Author Archives: Matt Smith, Communications

IIAT Member Agencies Share Disaster Preparedness Measures that got them Through Harvey

Two IIAT member agencies headquartered in Houston, Wortham Insurance and Risk Management and Focus Insurance & Financial Services, were featured in a recent Big “I” Independent Agent magazine article on disaster preparedness. In the article, “How Would Your Agency Fare … Continue reading

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Register for October’s InfoCentral CE Webcasts: Intro to Surplus Lines & Roof Claims Issues

Each month IIAT’s Jim Gavin presents two 1-hour webcasts covering personal lines and commercial lines issues. Register for the next IIAT InfoCentral CE webcasts. Each hour-long webcast costs $25 for members and is approved for 1 CE credit. Introduction to … Continue reading

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NFIP Issues Clarification, Changes

FEMA recently issued two bulletins in regards to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). If you write flood insurance, please review them to stay in the know. UNDERWRITING CLARIFICATIONS Bulletin W-17062 addresses the fall-out from April 1, 2015 Program Changes, … Continue reading

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Teach, Reinforce, Challenge – IIAT’s Online New Hire Training is Convenient, Affordable and Effective

IIAT’s online New Hire Training is a flexible, affordable and immediate solution to train new employees and current staff. Online training provides an ideal way to fit basic coverage and business skills education into the busy workday. Training modules include: Introduction to … Continue reading

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Registration Now Open for the 55th Annual Joe Vincent Management Seminar

Registration is now open for the biggest insurance management event in Texas — IIAT’s Joe Vincent Management Seminar! For 55 years, agency owners, managers, and producers have convened in Austin to explore the latest agency management concepts and techniques. January 28-30, 2018 … Continue reading

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Small Agency Conference Presentation Recordings Now Available to Download

Did you miss the Small Agency Conference, or is there a session you want to share with your colleagues? Recordings of most of the sessions at IIAT’s recent Small Agency Conference in Waco, including, Compensation Models for Producers and Service Staff, … Continue reading

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IIAT’s Response to Harvey Recovery Czar’s Comments on Insurance Agents

During a Texas Tribune event on Friday, Sept. 29, Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp, named by Governor Abbott to lead the state’s recovery from Hurricane Harvey, commented that the insurance industry, specifically insurance agencies, were waiting on FEMA before paying … Continue reading

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Big “I” 2017 Best Practices Study Update Now Available

Best Practices agencies understand how important it is to work on their business—not just in it. The newly released 2017 Best Practices Study Update can provide insight you can use to more effectively understand your agency’s value and the opportunities you may … Continue reading

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Thanks to IIAT’s Lead Underwriters and Sponsors for Helping Make the Small Agency Conference a Success

Thanks to the agents, company reps and exhibitors who participated in IIAT’s 13th Annual Small Agency Conference in Waco. The Small Agency Conference would not have been a success without the support of all our lead underwriters and sponsors. Thank you! … Continue reading

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Access Group Benefits through the Big “I”

As part of your IIAT membership, you have access to group benefits through the Big “I” Employee Benefits program. The Big “I” Employee Benefits program specializes in small agencies—some coverage lines can provide guaranteed issue with as little as two … Continue reading

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