Author Archives: Matt Smith, Communications

Get Your Copy of the 2018 Future One Agency Universe Study

The findings of the 2018 Future One Agency Universe Study were released this week, and the state of the independent agency system remains strong and healthy! The number of independent agencies in the U.S. stands at 36,500—a slight decline since … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Creating Internal Revenue for Your Agency

In a recent article for Independent Agent, InsurBanc’s Robert Pettinicchi discusses misconceptions about perpetuation and the benefits of investing in your own agency. He writes that owners can realize greater value over time by retaining and investing in their own firm. … Continue reading

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Message from FEMA on the Coastal Barrier Resources System:

Beginning in late 2018, Coastal Barrier Resources System (CBRS) boundaries will no longer be depicted on Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMS) issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) are working … Continue reading

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Learn Sales Secrets to Shift Your Production into Overdrive

If you want to be a more aggressive and productive producer you should hire a sales coach. IIAT has partnered with Chuck Bauer to make investing in a sales coach affordable. Chuck has helped well over 50 C-Level executives, hundreds … Continue reading

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Ethics for Agents and Other InfoCentral CE Webcasts Coming Soon — Register Now

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. Ethics for … Continue reading

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Register for Big “I” Legislative Day

On Tuesday, January 29, the final day of the Joe Vincent Management Seminar, IIAT members are invited to join IIAT’s Governmental Affairs Team for Big “I” Legislative Day Following the final session of the Joe Vincent Management Seminar, on Tuesday, Jan. 29, … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss New Resources in the Trusted Choice® Content-to-Share Library

Promote your agency with new Trusted Choice® digital marketing and advertising materials. The new graphics, videos and articles are available for direct download via the website, where members can easily filter content by topic to find what they are looking … Continue reading

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ACT Cyber Guide Now Available for Big “I” Members

Handling sensitive information is now one of the most critical responsibilities faced by the modern insurance agency.  This Guide will help you understand threats and create policies and procedures to protect your agency from a cyber threat and prepare your agency for recovery should … Continue reading

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Registration Now Open for the Joe Vincent Management Seminar & Big “I” Legislative Day

Registration is now open for IIAT’s 56th Annual Joe Vincent Management Seminar, January 27-29 in Austin at the Renaissance Hotel. Join fellow independent agency owners, managers and producers at the largest insurance management event in Texas to explore the latest agency … Continue reading

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Trusted Choice® Offers Customized Facebook Cover Photos

Trusted Choice® is now accepting requests to create free customized Facebook cover photos to improve your members’ visibility on social media. This new offering is part of Trusted Choice’s mission to help Big “I” members hone their digital brand and … Continue reading

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