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vol. 2020, ed. 14

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Young Agents Conference goes virtual for 2020, August 18-19
Registration will be FREE, thanks to Palmetto Partner sponsors

The 2020 Young Agents Conference was originally scheduled for early August in Myrtle Beach, SC. Unfortunately a quality in-person meeting will not be possible this year due to social distancing mandates so we have moved it online. Broadcasting online Aug. 18-19, our program includes two one-hour CE sessions from our original speakers (David Thompson, Brandon Smith) as well as an industry update with an overview of legislative issues, challenges and available resources. Thanks to our Palmetto Partner sponsors, registration will be FREE for all attendees! Save the date, check out the updated virtual program agenda on our conference webpage, and keep checking back as registration opens soon.   (+ More...)

See also:   Nominate the 2020 Young Agent of the Year along with other annual awards, deadline Aug. 14

 


Big I Markets updates national product guide
View full product offerings in one place

Need a quick refresher on Big “I” Markets product offerings? Flip through our updated 2020-2021 Big “I” Markets product guide to sail through a brief overview of available products and programs. Please note that this is a national publication, therefore not all products listed in the guide will be available in South Carolina. To check SC availability, log into Big “I” Markets and search by keyword or check product lists. Send product needs and recommendations to bigimarkets@iiaba.net.    (+ More...)

See also:   Receive 20% off IIABSC New Employee Training with promo code SUMMER

 


Top 3 Tools You Need to Manage Remote Workers
Tips from WAVHE (remote worker specialists)

Your workers have the tech tools needed to make it easy and more convenient to work remotely, but do you have the right management tools in place to keep them engaged? Relying on a traditional management style won't cut it to keep a dispersed workforce motivated. Here are three tips from WAHVE, who have specialized in remote workers for nearly 10 years.   (+ More...)

See also:    WAHVE offers an innovative staffing solution for agencies

 


Big I Hires restructures IdealTraits basic subscriptions, adds HR support package
Tools to help small to large agencies hire top-performing sales/service staff

In an effort to help members ramp up their reopening and recovery efforts from the pandemic, Big I Hires is rolling out a new IdealTraits pricing and program structure for recruiting options effective July 1. This new program and pricing allows member agencies to get support from IdealTraits for longer subscription periods with a savings of up to $228. Big I Hires has also added free HR resources and low-cost consultant time with Affinity HR Group.  (+ More...)

 


E&O Roadmap to Cyber & Privacy Insurance this month in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville
Classroom loss-control seminar for 10 percent risk management

One of these most significant coverage gaps to have emerged of late involves cyber exposures. This course is designed to help insurance agents and brokers prevent E&O claims resulting when a client discovers that their cyber exposures were not adequately addressed. It qualifies agents for 10% loss control credit on their E&O policies. Coming to Greenville on July 28, Columbia on July 29 and Charleston July 30 for 6 hrs. P&C credit.  (+ More...)

See also:   Find agency risk management information and resources at Big “I" Professional Liability's dedicated website

 


Trusted Choice agents and their clients are #strongertogether
Share recourse page, access campaign materials through Trusted Choice agents resource center

Trusted Choice's new customizable campaign, "Stronger Together" reminds current and prospective clients that independent agents are here to serve no matter what tomorrow brings along with the value points of working with an independent agent. The campaign includes a COVID-19 resource webpage for small business clients with HR info, business FAQs, CARES Act and FFRA resources that agents can link directly to their websites or pull content from to share. Find customizable campaign materials to use as needed including social, display, video, and print ads in the Made-for-You section of the Trusted Choice agents resource center.   (+ More...)

See also:   Check out the newest Big I resource webpage, Roadmap to Recovery

 


Nominate the 2020 IIABSC Agent of the Year
Convention awards nominations deadline Aug. 14

Our awards banquet is a highlight of the annual convention, as important industry contributors are recognized. Here is your chance to nominate the next recipients of the Hayne P. Glover Jr. Agent of the Year, Young Agent of the Year and Industry Person of the Year awards. Recipients are nominated by other members. Deadline is Aug. 14.   (+ More...)

See also:   Recovery fund for Big I member agencies and their employees impacted by COVID-19

 








In this issue:

Young Agents Conference goes virtual for 2020, August 18-19

Big I Markets updates national product guide

Top 3 Tools You Need to Manage Remote Workers

Big I Hires restructures IdealTraits basic subscriptions, adds HR support package

E&O Roadmap to Cyber & Privacy Insurance this month in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville

Trusted Choice agents and their clients are #strongertogether

Nominate the 2020 IIABSC Agent of the Year (& others)