Brandy Schofield, an employee of Allen Insurance, has successfully completed the National Association of Health Insurance Underwriter's Consumer Directed Health Care Certification Course.

The Consumer Directed Health Care Certification provides account manager professionals with strong technical knowledge of the rules and regulations pertaining to various types of consumer directed health care options and proven methods for communicating those options to employers and employees in a compelling way.

Consumer directed health care options, including those for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), have opened new opportunities for consumers and created new responsibilities for agents and brokers.

Schofield participated in the NAHU program under the auspices of Allen's in-house education program which emphasizes continuing education for all of the agency's 68 employees.

She is an account manager in Allen Insurance and Financial's insured benefits division.

Marking 150 years in business in 2016, Allen Insurance and Financial is an employee-owned insurance, employee benefits, and financial services company with offices in Rockland, Camden, Belfast and Southwest Harbor. For more information call 236-4311, or visit