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vol. 2020, ed. 23


Pledge to join 2021 Palmetto Partners
Partners support events year-round with special benefits; pledge deadline Dec. 30

IIABSC is accepting participants to next year's Palmetto Partners program, which is for organizations that wish to support our association's events year-round with guaranteed high-profile exposure to our agency members. There are five levels of participation to work with every budget. Pledge deadline is Dec. 30; payment deadline is Jan. 30. Download information packet and PDF forms.   (+ More...)  


Big I South Carolina online CE Day - Nov. 19
Four VU webinars to be offered in a single day for 25% off

Boost your insurance knowledge and earn up to eight (four classes, two hours each) P&C continuing education credits online in just one day. Big 'I' South Carolina CE Day is being offered by IIABSC in partnership with the Big 'I' Virtual University (VU). Register for as may or as few classes as you like, and save 25% using promo code BIGISCCEDAY.  (+ More...)


IIABSC Education Update - November 2020
Newly added upcoming CIC LIVE webinars

Earlier this year we introduced CIC Live two-day Webinars so members could continue their pursuit of a CIC designation or get updates without having to attend an in-person seminar. NO TEST is required for CE or for updates. Those working toward their CIC designation take an online test the week following. Two new course dates have been added to our online education calendar, CIC Commercial Casualty in December and CIC Commercial Multiline in February.   (+ More...) 


ACT releases Agent Resource Guide to Chatbots
FREE for Big I members to help get started

Expectations for instant service and ease of doing business have never been greater. To help you meet these expectations and compete in the digital-first world the IIABA Agents Council on Technology has put together an Agent Resource Guide to Chatbots as a tool to provide immediate customer service and reduce staff workload. The guide explains what they are, pros and cons, implementation considerations and more.  (+ More...)


Right Start Training Series for startups now available ondemand
Purpose is to serve as toolkit to help new agencies grow business, gain appointments

The Big “I" Diversity Council is releasing the four-part Right Start Training Series webinars on demand month to month with the final part posting in January. This series teaches developing agency owners how to better position their agency for success resulting in both attracting and retaining appointments with top carriers. Participants will gain knowledge on operational effectiveness, employee productivity and goal setting. All four parts will be available through next fall.  (+ More...)


IIABSC Foundation Scholarship 2021 application now available
Contribute to IIABSC Foundation, download scholarship application deadline Dec. 31

IIABSC Foundation's scholarship program exclusively for students whose parents work for IIABSC member agencies is now accepting applications for 2021 awards. Scholarships are $1000 each for one year. Up to six scholarships will be awarded, and winners will be eligible to reapply in future years. Application and full eligibility guidelines are available on our IIABSC Foundation webpage. Please also consider a tax-deductible donation to our Foundation to support the charitable, educational, public safety and scientific endeavors supporting the industry in our state. (+ More...)


In this issue:

Pledge to join 2021 Palmetto Partners - pledge deadline Dec. 30

Big I South Carolina online CE Day - Nov. 19

Newly added upcoming CIC LIVE webinars in December and February

ACT releases Agent Resource Guide to Chatbots

Right Start Training Series for startups now available ondemand

IIABSC Foundation Scholarship 2021 application for agency employees college-aged children now available


  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.