this blog.
This interest shows mainly three things:
- Self-improvement in the insurance industry is at an all-time high
- Working at home during the pandemic cause a higher level of self-awareness
- Self-Study is easier if you have more “alone time”
Associate in Claims AIC Articles
The list of AIC articles is:
One can read the articles in 30 minutes or less. The most popular of the three articles was the 10 Secret Ways articles. I cannot stress enough if you are very interested to use the Jack Keir For Success Books mentioned in the articles. The links to their website are there.
Benefits of Having Your AIC
A Second Look – The AIC Gets You Noticed.
If your resume or CV is stacked in a pile online, the AIC may likely at least get you into an interview or second look. When I was administering over claim departments, if an adjuster/supervisor/manager had attained the AIC, it made me look at that person’s background very closely.
Even now if I need to bring in a contracting consultant to assist me with some claims project, the AIC designation always makes me retain that person’s resume’ even if I may not have used their services.
If a Senior Adjuster, Supervisory, or Manager job posts at your company, the AIC may assist you in receiving a promotion. I was promoted to a Senior Adjuster within two months of passing all the AIC courses after receiving a letter from the Executive VP congratulating me on my accomplishment.
Reimbursement by Carriers/TPA’s and Other Companies
Check with your personnel manual, HR Department, and Supervisor to see if you can receive reimbursement. One caveat is that you need to make sure you finish the AIC courses rapidly so that you do not have to go out-of-pocket for a long period of time.
Even if you do not receive reimbursement, Lifetime Learning Credit or American Opportunity Credit means that you can subtract the monies paid out from your taxable income. This is not a deduction, but a very valuable credit. Check with your tax advisor for more info. The link will take you to the Motley Fool webpage on the credit.
AIC Not Just For Adjusters
Understanding the claims process can benefit
- Risk Managers
- Many other insurance positions.
Amazing Associate in Claims Statistics
- 95% of completers said that their designation demonstrates professional competency
- 93%of completers gained advanced knowledge.
- 81%of those in their career less than 2 years said that earning this designation increased their overall job opportunities
How To Get Started on Your AIC
Check out the Institute’s page here on getting started. You can contact me if you have any questions on our Contact Us page. Good luck and congrats if you have decided to obtain your AIC – Associate in Claims designation.
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