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Millennial Insurance Consumer Myths Debunked

A new Liberty Mutual Insurance and Safeco Insurance research study shows that millennial insurance consumers’ views of insurance are largely aligned with older generations, dispelling many myths about this generation and presenting a huge opportunity for the independent agent channel. While there … Continue reading

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P&C Insurance Industry Experienced Steady Growth in 2018

PropertCasualty360 reports that, in 2018, the nation’s top insurance companies and groups achieved more than $681.24 billion in direct written premiums, according to data from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) in its 2018 Market Share Reports for Property/Casualty Groups and … Continue reading

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Mark Ray to Serve as IIAT Chair: New Board Members and Officers Announced

New board members and officers were introduced during IIAT’s annual business meeting in Grapevine on June 21. Mark Ray, of Borden Insurance Agency in Corpus Christi, was elected as IIAT chair for 2019-2020. Robert Nitsche of The Nitsche Group in … Continue reading

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Will Watt: Dec. 18, 1947 – June 7, 2019

IIAT was sad to hear of the passing of past IIAT President Will Watt on June 7, 2019. Will began a successful insurance career in 1973 with Penn Mutual. Within only a few short years of beginning his career in … Continue reading

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Lisa Webb Joins IIAT as Director of IIAT Advantage Markets

IIAT is pleased to announce that Lisa Webb has joined the association as the Director of IIAT Advantage Markets. Lisa has more than 30 years of experience in personal and commercial lines sales, management, training and claims handling. Many IIAT … Continue reading

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Big ‘I’ Applauds House Financial Services Committee for Flood Reauthorization

The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) thanks the House Financial Services Committee for passing a measure to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years. “The Big ‘I’ applauds the committee for voting … Continue reading

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Big ‘I’ Statement on NFIP Reauthorization

Last week, The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) released the following statement by Charles Symington, Big “I” senior vice president of external, industry & government affairs, on the Congressional reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance … Continue reading

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Leverage New Trusted Choice® Content-to-Share Materials

​It’s​ sunny, warm, and the start of an eventful time of year. If you’re looking for a way to raise awareness about seasonal exposures, utilize the new summer-themed Trusted Choice® content-to-share materials from the member resource website. As spring transitions … Continue reading

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Prepare Now for Hurricane Season

June 1 is the start of the hurricane season and the Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) urges Texas coastal residents to start preparing now and take time to review their homeowner and auto insurance protection, update their evacuation plans, and … Continue reading

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Wuthrich Named Executive Director of IIA Houston

The Independent Insurance Agents of Houston (IIAH) has named David Wuthrich as the group’s new executive director. Wuthrich is a native Houstonian and has worked in the insurance industry for many years. Most recently, Wuthrich has been developing and implementing … Continue reading

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