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The 2019 Annual Convention will be held at the Westin Reort & Spa in Savannah, Ga. Registration and details are now available on our event webpage. [+]
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 2019 event will be held in Myrtle Beach, SC. Registration, hotel details, agenda and Partner Expo details will be available in the spring. [+]
Coming to Columbia Nov. 12, this new course will address the financial issues of insurance agencies. Led by agency finance expert Jon Persky, this course is designed for agency principals, managers and supervisors as opposed to general agency staff, account managers or CSRs. [+]
Our all new three-day 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. Coming in 2019 to Charleston, Columbia and Greenville, there will be one session per week for three weeks. [+]
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. [+]
NEWS: 

Hurricane Dorian Resources page

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

CE Admin transition from Prometric to SBS

Effective July 1, 2019, Prometric is no longer be the Continuing Education administrator for the SC Dept. of Insurance and SC resident producers. The SCDOI, through the NAICs State Based System (SBS), is the new administrator.[+]
THE HILL: 

Flood Update: NFIP Reauthorized to the end of September

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a disaster aid package in early June that included an extension of the NFIP through Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year. President Trump signed the legislation into law. This legislation gives Congress time to work on a long-term reauthorization, and our national association expects at least four bills related to the flood program soon. Follow link to learn about upcoming FEMA data release.[+]
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.[+]
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: 

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.[+]

Coalition Adds Four Surplus Lines Enhancements

Mulit-factor authentication retention reduction, your obligations as an insured, duty to cooperate and invoice manipulation endorsements will now be added to all surplus lines quotes.[+]

Rigid Bits Joins Agents Council for Technology

Rigid Bits works closely with the independent insurance channel to help businesses and their clients understand and reduce their cybersecurity risks, meet compliance requirements, and respond to cybersecurity events.[+]

The Importance of Mental Toughness

To make your business a success, you must be able to hire and develop mentally tough sales professionals who can be effective when the stakes are high.[+]
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