The 2018 Annual Convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Greenville, SC. Registration and details should open in mid-summer. [+]
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. [+]
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. [+]
NEWS: 

Hurricane Florence Resources page

Providing your agency with information and resources needed to handle questions and issues on Hurricane Florence. We will update this page as more information becomes available.​ Please let us know if there are specific issues we can help you with.[+]
NEWS: 

CIC Commercial Multiline rescheduled to Oct. 24-26

Everything you need to know about the rescheduling of the September CIC Institute in Myrtle Beach due to Hurricane Florence. New dates are Oct. 24-26 at the same hotel, Doubletree Resort.[+]
FROM OUR MAGAZINE: 

A BRIEF SYNOPSIS OF ISO’S COMING CHANGES TO THE PAP

Insurance Services Office (ISO) filed 30 changes to its personal auto policy (PAP) program with an effective date of Sept. 1, 2018. Nine (really 10) changes are being made to the base PAP form (PP 0 01) and 21 endorsements were either revised, removed or created. This article focuses on the nine (really 10) changes to the “base” personal auto policy – the PP 00 01.[+]
RULES & REGS: 

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.[+]
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.[+]
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: 

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.[+]
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.[+]

Order Your 2018 Best Practices Study Update

Benefit from the experience of the current group of agencies.[+]

Request a Free Digital Review from Trusted Choice®

Trusted Choice® is here to help you and your agency maintain a strong online presence.[+]

4 Ways to Increase Millennial Retention

Over the next 10 years, organizations big and small may succeed or fail based on how they embrace this talented, ambitious and misunderstood demographic.[+]

Get Social with Big ‘I’ President & CEO

​If you or your agency is on Twitter, make sure you follow both the Big “I" and Bob Rusbuldt, Big “I" president & CEO.[+]
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