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ELITExas to Spread the Word about Insurance Careers at International Insurance Fraternity Conference

ELITExas is excited to take part in the Gamma Iota Sigma 48th Annual International Conference, Sept. 26-28 in Dallas. Gamma Iota Sigma is a collegiate talent pipeline for the insurance industry. The organization’s membership consists of 5,000 students who are … Continue reading

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Several Personal Umbrella Carriers to Implement Major Changes

Recent announcements from several personal umbrella carriers outline major changes in coverage that will leave agents scrambling to find new markets for their clients. For example, one major standalone umbrella carrier will begin requiring underlying auto liability limits of at … Continue reading

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Big ‘I’ Virtual University Reminds Agents About ISO’s PAP Changes

The Big “I” Virtual University (VU) would like to remind members to review ISO’s personal auto policy changes. Effective Sept. 1, 2018, these changes—applicable in all states except Hawaii and North Carolina—have been adopted by most carriers and are critical for … Continue reading

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Ask Regina

Q. We have hired a new employee. What can that person do without a license? A. Some employees of an insurance agency do not need to be licensed. The licensing law specifically exempts the following employees from licensing requirements: “A … Continue reading

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The Rise of Ransomware: Attack Hits Local Governments In Texas

The Texas Department of Information Resources recently announced that a coordinated ransomware attack has affected at least 23 local government entities in Texas. The TDIR said it is continuing to investigate the origin of the attack, but at the moment believes it … Continue reading

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M&As Can Create E&O Exposures

It’s a familiar tale: An agency has enjoyed great success, so its principals decide the time is right to expand their business and acquire another agency. After finding one that will blend in perfectly, they arrange meetings, sign contracts and … Continue reading

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How Paid Parental Leave is Evolving: Lack of clarity surrounding paid parental leave creates uncertainty

In 2016, the U.S. placed dead last in a Pew Research study list of 41 countries that compared parental leave laws, where it was the only country that does not mandate any paid leave for new parents. Nationally, it seems … Continue reading

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Register for the Small Agency Conference: Get Practical Strategies to Evolve Your Business

IIAT’s Small Agency Conference, Sept. 15-16, in San Marcos, offers sessions and networking programs specifically designed for smaller Texas agencies. We know you’re busy, which is why the conference starts on Sunday afternoon and ends on Monday. The day-and-a-half program … Continue reading

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Insurcon Presentations Available to Download

Did you miss Insurcon or did you attend a session you think your colleagues will want to hear? Audio recordings of the presentations from Insurcon 2019, including Kelly Donahue-Piro’s “Five New Agency Challenges and their Solutions,” Andrew Mellen’s keynote  “Unstuff Your … Continue reading

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Big ‘I’ Names New Federal Government Affairs Counsel

Heather Eilers-Bowser has joined the Big “I” Capitol Hill team as federal government affairs counsel. Her role will include federal legislative and regulatory policy analysis and working with members of Congress and their staff on issues impacting the independent agency … Continue reading

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