Author Archives: Matt Smith, Communications

The Top 7 Reasons to Attend Insurcon

Unstuff Your Agency! Like everybody, insurance agents struggle with stuff in unique ways. Challenges can include inflexible and obsolete systems, silo-ed management, task redundancy and unfruitful sales efforts. Throughout this highly interactive training, all participants work with Andrew to identify … Continue reading

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This Summer: Get a Fast Start in Commercial Lines

IIAT’s Commercial Lines Quick Start training program is coming to Houston and Dallas starting in July. The convenient and cost-effective program is designed for new commercial producers and personal lines agents and staff looking to expand into commercial lines. The … Continue reading

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Young Agents: We Want to Hear from You!

Are you a young insurance agent, 40 years old or younger? Please take a survey to tell us what you think about the insurance industry, the agency you work in, and what young agents want in an insurance career. You … Continue reading

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Special Room Rates at the Gaylord Texan for IIAT’s Insurcon Going Fast

Time’s running out to get a special discounted rate on your room at the Gaylord Texan for Insurcon & Trade Show, June 19-21, in Grapevine. Book your room online or call 877-491-5138, and ask for the Independent Insurance Agents of … Continue reading

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In-Home Business: Is an E&O Claim Lurking In Your Homeowners Policy?

Home-based business owners are susceptible to losses just like any other business owners. Many discover that their homeowner’s policy contains exclusions for business pursuits—but usually not until after they have suffered a loss. RLI’s In-Home Business policy, available to offer … Continue reading

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Remembering Regina

As many of you know by now, IIAT lost its dear friend and colleague Regina Anderson, who passed peacefully at her home in Kyle on Thursday, April 25, 2019. For more than 30 years, Regina was the association’s resident expert … Continue reading

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Sign-Up Now for the ELITExas Community Service Project

Join ELITExas young agents, IIAT staff and colleagues for an afternoon of community service and camaraderie benefiting Dallas CASA at the annual community service project held on the first day of Insurcon — Wed., June 19 at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine. … Continue reading

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Trusted Choice® Expands Distracted Driving Campaign

April is known for two very important things: rain showers and Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Every year, hundreds of people are injured or killed in accidents involving some form of distracted driving. To honor the annual awareness initiative, Trusted Choice® … Continue reading

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Polly Middlebrook Retiring

It is with mixed emotions but warm wishes that IIAT announces the retirement of Polly Middlebrook, effective May 31. For the past 16 years, Polly has played an important role in managing IIAT’s Advantage Markets, which are critical to “helping … Continue reading

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Business Meeting Set for Fri., June 21, at Insurcon – Includes New Resolutions to IIAT Bylaws

IIAT’s annual business meeting will be held during the Awards & Business Meeting Brunch at Insurcon (formerly the annual conference & trade show) on June 21, 2019, 9:45 – 11:30 a.m. The special guest speaker at the brunch will be … Continue reading

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