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Why You Should Consider Hiring “Pretirees”

What’s age have to do with it? Apparently, far too much. Today’s companies, looking to fill an ever-growing list of open positions (31 million by 2020, according to Georgetown University), are turning to millennials. Attracting the younger workers has become … Continue reading

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Declaration of Independents: Tracy Lange

Independent Agent magazine recently profiled Tracy Lange, VP of Higginbotham’s Transportation Group, for the magazine’s regular Declaration of Independents feature. Before transitioning to a career as a trucking and transportation insurance specialist, Tracy spent nearly three decades in the health … Continue reading

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Texas Exceeds 2017’s Record-Breaking Premium

The Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas (SLTX) has reported another record-setting year, with a recorded $6.08 billion in E&S premium for 2018. This represents an 11.4% growth over 2017. Certain coverages have continued an upward trend of increased premium. … Continue reading

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Wish List 2020: What’s Next for the Insurance Industry?

January is always a time for resolutions, but no one can do it all on their own. Every independent agency relies heavily on its carrier partners for support. As you ring in the New Year and begin to forecast your … Continue reading

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Millennial Business Owners Most Likely to Work with Insurance Agents

As reported by, millennial business owners are more likely than other generations to work with insurance agents on a wide variety of insurance and financial issues, according to recent survey data. According to Nationwide’s fourth annual Business Owner Survey, … Continue reading

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Announcing IIAT’s 2019 Compensation Benchmarking Survey – Your Input Needed!

One of the most common requests IIAT gets from members is information about compensation benchmarking. The job market is competitive, and compensation is an important factor for recruiting and retaining the best talent – We don’t have to tell you … Continue reading

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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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