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April 02

vol. 2020, ed. 8

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Trusted Choice COVID-19 Relief Fund by Progressive
Progressive Insurance contributes $2 million to support member agencies under hardship by COVID-19

Progressive Insurance company has provided $2 million in funding to establish the Trusted Choice COVID-19 Relief Fund founded to provide relief to Big I member agencies, agents and agency employees who are experiencing economic strain and hardship due to COVID-19. Grant awards will start with hot spot states and areas where there is the most need, but overall this program is open to all agencies. Watch our video for details, and find online application at independentagent.com/COVIDRelief. Send questions to CovidRelief@iiaba.net.     (+ More...)

See also: Trusted Choice Disaster Relief Fund (for hardship from weather-related events)

 


FREE WEBINAR: Tech Tools for Working Remotely
Panel discussion to help members launch an easy work-from-home strategy

IIABSC leadership got together for a panel discussion to help member agencies quickly implement a work-from-home strategy using easily accessible and inexpensive technology. Webinar covers types of technology needed, security concerns, inter-office communications, mail processing, binding policies remotely, handling phone calls remotely, in-person visitors and using video to conduct business. View from our South Carolina coronavirus resource page.     (+ More...)

See also: "Six Tips to Help Your Agency Thrive while Working Remotely" by Andrew Muller, IIABSC Technology Committee

 


Coronavirus Resources Updates
Overview of recent updates to our state coronavirus resources page

 


We're here for you
Please let us know how we can help

As so many across the state are recovering from Monday's severe weather, we just wanted to remind you that we are still operating regularly and are ready to help however you need us. Please let us know what you need. Call our office main phone line at 803-731-9460 or view individual staff listings.

 


TrustedChoice.com no longer recommending unregistered agencies to consumers
Upgrade your TC.com profile for FREE to MemberPlus

TrustedChoice.com is no longer actively recommending agencies to insurance shoppers unless it is properly registered with an Advantage Agency Profile or a Member Plus Agency Profile because they cannot make a proper match using geography alone.  Upgrade to a Member Plus profile to continue receiving recommendations for FREE.  Upgrade to an Advantage profile to receive leads when targeted shoppers submit quotes online. Use code SEOPLATINUM30ANNUAL before April 30 and get 30% off.  (+ More...)

 


RLI's new Home Business email marketing template
Customize with your agency info and send

In response to a member request, we developed this email template that can be used to market home business among your clients. Simply swap out your agency and unsubscribe details and send this email to your homeowners insureds to generate home business insurance inquiries.   (+ More...)

 


Try ePayPolicy in April, get your first month free
Use code "iiabscmember" when you sign up

Our preferred digital payment processor ePayPolicy can help your agency move to working remotely. Insureds still need to make payments, and ePayPolicy provides your agency with a digital, branded payment page that eliminates the need for clients to mail or deliver checks in person. Process credit card and ACH payments for only $20/month. Sign up in only five minutes, and get your first month free using code "iiabscmember."  (+ More...)

 

Heartland Capital lending offers funding when you need it
You do not need to be Heartland HR client to apply

Many businesses are finding it difficult to stay afloat in current times. Heartland can help. Their lending department can offers quick funding within 48 hours after approval. It streamlines the entire lending process and canvasses the lending marketplace to provide entrepreneurs with the best loan options, rates and terms available in as little as 24 hours. Their online platform enables business owners to apply for loans up to $5 million and access a line of credit up to $500K. Contact Cindy Bernich at 843-284-7082 to get started.

 


Young Agents Scholarship Golf Tournament RESCHEDULED
New date is June 29, registrants automatically transferred

In response to the coronavirus global health crises we have rescheduled the Young Agents Scholarship Golf Tournament to June 29 at the Orangeburg Country Club in Orangeburg, SC. Those who were registered for the April event have automatically been re-enrolled for the June event. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Our tournament is open to anyone who wants to play (not just young agents, and not just insurance industry) and raises money to benefit our young agents program.  (+ More...)

See also:   View full list of rescheduled events/classroom courses on our SC Big I Coronavirus Resource page

 


Nominate this year's SC Outstanding CSR of the Year
Final entry deadline May 1

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 SC Outstanding CSR of the Year. This award is the highest honor for insurance customer service representatives who have distinguished themselves through contributions to their industry and profession. Final entry submission deadline is May 1.   (+ More...)


In this issue:

Trusted Choice COVID-19 Relief Fund by Progressive 

FREE WEBINAR: Tech Tools for Working Remotely by IIABSC 

More Coronavirus Resources Updates

We're here for you - let us know how we can help

TrustedChoice.com no longer recommending unregistered agencies to consumers - upgrade your agency profile for FREE 

RLI's new Home Business email marketing template

Try ePayPolicy in April, get your first month free using code "iiabscmember" 

Heartland Capital lending offers funding when you need it

Young Agents Scholarship Golf Tournament RESCHEDULED to June 29

Nominate this year's SC Outstanding CSR of the Year, entry deadline May 1