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September 03

vol. 2020, ed. 20

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Agency members surveyed on readiness to meet with company reps
In late August, IIABSC conducted a survey among agency members including agency principals, producers, CSRs and other staff to assess the willingness and readiness of agencies to conduct meetings with company reps. We received responses from 174 participants and their responses are reported here.   (+ 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...) 

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

 

SCDOI stops temporary producer licensing
Effective Sept. 15, the SC Dept. of Insurance is no longer issuing temporary licenses. Existing temporary licenses will remain active until their expiration date. Remote proctoring for producer licensing exams is now an option in addition to PSI in-person test sites. (+ 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...)

 

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...)

 

Invitation to participate in 2020 Agency Universe Study
Answers are confidential, providing benchmarks for industry partners

Beginning on September 17, all Big "I" member agencies began receiving email invitations to participate in the 2020 Agency Universe Study. We encourage your participation as your input is more important than ever as the industry seeks to understand the current situation and your outlook. Your cooperation will provide critical information for independent agencies, the Big “I" and independent agent carriers. The survey is designed to take about 20 minutes, and your answers are confidential.   (+ More...)

 

Apply or donate to Trusted Choice® Disaster Relief Fund
Want to help your fellow agents impacted by recent natural disasters?

You can donate to the Trusted Choice Disaster Relief Fund to help your fellow agents who may have been impacted by the recent storms, floods and wildfires across the nation. Members can submit a grant application after an unrecoverable loss from a natural disaster. (+ More...)

See also: Is your agency prepared for disaster?

 

Commercial Agent Training returns to Greenville, series starting Oct. 14
Three sessions over three weeks offer broad understanding of commercial lines

Our three-day training series helps agents train new employees in commercial insurance with a broad understanding of the property and liability loss exposures faced by most commercial clients and the insurance coverages used. Returning to Greenville in October this year, there is one session per week for three consecutive weeks.   (+ More...)

 




In this issue:

Agency members surveyed on readiness to meet with company reps

Big I South Carolina online CE Day - Nov. 19

SCDOI stops temporary producer licensing

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

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

Invitation to participate in 2020 Agency Universe Study

Apply or donate to Trusted Choice® Disaster Relief Fund

Commercial Agent Training returns to Greenville, series starting Oct. 14




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.