Category Archives: News

Become a Best Practices Agency

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Since 1993, IIABA’s Best Practices Study has examined top-performing agencies across the country.  For these agencies, inclusion provides the prestigious status of “Best Practices Agency” and opens the doors to many benefits. ​The purpose of the research is to compile the operating … Continue reading

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BCH Profiled in Independent Agent Magazine

IIAT member agency Brady, Chapman, Holland & Assocs. is featured in the latest issue of Independent Agent magazine. IIAT Chair Jeff Brady, president and CEO of BCH, spoke about the importance of benchmarking to gain valuable insights into how to … Continue reading

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Join NCCI for a Free Agent Education Workshop

NCCI invites licensed agents to earn three continuing education credits by attending a free Agent Education Workshop. Get an overview of workers compensation trends, learn how to classify and use the appropriate resources, and gain an understanding of the experience rating … Continue reading

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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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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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NFIP Program Changes – Effective October 1, 2018

FEMA has published a memorandum announcing changes to the NFIP Flood Insurance Manual that will become effective October 1, 2018. Examples of changes applicable to new business, renewals, endorsements, and cancellations include: 1. Cancellation Reason Code 26 for Duplicate Coverage … Continue reading

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New agent licensing rules take effect October 1

The Texas Department of Insurance has updated some of its agent and adjuster licensing rules to bring them more in line with Texas law and best industry practices. Pass the exam before applying: If the license type requires a qualifying … Continue reading

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Participate in the Trusted Choice® Distracted Driving Campaign

The Trusted Choice® Distracted Driving campaign emphasizes the importance of both driving without distractions and having proper auto insurance in the event of accidents or injuries. Campaign elements, including graphics, videos and audio ads, are all available online for Big … Continue reading

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