After serving 15 years as Executive Vice President of the South Carolina Association of Life Underwriters, Mary Brewer recognized a need for an insurance training school in the state. She established Brewer Insurance Information Services in 1981. It was the first school of its kind in South Carolina...
When Mary retired she asked her daughter-in-law, long-time instructor Lynn Brewer, to take over the company. Lynn, a certified public teacher, joined forces with H. Franklin Seeby, Jr. to purchase the business and continue the school's tradition of providing high-quality insurance education.
Instructors at Brewer Insurance Information Service have a tremendous amount of insurance experience because they were have taught and/or worked in the field for many, many years. Frank Seeby, Walt West, John Young, Larry Mayfield and Beverly Graves comprise the talented teaching staff.
Lynn Brewer, President, says that Brewer Insurance Information Service students are people from all walks of life who are seeking a new profession or expanding their credentials in an existing one. "It is relatively inexpensive to start a new career or move ahead in your current one with Brewer Insurance Information Services," she says. "The people who succeed in our classes are motivated, dedicated, and goal-oriented."
Frank Seeby, Vice President, says that what separates Brewer Insurance Information Service from its competition is its exclusive focus on insurance. "Insurance education is our only business," he says. "We are a pre-licensing insurance education sponsor, and we are approved by the South Carolina Department of Insurance."
Brewer Insurance Information Service offers insurance education from the mountains to the shore, with classes in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, and Myrtle Beach. The South Carolina Department of Insurance has approved its Life, Accident and Health, Property and Casualty, and Adjusters courses for a variety of settings:
- Various classroom locations once a month
- Two and one-half day Adjusters classes on a monthly basis
- Internet and home study courses
- For those with busy schedules, Brewer Insurance Information Service offers Internet and correspondence courses. This gives people an alternative to the classroom. Students can choose their location and set their own schedules simply by logging into class through the Internet.
Brewer Insurance Information Service also offers The Home Study Program for Property and Casualty, as well as Life, Accident and Health. This program uses the same textbook and exam simulation software as the four-day class. Students are responsible for teaching themselves the material and by passing the Simulated Exam provided in the package with a minimum score of 70 percent, the student should feel comfortable they are ready to take the State Exam.
Brewer Insurance Information Service also offers classes to companies, agencies, and groups. These are done on a contract basis and can be arranged by contacting the school.
Seeby says that jobs are currently available in the insurance market, and the earning potential in this industry is virtually unlimited. "It depends on the salesperson. I have heard of people with six-figure salaries," he says. "It just matters how motivated and driven a person is to succeed."