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Does your Culture Foster Independent Learning?

During the summer months, look around your agency — Do you encourage the team to learn constantly? Do you demonstrate agility and continue learning with them?  How do you create a learning culture from day one for a new hire? … Continue reading

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ICT: Hot Dry Summer Sets Stage for Potentially Dangerous Wildfire Season

According to the Insurance Council of Texas, an early start of scorching temperatures and a lack of rainfall is placing much of Texas under high wildfire conditions. The Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) has identified many areas of Texas, including … Continue reading

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Tropical Weather System Floods South Texas

Last week the entire Texas coastline has been drenched with heavy rains resulting in flooding in many areas with several Texas cities reporting rainfall totals in excess of 12 inches. According to a release issued by the Insurance Council of … Continue reading

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“Spaced” Learning for Your New Hires!

What are your training plans for new hires this year? To create immediate impact and employee engagement, be sure to have your training program ready for launch from day one.  IIAT has an immediate solution for you to begin the … Continue reading

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Alberto is Ominous Start to Hurricane Season

Early predictions from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are that the 2018 hurricane season will be an active one with 10 to 16 named storms, and five to nine hurricanes. IIAT wants to remind all Texas coastal residents … Continue reading

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The ‘Internet of Things’ Could Be an Insurance Gamechanger

Seventy percent of insurance carriers agree that the Internet of Things (IoT) is important to their overall strategy, according to a 2018 LexisNexis study. But a recent EY report found that only 36% of carriers are leveraging new data sources. … Continue reading

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If You’re a Lawyer…

By Richard F. Lund, J.D., Vice President, Senior Underwriter, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions* If you’re a lawyer, you don’t need to read this. But if not, please read this carefully. Insurance agents and brokers should be wary of commercial insurance … Continue reading

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Calling All Innovators: Win Big with the ePayPolicy InsurTech Award!

We have some exciting news to share! ePayPolicy, IIAT’s electronic payment processor of choice, recently announced they will officially be accepting applications for the ePayPolicy InsurTech Award. The Award aims to recognize the insurance agency that has best-leveraged technology in order to … Continue reading

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ICT Produces Documentary on Hurricane Harvey

The Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) recently premiered its new documentary on Hurricane Harvey before 1,000 first responders at the Coastal Bend Hurricane Conference in Robstown.  The video describes the catastrophic damage and the people who lived through the costliest … Continue reading

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The Road Ahead: Meeting Old Challenges with New Technology

Think about it: just 100 years ago, people traveled by horse, wrote letters to communicate and used candles to provide light. Can you imagine doing all three simultaneously? Well, today that same person would be driving down the road in … Continue reading

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