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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. [+]
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: 

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.[+]
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.[+]

Urgent: Your Agency Universe Survey Response Needed

Complete this important survey and be entered in a drawing for prizes totaling $3,500, including a $1,000 grand prize.[+]

Best Practice Study Update, Webinar and More

Resources provide unique insight into what the best agencies are doing to succeed through the ever-changing marketplace, trends and economy. [+]

HR Minute: Year-End PTO and COVID-19

Many vacation plans were disrupted in 2020. With the coming holidays, now is a great time to give thought to your paid time off policy.[+]

Access LET’s Virtual Summit Video Hub

Did you miss any sessions from the Big “I” Lead. Educate. Tech. Virtual Summit? Catch them on-demand now. [+]

Free Holiday Content-to-Share Materials Available

As a Trusted Choice® independent agent, you have access to a plethora of free ready-to-post digital marketing materials to promote your agency.[+]

CoverWallet for Agents Joins ACT

InsurTech focused on commercial lines distribution is new partner of the Agents Council for Technology.[+]
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