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New agent licensing rules take effect October 1

The Texas Department of Insurance has updated some of its agent and adjuster licensing rules to bring them more in line with Texas law and best industry practices. Pass the exam before applying: If the license type requires a qualifying … Continue reading

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Participate in the Trusted Choice® Distracted Driving Campaign

The Trusted Choice® Distracted Driving campaign emphasizes the importance of both driving without distractions and having proper auto insurance in the event of accidents or injuries. Campaign elements, including graphics, videos and audio ads, are all available online for Big … Continue reading

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Phishing Scams on the Rise: Be On the Alert for E-mails Pretending to be from IIAT and TDI

Both IIAT and Texas Department of Insurance have received reports of fake emails that appear to be from the association and agency. Unfortunately, these types of social engineering/spoofing campaigns are on the rise and are exceedingly difficult to mitigate. Please check … Continue reading

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IIAT Receives Big “I” Excellence in Insurance Education Award

IIAT was recognized by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) with an Excellence in Insurance Education (EIE) Award at the recent Big “I” Education Convocation in Springfield, Massachusetts. IIAT received a Gold award … Continue reading

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TDI Update: Online Application for Insurance License Now Required

Candidates who have passed the exam to be a Texas insurance agent must apply for  licenses online. Paper applications are no longer accepted for licenses that have an online application. Candidates for most license types can apply on Sircon. You have one … Continue reading

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Governor Abbott Orders Increased Readiness Of State Operations Center As Tropical System Approaches The Gulf

Last week, Governor Greg Abbott has ordered the Texas State Operations Center (SOC) to elevate its readiness level as a potential tropical system is expected to develop and move into the Gulf of Mexico and toward the Texas coast. The … Continue reading

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Need Tax Reform Insights? Register for a Free Webinar

Last year, President Trump signed into law the widest-ranging tax reform legislation in decades. Learn more about how the new federal tax law and regulations will impact your business during a free webinar hosted by the Big “I.” Due to … Continue reading

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InsurBanc’s David Tralka Discusses Whether it is Better to Build or Buy

In a recent Insurance Journal article, InsurBanc’s David Tralka’s discusses organic vs. inorganic growth and which option is better for growing your agency.  With interest rates rising again, agency owners need to take a look at all of their options, whether … Continue reading

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The Nitsche Featured in IA Magazine: Your Agency Could Be Next

Independent Agent Magazine is looking for Texas agencies and agents to feature. Each month, Independent Agent magazine highlights a rock star member agency in the monthly Agency Profile department, as well as an individual agent on the back page, Declaration of Independents. The … Continue reading

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Coming Soon to Texas: NAIC Data Security Model Law

On Oct. 24, 2017, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) approved the Insurance Data Security Model Law to address cybersecurity risks and set guidelines for licensees. Our distribution channel needs to keep in mind that while this is a … Continue reading

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