IIABSC Spring Conference offers valuable opportunities for insurance professionals to multiply their visibility, increase their knowledge, enhance industry resources, and engage with exhibitors, new contacts and colleagues. [+]
The Young Agents Conference is held every summer and focuses on the professional development of those in your agency age 40 or younger. Programs and events are geared toward their interests plus their entire family. The 2017 event will be held on Hilton Head Island, SC. Registration, hotel details and agenda information will be available late spring/early summer. [+]
The 2017 Annual Convention will be held at the Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, SC. Registration and details should open in mid-summer. [+]
View this page for upcoming webinars for Ethics CE hours. Guaranteed to have at least one 3-hour course each month to fulfill your ethics hours continuing education requirement. [+]
View all upcoming webinars for Life and Health CE credit hours. [+]
Sometime it's nice to see a familiar face. These webinars feature instructors who regularly teach live classroom courses in SC as well. [+]
 
IIABSC Inclement Weather Policy
In the event of inclement weather in the area where an IIABSC seminar is being offered, a decision will be made by 6:30 a.m. on the morning of the class. Participants should click link to view decisions or contact the hotel facility for updated information. PLEASE do not attempt to drive to a seminar if you feel the conditions are unsafe.[+]
FROM OUR MAGAZINE: 
Certificates of Insurance Overview
Make this article the main topic of discussion at your next agency staff meeting! Agents get all kinds of crazy requests when it comes to certificates of insurance and evidence or property insurance. Everyone in your agency should read this overview of certificates best practices to remind them which requests are reasonable and which are ridiculous.[+]
MANAGEMENT: 
ACT helps you protect your agency's data
The Agents Council for Technology (ACT) Security Issues Work Group has collected several resources all on one place to help you protect your agency against tomorrow's threats. Review their Security Issues Guide webpage to understand risks, discover solutions and check out the wealth of resources available. Summary pocket version also available for download.[+]
BIG "I" MARKETS: 
Big "I" Markets Frequently Asked Questions
Find the answers to your questions about Big "I Markets, our members-only online market access program. Questions include how to register and where to find a list of products available in South Carolina.[+]
COVERAGES: 
E&O Coverage Comparison Checklist
Compare the Big "I" Professional Liability Program and Policy through SwissRe Westport and see why our track record of experience, stability and expertise is second to none.[+]
BRANDING: 
Looking for Big "I" logos or Freedom Campaign materials?
Find logo files and customizable Freedom Campaign materials at the new Trusted Choice Agents Resource Center. IIABSC website member login required. [+]
Big “I” Member Quincy Branch Appointed to FACI
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 11, 2017 — The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) today congratulates Quincy L. Branch, president & CEO of Branch Benefits Consultants in Las Vegas, on his appointment to the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance (FACI). FACI is a committee composed of various state government officials, insurance professionals and consumer advocates that advises the Federal Insurance Office (FIO). [+]
Big “I” Applauds Senate and House Introduction of Legislation to Repeal ACA’s Excise Tax
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 10, 2017—The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) today expresses its support for U.S. Senate and House of Representatives legislation which would repeal the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) 40% excise tax or “Cadillac tax.” Sens. Dean Heller (R-Nevada) and Martin Heinrich (D-New Mexico) are the lead sponsors of S. 58 in the Senate while Reps. Mike Kelly (R-Pennsylvania) and Joe Courtney (D-Connecticut) are the lead House sponsors of H.R. 173. [+]
Merchants Insurance Group Joins Agents Council for Technology
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Jan. 5, 2017—Merchants Insurance Group is the newest company partner of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America’s Agents Council for Technology (ACT).[+]
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