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The Young Agents Conference is held every summer and focuses on the professional development of those in your agency age 40 or younger. Programs and events are geared toward their interests plus their entire family. The 2019 event will be held in Myrtle Beach, SC. Registration, hotel details, agenda and Partner Expo details will be available in the spring. [+]
The 2019 Annual Convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, Ga. Registration and details should available in mid-summer. [+]
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! [+]
Our all new three-day 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. Coming in 2019 to Charleston, Columbia and Greenville, there will be one session per week for three weeks. [+]
E&O Risk Management: Meeting the Challenge of Change: Our seminar looks at E&O risk management from the agency perspective. It addresses the fundamentals of reducing the E&O exposures of today’s ever-changing agency operations, including: duties owed to both carriers and customers; reviewing the most frequent types of claims; agency defenses; exploring exposures within daily operations. [+]
​​​​​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. [+]
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.[+]
RULES & REGS: 

When is a Producer Required to be Appointed by a Carrier?

The question keeps coming up, so it's time to review the state regulations regarding carrier appointments. This article is for both agency members and company partners.[+]
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.[+]
BRANDING: 

Looking for Trusted Choice logos or customizable marketing materials?

Find logo files and customizable marketing materials at the new Trusted Choice Agents Resource Center. Newest addition include materials to campaign against distracted driving. IIABSC website member login required. [+]
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 Jersey Agent Earns 2019 Dan Fulwider Award for Nonprofit Work

During last week's 2019 Big “I" Legislative Conference, Joe Leahy, Big “I" chairman, presented the 2019 Dan Fulwider Award for Community Involvement to Frank Jones, partner at Mints Insurance Agency.[+]

Big ‘I’ Presents Best Practices Awards of Excellence

​The Best Practices Awards of Excellence recognize insurance companies for their exceptional efforts in promoting and marketing Best Practices tools, seminars and philosophies throughout the year.[+]

YAC Gives Back Raises over $12,000 for InVEST®

Last week, YAC Gives Back: Battle of the Bags raised over $12,000 for insurance student scholarships at a cornhole tournament fundraiser during the 2019 Big “I” Legislative Conference.[+]

Educate Your Clients about UM/UIM with a Brief Video

​Ever struggled to explain uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage to a client? Big "I"-endorsed umbrella provider RLI has you covered.[+]
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