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CNA Expands 2014 SORCE® Course Offerings

CHICAGO, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CNA (NYSE: CNA) today unveiled its new expanded 2014 School of Risk Control Excellence (SORCE®) course catalog.

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"Each year we look for opportunities to strengthen our SORCE programs to provide even greater value for our producers and joint clients," said William Boyd, Senior Vice President, Risk Control. "This year we've expanded the range of courses geared toward our agents and brokers, recognizing that agents who better understand the risks their clients face will also have a better understanding of how to offer the right coverage and service excellence."

Designed with both producers and clients in mind, the 2014 SORCE® catalog features enhanced agent and broker courses as well as a renewed emphasis on CNA's customer segments – including construction, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, professional services, small business and technology – and risks that may have an economic impact.

In addition to new industry specific topics, added comprehensive courses for 2014 include:

  • Social Media Risks
  • Exposures and Controls for Office Ergonomics
  • Lean and Safety: Building a Safety Culture

"With these courses, in addition to our comprehensive offering for clients, we strive to provide the educational resources necessary to stay on top of today's ever-changing risk environment," added Boyd.

Download the CNA 2014 SORCE catalog at, or register for a course by calling 800-262-0540. SORCE participants can choose from a variety of educational platforms, including on-demand, face-to-face, webinars, podcasts and e-learning.

Since its inception in 2005, SORCE has educated more than 140,000 participants in industry-leading loss prevention, risk management and risk transfer techniques that address company's exposures.

The CEU Institute has partnered with CNA to offer continuing education (CE) credits to adjusters for our SORCE® agent courses. The CEU Institute is a nationally accredited provider of CE programs to the insurance industry, healthcare industry and law firms. CNA also offers CE credits to our lawyers. On occasion, CNA offers CE credits to individuals who participate in SORCE® healthcare programming. The CEU Institute also provides continuing education credits for select management and professional liability classroom and online courses.

In 2013, the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) also renewed SORCE accreditation for a five-year period. This accreditation allows customers to receive health and safety continuing education unit credits for SORCE courses that qualify under IACET guidelines. A wide range of companies, regulatory boards and organizations accept IACET courses for their continuing education requirements.

Serving businesses and professionals since 1897, CNA is the country's eighth largest commercial insurance writer and the 13th largest property and casualty company.  CNA's insurance products include standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other property and casualty coverages.  CNA's services include risk management, information services, underwriting, risk control and claims administration.  For more information, please visit CNA at "CNA" is a service mark registered by CNA Financial Corporation with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Certain CNA Financial Corporation subsidiaries use the "CNA" service mark in connection with insurance underwriting and claims activities.

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Jennifer Martinez, 312-822-5167
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