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September 02

vol. 2020, ed. 19

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2020 Board of Directors & Officer Nominations
To be presented at annual meeting Oct. 28 via GotoMeeting

The IIABSC Nominating Committee has announced the following officer and director nominations that will be presented at the 2020 annual member meeting to be held Oct. 28 via GotoMeeting. Proxy ballets were sent by email this week to members unable to attend.   (+ More...)

 

IIABSC Foundation update: New Trustees in 2021
Drew Theodore of Columbia to become Foundation Trustee Chairman

Scott Moseley of Irmo Insurance in Irmo and Lee Ellis of Ellis Realty & Insurance in Hampton have been elected to the IIABSC Foundation Board of Trustees. Moseley was elected to replace Trustee Bill Thomas of Hilton Head Island whose term ends December 31. Ellis was elected to fill the unexpired term of Foundation Chairman Tommy Cook who will step down on December 31. Both Thomas and Cook will become Trustee Emeritus. At the same time, Drew Theodore of Theodore & Associates in Columbia will become the Foundation Chairman and Victor Jowers of Upchurch & Jowers in Camden will become vice-chairman. All of these changes are effective January 1, 2021. (+ More...) 

 

SCDOI Update
Effective Sept. 15, the SC Dept. of Insurance will no longer issue temporary licenses. Existing temporary licenses will remain active until their expiration date. Remember that remote proctoring for producer licensing exams is now an option in addition to PSI test sites. (+ More...)

 

IIABSC honored with 9th consecutive Diamond Excellence in Education award
IIABSC was honored with its ninth consecutive IIABA Excellence in Education Diamond Award. Known as the EIE Awards, they celebrate and recognize state associations who have made significant contributions to education for their members and the industry. Diamond is the highest level of recognition.   (+ More...) 

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

 

SAVE THE DATE: IIABSC Annual Convention goes Virtual
Annual Meeting - Oct. 28, Convention Virtual Program - November 10-12

IIABSC is unable to host an in-person Annual Convention this year. Instead we will be offering a FREE informative virtual program including five hours of CE and a virtual trade show on Nov. 10-12. Our annual meeting business session will be held virtually Oct. 28 at 11:00 am (watch your email inbox for details). Details on agenda, speaker line-up, virtual trade show and registration will be announced soon. We look forward to being able to safely gather with you in person again, but until then, we hope you will connect with us online. In the meantime, send us photos (BigISCEvents@gmail.com) of what you have been up to during the past several months of COVID-19. Share as you wish - in your remote workspace, making charitable deliveries, out in your community, team meeting screen shots, or how you are connecting & doing business during this time. Get creative- include children, pets, masks, co-workers- it's up to you!  (+ More...)

 

All members invited to attend National Big "I" VIRTUAL Leadership Conference
Lead. Educate. Tech. Oct. 19-22

One thing we’ve learned in recent months is that we are stronger together, as a community, as families, and as an industry. The Big “I” is proud to put the stronger together mantra into action FREE for members with the LET’s event presented by the Young Agents, ACT, and Education leaders for the Big "I" Virtual Leadership Conference, held online Oct. 19-22. (+ More...)

 

Website ADA compliance
Now is the time to make sure your website is accessible

With COVID-19 increasing online traffic, it’s more important than ever to ensure your website is accessibility-compliant with the Americans with Disability Act. Use these resources to be proactive about compliance.   (+ More...)

 

My Agency Campus offering 20% off training bundles in September
Use coupon code upskill20

As we look ahead, Fall is certainly the time for focus and learning. The My Agency Campus theme for September is Upskilling. Now is a great time for cross training and upskilling to expand team members’ capabilities and impact. MyAgencyCampus offers many solutions for cross training and is offering 20% off any bundle using coupon code Upskill20 at checkout.   (+ More...)

 

September is National Preparedness Month
Resources for social media/newsletter content on disaster preparedness

September is National Preparedness Month. Use resources found on the national website (including social media elements) to help your clients make a plan to stay safe and communicate during disasters that can affect your community. Each week of September features a theme (Make a Plan, Build a Kit, Prepare for Disasters, Teach Youth About Preparedness). #PreparedNotScared #BeReady   (+ More...)

 




In this issue:

2020 Board of Directors & Officer Nominations

IIABSC Foundation update: New Trustees in 2021

SCDOI Update - no more temporary licenses

IIABSC honored with 9th consecutive Diamond Excellence in Education award 

IIABSC Annual Convention goes Virtual - Annual Meeting Oct. 28, Convention Virtual Program  Nov. 10-12

National Big "I" VIRTUAL Leadership Conference Oct. 19-22

ACT: Website ADA compliance

My Agency Campus offering 20% off training bundles in September

September is National Preparedness Month



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.