Mississippi Insurance Department Receives Approval to Reimburse Mississippi Veterans for License Testing

From:  News Release   11/8/17  GCN
 
Jackson – Veterans who take an insurance licensing exam to become licensed through the Mississippi Department of Insurance are now eligible to receive reimbursement for testing fees, Commissioner of Insurance Mike Chaney announced today.
 
The United States Department of Veteran Affairs notified the Insurance Department that the Mississippi licensing exam has been approved for reimbursement through a veterans reimbursement program. Each examination is $52 and the reimbursement program is retroactive effective September 15, 2017.
 
“No matter how many times a veteran takes the exam, they can be reimbursed for the exam fee. This is just a small way to honor the many veterans who work in the insurance industry in Mississippi,” said Chaney, who is a Vietnam veteran. 
 
“The Mississippi Insurance Department was the first agency in Mississippi to apply for and get approval for exam reimbursement through the VA program.”
 
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can reimburse veterans for taking a licensing or certification test. For information on the process, veterans can go to the following websites:
 
US Department of VA Affairs Licensing & Certification
https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/licensing_certification.asp
 
VA Licensing & Certification Pamphlet
https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/docs/pamphlets/lc_brochure.pdf
 
Application for Reimbursement of Licensing or Certification Test: VA Form 22-0803
https://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-22-0803-ARE.pdf