Category Archives: News

Laura Farmer Joining Service Lloyds Insurance Company

It’s with mixed emotions that IIAT announces Laura Farmer, CPCU, CIC, will be pursuing a new role at Service Lloyds Insurance Company. During her time at the association, Laura has managed the ELITExas (Emerging Leaders of Insurance in Texas) Advisory … Continue reading

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NFIP Issues Clarification, Changes

FEMA recently issued two bulletins in regards to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). If you write flood insurance, please review them to stay in the know. UNDERWRITING CLARIFICATIONS Bulletin W-17062 addresses the fall-out from April 1, 2015 Program Changes, … Continue reading

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IIAT’s Response to Harvey Recovery Czar’s Comments on Insurance Agents

During a Texas Tribune event on Friday, Sept. 29, Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp, named by Governor Abbott to lead the state’s recovery from Hurricane Harvey, commented that the insurance industry, specifically insurance agencies, were waiting on FEMA before paying … Continue reading

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IIAT Joins Independent Insurance Agents in Victoria and Rockport to Extend Financial Support to Harvey Impacted Communities

In an effort to provide financial relief to two of the communities greatly impacted by Hurricane Harvey, a group of ambassadors from the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) recently joined local independent insurance agents in Victoria and Rockport to … Continue reading

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Big “I” 2017 Best Practices Study Update Now Available

Best Practices agencies understand how important it is to work on their business—not just in it. The newly released 2017 Best Practices Study Update can provide insight you can use to more effectively understand your agency’s value and the opportunities you may … Continue reading

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TWIA Stays in the Coastal Bend as Community Recovers

TWIA announced last week that it is staying in the Coastal Bend area for as long as needed to provide support to its policyholders as they begin to rebuild. TWIA will transition its three Mobile Claims Centers from emergency relief … Continue reading

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Gov. Abbott appoints Kent Sullivan as Commissioner of Insurance

Governor Greg Abbott has announced the appointment of Kent Sullivan to the position of Texas Commissioner of Insurance. The appointment is for a term set to expire February 1, 2019. Commissioner Sullivan most recently held the position of Partner at the Jackson … Continue reading

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Harvey Recovery Stories: Hotchkiss Helps Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Following catastrophes like Hurricane Harvey, when people need help getting back on their feet, is when independent agents in the IIAT family really show their value and compassion. Staff and family from Hotchkiss Insurance Agency in Carrollton is one IIAT member agency … Continue reading

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Jimmy Johnson to Speak at Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Benefit Dinner

Former NFL coach and current Fox News analyst, Jimmy Johnson, will be the special guest at the 6th Anniversary IICF Southeast Benefit Dinner. This special event will take place on February 1, 2018, at the Ritz Carlton in Dallas. This … Continue reading

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Insurance Council of Texas Estimates Hurricane Harvey Insured Losses at $19 Billion

The Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) has placed the insured losses from Hurricane Harvey at $19 billion. On August 25, Harvey came ashore, as a category 3 hurricane with 130-mile-per hour winds, just east of Corpus Christi in the Rockport/Port … Continue reading

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