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August 02

vol. 2020, ed. 17

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Watch our Young Agents Virtual Program opening session
Join IIABSC Chairman of the Board Jay Taylor, Young Agents Co-Chairs Amber Bryant and Zander Galloway, President Frank Sheppard, Director of Insurance Ray Farmer and Vice President Becky McCormack for updates on association activities regarding young agents program, member resources, state and federal legislation, COVID-19 resources, classroom and virtual continuing education programs and more. Originally broadcast the morning of Aug. 18, 2020.    (+ More...)

 

IIABSC Education Update - August 2020
Upcoming CIC Classroom and LIVE webinars

A few seats remain the in-person Ruble Graduate Seminar in Myrtle Beach Sept 2-3. Held at the Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation, REGISTER NOW if you want to attend as seating has been reduced due to social distancing. You can also get your update (or continue your pursuit of the designation) without having to attend an in-person classroom or a series of webinars over an extended period. Our CIC Live two-day webinars function just like a classroom CIC except the participant will be at their computer. NO TEST is required for CE or for your CIC update. Current webinar offerings are CIC Commercial Casualty – Sept. 14 & 15 and CIC Commercial Multiline – Oct. 5 & 6.    (+ More...) 

 

WEBINAR: How to Sell Virtually When Face-to-Face is not an Option
FREE for IIABSC members by Bill McCrary, Strategic Partner, Inc.

Are you worried about your sales goals now that so much has changed? Join this free one-hour workshop on Sept. 8 to learn what you can do right now to get meaningful sales results. Discussion topics include: unpaid consulting, pivoting from in-person to virtual selling, prospects who demand commitments while refusing to make any themselves, "winging it" on sales calls, with no formalized sales process. This webinar is FREE but limited to the first 50 participants.    (+ More...)

 

View our Trusted Choice Resources + Website Overview video
Join Trusted Choice Marketing Project Manager Joseph Cox as he reviews the Trusted Choice Agents Resource Center item by item and explains how they can benefit your agency. Brief overview includes where to download logos, the latest professional developed marketing campaign with personal lines and commercial lines components as well as how to customize them for your agency, searchable content created especially for use on social media as well as a monthly calendar for ideas, various training materials in advertising, customer service and Google Reviews for your agency, FREE review of agency digital marketing materials, and the Marketing Reimbursement Program that gives you money back for co-branding with Trusted Choice or upgrading your agency website.   (+ More...)

See also:   View newly updated Trusted Choice FAQ guide

 

Free Webinar: E&O Best Practices for Rapidly Changing Times
Big “I" Professional Liability Risk Management is offering a free webinar, COVID-19: E&O Best Practices for Rapidly Changing Times. The session includes reinforcements of topics that have been covered in prior sessions, as well as new issues and insights into the ever-changing landscape independent agents are facing. Hear where claims are coming from, and what best practices your agency can engage in. Additional agency risk management resources, including several COVID-19-specific resources, are available to Big “I" members 24/7 at E&O Happens website.    (+ More...) 

 

Insurbanc's Pattie Smith on Agency Producer Development Loans
Has your agency ever struggled when considering the pros and cons of bringing on a new producer and what would happen to cash flow as they adjust? If yes, listen to InsurBanc’s, Patricia Smith, explain the many benefits of an Agency Producer Development Loan and how it can make the new hire event a seamless process.   (+ More...)

 

“Different” is Better When it Comes to PUP Renewals
RLI Personal Umbrella Policy

RLI’s standalone personal umbrella is “different” than the other high-maintenance personal lines products you may be used to. Rather than requiring the agent to endorse the policy every time their insured changes their car or home, each year the insured completes an easy renewal questionnaire to update their information and, in the meantime coverage extends to new exposures if those required limits are maintained. (+ More...)

 





In this issue:


Watch our Young Agents Virtual Program opening session

IIABSC Education Update - Upcoming CIC Classroom and LIVE webinars

FREE WEBINAR: How to Sell Virtually When Face-to-Face is not an Option

View our Trusted Choice Resources + Website Overview video

FREE WEBINAR: E&O Best Practices for Rapidly Changing Times

Insurbanc's Pattie Smith on Agency Producer Development Loans

“Different” is Better When it Comes to PUP Renewals






RECENT & IMPORTANT CE CHANGES

  1. You must complete all CE requirements before you can renew your producer license. You can no longer wait for the final days of your birth month to complete CE requirements.
  2. CE filing in South Carolina is now done using your National Producer Number. Do not submit your old SC License Number! 
  3. Prometric is no longer the South Carolina CE Administrator. You must now must use the DOI's State Based Systems website  (and your NPN) to access CE status.
  4. You are no longer required to pay a CE Admin Fee with your license renewal. Although you may see a slight increase in course fees everywhere.