Category Archives: IIAT Advantage

IIAT and SELECTIVE Join to Provide A New IIAT Advantage Program

IIAT and Selective are excited to announce they have entered into an agreement to provide an additional Advantage Flood Program for IIAT members. Rated “A” Excellent by A.M. Best, Selective has built a reputation for honesty, efficiency and quality service. … Continue reading

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100-Year Floods Not So Unlikely

Last year’s floods in Houston prove that 100-year floods don’t necessarily come only once every 100 years. In fact, as a recent article in Texas Monthly reveals, it is possible to have more than one 100-year flood in the same … Continue reading

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Four Ways Remote Workers Can Improve Your Agency’s Performance

By Sharon Emek, Ph.D. The eternal struggle most agencies face is balancing profitability and productivity. In a soft insurance market, that struggle is elevated as agency owners and managers look for ways to improve profit margins while making sure current … Continue reading

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Introducing IIAT’s Agency Operational Improvement Review

IIAT now offers operational improvement reviews for your agency. A quality operational improvement review can help improve agency operations, identify areas that could lead to E&O claims, and achieve efficiency across the agency. Reviews offer a number of benefits to … 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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Why the Franchise Industry Needs Independent Agents

This article originally appeared in Independent Agent magazine. Nearly 4% of all small businesses in the U.S. belong to franchises which distribute their goods and services in more than 300 business categories, according to the International Franchise Association. AZfranchises.com estimates that … Continue reading

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Allied Trust Launches New Packaged Comprehensive Auto Program

During the week of October 17th, Allied Trust Insurance hosted a series of Town Hall meetings in San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Houston and Austin where agents and members of IIAT learned about the company, features and enhancements to the company’s homeowners program, … Continue reading

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How Will the October 2016 NFIP Changes Impact You and Your Customers?

The NFIP implemented changes to flood program effective October 1, 2016. The changes included: An eligibility extension for PRP to buildings that are in an A99 or AR zone on the effective date of the policy; Additional requirements for reinstatement of … 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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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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