The British Insurance and Investment Brokers Association (BIIBA) announced its support of the PMI intermediary sector at the July meeting of the Association of Medical Insurance Intermediaries.
Paul Garland, BIIBA’s membership manager, told the meeting that if there was sufficient demand from BIIBA members who worked in PMI, it could introduce training schemes to fit their requirements.
He suggested that the schemes could be on three tiers – introductory, intermediary and advanced – and would be run in two or three venues throughout the UK.
BIIBA already runs training schemes for its members which come from all areas of the general insurance industry.
As it is a non-profit making organisation, the only cost members incur attending a training session is that of the lecture and the venue.
Last year it ran more than 1,400 training sessions in 221 different venues.
All BIIBA courses carry CPD or CPE points which Garland believes will become more important to intermediaries as a result of the introduction of the General Insurance Standards Council in 2000.
For membership details contact Suzanna Hall or Paul Garland on 0171 623 9043 or visit its website at www.biiba.org.uk.