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Registration opens for agents and Palmetto Partners in December. IIABSC Spring Conference offers valuable opportunities for insurance professionals to multiply their visibility, increase their knowledge, enhance industry resources, and engage with exhibitors, new contacts and colleagues. Returning to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in 2020. [+]
TENTATIVELY RESCHEDULED TO JUNE 29. 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! [+]
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. Registration, hotel details, agenda and Partner Expo details will be available in the spring. [+]
This year's Annual Convention will be Oct. 11-13 at The Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. Registration details will be available in mid-July. [+]
Rescheduled to July 21 & 22 in Columbia. Led by Jon Persky of Optimum Performance Solutions, this classroom series includes courses on perpetuation planning and recruiting and managing talent. Includes lunch. Take one or both. Each approved for 6 hours of P&C or L&H credit in South Carolina. [+]
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. [+]
One of the most significant coverage gaps that has emerged of late involves cyber exposures. This course is designed to help insurance agents and brokers prevent E&O claims that result when a client discovers that his or her cyber exposures were not adequately addressed by insurance or other risk management measures. This course qualifies agents for their 10% Loss Control credit on their E&O policies. [+]
​​​​​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. [+]
TRENDS: 

Big 'I' Creates Coronavirus Resource Page

To help members prepare and respond to the coronavirus epidemic, the Big "I" will update a resource page as the outbreak develops.[+]
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.[+]

2020 Earth Hour: Turn the Light Off!

Be a part of #EarthHour on March 28 and make an impact on the environment and your local community. [+]

Better Way: Learn More in March 26 Webinar

The Big “I” and The Better Way Agency have joined forces to provide members with the tools they need to take their agencies to Best Practices status.[+]
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