The Eight Canons are:
I. Conduct yourself as all times with honor and integrity.
II. Avoid practices that would bring dishonor upon your profession or The American College.
III. Publicize your achievement in ways that enhance the integrity of your profession.
IV. Continue your studies throughout your working life so as to maintain a high level of professional competence.
V. Do your utmost to attain a distinguished record of professional service.
VI. Support the established institutions and organizations concerned with the integrity of your profession.
VII. Participate in building your profession by encouraging and providing apporpriate assistance to qualified persons pursuing professional studies.
VIII. Comply with all laws and regulations, particularly as they relate to professional and business ethics.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Are the providers able to quote many companies or are they bound by their captive companies products?
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. Perhaps not thought all the way through, but buyers (clients) should have some idea what it is they wish to accomplish / protect before they meet with someone in my business.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I believe I stand out from the crowd because I take the time to understand my clients needs and wants and only then do I make a recommendation. Also, as a broker, I have access to many companies for my clients.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I like meeting new people and helping them become more secure in their insurance and financial lives.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. The two biggest questions are 1) How can you help? and 2)what do you charge? The answers are 1) By finding out what, if anything, you need and 2) Companies pay me - you don't. I am not fee based.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. That most people in my profession care more about helping their clients needs than their own. The quote I like to use is that "people don't care how much you know until they know how much you care".
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. Yes, the State of Colorado requires that every insurance producer complete a minimum of 24 hours of Continuing Education (CEs) every two year period. I take those courses that most closely relate to my clients and their needs.