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Celebrating 21 Years as IIABA Best Practices Agency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Swingle Collins & Associates Included In IIABA’s Best Practices Study The Best Practices Study was initiated by IIABA in 1993 as the foundation for efforts to improve agency performance. The annual study of leading independent insurance agencies, which is conducted for IIABA by Reagan Consulting of Atlanta, Ga., documents the business practices […]


Swingle Collins Named in US Top 100 Property/Casualty Agencies

Top 100 Property/Casualty Agencies in the U.S. We are proud to be recognized by Insurance Journal as an industry leader, debuting today on their list of the top 100 private insurance agencies in the nation. Insurance Journal is considered the most read national property and casualty publication for independent insurance agents and brokers.  The publication started as […]


The New Chubb

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January 14, 2016 – Six months after their initial announcement, Chubb and ACE have officially merged. Reaching an agreement of just over $29 billion, they have kept the Chubb name and are moving forward in this new venture.  Having maintained a significantly strong relationship with both of these prominent carriers for over thirty years, Swingle Collins […]


2015 Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon

Each year, Swingle Collins & Associates hosts a group of our personal and commercial lines carriers to a Thanksgiving Luncheon. We spend the afternoon thanking them for being great partners in providing our clients with excellent service and for the friendships that we have built. This years luncheon was a great success and we thank all […]


Frank Swingle Named Top 500 Dallas Business Leader

  Congratulations to our Founder and CEO, Frank Swingle, on being named one of the Top 500 Most Powerful Dallas Business Leaders in D CEO Magazine’s inaugural Dallas 500 issue. As one of only six chosen in the business insurance industry, Frank received recognition for serving the Dallas community for over thirty years. With Frank […]


Ashleigh Cloud Trent – Dallas Agent To Be Named a Certified Advisor of Personal Insurance

Dallas Agent Among a Select Group To Be Named a Certified Advisor of Personal Insurance By Wharton and Chubb Dallas, Texas, October 19th, 2015—Ashleigh Cloud Trent of Swingle Collins & Associates in Dallas, Texas has been awarded a Certified Advisor of Personal Insurance (CAPI) designation from the Aresty Institute of Executive Education at the Wharton […]


Social Engineering – The Digital Conman

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Social Engineering Fraud is where the modern day conman thrives. Criminals are pairing minor hacking capabilities and their art of persuasion with readily available information such as email signatures, phone numbers, and social media accounts to convince businesses to wire transfer large sums of money into offshore accounts. They are not hacking into your accounting […]


Attention all Texas Drivers

Hunters and drivers, please be cautious while driving on Texas roads this hunting season. According to the Insurance Journal, Texas is ranked number one for auto/deer collisions throughout the country. Although the majority of these accidents do not result in death, the probability of critical injury and automobile damage is extremely high. Pay close attention […]


Staying Safe Before, During and After a Hurricane

Swingle Collins & Associates Stay Safe During a Hurricane Smart preparations help protect homeowners in peak hurricane season Dallas, Texas (August 21, 2015) – Now through late October is considered peak hurricane season. To help homeowners keep their families and their property safe during a hurricane, Swingle Collins & Associates offers tips to help prepare. […]


What you need to know about Insurance and Legionnaires’ Disease

Since July 10th, seven people in New York have died due to an airborne respiratory disease likely contracted by simply walking down the street. Legionnaires’ disease isn’t new. In 1976, it picked up its name at an American Legion convention that suffered an outbreak. In 2013, there were 4,548 cases reported in the US. Legionella […]


Open Carry Risk Management

Effective January 1, 2016, Texans holding a valid license to carry a handgun will be able to do so openly (HB 910). Open carry, as it is known, is not without limitations. As your trusted risk managers and insurance advisors, Swingle Collins & Associates would like to take a moment to educate our clients on […]


Texas Mutual Distributes $1,257,258.88 to Swingle Collins Clients

For the past seventeen years Texas Mutual Workers’ Compensation Insurance has been fortunate enough to distribute significant dividends to their most loyal policyholders. Although dividends are not guaranteed, Texas Mutual has had great success and chooses to share their earnings similar to companies offering stock to the public. Rewarding those that strive to implement and […]


Breaking News – 401(k) Liability

Over 40 years ago, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 set in place requirements and regulations to manage those in fiduciary roles within each company in order to protect employees and their retirement investments. Within each company that offers employee benefits or retirement contribution plans, the individual employees that oversee and manage each […]


