GBDS

GROUP BENEFiTS DISABILITY Specialist

The GBDS GROUP BENEFITS DISABILITY SPECIALIST program will equip you with the tools you need to engage clients in meaningful dialogue about the entire group benefits product portfolio, and help you position the importance of the least understood group insurance — disability income insurance. Through completion of the rigorous GBDS self-study curriculum, you gain significant expertise that benefit both your clients and your career.

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The GBDS Group Benefits Disability Specialist Designation Program

National Underwriter is proud to offer the GBDS Group Benefits Disability Specilaist designation program. Created with the learning needs of new insurance producers, agents, managers, CSRs and corporate staff in mind, the GBDS GROUP BENEFITS DISABILITY SPECIALIST curriculum is the most complete professional learning program available for industry professionals seeking to master the subject of commercial lines coverage. The program was created by the staff of the renowned FC&S Expert Coverage Interpretation and features detailed course content enhanced with real-life case study exercises.

Students completing the GBDS program have demonstrated extensive knowledge in a critical functional area of property and casualty insurance practice-insurance policy coverage-and will have applied that knowledge in real-life case study exercises.

Eligibility

One of the following qualifications is recommended for an individual to be eligible for the GBDS Group Benefits Disability Specialist designation:

Benefits of Attaining the GBDS Designation

Curriculum

The GBDS GROUP BENEFITS DISABILITY SPECIALIST curriculum is based on the most important document in the insurance industry: the insurance policy. The curriculum is presented through four Coverage Guides and five Elearning programs. Materials are adapted from expert insurance coverage materials produced by the staff of FC&S Expert Coverage Interpretation and Coverage Guide Series.

Program Completion

Eligible candidates can earn the GBDS designation through a self study program through National Underwriter or through an authorized instructional academy. Your GBDS GROUP BENEFITS DISABILITY SPECIALIST certificate will be mailed to the address you provide on your Request Form. Please allow 5 to 7 business days. processing.

SELF STUDY

AUTHORIZED INSURANCE ACADEMY

Curriculum Outline

I. Study Guide

The National Underwriter Company has long been recognized as the industry’s most authoritative coverage expert. The FC&S Bulletins, Coverage Guide Series and other publications are relied upon through the industry to check coverage knowledge, by insurers, claims people, producers and more. After all, coverage is what we sell and service. The Coverage Specialist designation programs were born of a desire to provide a way for dedicated professionals to grow their expertise with the key lines of business in both personal and commercial lines. Whether new to the industry or seasoned professional, coverage is a topic that is constantly in flux, requiring a deep level of expertise.

II. Insurance Coverage Fundamentals

The National Underwriter Company has long been recognized as the industry’s most authoritative coverage expert. The FC&S Bulletins, Coverage Guide Series and other publications are relied upon through the industry to check coverage knowledge, by insurers, claims people, producers and more. After all, coverage is what we sell and service. The Coverage Specialist designation programs were born of a desire to provide a way for dedicated professionals to grow their expertise with the key lines of business in both personal and commercial lines. Whether new to the industry or seasoned professional, coverage is a topic that is constantly in flux, requiring a deep level of expertise.

III. Commercial Lines Insurance Policies

The National Underwriter Company has long been recognized as the industry’s most authoritative coverage expert. The FC&S Bulletins, Coverage Guide Series and other publications are relied upon through the industry to check coverage knowledge, by insurers, claims people, producers and more. After all, coverage is what we sell and service. The Coverage Specialist designation programs were born of a desire to provide a way for dedicated professionals to grow their expertise with the key lines of business in both personal and commercial lines. Whether new to the industry or seasoned professional, coverage is a topic that is constantly in flux, requiring a deep level of expertise.