Tag Archives: Hurricane Harvey

IIAT Member Agencies Share Disaster Preparedness Measures that got them Through Harvey

Two IIAT member agencies headquartered in Houston, Wortham Insurance and Risk Management and Focus Insurance & Financial Services, were featured in a recent Big “I” Independent Agent magazine article on disaster preparedness. In the article, “How Would Your Agency Fare … Continue reading

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IIAT’s Response to Harvey Recovery Czar’s Comments on Insurance Agents

During a Texas Tribune event on Friday, Sept. 29, Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp, named by Governor Abbott to lead the state’s recovery from Hurricane Harvey, commented that the insurance industry, specifically insurance agencies, were waiting on FEMA before paying … Continue reading

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IIAT Joins Independent Insurance Agents in Victoria and Rockport to Extend Financial Support to Harvey Impacted Communities

In an effort to provide financial relief to two of the communities greatly impacted by Hurricane Harvey, a group of ambassadors from the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) recently joined local independent insurance agents in Victoria and Rockport to … Continue reading

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TWIA Stays in the Coastal Bend as Community Recovers

TWIA announced last week that it is staying in the Coastal Bend area for as long as needed to provide support to its policyholders as they begin to rebuild. TWIA will transition its three Mobile Claims Centers from emergency relief … Continue reading

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Harvey Recovery Stories: Hotchkiss Helps Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Following catastrophes like Hurricane Harvey, when people need help getting back on their feet, is when independent agents in the IIAT family really show their value and compassion. Staff and family from Hotchkiss Insurance Agency in Carrollton is one IIAT member agency … Continue reading

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It’s a Fact of Life – E&O Claims Follow Catastrophes

After a catastrophic event like Hurricane Harvey, there is an increased potential for E&O losses. Remember, always notify your E&O carrier first before taking any action, legal or not, in response to a potential claim. Westport Insurance Corporation, the leading … Continue reading

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Insurance Council of Texas Estimates Hurricane Harvey Insured Losses at $19 Billion

The Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) has placed the insured losses from Hurricane Harvey at $19 billion. On August 25, Harvey came ashore, as a category 3 hurricane with 130-mile-per hour winds, just east of Corpus Christi in the Rockport/Port … Continue reading

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IIAT/FEMA Clarifies Misinformation Regarding NFIP Claims and FEMA Disaster Relief

IIAT has been in contact with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials to clarify incorrect information that is being spread about filing for FEMA disaster relief. There is a rumor that you are required to file a claim on your … Continue reading

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Equipping You with the Resources & Answers You Need

We are continually organizing replies and resources to answer your most pressing questions as circumstances evolve: for your clients, your business and employees. Please bookmark IIAT’s Hurricane Harvey Resource page as a ‘favorite’ so you have easy access to this reference.  … Continue reading

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Ask Regina Hurricane Harvey Edition

Frequent Technical Questions We’ve Been Getting from Agents Q. For our insured’s who have flooded autos, is there any loss of use coverage under comprehensive coverage on their PAP?  A.  The PAP provides Transportation Expenses, but the Texas TDI PAP … Continue reading

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