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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. [+]
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. [+]
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. [+]
Five 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, ordinance coverage, trucking/motor truck insurance, certificates of 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. [+]
LEGISLATIVE: 

CE EXEMPTION RE-ESTABLISHED in 2022 Legislative Session

As announced in the 2022 Legislative Session Report by IIABSC President Frank Sheppard, the CE Exemption has been re-established for insurance agents with 25 or more years of experience and who are 65 years old or older. An application form has been posted to the SCDOI website. Approval timeline has not yet been established. The 25 years of licensure does not need to be consecutive. In some cases additional documentation may be required.[+]
NEWS: 

Southern Fidelity / Lighthouse / St. Johns / Gulfstream P&C insolvency FAQs

Southern Fidelity is the latest insurance carrier to be declared insolvent and to agree to a liquidation order. So far there is no plan for another company to assume or transfer the remaining Southern Fidelity policies, therefore agents should work as quickly as possible to replace all their current Southern Fidelity policies. Placing policies with new carriers during hurricane season could be a challenge. Agents should also be aware of the $300,000 per claim limit in the SC Guaranty Association. Find the latest information here.[+]
CONNECT: 

COMING SOON - Website ads & Membership Directory

We are pleased to announce that we are now working with Naylor Association Solutions to provide branding options in our NEW IIABSC Membership Directory as well as SC Agent & Broker magazine (issues starting in 2023), and website. Our 2022 Membership Directory will be publishing in September of this year, and website advertising will launch in early summer. Contact Dir. of Communications Anita Trevino with any questions you may have about communications from Naylor. [+]
WEBSITE HELP: 

Big I website login not working? Try resetting your password

Sometimes the Big I website logins don't work even after you've verified both username and password have been entered correctly. If that happens, try resetting your password using the "Forgot your password?" link on the sign-in screen. [+]
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.[+]
THE HILL: 

National Flood Insurance Program funded until Sept. 30, 2022

On March 11, the president signed legislation passed by Congress that extends the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP’s) authorization to the end of September 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. [+]
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.[+]

ACT Tech Summit Is Back in Person

Join ACT as it gets the band back together in Nashville, Tennessee, on Oct. 2. [+]

Big 'I' Fall Leadership Conference Registration Open

Join us Sept. 14-18 in Niagara Falls, New York, for our 2022 Big "I" Fall Leadership Conference.[+]

Homeowners Social Media Content Now Available

Trusted Choice® has content ready for use on your social media channels that highlights the importance of homeowners insurance.[+]

5-Minute Fixes Webinar Available on Demand

Watch a free recording of the webinar, “Five Minute E&O Fixes: Tips, Tricks and Tiny Tweaks That Help Protect Your Agency.”[+]
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