North Texas- Cover Your Assets With Flood Insurance

Storm season is in full swing and while we are happy to receive all of the rain water to alleviate our typical summer drought, the looming threat of flash floods, landslides and mudflows are among us. The DFW area has experienced devastating losses due to the flash floods this spring season. Homes, cars and businesses […]


07.01.15 Changes to Texas Workers Compensation Rating

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Effective July 1, 2015, Texas will be adopting the NCCI Experience Rating Plan with some state specific exceptions. Key Changes to Texas Workers Compensation Rating affecting the experience plan rating include: • Only 30% of medical only incurred loss amounts will be used in the experience rating calculation rather than the current standard of 100%. […]


2013 Texas Legislature – Insurance Changes

In 2013, there were quite a few state laws passed in the legislature that affect Texans and their property & casualty insurance. The laws listed below were passed during the summer session and took effect September 1, 2013: Named Driver Policies A “named driver policy” means an automobile insurance policy that provides coverage only for […]


Swingle Collins & Associates Welcomes Mark Huff – Commercial Producer

DALLAS, Texas — Mark Huff has joined the Swingle Collins & Associates team of producers. Mr. Huff will join the agency’s commercial sales team. Frank Swingle, founder of Swingle Collins & Associates welcomes Mr. Huff to the agency commenting, “We are pleased to have Mark join our team and look forward to his long term […]


Swingle Collins & Associates Announces Kyle Cardwell as New Principal

Swingle Collins & Associates is pleased to announce Kyle Cardwell as its newest principal effective January 1, 2014. “We are proud to have Kyle Cardwell as a principal,” said Frank Swingle, CEO. “Kyle has become an excellent insurance agent, is an upstanding individual, and future leader in his field. Kyle will continue to strengthen our […]


Chubb names Swingle Collins a Cornerstone Agency for 2013

Chubb Insurance Company has once again named Swingle Collins & Associates personal and commercial lines insurance groups as Cornerstone Agency Partners. This is the 10th consecutive year our personal lines group has been recognized and the fourth year for our commercial team – Swingle, Collins has been the recipient of both personal and commercial Cornerstone […]


Swingle Collins Selected Again as a Best Practices Agency for 2012

Swingle Collins & Associates has once again retained its status as a “Best Practices Agency” for 2012. A nomination as a Best Practices Agency means to be part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States. All of these agencies participate in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA […]


Swingle Collins Supports 2nd Annual Clay Shoot for TeamConnor

Swingle Collins & Associates, with our partners at Northwestern Mutual, proudly supported the 2nd Annual Clay Shoot for TeamConnor at the Dallas Gun Club. It was a beautiful day filled with food, fun and good ole-fashioned competition. Each participant shares TeamConnor’s vision that one day we will find a cure for childhood cancer, but until that […]


Swingle Collins Sponsors at 21st Annual Highland Park ISD’s Teachers Cup Golf Tournament

On Monday, October 29, 2012 Swingle Collins & Associates was one of the sponsors for the 21st Annual Highland Park ISD’s Teachers Cup Golf Tournament at Dallas Country Club. Chaired by Matt Craft, the tournament is put on by the Highland Park Dad’s Club and raises money for the teacher enrichment fund at HPISD. To […]


Swingle Collins & Associates selected as one of the 2012 Best Places to Work in Insurance

Swingle Collins has received the honor of being selected by Business Insurance and the Best Companies Group as one of the 2012 Best Places to Work in Insurance. The competition involved months of in-depth evaluation and was open to all publicly or privately held property/casualty insurers, group life/health insurers, retail agents and brokers, wholesale brokers/managing […]


Swingle Collins at Marit Liv Peterson Fund for Melanoma Research Golf Tournament

Longtime friend and client of Swingle Collins, Chris Crosby Co-Chaired the Marit Liv Peterson Fund for Melanoma Research Golf Tournament on October 16th in honor of his 8 year old granddaughter who celebrated her 6th year of being cancer free. The Marit Peterson Fund for Melanoma Research is the single largest and highest quality melanoma study of […]


Addison Rotary Club Golf Tournament

The 22nd annual Addison Rotary Open benefitting the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas is the marquee event of the Addison Rotary Club. Over the past 21 years, the Addison Rotary Club has donated over $2.9 million dollars to deserving charities. The Ronald McDonald House of Dallas provides low cost temporary housing for families of children who are […]


Employee Appreciation Day

Each fall, Swingle, Collins & Associates takes an afternoon to thank employees for their hard work and dedication to the agency. Being a team player is vital to our continued success, and what better way to grow together than an afternoon of friendly competition! This year’s Employee Appreciation Day was held at Top Golf – Dallas. Teams enjoyed […]


