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vol. 2020, ed. 18

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

Due to the recent extension of restrictions by North Carolina governor, IIABSC is unable to host an in-person Annual Convention at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville. Instead we will be offering an informative virtual program on Nov. 10-12. Our business session where we conduct our annual meeting will be held virtually Oct. 28 (watch your email inbox for details). Details on virtual program offerings such as agenda, speaker line-up, CE offerings, 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.   (+ More...)


Producer licensing exams now online
Candidates can now take the SC Insurance Producer Licensing Exams at remote locations in addition to the actual PSI Testing Centers. Choose how you want to take the exam at registration. Specific information is outlined in the Candidate Information Bulletin on the PSI website, walking you step-by-step through the process with screenshots of how to register. Be sure to review carefully and verify compatibility with your computer system before choosing the remote testing option. It will be proctored via webcam and must be in a location that no one else can access to while taking the exam. Learn more about the remote testing process. (+ More...) 


National Big ‘I’ Survey on Ongoing Pandemic Impact
A national survey of Big “I" members shows that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on the day-to-day operations of independent insurance agencies as the crisis lingers. Almost half of responding agencies transitioned all or most of their staff to remote work, the survey found, while the same amount report decreased revenue in 2020 so far. Additionally, 46 percent of responding agencies have experienced a loss of commercial lines clients.   (+ More...)


Welcome New Members
Agency Members

Gamecock Insurance Agency, Inc

Moulton & Sheally Insurance
Mount Pleasant

Our Heritage Properties LLC dba Ash Agency

Select Choice Insurance

Associate Members

Orion180 Insurance Services

Vertus Insurance Partners


COURSE SERIES RETURNS: Commercial Agent Training
Coming to Greenville this October

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...) 

See also: CIC LIVE webinars - Commercial Casualty, Sept. 14 & 15 and Commercial Multiline, Oct. 5 & 6


Trusted Choice® Launches New Brand Campaign
"You do you" customizable materials available in agents resource center website

Trusted Choice® has launched a new brand campaign airing nationally on Hulu, YouTube and paid social media platforms called “You do You." The concept visually tells the story of a consumer and their busy life—and how insurance plays a role in many aspects of it, communicating how Trusted Choice independent agents can assist consumers with their unique needs. This campaign is targeted towards three main audiences of established, small business owners, and in-market shoppers. The full set of customizable assets for members to use this campaign locally is available on the agency resource site.   (+ More...)

See also:   View Trusted Choice FAQ guide


Fall In Love With Selective's Superior Service
Big I Flood

There are many flood providers you could choose to do business with but only one was chosen by the Big “I” to receive its endorsement. Selective has many strengths, but the one we hear Big “I” member agents return to again and again is Selective’s superior service. From dedicated territory managers to a state-of-the art quoting platform, Selective and the Big “I” provide an unparalleled flood program. (+ More...)



In this issue:

SAVE THE DATE: IIABSC Annual Convention going virtual 

Producer licensing exams now online

National Big ‘I’ Survey on Ongoing Pandemic Impact

Welcome New Members

Commercial Agent Training (CAT) series returns to Greenville this October

Trusted Choice® Launches New Brand Campaign - "You do you" 

Fall In Love With Selective's Superior Service


  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.