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October

vol. 2020, ed. 21


Department of Insurance Order 2020-02
Mandating Electronic payment options to access insurance coverage or services

SCDOI Order 2020-02 was issued in early October and states that licensees cannot prohibit consumers from paying insurance premiums by cash if that is the consumer’s preferred method of payment. It does not prohibit agents from encouraging consumers to pay premiums in forms other than currency and nothing requires the agent to advertise that the agency accepts cash.   (+ More...)

 


Registration now open for IIABSC Virtual Annual Convention
Nov. 10-12, FREE for all attendees (virtual trade show & 5 hrs. CE offered)

Registration is now open for the IIABSC Virtual Annual Convention, broadcasting online Nov. 10-12 through ABEN, our webcast partners. Produced by Jackson Sumner Studios, our program includes five hours of CE credit from our speakers (Andrew Mellon, Cheryl Koch, SC Ins Dir. Ray Farmer, Richard Lund) as well as agency and carrier panels, legislative updates and post-election analysis with our national association. Thanks to our Palmetto Partner sponsors, registration is FREE for all attendees, and we will also offer a full-day virtual trade show to help you stay connected. Trade show registration opens the week prior. View our updated virtual program agenda on our conference webpage, and register now.  (+ More...) 

See also: National Big "I" VIRTUAL Leadership Conference next week

 


Big I has your back regardless of who is in control at the White House and Capitol Hill
Contribute now to InsurPac and be entered to win - drawing on FB LIVE Nov. 20

Our election season is reaching new heights of contention, but as it comes down to the wire we'd like to remind you that no matter who is in control at the White House or on Capitol Hill, our national association's government affairs team works to build relationships and educate legislators on the issues affecting the insurance industry. Please watch this video by Nathan Riedel, Big "I" vice president of political affairs, explaining why supporting your PAC is so important and how InsurPac protects your business. To encourage our membership to contribute leading up to the election and our IIABSC Virtual Annual Convention, we're holding a Facebook live drawing on Nov. 20. There will be multiple chances to win for those who contribute $100 or more. (+ More...)

 


CALL FOR PHOTOS: Share how you've been coping with COVID-19
To be broadcast during Convention Virtual Program - November 10-12

IIABSC is unable to host an in-person Annual Convention and will soon open registration for a FREE informative virtual program including five hours of CE and a virtual trade show from Nov. 10-12. As part of the broadcast we would like to share member photos of what we've been up to during the past several months. Please send your photos to BigISCEvents@gmail.com! Share what you wish - agents and company reps in their remote workspaces, making charitable deliveries, out in the community, meeting virtually with their team, or other ways of connecting & doing business during this time. Get creative- include children, pets, masks, co-workers- it's up to you.  (+ 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...)

 


National Legislative Update - Oct. 2020
Important updates regarding NFIP and PPP

 


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...)

See also: CIC classroom - Commercial Property, Nov. 4 & 6, Hilton Head Island

 


ABEN Fall Special - 20% off using code FALL2020
Discount expires Dec. 21, applies to entire course catalog

Use code FALL2020 to 20% off your next CE purchase made before Dec. 21 with ABEN in partnership with IIABSC. Together we work to bring you the best CE possible. Courses are available live or on-demand and can be browsed by category (Commercial Lines, Personal Lines, E&O, Life & Health, Ethics).   (+ More...)

 





In this issue:

Department of Insurance Order 2020-02

Registration now open for IIABSC Virtual Annual Convention, Nov. 10-12

Contribute now to InsurPac and be entered to win - drawing on FB LIVE Nov. 20

CALL FOR PHOTOS: Share how you've been coping with COVID-19

IIABSC Foundation Scholarship 2021 application now available - deadline Dec. 31

National Legislative Update

Big I South Carolina online CE Day - Nov. 19

ABEN Fall Special - 20% off using code FALL2020