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 2018 event will be held in downtown Greenville, SC. Registration, hotel details, agenda and Partner Expo details are available now. [+]
The Big "I" National Championship celebrates 50 years and will be hosted by South Carolina agents! To be held at the Daniel Island Golf Club in Charleston and run by Trusted Choice independent insurance agents from around the state. [+]
The 2018 Annual Convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Greenville, SC. Registration and details should open in mid-summer. [+]
Commercial Liability Coverage Gaps & How to Fill Them: This course is designed to help insurance agents and brokers prevent many types of errors and omissions involving commercial liability insurance. Agents who successfully complete it will be less likely to be charged with and better able to defend themselves against an error or omission. [+]
​​​​​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. [+]
Newly added webcasts to the SC ABEN webcast catalog in summer 2018. Topics include additional insureds, cyber risk management, coverages related to storms and natural disasters, disaster recovery, emerging work comp risks, excess umbrella and more. [+]
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. [+]
THE HILL: 

Guidance from FEMA in the event of a lapse in National Flood Insurance Program

Along with the rest of the federal government, the National Flood Insurance Program has been reauthorized until midnight July 31. FEMA released this memo late last year outlining procedures if the program were to lapse. Our national association worked with FEMA on the guidance. It states that during a lapse in authority, a WYO company may not issue policies for new business or respond to requests to increase or add coverage that are initiated during the lapse. In addition, WYO companies cannot issue renewal notices during the lapse. Insurance agents and brokers who sell and service NFIP policies should be in touch with the WYO companies that they work with if they have questions about procedures in the event of a lapse in NFIP authority.[+]
Rules & Regulations: 

Steps to renew your Producer License - EVERYONE MUST BE FINGERPRINTED BY INTENTOGO

In the past several months we’ve had at least a dozen agents contact us in bewilderment at why their license had lapsed. There are several steps to complete to renew your license, and overlooking any one of them will result in your license lapsing or cancelling! Remember, agents must renew their license by the last day of their birth month. Those born in even-numbered years renew in even-numbered years. Those born in odd-numbered years renew in odd-numbered years. EVERYONE must be fingerprinted by Indentogo, even those who are exempt from CE.[+]
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.[+]
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.[+]
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS: 

SCDOI Bulletin 2017-04: Legislative changes to liquor liability

As explained in our recent legislative session recap, all establishments that serve alcoholic beverages for onsite consumption must now carry a minimum of $1 million in liability insurance and insurors are required to notify the SCDOR if coverage lapses or is terminated. View SCDOI Bulletin 2017-04 explaining the specific changes as they apply.[+]
COVERAGES: 

Could your agency weather a data-security breach?

Responding to a data breach is a costly and complicated process requiring assistance from many different professionals. The average cost of notification-law compliance is $200,000, and failing to notify affected individuals “without unreasonable delay” could cost your agency up to $1.5 million in fines. ​​​​IIABSC has partnered with Arlington/Roe & Co., Inc. to offer members an exclusive program to help protect their agencies from data security breaches.[+]
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.[+]
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. [+]

Visit your National Association website!

Visit the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America, Inc. National Association website for more information on advocacy, education opportunities, conventions, news, and how to plug in by being a member.[+]

Have You Seen the Temporary Independentagent.com Landing Page?

During the test period, please click “I'm an insurance industry professional" when you visit the Big “I" website.[+]

Trusted Choice® Expands Digital Content Catalog

With Trusted Choice library of shareable content, you can easily download and share content directly with consumers.[+]
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