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IBAT Announces New Endorsed Service Provider

AUSTIN, Texas—The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) is pleased to announce that John M. Floyd & Associates (JMFA) has been selected as the newest IBAT Endorsed Service Provider for its comprehensive overdraft consulting. JMFA NEXT GENERATION OVERDRAFT PRIVILEGE incorporates innovative features and real-time updates that allow Texas community banks to grow, regardless of what the “next generation” in overdraft may bring.

Keeping up with the constantly changing regulatory environment is a challenge for all banks, especially community banks, so JMFA’s full compliance guarantee is reassuring to IBAT members. Compliant with both state and federal regulations, JMFA’s program is designed to help recover revenue lost due to governmental regulatory changes. Read more.

MG Architects Receives 2018 President's Award

The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) recently honored MG Architects with the IBAT President’s Award. Firm Principals Eric Batte, AIA and Scott Clanton, AIA accepted this prestigious award on behalf of MG Architects during IBAT’s 44th Annual Convention at La Cantera Resort and Spa in San Antonio late last month.
The IBAT President’s Award is given at the sole discretion of President and CEO Chris Williston to an associate member that goes above and beyond in serving the community banking industry, IBAT and IBAT members. The recipient demonstrates an ongoing commitment that extends well beyond delivery of service to IBAT members—it also includes consistent and passionate support of the community banking industry overall. Read more.

Diebold Nixdorf Joins Top 10 List of Tech Companies in 2018

Diebold Nixdorf, a world leader in driving connected commerce, has ranked sixth among the top 100 financial technology companies on the 2018 IDC Financial Insights FinTech Rankings. The 15th annual ranking represents the leading software, service and hardware providers to the financial services industry from around the world. Providers are ranked based on 2017 calendar year revenue attributed to financial institutions. 

To remain a top 10 financial technology provider demonstrates how Diebold Nixdorf is uniquely positioned to be at the forefront of the connected commerce world. Over the last year, the company has continued to lead the industry through innovations... Read more.

AHPT Announces New Provider Partners in Texas

The Premier Provider program was created to promote the use of providers offering high quality services on a transparent, bundled, cash price basis.  Since 2011, AHPT banks have saved more than $9 million in claims!  The savings are so great that participants’ deductibles and coinsurance are waived for eligible services performed at Premier Providers.  Since AHPT is self-funded, these savings belong to the membership and help offset future rate adjustments.  The newest Premier Provider, Texas Free Market Surgery, offers pricing at two locations in Austin.    

When participants fully understand the impact of healthcare costs, they view their buying decisions differently.  Participants even take the initiative to negotiate a fair price with providers in their local communities using the Premier Provider pricing as a reference.  Victoria Eye Center and Graham Regional Medical Center are two providers who have agreed to partner with AHPT and match the fair price of another Premier Provider for a local participant!  Competition, even in healthcare, drives costs down while increasing quality and efficiency!

For a list of all Premier Providers and to learn more about Advantage Health Plans Trust, visit www.advantagehealthplans.com

IBAT Magazine

Jan./Feb. (2019)

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