Author Archives: Matt Smith, Communications

Cracking the Code: The Cyber Coverages You Need to Know Now

This fall, Equifax revealed that hackers had stolen more than half the U.S. population’s Social Security numbers earlier in the year. Beyond the public fallout, the breach will have significant effects on industries throughout the country—not least of all insurance. … Continue reading

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Joe Vincent Preview: The State of the Industry According to MarshBerry

  Attend IIAT’s Joe Vincent Management Seminar in Austin, Jan. 28-30, to hear MarshBerry VP Brad Unger present “MarshBerry’s State of the Industry: Where the Industry is Trending and How to Ensure Your Agency is Built to Last.” Unger will … Continue reading

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Higginbotham’s Rusty Reid Named Insurance Business America CEO of the Year

Higginbotham President & CEO Rusty Reid was awarded the Agency CEO of the Year at the Insurance Business Awards 2017.   More than 450 insurance leaders attended the awards event at the Navy Pier in Chicago on Nov. 29 for a … Continue reading

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Plan Your CE for the Year – View the 2018 Education Calendar

Plan your CE for the year with IIAT’s 2018 Education Calendar. IIAT offers an array of personal and commercial lines, ethics and other professional development and training insurance CE classes across Texas. Texas Independent Insurance Agent (TIIA) Personal Lines Classes Personal … Continue reading

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ELITExas Spotlight: 5 Questions

William Page Managing Director Wortham Insurance, Austin How did you get into the insurance industry?  My father was in the agency business and a partner with Nieman Hanks and Puryear which sold to Frost Bank in 2000. What do you like … Continue reading

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Trusted Choice® Brings Consumer Brand to CNBC Prime Time

Trusted Choice® is bringing the independent insurance consumer brand to CNBC with a sponsored content partnership. The new partnership will place the consumer brand on one of CNBC’s hit television shows, “Billion Dollar Buyer.” Tillman Fertitta, billionaire restaurateur and host … Continue reading

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Protecting Business Data During Natural Disasters

In the aftermath of a serious disaster, businesses face the risk of downtime due to damaged equipment and lost company and client data. The most important thing that every company needs is a frequently updated copy of its data that … Continue reading

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Ask Regina

Q. If a certificate of insurance has been issued and later a notice of cancellation is issued for non-payment, does a notice of cancellation have to be sent to the certificate holder? A. If the policies are endorsed with the endorsements that … Continue reading

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Kyle Dean of Dean & Draper Shares his Agency Perpetuation Story

IIAT member Kyle Dean, president & CEO of Dean & Draper Insurance Agency in Houston, is one of three agents featured in a recent Independent Agent magazine article on agency perpetuation. Following his father’s unexpected passing in July 2013, Kyle … Continue reading

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Attend a Free MarshBerry Webinar on Talent Acquisition and Development

One of the most challenging parts of growing a firm, systematic and consistent hiring, is also one of the most critical components of current and future success. During this complimentary webinar, MarshBerry’s National Organic Growth Consultant Brian Eggelston will provide … Continue reading

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