Author Archives: Matt Smith, Communications

ELITExas to Spread the Word about Insurance Careers at International Insurance Fraternity Conference

ELITExas is excited to take part in the Gamma Iota Sigma 48th Annual International Conference, Sept. 26-28 in Dallas. Gamma Iota Sigma is a collegiate talent pipeline for the insurance industry. The organization’s membership consists of 5,000 students who are … Continue reading

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Several Personal Umbrella Carriers to Implement Major Changes

Recent announcements from several personal umbrella carriers outline major changes in coverage that will leave agents scrambling to find new markets for their clients. For example, one major standalone umbrella carrier will begin requiring underlying auto liability limits of at … Continue reading

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Big ‘I’ Virtual University Reminds Agents About ISO’s PAP Changes

The Big “I” Virtual University (VU) would like to remind members to review ISO’s personal auto policy changes. Effective Sept. 1, 2018, these changes—applicable in all states except Hawaii and North Carolina—have been adopted by most carriers and are critical for … Continue reading

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Connect with Markets & Select Vendors at the Small Agency Conference RISExpo

IIAT’s annual Small Agency Conference & RISExpo , Sept. 15-16 at the Embassy Suites San Marcos, offers agents from smaller Texas agencies an opportunity to connect with new markets. Hospitality Suites Crawl On Sunday, Sept. 15, 6-8 p.m., attendees can meet … Continue reading

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Allied Trust Launches Dwelling Fire Coverage

Allied Trust recently hosted a series of “Town Hall Meetings’ throughout Texas to announce their new Dwelling Fire product. A dwelling policy can provide coverage for loss of rent, liability and medical payments, and in some cases, contents of a … Continue reading

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Register for the Small Agency Conference: Get Practical Strategies to Evolve Your Business

IIAT’s Small Agency Conference, Sept. 15-16, in San Marcos, offers sessions and networking programs specifically designed for smaller Texas agencies. We know you’re busy, which is why the conference starts on Sunday afternoon and ends on Monday. The day-and-a-half program … Continue reading

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TWIA Board Approves No Rate Increase for Annual Filing

Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) policyholders will not be subject to a rate increase based on the Association’s annual rate filing for 2020 policies. The TWIA Board of Directors voted not to increase rates for residential and commercial policies at … Continue reading

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ACORD and the Big ‘I’ Announce Partnership for Forms Access

The Big “I” and ACORD, the global standards-setting body for the insurance industry, have announced a joint program to provide qualifying Big “I” members with a complimentary license to use ACORD Forms. ACORD, a nonprofit industry organization, has provided forms to the … Continue reading

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Help Home Businesses Weather the Storm

Anyone who’s turned on the news in recent months has seen reports of severe weather events occurring around the country. Inland floods and mudslides, windstorms, and fire are becoming more frequent and severe and unfortunately, many who experience them lack … Continue reading

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Register Now for the Small Agency Conference RISExpo

IIAT’s Small Agency Conference RISExpo, Sept. 15-16 at the Embassy Suites San Marcos, is the premier event for agents from smaller Texas insurance agencies. During the day-and-a-half event, you’ll learn about the latest topics and news that matter most to you … Continue reading

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