WebCE to Provide Online Training for The Annuity Store Sales Force

by WebCE | Feb 28, 2000
Internet-based Education Programs To Be Offered To More Than 200,000 Insurance Agents And Associates

February 28, 2000

DALLAS, Texas — WebCE, announced today that it provides state-approved continuing education courses over the Internet to more than 200,000 independent agents and associates of The Annuity Store, Inc., thanks to an agreement between the two companies effective March 1st.

"The Annuity Store is a nationally recognized production leader and innovator in delivering creative solutions through the use of annuities," said Gary Henkel, President of WebCE. "We are pleased to announce a strategic partnership with The Annuity Store and are confident their agents and associates will benefit from WebCE’s quality, affordability and convenience."

Using WebCE’s state-of-the-art course delivery technology, professionals at The Annuity Store can instantly select and order state-approved correspondence courses over the Internet at www.webce.com and start fulfilling continuing education requirements immediately. Courses can be completed in a single session, or over a series of sessions, as is convenient for the student. Once completed, the material remains available to the student for review at a later date. In addition, users can monitor the status of orders, check on exams and even access secure training records, all via the Internet.

Once the curriculum has been completed, state-approved tests are administered online or using printed copies. WebCE will then grade and validate the results, forward a "Certificate Of Completion" to professionals who successfully complete the program, and if required inform the appropriate state agencies.

"WebCE is not only a great idea, but simple to use," said Douglas L. McDermott, CLU, ChFC and CEO of The Annuity Store. "I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to get started and to complete my CE process through WebCE. Our marketing team’s goal is to provide our agents with the highest levels of service, support, and concept selling ideas designed around our companies’ features and benefits. WebCE’s education services support these goals."

About WebCE
Based in Richardson, Texas, WebCE is a nationwide supplier of state-of-the-art continuing education courses to certified professionals such as CPAs and insurance agents. WebCE provides an integrated family of continuing education courses, which are delivered either over the Internet or through traditional books. More information is available on the company’s Web site, www.webce.com, or at (800) 488-9308.
About The Annuity Store, Inc.
The Annuity Store was built on the foundation of a unique marketing approach based upon Concept selling techniques of Annuities through Features and Benefits. This nationally proven method is contrasted to old methods of "product pushing" traditionally used by many. The Annuity Store’s added-value approach to marketing has resulted in a "Turnkey" package that includes consumer sales videos, dedicated flipchart sales presentations and laptop computer presentations, training videos and audiocassettes. Visit their Web site at http://theannuitystore.com.