Author Archives: Matt Smith, Communications

Connect with Markets & Select Vendors at the Small Agency Conference

IIAT’s annual Small Agency Conference , Sept. 23-24 in Waco, offers agents from smaller Texas agencies an opportunity to connect with new markets. Hospitality Suites Crawl Going to the Small Agency Conference? Don’t make plans for dinner Sunday night, Sept. 23, because you’ll … Continue reading

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Constant Reinforcement: How Best to Learn Coverages

Acquiring coverage expertise will never result from one test, one seminar or one long day’s reading with a lot of coffee! Coverages are a hash of complex concepts, legal language blended with the unique structure of insurance policy design. We … Continue reading

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Participate in the Trusted Choice® Distracted Driving Campaign

The Trusted Choice® Distracted Driving campaign emphasizes the importance of both driving without distractions and having proper auto insurance in the event of accidents or injuries. Campaign elements, including graphics, videos and audio ads, are all available online for Big … Continue reading

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Phishing Scams on the Rise: Be On the Alert for E-mails Pretending to be from IIAT and TDI

Both IIAT and Texas Department of Insurance have received reports of fake emails that appear to be from the association and agency. Unfortunately, these types of social engineering/spoofing campaigns are on the rise and are exceedingly difficult to mitigate. Please check … Continue reading

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IIAT Receives Big “I” Excellence in Insurance Education Award

IIAT was recognized by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) with an Excellence in Insurance Education (EIE) Award at the recent Big “I” Education Convocation in Springfield, Massachusetts. IIAT received a Gold award … Continue reading

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Governor Abbott Orders Increased Readiness Of State Operations Center As Tropical System Approaches The Gulf

Last week, Governor Greg Abbott has ordered the Texas State Operations Center (SOC) to elevate its readiness level as a potential tropical system is expected to develop and move into the Gulf of Mexico and toward the Texas coast. The … Continue reading

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Need CE? Attend the Small Agency Conference in Waco

IIAT’s Small Agency Conference, Sept. 23-24, in Waco, is right around the corner. We know that it’s hard to get out of the office when you run a small agency with few employees, which is why the Small Agency Conference … Continue reading

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InsurBanc’s David Tralka Discusses Whether it is Better to Build or Buy

In a recent Insurance Journal article, InsurBanc’s David Tralka’s discusses organic vs. inorganic growth and which option is better for growing your agency.  With interest rates rising again, agency owners need to take a look at all of their options, whether … Continue reading

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The Nitsche Featured in IA Magazine: Your Agency Could Be Next

Independent Agent Magazine is looking for Texas agencies and agents to feature. Each month, Independent Agent magazine highlights a rock star member agency in the monthly Agency Profile department, as well as an individual agent on the back page, Declaration of Independents. The … Continue reading

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Trusted Choice® Launches ‘I Am’ Campaign

Insurance customers should know their agents. That’s why Trusted Choice® launched the new “I Am” campaign for independent agents t​o help them show their clients a more personal side of insurance. Complete with print ads, digital graphics and videos, the … Continue reading

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