Best of Dallas Insurance Agents: Chris Peterie, Houston Harris, Warren Gravely, and Jason Pond

Chris Peterie, Houston Harris, Warren Gravely and Jason Pond have been selected as one of D Magazine’s 2012 Best Home and Auto Insurance Agents. From suburbs to restaurants to auto insurance agents, D Magazine has provided Dallas with “the top places to eat, drink and play” for years with its Best of Dallas polls and research.Those […]


Swingle Collins Honored by Safeco Insurance

Safeco Insurance™ announced that Swingle Collins & Associates has been named to its H.K. Dent Society, Safeco’s elite agency recognition program. Hawthorne K. Dent founded the General Insurance Company of America in 1923. Safeco was created from the General in 1953 to provide better solutions for independent agents in an increasingly competitive insurance market. Today, […]


Supporting our Troops during the holidays

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The holidays around Swingle Collins & Associates means one thing: we’re shopping, packing and mailing like mad men and women. But it’s not the usual manic rush to get presents out to our loved ones out of state. We’re doing it to support our troops. Just like we do every year. Each November we ask […]


Swingle Collins & Associates Volunteer at Genesis Women’s Shelter

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In our ongoing commitment to support area non-profit organizations, Swingle Collins & Associates visited the children of Dallas’ Genesis Women’s Shelter this past holiday season, bearing loads of gingerbread houses and bags of assorted candy to decorate them. For 25 years, Genesis Women’s Shelter has provided a safe-haven for women and their children from the […]


2012 Changes to Certificate Compliance

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Your certificates of insurance have just had a facelift. Thanks to a new law passed in the Texas Legislature, the way companies communicate insurance coverages through the use of ACORD certificates has fundamentally changed. The hope is that coverage miscommunications and misleading information will be a thing of the past. Senate Bill 425 went into […]


Chris Peterie Named Risk Management Expert at Core24

Chris Peterie has been named the risk management expert at Core24, a network of twenty-four Dallas professionals. Each professional at Core 24 is considered an expert in his field, and Mr. Peterie is the only insurance professional listed by the site. “There was no question that when Core24 wanted to represent a most exceptional risk […]


Rental Car Coverage – Should I buy the Insurance?

Should I purchase the Loss Damage Waiver offered by the rental agent when I rent a vehicle? This is a great question, and one that our customers ask frequently.  Whether you rent a vehicle for personal use while on vacation, or as a substitute while your vehicle is out of commission for repair or service, […]


Auto Electronic Equipment – Does Insurance Respond?

Do I need special coverage for my GPS, DVD player and other electronic equipment in my vehicle? This is a great question, and one that our customers ask frequently. Americans have developed a love affair with their electronic toys.  TVs, DVD players, GPS devices, satellite radio receivers, VCRs, CD players, computers, tape decks, and stereos […]


Certificates of Insurance – You Can’t Always Get What You Want

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A certificate of insurance is an informational document issued by or on behalf of an insurance company. The certificate indicates that an insurance policy exists of a certain type and limits. Certificates are simply snapshots of basic policy coverages and limits at the time of issuance of the certificate. Certificates are not intended to modify […]


Certificates of Insurance – Why We Can’t Guarantee Notice of Cancellation

Why is your agency declining to issue a certificate of insurance that provides for notice of cancellation to the certificate holder? In September 2009, ACORD revised the ACORD 25 Certificate of Insurance form. One of the major changes was the removal of the cancellation notice provision. We are unable to issue an older edition of […]


Safeco Recognizes Swingle Collins with H.K. Dent Society Award

Swingle Collins & Associates Recognized by Safeco Insurance™ for Excellent Performance

Dallas, TX– Safeco Insurance™ announced that Swingle Collins & Associates has been named to its H.K. Dent Society, the company’s elite Personal Insurance agency recognition program.


Texas Wildfires-How to Protect Your Home

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Imagine this….The Texas Wildfires are fast approaching your Possum Kingdom lake house.  What goes through your mind?  “Get to Safety, This is why I buy insurance, right?”  Fire is a covered cause of loss, but imagine how furious you would be if you found out after your house had burned to the ground that preventative […]


Swingle Collins’ Jason Pond Awarded Young Agent of the Year 2011

Jason M. Pond has won the 2011 Charlie Sammons Service Award

DALLAS, TX – We are pleased to announce that Jason M. Pond has won the 2011 Charlie Sammons Service Award presented by the Independent Insurance Agents of Dallas. This is a prestigious honor, and Swingle Collins is proud to have Jason on our team. 


