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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! (This year we will repeat all COVID-19 precautions from last year's tournament. See event page for details.) [+]
We are working to hold a live in-person event this year at the Columbia Metro Convention Center in downtown Columbia with the best and safest conference option possible to our members while following all guidelines and restrictions . Decisions are still being made regarding the date of this event but a shift to late Spring is being considered. We will update everyone soon regarding specific modifications. Conference agenda and registration details will be opening soon with priority registration for our agent members and Palmetto Partners. [+]
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, 2021) 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. We are planning a live, in-person meeeting at Myrtle Beach in 2021. [+]
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. [+]
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. [+]
NEWLY UPDATED in 2021, UAM School is much more than your typical customer service training. This series takes an in-depth look at day-to-day issues facing CSRs in their quest to become extraordinary. Includes client management, responding to multiple producers, prioritizing work, E&O pitfalls, etc. [+]
Just in time for the 2021 hurricane season, this NEW course will highlight the important information agents need to understand about two vital coverages for all clients - flood insurance and wind & hail coverage. The first part of the day will provide the participants with a more advanced look at issues concerning National Flood Insurance Program. The second half of the day is a comprehensive look at the SC Wind and Hail Underwriting Association. [+]
To celebrate IIABSC Ethics Day on March 25 we are offering the Agency Management Based E&O and Ethics webcast with special pricing. It's a great opportunity for your staff to get their required Ethics hours for less during our morning or afternoon sessions. [+]
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. [+]

State Legislative Update: 2021 Legislative Session

The 124th South Carolina General Assembly (2021-2022) is underway. After a month of meeting, dozens of insurance-related bills have been filed but only a few will be considered. The major issues that will consume the majority of legislative time include “Fetal Heartbeat” Abortion, Santee-Cooper Resolution, COVID-19 issues related to financial assistance, vaccine distribution, liability immunity and the state budget.[+]

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.[+]

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[+]

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.[+]

Visit your National Association website!

Visit the Association for Independent Agents | IIABA National Association website for more state specific information on advocacy, education opportunities, conventions, news, and how to plug in by being a member.[+]

Big 'I' Best Practices: Agency Comparison Tool

Access the Agency Comparison Workbook and other practical tools to generate success in your agency through the Best Practices program.[+]

Is Your Website Costing You Leads?

Sign up for a free Digital Review from Trusted Choice®. [+]

VU Offers 24/7 On-Demand Content

Big “I” Virtual University offers a wealth of on-demand classes to bolster your insurance knowledge wherever you are and whenever you like. [+]
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