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Texas ‘Industrial Insureds’ Surplus Lines Bill Signed into Law

On May 11, the Texas Senate passed a bill exempting certain policyholders from the requirement that agents to make a “diligent effort” to find insurance in the admitted commercial insurance market. Gov. Greg Abbott has signed the measure, which becomes …

Texas Wholesale Insurance Broker LevelFirst Promotes Innocent to VP

LevelFirst, the Dallas-based wholesale broker and MGA binding facility owned by IIAT Services Co., has promoted Kate Innocent to vice president. The promotion coincides with Innocent receiving a life/health insurance license. Innocent joined LevelFirst in 2014 as associate underwriter and …

Lauve, Insurors Group Board Member, Named IIAT Chair

Insurors Group LLC, an alliance of independent insurance agents in Texas, announced that members of its board of directors were recognized by the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas at the group’s convention in San Antonio, Texas. Peter Lauve, with CBS …

LevelFirst Names Moeser as EVP; Adds Sherman as Services Manager

Dallas-based wholesale insurance broker and managing general agent, LevelFirst, announced that April Moeser has been named executive vice president. With more than 25 years of experience in commercial insurance sales, marketing, underwriting and claims, Moeser is charged with the primary …

Texas Surplus Lines Group Honors Members with Awards, Scholarships

The Texas Surplus Lines Association has presented its “Joe Howse President’s Award” to both Susan Gropp, Arcana Insurance Services, chairperson, 2014 & 2015 Conference Committee and PAC Committee, and Amicia Hine, McClelland & Hine Inc., chairperson, Legislative Committee for their …

Kliewer Elected Chair of the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas

The Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) elected Bill Kliewer, managing partner at BKCW in Killeen, to serve as chairman for 2015-2016. Kliewer has more than 35 years of insurance, financial and management experience, Kliewer is among the leaders in …

Texas Insurance Wholesalers Wary of Retail Agent Association MGA

In mid-November 2014, Texas’ largest association of independent retail insurance agents took the unprecedented step of acquiring a managing general agency as a way of providing its members greater access to non-admitted commercial insurance markets. In announcing the acquisition, the …

IIAT to Hold 10th Annual Small Agency Conference in San Marcos

Insurance agents and company representatives from across the state will meet Sept. 28-29 in San Marcos at the Embassy Suites San Marcos Hotel for IIAT’s 10th Annual Small Agency Conference. The Independent Insurance Agents of Texas conducts this annual event …

Hits to TrustedChoice.com Growing, Big ‘I’ Chair-Elect Tells Texas Agents

Insurance consumer interest in Trusted Choice, the national brand created for the members of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or Big “I”), is growing, according the association’s chair-elect. David Walker, president of Hartland Insurance Agency in …

Stakeholders to TDI: Not So Fast on Marketplace Navigator Rules

State lawmakers and representatives from health insurance marketplace navigator organizations are questioning both the timing of an effort by Texas regulators to craft rules regarding navigators and the need for rules that go beyond those already in place on the …