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. [+]
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. [+]
South Carolina qualifier for the Big "I" National Championship, which has been running for nearly 50 years and is consistently rated as one of the best junior golf tournaments in the country. Held at the Orangeburg Country Club and run by Trusted Choice independent insurance agents from around the state. [+]
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. [+]
Rules & Regulations: 

Steps to renew your Producer License - EVERYONE MUST BE FINGERPRINTED BY INTENTOGO

In the past several months we’ve had at least a dozen agents contact us in bewilderment at why their license had lapsed. There are several steps to complete to renew your license, and overlooking any one of them will result in your license lapsing or cancelling! Remember, agents must renew their license by the last day of their birth month. Those born in even-numbered years renew in even-numbered years. Those born in odd-numbered years renew in odd-numbered years. EVERYONE must be fingerprinted by Indentogo, even those who are exempt from CE.[+]
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS: 

SCDOI Bulletin 2017-04: Recent legislative changes to liquor liability

As explained in our recent legislative session recap, all establishments that serve alcoholic beverages for onsite consumption must now carry a minimum of $1 million in liability insurance and insurors are required to notify the SCDOR if coverage lapses or is terminated. View SCDOI Bulletin 2017-04 explaining the specific changes as they apply.[+]
COVERAGES: 

Could your agency weather a data-security breach?

Responding to a data breach is a costly and complicated process requiring assistance from many different professionals. The average cost of notification-law compliance is $200,000, and failing to notify affected individuals “without unreasonable delay” could cost your agency up to $1.5 million in fines. ​​​​IIABSC has partnered with Arlington/Roe & Co., Inc. to offer members an exclusive program to help protect their agencies from data security breaches.[+]
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” Statement on Court Decision to Strike Down DOL Overtime Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 1, 2017 — The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) today released the following statement by Charles Symington, Big “I” senior vice president of external, industry & government affairs:[+]

Big "I" Members Ready to Assist Hurricane Harvey Victims

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Aug. 31, 2017— As families and businesses begin to recover from the devastating effects of the flooding and damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, members of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) stand ready to help those affected by the disaster through the Trusted Choice Disaster Relief Fund.[+]

Big "I" Statement on Hurricane Aid Package and NFIP Extension

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 8, 2017 — The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) today released the following statement by Charles Symington, Big “I” senior vice president of external, industry & government affairs. [+]
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