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Best Interest Annuity Information

The legislation amending the Annuity Consumer Protections Act was signed by the governor and enacted on March 12, 2021. The provisions, including mandated training, became effective on 7/1/2021.

Idaho mandates one-time 4-hour Annuity Suitability Best Interest training for anyone carrying the Life line-of-authority.  Carriers will be responsible for validating the training is in place before allowing sales.

To read the bill please click here.

To read the bulletin regarding annuity disclosures and filings please click here.

When did the new Annuity Suitability Best Interest CE requirement become effective?

The requirement was effective July 1, 2021.

Who must take this training?

All resident producers who engage in the sale, solicitation, or negotiation of annuities products, and those nonresidents who have not completed the training in another state.

What if a licensee already took the 4-hour Annuity Suitability mandated training?

All licensees are required to take the new 4-hour Annuity Suitability Best Interest Annuity course, regardless of previous training in Annuity Suitability.

Will Idaho accept a home state’s equivalent course in Annuity Suitability Best Interest?

Idaho will accept a non-resident’s CE credits in their home state, provided the Best Interest standard or something greater is in place in their home state.  This mandated training will be permanently reflected on the CE Transcript of residents, as provided by SBS.

Does my home state have equivalent annuity requirements?

If you are licensed in one of the following states, you do not need to take the Idaho Best Interest Annuity’s course. This list was accurate as of 9/12/2022
  • Alaska
  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Hawaii
  • Iowa
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland
  • Maine
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Nebraska
  • New Mexico
  • Nevada
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia

If a current Annuity Suitability course already has the new Best Interest elements that meet the definition, can the course be resubmitted as an Annuity Suitability Best Interest course?

Yes, based on meeting the Best Interest standard, providers may resubmit courses in the Annuity Suitability Best Interest category.

Have more questions?
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