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Millennial Insurance Consumer Myths Debunked

A new Liberty Mutual Insurance and Safeco Insurance research study shows that millennial insurance consumers’ views of insurance are largely aligned with older generations, dispelling many myths about this generation and presenting a huge opportunity for the independent agent channel. While there … Continue reading

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P&C Insurance Industry Experienced Steady Growth in 2018

PropertCasualty360 reports that, in 2018, the nation’s top insurance companies and groups achieved more than $681.24 billion in direct written premiums, according to data from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) in its 2018 Market Share Reports for Property/Casualty Groups and … Continue reading

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Why Hiring Older Workers is Good for Your Business

“In coming decades, many forces will shape our economy and our society, but in all likelihood, no single factor will have as pervasive an effect as the aging of our population.” – Ben Bernanke When it comes to retirement, a … Continue reading

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Prepare Now for Hurricane Season

June 1 is the start of the hurricane season and the Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) urges Texas coastal residents to start preparing now and take time to review their homeowner and auto insurance protection, update their evacuation plans, and … Continue reading

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10 Tips for New Insurance Agents

The decision to become an insurance agent can be the beginning of a fulfilling and lucrative career.  As a new professional in the insurance industry, it is imperative to know the “basics” and to inquire about other important aspects of the … Continue reading

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Express Yourself: The Human Way to Market Your Agency

In 2015, Renado Robinson quit his job with Travelers to start his own independent agency in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Robinson had started his Travelers career in 1997 as the mailman. When he went off on his own, he didn’t … Continue reading

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Hiring New Talent? Make Them Feel Welcome

New hire season is here!  You put so much time in selecting the candidates, interviewing and proposing the offer. It’s not done yet!  Next up is the real planning – their first day, week, month, three months etc. Day One- … Continue reading

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Wuthrich Named Executive Director of IIA Houston

The Independent Insurance Agents of Houston (IIAH) has named David Wuthrich as the group’s new executive director. Wuthrich is a native Houstonian and has worked in the insurance industry for many years. Most recently, Wuthrich has been developing and implementing … Continue reading

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FEMA Unveils ‘Risk Rating 2.0’

On Monday, FEMA announced changes to the way the NFIP will charge homeowners for flood risks. The change—dubbed “Risk Rating 2.0”—could have a significant impact on flood insurance bills for millions of Americans. The changes could lead to higher flood … Continue reading

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ICT Storm Tour Prepares Texans for Severe Weather

In Texas, the spring storm season, March through May, brings some of the most severe weather events to parts of the state in the form of hailstorms, tornadoes, and severe thunderstorms.  Although 2018 was mild in terms of typical Texas … Continue reading

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