Author Archives: Matt Smith, Communications

ICT Kicks off 12th Annual Hurricane Tour

The Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) will lead a team of insurance experts and meteorologists in educating coastal Texans about the need for insurance coverage and hurricane preparedness as part of our 12th annual Hurricane Tour.  ICT wants to ensure … Continue reading

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Discover Strategies for Building a Profitable Book at the Small Agency Conference

Building your agency with the right kind of accounts can pay long-term dividends: reliable access to good markets, higher retention rates and better profit margins, to name a few. During the Building a Profitable Book session at the Small Agency … Continue reading

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DOL Fiduciary Rule Hurts Independent Agents

This article originally appeared in Independent Agent Magazine. The Big “I” submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that outlines how the fiduciary rule negatively impacts association members and limits consumer access to retirement advice. The fiduciary rule … Continue reading

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August InfoCentral CE Webcasts: Commercial Lines Trends & Intro to Dwelling Fire

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. Commercial Lines … Continue reading

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Time’s Running Out: Apply Now to be Part of the Ultimate Insurance Leadership Training Program

Apply by August 15 to join a strong line-up of high-caliber applicants! If you couldn’t participate in this past spring’s Leadership Academy, you now have the opportunity to signup for the fall program starting in September* Now in its ninth … Continue reading

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Register for MarshBerry’s Free Strategic Business Planning Webinar

On Tuesday, Aug 15 (10-10:30 a.m.), MarshBerry Executive Vice President Albert Lloyd will present a free webcast on strategic business planning. A lack of meaningful business planning is one of the leading causes of agency consolidation. During the webinar, Lloyd will … Continue reading

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Trusted Choice® Social Media Campaign Raises Money for Make-A-Wish®

One click is all it takes to help grant wishes. Trusted Choice® is proud to kick off its seventh annual social media campaign to raise money for Make-A-Wish®. During the month of August, Trusted Choice will donate $10 to the … Continue reading

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From Charismatic Persuader to Knowledge Broker: The Evolving World of Sales

Today’s successful sales professional can no longer expect to show up, fill the room with personality, and win based on a persuasive presentation of features and benefits. The accelerated rate of change in the sales environment is evident in both … Continue reading

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Enhance Your Strategic Plan at the Small Agency Conference

Don’t have a strategic plan, or have one but not satisfied with it? Take part in a working forum at IIAT’s Small Agency Conference to develop (or enhance) your strategic plan. Draft key fundamentals  for your plan, including: Your vision, … Continue reading

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Access the Power of InfoCentral – IIAT’s Online Coverage & Management Information Center

InfoCentral is your essential source for insurance policy analysis, answers to tough coverage questions, regulatory and management questions and sample forms and endorsements. Go to InfoCentral to access: 24 policy guides covering everything from the ISO AutoDealers Coverage Form to Workers … Continue reading

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