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Spring Conference returns to the Columbia Metro Convention Center in downtown Columbia with the best and safest conference options possible to our members while following all guidelines and restrictions. Conference agenda and registration details open in early January including a priority registration period for agent members and our Palmetto Partners. [+]
All proceeds of this tournament benefit the IIABSC Young Agents Scholarship Fund to support educational leadership and networking opportunities for SC young agents. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A YOUNG AGENT TO PLAY! [+]
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. [+]
The GIVE MOVEMENT is inspired & led by our very own SC Young Agents and encourages all SC Independent agents, affiliates, and partners (customers, neighbors, and friends!) across the state to come together for one week (June 1-8, 2022) for something much bigger than a business: to give back to an incredibly inspirational and worthy cause. Please consider participating on a high level by becoming one of our TOP AGENCY GIVERS. [+]
IIABSC is planning a live, in-person event with trade show in Greenville 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 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. Classroom course one full-day session per week for three weeks. Virtual course two half-day sessions per week for three weeks. [+]
Newly added webcasts to the SC ABEN webcast catalog in winter 2022. Topics include homeowners, ethics and workers comp. [+]
​​​​​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 recent homeowners ISO updates, ordiance coverage, trucking/motor truck insurance and workers comp common mistakes. 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. [+]
Sometime it's nice to see a familiar face. These webinars feature instructors who regularly teach live classroom courses in SC as well. [+]
FROM IA MAGAZINE: 

New FAQ/Sample Disclosure Form on Producer Health Ins Compensation Disclosure Requirements

New compensation disclosure requirements for health insurance agents and brokers went into effect in late December 2021. Here are various documents from National Big I & U.S. Dept. of Labor to help your agency with compliance. Also includes links to a webinar recording explaining what agents need to know. Member login required.[+]
EDUCATION: 

Changes to CIC & CISR exams in 2022

Beginning January 1, 2022, all exams for those seeking the CIC and CISR designations will be given online in the days following class. These changes include those attending live, in-person classroom programs. View full procedures on our webpage.[+]
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 until Feb. 18, 2022

On Dec. 3, 2021, the president signed legislation passed by Congress that extends the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP’s) authorization to Feb. 18, 2022. FEMA and Congress have never failed to honor the flood insurance contracts in place with NFIP policyholders. Should the NFIP’s authorization lapse, FEMA would still have authority to ensure the payment of valid claims with available funds. However, FEMA would stop selling and renewing policies for millions of properties in communities across the nation. [+]
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 3.0 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.[+]

New Video Highlights Big ‘I’ Advocacy

Big ‘I’ advocacy doesn’t end on Capitol Hill.[+]

Survey: Where Is Our Industry with MFA?

Provide your input on how multifactor authentication is being implemented in the industry by completing a short survey. [+]

Industry Trailblazer Ernesta G. Procope Passes Away

Procope, a Big "I" member, was instrumental in banning redlining in New York.[+]

Invest™ Partners with Donegal®

The partnership will bring enhanced insurance education to Pennsylvania.[+]
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