Allied Insurance Managers Employee Receives Rare Insurance Designation

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New CIC Designee

The designation of Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) has been conferred upon Chris Beardslee of Allied Insurance Managers in Rochester Hills, following his successful completion of a rigorous insurance education program sponsored by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors.


The announcement was made by Dr. William T. Hold, President of the Society of CIC, who conferred the designation on Mr. Beardslee in an official ceremony conducted recently in Mt. Pleasant.


The Society of CIC is a key member of The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research, the nation’s preeminent provider of insurance and risk management education. The National Alliance conducts more than 2,500 programs annually, throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Currently, more than 31,000 agents and insurance professionals throughout the country have received the CIC designation but this represents less than 3% of the agents nationwide.


Mr. Beardslee has demonstrated his professional competence through the successful completion of the five CIC institutes and comprehensive written examinations focusing on all major fields of insurance, insurance management, and agency operations.


Michigan Helmet Repeal Law

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 A Legal Update on the Helmet Repeal Law

MAIA received numerous calls last Friday regarding specifics of the motorcycle helmet repeal signed into law last week. In order to answer many of the legal questions surrounding the repeal, the Michigan State Police issued a Legal Update that appears to provide many of the answers we were all looking for.

In summary, the update states:

  • The law does not require a motorcycle operator to carry proof that he or she has possessed a motorcycle endorsement for at least two years or has successfully passed the motorcycle safety course.
  • The law does not require a motorcycle operator or passenger to carry proof of the $20,000 per person security required to operate or ride a motorcycle without a helmet.
  • Officers may not stop a motorcyclist for not wearing a helmet based on the possibility the operator or passenger may be in violation of the helmet law.
  • Operators and passengers who violate the new law are responsible for a civil infraction.

The Legal Update is available from the State Police website at