PITTSBURGH, November 2, 2005 - PPG Industries, Inc. and Kaplan Financial, formerly BISYS Education Services, one of the nation's leading providers of continuing education (CE) course offerings and administration, today announced they have joined together to provide PPG PROSTARS participants access to one of the most thorough continuing education programs in the industry. Through Kaplan Financial, PPG PROSTARS participants can now offer an online library resource to insurance agents and adjusters that gives them access to one of the industry's largest collections of content on Adjuster, Life & Health and Property & Casualty topics. With this enhancement, PPG PROSTARS participants can offer a choice of training options to insurance agents and adjusters in their local markets, including the traditional classroom instruction and more than 150 online course options.
"PPG PROSTARS participants have a solid history of providing valued classroom CE courses for agents and their staff," said Steve Zweig, Director ARG Alliance Programs, PPG. "For the past year we've been developing this online component to provide shops even greater flexibility in satisfying local agents' CE needs. Our CE program is a tremendous sales tool that allows our participants to speak directly to insurance agents about automotive glass repair/replacement and insurance-related topics in an educational format."
As a PPG PROSTARS participant, a glass shop retailer can offer online courses multiple ways. They have the option of offering a discount off of the standard retail price for all online continuing education courses or purchasing vouchers for the agents and their staff, which can be used for Property & Casualty, Ethics and Adjuster-related online classes for an entire year. Each option offers both flexibility and expansion to the glass retailer's current insurance-agent marketing strategy. Further information on each option is available on the participant section of www.ppgprostars.com.
To further build brand awareness and stronger relationships with their local insurance agents, shops also have the option of purchasing their own customized CE Web site that will serve as a portal for their agents to redeem a voucher or take an online course.
For more information on PPG's Continuing Education Program, please call 1-800-647-6050, option 4, or email us at: ContinuingEducation@ppg.com.
About PPG PROSTARS®
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About Kaplan Financial
Kaplan Financial combines the industry's best practices with the best people to deliver leading offerings for licensing exam prep, continuing education and firm element, wealth management, financial planning and insurance designation programs, and compliance tools and services.
For further information, visit www.kaplanfinancial.com.
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