Insurance to Value – Commercial Insurance Property Policy

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You should have an amount of insurance that is sufficient to either rebuild your building (“replacement cost coverage”) or purchase a similar building at another location suitable for your business (“actual cash value coverage”), in the event it is totally destroyed by a fire, tornado, hurricane or other insured catastrophe. One of the decisions you […]


Texas Department of Insurance Evidence of Insurance Bulletin

Texas Department of Insurance Evidence of Insurance Bulletin

COMMISSIONER’S BULLETIN #B-0049-10 November 24, 2010 TO: ALL COMPANIES, CORPORATIONS, EXCHANGES, MUTUALS, RECIPROCALS, ASSOCIATIONS, LLOYDS, OR OTHER INSURERS WRITING PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE IN THE STATE OF TEXAS, THEIR AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PUBLIC GENERALLY RE: EVIDENCE OF COMMERCIAL PROPERTY INSURANCE The Department reminds insurers and agents that §541.061 of the Insurance Code prohibits […]


America First Insurance Awards Swingle Collins the Chairmans Award for 2010

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DALLAS – Swingle Collins has received the Chairman's Award from America First Insurance. The Chairman’s Award is the highest level of recognition and reward for the top President’s Award agents. The President's Award program recognizes and rewards the agencies that make a major contribution to the profitability, growth, and success of America First.


Hurricanes and Severe Windstorm Insurance

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If you own a house that is located along the ocean, bay or within a coastal county, your home may be vulnerable to wind damage caused by a hurricane or Nor’ Easter. It is important to have Hurricanes and Severe Windstorm Insurance to help protect your family, home and possessions. Here are some things you […]


Protecting Your Electronics – The Art of True Surge Protection

The average American household contains thousands of dollars in electronics and appliances, including televisions, computers, home theaters and sound systems. With the increasing popularity of the smart home, anything in your home that uses electricity can be put on a home network at your command. All the advanced technology and the vast array of gadgets […]


Employees Donate to American Soldiers in Afghanistan

DALLAS – A medical support platoon in Afghanistan have received food, games and other supplies donated by Swingle Collins & Associates employees. First Lieutenant Patrick Robertson reports that the soldiers “that you sent gifts to, walk and fight alongside of their infantry brothers and help treat the sick and wounded when called upon.” He wrote to the Swingle Collins employees, “Know that your intentions were met –the platoon was overwhelmed and morale is high during this holiday season.”


Swingle Collins Ranked Largest Local P&C Only Agent

DALLAS – The recently released “Dallas Business Journal 2011 Book of Lists” ranks local insurance agency Swingle Collins & Associates the 12th largest insurance broker in North Texas. According to this list, Swingle Collins is also the largest locally owned, property & casualty only insurance agency in the region.


Swingle, Collins & Associates & Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company are coming together to donate $29,055 to the University Park Fire Department

UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas – Every year across the country, heart attacks and strokes are responsible for killing 50 percent of the firefighters who die while on-duty. For firefighters, being fit is critical. Not only does it lead to a healthier lifestyle, it can help balance out the large amount of physical and mental stress they deal with on a day-to-day basis. However, in this time of stretched resources and budgets, fire departments often struggle to purchase important equipment to help firefighters exercise.


Cincinnati Financial Expands Insurance Reach to Texas

Cincinnati Financial Corp., an Ohio based insurance company has chosen to begin working with a few independent insurance agencies in Texas. This company has "a superior reputation," according to David VanDelinder, executive director of Independent Insurance Agents of Texas.

Swingle Collins is one of only a handful of agencies in Dallas chosen to do business with Cincinnati.

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Insurance Journal Notes Significant Growth at Swingle Collins

Insurance Journal recently noted Swingle Collins as one of a few independent agencies in Texas currently undergoing significant growth.

You can find the full article here.


Agency adopts U.S. Navy Seabees Unit

Each year during the holiday season, Swingle Collins & Associates adopts a soldier. Usually the soldier is a loved one related to an agency employee.

This year, however, Operations Manager Apryl Iley approached America First Insurance to see if one of its employees had a loved on stationed overseas.

She found AFI commercial lines Underwriting Assistant Jill Newsom and her 22-year-old son, Kyle, who serves in a 30-person U.S. Navy Seabees construction battalion currently deployed.