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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. [+]
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 with a new, tighter conference format. [+]
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. [+]
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. [+]
NEWS: 

Gulfstream P&C insolvency FAQs

Gulfstream Insurance agreed to an order of liquidation from the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. As part of the order, ALL remaining active Gulfstream policies will be cancelled effective after midnight on Aug. 27, 2021. All updates will be posted to this page as we receive them.[+]
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.[+]
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.[+]
RULES & REGS: 

SC Insurance Data Security Act: WHAT AGENTS NEED TO KNOW

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.[+]
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 newly updated Trusted Choice Agents Resource Center. 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.[+]

2021 Best Practices Study Update Released

Best Practices agencies demonstrate remarkable adaptability and successes in serving their communities in COVID-19 pandemic. [+]

What Are Your Agency Standard of Care Questions?

The Big “I” Professional Liability team is creating updated information on agency standard of care and wants to hear agents' perceptions. [+]

Coalition Control Technology Available for Free

Access free resource Coalition announced to President Joe Biden at a White House meeting. [+]
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