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Big Independent Group Awards 2018 “Biggies” at Convention

Agents association honors best and brightest insurance industry stars Indian Wells, CA, May 11, 2018- The BIG Independent Group, a leading association of independent agent and brokers, was pleased to bestow its BIGGIE Awards for the 9th year in a …

Big ‘I’ Virtual University’s Boggs Gets Award for Reinsurance Research

Big “I” Virtual University Director Christopher “Chris” J. Boggs has received a prestigious award in London for a paper he and a group of industry professionals authored about the disconnect between information sought by reinsurers and information they commonly receive …

Swiss Re Economists Win Award for Research on Nat Cat Protection Gap

The Geneva Association and the International Insurance Society (IIS) announced the 2017 winner of their collaborative insurance research program, the Shin Research Excellence Awards. Thomas Holzheu and Ginger Turner of Swiss Re received the award for their paper on “The …

3 California Entitles Get FEMA Preparedness Awards

Three California entities were named by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as winners for its annual preparedness awards. The winners of the 2016 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards were announced today. The awards are to recognize outstanding efforts of …

Nominations Announced for 1st Efma-Accenture Innovation in Insurance Awards

Nominations have been announced for the first Efma-Accenture Innovation in Insurance awards, launched this year to identify and award the most innovative insurance initiatives and projects around the world. Efma received submissions of 224 innovations from 148 institutions in 37 …

California Bill Would Intercept Insurance Claims to Fund Child Support

California lawmakers are advancing a bill that would intercept more insurance payments and use them to pay beneficiaries’ overdue child support. About a quarter of insurance companies now voluntarily participate in the program. It collects about $17 million annually from …

2014 Award Winners Recognized by Indiana Independent Agents

The Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana (IIAI) named its 2014 award winners during its annual convention. The following Indiana agents and companies were recognized: Vickie Wolcott from M.J. Schuetz Insurance Services in Indianapolis is the recipient of the Independent Insurance …

Texas Surplus Lines Assoc. Presents Awards, Scholarships

The Texas Surplus Lines Association (TSLA) presented several awards and scholarships at its annual meeting, held recently in Austin. The “Joe Howse President’s Award” was presented to both Jennifer Mier of AmWINS Brokerage of Texas, chairperson, Texan Under 40 Committee, …

TWFG Top 2014 Branches, Agents Honored

Texas-based The Woodlands Financial Group (TWFG) honored the top branch offices and agents from across the network of more than 300 insurance agencies affiliated under the TWFG Insurance Services umbrella with awards. The Personal Lines Agent of the Year recognition …

TWFG Honors High-Achieving Producers

The Woodlands Financial Group’s TWFG Insurance Services division has named 20 as outstanding performers and producers for the year 2012, the company announced. In addition to annual awards in seven categories, seven agents were inducted into the company’s President’s Club. …