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This Summer: Get a Fast Start in Commercial Lines

IIAT’s Commercial Lines Quick Start training program is coming to Houston and Dallas starting in July. The convenient and cost-effective program is designed for new commercial producers and personal lines agents and staff looking to expand into commercial lines. The … Continue reading

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Special Room Rates at the Gaylord Texan for IIAT’s Insurcon Going Fast

Time’s running out to get a special discounted rate on your room at the Gaylord Texan for Insurcon & Trade Show, June 19-21, in Grapevine. Book your room online or call 877-491-5138, and ask for the Independent Insurance Agents of … Continue reading

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Remembering Regina

As many of you know by now, IIAT lost its dear friend and colleague Regina Anderson, who passed peacefully at her home in Kyle on Thursday, April 25, 2019. For more than 30 years, Regina was the association’s resident expert … Continue reading

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Hiring New Talent? Make Them Feel Welcome

New hire season is here!  You put so much time in selecting the candidates, interviewing and proposing the offer. It’s not done yet!  Next up is the real planning – their first day, week, month, three months etc. Day One- … Continue reading

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Ask Regina

Q. Does an insurance company owe diminished value when settling a claim?   A. This issue was addressed in a Commissioner’s Bulletin in April 2000. It says: “The position of the Department is that an insurer is not obligated to … Continue reading

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2019 Legislative Update: Tracking the Bills that Matter to Your Business

It was a busy week at the Capitol for IIAT’s Government Affairs team. The House Insurance Committee met and there are a couple of notable updates. SB 590, which is our Senate version of the Commercial Change Notification bill, was … Continue reading

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Sign-Up Now for the ELITExas Community Service Project

Join ELITExas young agents, IIAT staff and colleagues for an afternoon of community service and camaraderie benefiting Dallas CASA at the annual community service project held on the first day of Insurcon — Wed., June 19 at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine. … 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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Insurcon 2019 Preview: Kelly Donahue-Piro

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Agencies Looking for New Talent Have Their Work Cut Out for Them

Taylor Jones, a college recruiting manager at Dallas-based Questpro, IIAT’s endorsed recruiting partner, recently talked with the Insurance Journal about the challenges of hiring new talent in the insurance industry. “What we’re seeing in particular in Texas, and I imagine … Continue reading

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