Author Archives: Polly Middlebrook, IIAT Advantage

How to Speak Flood to Your Clients

Last year’s hurricane season was one of the most devastating and costly on record, and it can happen again. Forecasters predict that 2018 will be a near-to-above-average hurricane season. Below are some messages and resources you can use to communicate … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Clients Need Personal Umbrella Coverage

There are at least three reasons for an individual to buy a personal umbrella policy. To begin with, the primary policies otherwise available generally do not provide liability limits commensurate with the exposure such individuals may face. Second, the cost … Continue reading

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Could Private Flood be a Smart Alternative to NFIP?

The NFIP was extended last week as part of broader government funding legislation.  The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives were able to pass a continuing resolution to fund the government through March 23. The funding measure includes a temporary … Continue reading

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IIAT Advantage and The Hartford Offer Small Business Program for IIAT Members

IIAT and The Hartford have entered into an agreement to provide a new small business IIAT Advantage Program for IIAT members. For more than 200 years, The Hartford has helped insure small businesses through calamities, crises and the unexpected events. … Continue reading

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IIAT Advantage Partners with Cypress Texas Insurance Company to Offer Personal Lines Markets

IIAT Advantage and Cypress Texas Insurance have entered into an agreement to provide personal lines markets to IIAT members. Cypress Texas Insurance Company has been providing their policyholders and agents with a long-term, stable market of products and services to meet the … Continue reading

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Have Clients Traveling to Mexico? Purchasing Mexico Tourist Auto Coverage Should Be in Their Summer Plans

IIAT Advantage has provided a Mexico Tourist Auto Insurance market to IIAT member for more than 10 years. Through a partnership with International Insurance Group (IIG), IIAT offers members an instant quote, print and purchase online policy service for travel … Continue reading

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It’s a Barn, It’s a Condominium… It’s a Barndominium

Barndominium is the term used to describe a non-traditional structure that is a barn which includes converted living space. Typically it’s a steel frame and sheet metal building, originally designed as a storage building or barn, that has been repurposed … Continue reading

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Are Your Clients Covered for the ‘100-Year Flood?’

Last week Houston had its second deadly flood in less than one year. Events like these are often called “100-year floods,” but the name can be misleading.  This term really describes a flood that has a 1 percent chance of … Continue reading

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Three Reasons Why Every Independent Insurance Agency Should Accept Payments Online

Online payments have been on a meteoric rise since…well…a long time. And just about every major industry accepts credit card payments online except insurance. If you talk to any producer, they’ll tell you exactly why – they don’t want to … Continue reading

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IIAT Advantage and Mercury Brokerage Offer Life, Disability and Long-Term Care Insurance

IIAT Advantage and Mercury Brokerage Group now provide a life, disability and long-term care market for IIAT members. Many things have changed in the financial services industry over the years, but excellent service and top-notch support never go out of … Continue reading

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