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CA Resident Ethics Training Requirement

October 30th, 2013

Beginning January 1, 2014 CA Resident Licensed Agents & Brokers will be required to complete 3 hours (not 4) of Ethics Training Every 2 Year License Term

As a California non-resident licensee, the Ethics Training requirement does not apply to you.  However, you are required to complete the continuing education course requirements of your home state.

For those of you who are California resident licensees, you may be interested in reading this important notice.

CLICK HERE to review the notice regarding the Ethics Training Requirement.


Time is Money! Do You Know About These Time Saving Tips?

October 18th, 2013

clockeditedThe world today offers so many wonderful technological tools right at our fingertips with the use of computers, smart phones and the world wide web.  Why not take advantage of them?  We’ve comprised a short list of TIME SAVING TIPS to help you manage your already busy lives more easily and more efficiently!

Did you know about these time saving tips???


  • Scroll Down — Don’t pick up the mouse to scroll down!  Tap the Space Bar to scroll down one page.  Shift & Space Bar to go up one page.


  • Sending an email or text — Don’t select the symbol function key to search for a period!  Tap the Space Bar twice to end a sentence.  It will add the period, space and capitalize the next word.
  • Calling back the last phone number you dialed. — Don’t waste your time going to “Recent Calls!”  Tap the Call button twice.


  • Changing a word or paragraph — Don’t drag your cursor across the word or paragraph!  Double click the word to highlight it.  Don’t delete!  Just type over it.  Triple click to highlight the entire paragraph.


  • It’s a Dictionary:  Type “Define (and the word you want defined)” and it will automatically define the word, pronunciation, etc.  You don’t even need to hit the send button!
  • Flight Tracking:  Type “The airline name and flight number.”  It will show the departing time, arrival time, gate number, etc.  Sample:  Alaska Airlines 892 – Enter
  • Unit Conversion:  Type what you want converted.  Works for pounds, kilos, centimeters, miles, inches, dollars, foreign currency, etc.  Sample:  5 kilometers to miles – Enter


  • How to completely loose Shutter Lag. — Don’t miss that action shot!  Half press the shutter button to pre-focus the camera.  Leave finger on the button until you’re ready to take your picture.


  • How to shift focus.  You’re giving a presentation and using PowerPoint (or any slide show).  You want the audience to focus on you and not your slide!  Tap the “B” button to blackout the screen.  Tap the “B” button again to bring your slide back.  Tap the “W” button to whiteout the screen.  Tap the “W” button again to bring your slide back.

We hope these TIME SAVING TIPS help you manage your days just a little bit better!  Let us know what other tech tips you’ve learned and want to share with others!

HOT JOBS! Direct Hire Opportunities! ** Account Manager & Operations Manager

October 17th, 2013

hot jobs1EMPLOYEE BENEFIT ACCOUNT MANAGER – DIRECT HIRE! – Job ID # 43C5 – Our client is an established full service agency in the North Orange County area seeking a Direct Hire Life & Health licensed Employee Benefits Account Manager.  This position requires 4+ years experience working in a similar position in a broker environment.  The Employee Benefits Specialist will work with the account services team to deliver exceptional customer service.

Key responsibilities include: Assisting clients with claims, billing, and eligibility questions, prepare RFPs, follow up on quotes and communicate with carrier reps, prepare benefit comparisons for medical and ancillary products, update/prepare Census information, process enrollment changes/terminations, assist clients with provider comparisons and work with team members as necessary.

The ideal candidate will:  Be a motivated, positive team player. Have experience with the marketing and underwriting process for benefits with multiple carriers.  Be able to follow up on multiple tasks & meet deadlines in an organized manor. Be detail-oriented with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities. Intermediate skills with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Computer savvy and the ability to easily learn new programs and utilize them simultaneously. Compensation dependent on experience. Excellent benefits offered.

*  Full-Time, Direct Hire
*  Salary based on your previous work experience.
Click here to submit your resume.


OPERATIONS MANAGER – CREDIT UNION – DIRECT HIRE! – Job ID # 43C8 – This Credit Union is located in / near the Pomona area is seeking a top-notch Manager to run their Operations Department.  This is a smaller size credit union so the Operations Manager must be very knowledgeable in all areas of managing a credit union.  This position reports directly to the President.


  • Minimum 5 years Credit Union experience required
  • Minimum 3 years Credit Union management experience required
  • Position requires extensive knowledge of Credit Union Operations experience including managing a busy teller line, new accounts, Compliance, Call Center, General Ledger, ATM, etc.

*  Full-Time, Direct Hire
*  Salary based on your previous work experience.
Click here to submit your resume.

Multiple states face FUTA credit reductions for 2013

October 11th, 2013

Multiple states face FUTA credit reductions for 2013UI

CCH — 10/10/13

Based on the latest data from the U.S. Treasury and the Department of Labor (DOL), employers across the country should brace themselves for higher than normal federal unemployment tax (FUTA) liabilities for 2013. A total of 17 states are slated to be FUTA credit reduction states for 2013 unless they pay off their outstanding federal unemployment insurance loans by November 10. This situation means that employers in those jurisdictions will not be able to claim the maximum amount of credit for state unemployment taxes when they file their federal unemployment tax returns for 2013 (due in 2014).  To read on, CLICK HERE.

New Candidate Profiles Posted Today!

October 11th, 2013

Job seekers search for jobs online, just as EMPLOYERS can SEARCH for CANDIDATES online at http://www.sdistaffing.com/employers/candidate.


Our Candidate Search page gives employers access to confidential job seeker profiles with experience in:

  • Accounting, Banking, Commercial Lines, Credit Union, Escrow, Financial Services, Health/Benefits, Human Resources, Life/Disability, Mortgage, Office & Clerical Support, Personal Lines, Professional Liability, Risk Management, Surety Bonds, Title, and Workers Compensation

Just go to http://www.sdistaffing.com/employers/candidate/ and let us know which candidate you’d like to meet with!

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