American Equity, WebCE Partner For Continuing Education Services

by WebCE | Sep 28, 2001
WebCE To Provide American Equity's Insurance Agents With State-of-the-Art CE

September 28, 2001

Des Moines, Iowa - American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company, a leader in creating annuity solutions and life insurance, and WebCE, a nationwide supplier of state-of-the-art continuing education courses for insurance professionals, today announced a strategic partnership that will provide WebCE's continuing education (CE) services to American Equity's insurance agents.

Through secure access from American Equity's newly launched Extranet for its independent agents, WebCE will manage the CE affairs for all licensed professionals who select their courses. WebCE's state-approved insurance courses are available nationwide through paper-based booklets, as well as a variety of easy-to-access Internet mediums, such as HTML and PDF files.

"We are delighted to partner with WebCE for our continuing education needs," said Kevin Wingert, president of American Equity. "We are committed to supporting our loyal base of highly productive independent agents. Our new web site called "INTERACTIVE @GENT" provides a series of "best of breed" services designed to help our agents improve their productivity and speed communication. Other important agent aids, beginning with WebCE's "Anytime - Anywhere" Internet CE services, add even more value to our INTERACTIVE @GENT.

"American Equity and its executives enjoy an impressive growth in premium income and have demonstrated great success in retaining a team of winning agents. We are delighted to be an integral part of their "INTERACTIVE @GENT" web site and are confident we will enhance their agents' personal knowledge and productivity," said Gary Henkel, WebCE's CEO.

For almost a decade, tens of thousands of licensed professionals have successfully used WebCE's products and services to harness the full power of the Internet to establish and maintain their CE requirements. Now, using WebCE's break-through course delivery technology, American Equity's agents can instantly select and order state-approved correspondence courses over the Internet and start fulfilling continuing education requirements immediately.

While WebCE expects its Internet-based delivery methods to be most popular with users, the company will continue to offer both traditional paper-based and technology-based training solutions.

About WebCE
Based in Dallas, Texas, WebCE is a nationwide supplier of state-of-the-art continuing education courses to ten of thousands of licensed insurance agents and adjusters. WebCE provides an integrated family of continuing education courses, testing and accreditation services, which are delivered either electronically over the Internet or through traditional books. More information is available on the company's website, www.webce.com, or at (800) 488-9308.

About American Equity
Based in Des Moines Iowa, American Equity is committed to providing a full line of tax deferred retirement accumulation products designed to provide a wide selection of wealth accumulation opportunities, income choices and safety. Our products include traditional Fixed Interest Rate Annuities, Equity-Indexed Interest Rate Annuities, Variable Annuities and Life Insurance. More information is available on the company's web site at http://www.americanequity.com