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ICT Kicks off 12th Annual Hurricane Tour

The Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) will lead a team of insurance experts and meteorologists in educating coastal Texans about the need for insurance coverage and hurricane preparedness as part of our 12th annual Hurricane Tour.  ICT wants to ensure … Continue reading

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DOL Fiduciary Rule Hurts Independent Agents

This article originally appeared in Independent Agent Magazine. The Big “I” submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that outlines how the fiduciary rule negatively impacts association members and limits consumer access to retirement advice. The fiduciary rule … Continue reading

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Trusted Choice® Social Media Campaign Raises Money for Make-A-Wish®

One click is all it takes to help grant wishes. Trusted Choice® is proud to kick off its seventh annual social media campaign to raise money for Make-A-Wish®. During the month of August, Trusted Choice will donate $10 to the … Continue reading

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Protect Your Agency from Cyber Threats – Access the Agents Council for Technology Cyber Guide

With every tech advancement comes cybersecurity issues. How does an agency know where to start? The Agents Council for Technology (ACT) is here to help. ACT’s Security Issues work group recently created the Agency Cyber Guide 1.0, free to all Big … Continue reading

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Trusted Choice® Announces New Executive Director

Trusted Choice® has promoted Kevin Brandt to the role of executive director. Brandt succeeds Dave Evans. who served in this role since 2006 and at the association since 1998. “Kevin is prepared to fill huge shoes and take the wheel for Trusted … Continue reading

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Rick Dudney to Serve as IIAT Chair

New board members and officers were introduced during IIAT’s annual business meeting in Fort Worth on June 17. Rick Dudney, CIC, LRM, CRM, of TCOR Management in New Braunfels, was elected as IIAT chair for 2017-2018. Jeff Brady of Brady, Chapman, … Continue reading

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2017 Company Appointment Guide Now Available Online

IIAT staff recently surveyed IIAT member insurance companies in Texas to update their agency appointment strategies, resulting in the 2017 edition of IIAT’s Company Appointment Guide. Find out which companies are considering additional agency representation in various parts of the state.

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Bringing Nonsubscribers into the Texas Workers’ Compensation System with Captive Insurance

By S. Lance McNeel, CPCU, ARM Capstone Associated Services, Ltd. What is the Texas Nonsubscriber Option? There has been much discussion in recent times on the topic of workers’ compensation opt-out statutes making their way through state legislatures. Our good … Continue reading

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TWIA Reports Funding Available for Weather Events

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) has announced its available funds in the event of a catastrophic weather event in Texas. TWIA has secured $4.9 billion in total funding for 2017. This includes $147 million that has been contributed to … Continue reading

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Kate Innocent Promoted to Vice President at LevelFirst

LevelFirst, the service-based wholesale broker and MGA binding facility owned by IIAT Services Co., is pleased to announce the appointment of Kate Innocent to Vice President. The promotion coincides with Innocent receiving a Life and Health license. Innocent joined LevelFirst … Continue reading

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