The 2017 Annual Convention will be held at the Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, SC. Registration and details should open in mid-summer. [+]
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. [+]
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.[+]
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS: 

SCDOI Bulletin 2017-04: Recent 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.[+]
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, discover solutions and check out the wealth of resources available. Summary pocket version also available for download.[+]
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 Big "I" logos or Freedom Campaign materials?

Find logo files and customizable Freedom Campaign materials at the new Trusted Choice Agents Resource Center. IIABSC website member login required. [+]

House Advances Flood Insurance Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 14, 2017—Today the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2874, "The 21st Century Flood Reform Act," introduced by Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wisconsin). This legislation reauthorizes the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years and makes several reforms to the program. The bill now heads to the Senate where lawmakers in that chamber will decide whether to take up the House version of the flood bill or craft their own reauthorization legislation.[+]

InVEST Partners with Junior Achievement to Bring Expanded Insurance Education into the Classroom

ALEXANDRIA, Va. Nov. 15, 2017 – InVEST, the insurance industry’s premier classroom to career education program, is now partnering with Junior Achievement (JA) to include InVEST's insurance program as part of a new JA high school financial literacy curriculum. Launched last month, this new hybrid curriculum is being piloted in Atlanta and will be rolled out nationwide at a later date. InVEST and JA believe that insurance is an important part of a high school student’s introduction to the world of financial literacy.[+]
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