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We are planning to hold a live in-person event this year at the Columbia Metro Convention Center in downtown Columbia. Conference agenda and registration details will be opening soon with priority registration for our agent members and Palmetto Partners. IIABSC Spring Conference offers valuable opportunities for insurance professionals to multiply their visibility, increase their knowledge, enhance industry resources, and engage with exhibitors, new contacts and colleagues. [+]
The Young Agents Conference is held every summer and focuses on the professional development of those in your agency age 40 or younger. Program is geared toward their interests. We are planning a live, in-person meeeting at Myrtle Beach in 2021. [+]
IIABSC is planning a live, in-person event with trade show in Hilton Head for our annual convention this fall. Agenda, room block and other details will be publicized in early summer. Palmetto Partners will have at least one week priority registration for exhibit hall and additional sponsorships. [+]
Our three-day classroom training series designed to help 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. One session per week for three weeks. [+]
We are offering three opportunities to qualify for 10% Loss Control credit in 2021. One course will be available virtually in January, another in July and a third course will be held in-person in Columbia Nov. 4. Register using the IIABSC online education calendar. [+]
NEWLY UPDATED in 2021, UAM School is much more than your typical customer service training. This series takes an in-depth look at day-to-day issues facing CSRs in their quest to become extraordinary. Includes client management, responding to multiple producers, prioritizing work, E&O pitfalls, etc. [+]
Just in time for the 2021 hurricane season, this NEW course will highlight the important information agents need to understand about two vital coverages for all clients - flood insurance and wind & hail coverage. The first part of the day will provide the participants with a more advanced look at issues concerning National Flood Insurance Program. The second half of the day is a comprehensive look at the SC Wind and Hail Underwriting Association. [+]
LIVE instructors & presentations in real time. Class all day with breaks and lunch hour. Q&A sessions. Participate from the comfort and convenience of your home or office. Register using online education calendar. Learn more on webpage page and short video. [+]
LIVE instructors & presentations in real time. Class all day for two consecutive days with breaks and lunch hour. Q&A sessions. Participate from the comfort and convenience of your home or office. Register using online education calendar. [+]
Newly added webcasts to the SC ABEN webcast catalog in spring 2020. Topics includeannuity suitability, coastal exposures, builders risk, business income, claims made policies, government benefits, captive insurance and more. [+]
​​​​​ABEN webcasts and the Big "I" Virtual University have partnered together to create a new series of webcasts to start participants at the basics of insurance and then take them beyond to advanced knowledge. These webcasts can be taken in any order or on their own, and there are several series package options. [+]
Four courses have been approved for CE credit in South Carolina, each course has multiple live sessions scheduled this year. Topics include named insureds, new exposures, contractor coverages and natural disaster aftermath. Big "I" Virtual University webinars are taught by some of the insurance industry's leading experts. [+]
View this page for upcoming webinars for Ethics CE hours. Guaranteed to have at least one 3-hour course each month to fulfill your ethics hours continuing education requirement. [+]
View all upcoming webinars for Life and Health CE credit hours. [+]
THE HILL: 

Georgia Senate Race Shakes Up Congress

Comments from our national association government affairs team on what a democratic majority in both houses of Congress and the White House means for issues important to independent agents and small business.[+]
MEMBERSHIP: 

MEMBER BENEFIT: Renew complementary ACORD licensing in new year

Our national association pays full or discounted ACORD licensing fees for members with gross revenue under $50 million. Agencies must renew teir license each year. View FAQs to learn more.[+]
THE HILL: 

National Flood Insurance Program funded for one year - until Oct. 2021

The yearlong extension is a win for Big “I" members as previous extensions have been significantly shorter, with some only lasting weeks at a time. A lapse would have been devastating to the more than 5 million policyholders who depend on the program. This one-year extension gives Congress time to build consensus on common-sense reforms and to consider ways to help more property owners obtain flood insurance coverage. Learn more on iamagazine.com.[+]
RULES & REGS: 

SC Insurance Data Security Act: WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR

In short, the Act requires all licensees to undergo a data risk assessment and then develop an appropriate, comprehensive written data security information plan for the agency that also addresses third-party service providers with nonpublic data access. Licensees must also notify the Department within 72 hours in determining that a cybersecurity event has occurred. The new law will become effective on Jan. 1, 2019 with various steps for compliance through February 2020. Key implementation dates of the Act are listed.[+]
MANAGEMENT: 

ACT helps you protect your agency's data

The Agents Council for Technology (ACT) Security Issues Work Group has collected several resources all on one place to help you protect your agency against tomorrow's threats. Review their Security Issues Guide webpage to understand risks and discover solutions. See also their Cyber Guide 1.0 to stay in compliance with state/federal regulations, avoiding penalties.[+]
COVERAGES: 

E&O Coverage Comparison Checklist

Compare the Big "I" Professional Liability Program and Policy through SwissRe Westport and see why our track record of experience, stability and expertise is second to none.[+]
BIG "I" MARKETS: 

Big "I" Markets Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to your questions about Big "I Markets, our members-only online market access program. Questions include how to register and where to find a list of products available in South Carolina.[+]
 

IIABSC Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather in the area where an IIABSC seminar is being offered, a decision will be made by 6:30 a.m. on the morning of the class. Participants should click link to view decisions or contact the hotel facility for updated information. PLEASE do not attempt to drive to a seminar if you feel the conditions are unsafe.[+]

Lead Courageous Conversations on Race in America

The Big “I” Diversity Council has put together a Courageous Conversations Toolkit to help you practice inclusive leadership as a trusted advisor in your community. [+]

Webinar: Workplace Inclusivity in Stressful Times

Watch the on-demand session on psychological safety with Dr. Isaiah Pickens.[+]

VU Announces 2021 Live Webinar Lineup

The Big “I” Virtual University 2021 live webinar schedule is now available, featuring one 1-hour and thirteen 2-hour webinars.[+]

Webinar: Workplace Inclusivity in Stressful Times

Watch the on-demand session on psychological safety with Dr. Isaiah Pickens.[+]

Refresh Your Social Media Strategy

Is your agency ready to kick off the year with a strong social media strategy? Whether you’re aiming for a refresh or are just getting started, Trusted Choice® has you covered. [+]
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