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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 with a new, tighter conference format. [+]
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. [+]
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. [+]
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. [+]
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. [+]
MEMBERSHIP: 

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.[+]
THE HILL: 

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 iamagazine.com.[+]
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.[+]

Lead Courageous Conversations on Race in America

The Big “I” Diversity Council has put together a Courageous Conversations Toolkit to help you practice inclusive leadership as a trusted advisor in your community. [+]

ACT Security Alert: Protect Against Hacking

Hackers are focused on targeting industry systems to access valuable data. Take action to secure your agency. [+]

Learn from Former FBI Agent at Elevate Part 2: Data

Join the workshop on July 21 at 3 p.m. ET to benefit from Scott Augenbaum’s 30 years of experience handling cybercrime investigations.[+]

Get Ready for Risk Rating 2.0

Big “I" Flood partner Selective has resources to get you ready for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Risk Rating 2.0.[+]
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