Category Archives: Markets

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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Updated Company Appointment Guide Now Available

IIAT staff recently surveyed IIAT member insurance companies in Texas to update their agency appointment strategies, resulting in the updated edition of IIAT’s Company Appointment Guide. Find out which companies are considering additional agency representation in various parts of the state.

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If Last Year’s Hurricane Season Could Predict the Future

As this hurricane season approaches, we’re focused on helping agents across the country address these three questions: What should you expect this season in terms of the storm climate? What can you tell policyholders and prospects about last year’s hurricane … 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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Sexual Harassment: Employment Liability Tipping Point

As reported in the Insurance Journal, the insurance industry is expecting a wave of employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) claims to roll in following the recent storm of sexual harassment allegations in entertainment, media, hospitality and other industries. Insurance experts say … Continue reading

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Access Group Benefits through the Big “I”

As part of your IIAT membership, you have access to group benefits through the Big “I” Employee Benefits program. The Big “I” Employee Benefits program specializes in small agencies—some coverage lines can provide guaranteed issue with as little as two … Continue reading

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Online Renewals Now Available for RLI Personal Umbrella in all 50 States

RLI Personal Umbrella policyholders countrywide now have the option of completing their renewal application and making their payment online. On June 13th, RLI launched a new and enhanced online version of their Personal Umbrella renewal process. Moving forward, all policyholders will receive … Continue reading

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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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