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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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Polly Middlebrook Retiring

It is with mixed emotions but warm wishes that IIAT announces the retirement of Polly Middlebrook, effective May 31. For the past 16 years, Polly has played an important role in managing IIAT’s Advantage Markets, which are critical to “helping … Continue reading

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Why is My Homeowners Insurance So Expensive?

Why is My Homeowners Insurance So Expensive? It’s a question we hear often from customers particularly when mortgage statements are received and the dreaded increase in the monthly payment becomes a reality. A recent report by Insurify based upon 2016 … Continue reading

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Business Meeting Set for Fri., June 21, at Insurcon – Includes New Resolutions to IIAT Bylaws

IIAT’s annual business meeting will be held during the Awards & Business Meeting Brunch at Insurcon (formerly the annual conference & trade show) on June 21, 2019, 9:45 – 11:30 a.m. The special guest speaker at the brunch will be … Continue reading

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The Woodlands Insurance Company First To Offer Homeowners Policy With Flood Insurance Coverage Options

FEMA reported that 80% of households affected by Hurricane Harvey were not protected with Flood coverage. Several factors contributed to this tragic statistic, including the false sense of security many had of not living in a “high-risk flood zone.” The … Continue reading

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FEMA Unveils ‘Risk Rating 2.0’

On Monday, FEMA announced changes to the way the NFIP will charge homeowners for flood risks. The change—dubbed “Risk Rating 2.0”—could have a significant impact on flood insurance bills for millions of Americans. The changes could lead to higher flood … Continue reading

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Swiss Re Enhances Risk Management Credit Structure

About 300 days remain until the Swiss Re Corporate Solutions risk management credit change takes effect, but we wanted to remind you of what’s coming up. With so many enhancements and additional credits available, the revised structure is a win … Continue reading

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ICT Storm Tour Prepares Texans for Severe Weather

In Texas, the spring storm season, March through May, brings some of the most severe weather events to parts of the state in the form of hailstorms, tornadoes, and severe thunderstorms.  Although 2018 was mild in terms of typical Texas … Continue reading

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Custom On-Hold Messages for Independent Agents

What do your callers hear when they need to wait On Hold on the phone?  Are you presenting a professional image, showing appreciation, and conveying helpful information? Commercials On Hold easily converts “hold time” into a powerful customer relations tool.  … Continue reading

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