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Timothy Dodge

Timothy DodgeAssistant Vice President of Research
AU, ARM, CPCU
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Oct. 16, 2017 – Big I New York has signed onto a letter urging Congress to provide relief for New York contractors.
Sept. 25, 2017 - Today, the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New Jersey became Big I New Jersey and the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York is now also known as Big I New York. The two organizations collaborated on development of the new brand.
Sept. 19, 2017 - The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York (IIABNY) today announced that Lisa K. Lounsbury, CAE, AAI, has been appointed as the organization's permanent president and chief executive officer.
Aug. 31, 2017 - Richard MacDonald, CPCU, ARM, AIM, chair of the board of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York, issued the following statement today. The statement is in response to the New York State Department of Financial Services proposed changes to regulations that require insurance agencies and brokerages to annually notify customers about how their personal financial information might be shared with third parties.
June 15, 2017 - The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York scored a major win for its members and their workers' compensation clients today with passage of legislation the trade association developed to ensure policyholders receive timely notice when their insurance premiums are substantially increased at renewal.
April 10, 2017 - Thanks to the efforts of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York (IIABNY), insurance producers have been spared drastically larger penalties for violating the state’s insurance law.
Mar. 27, 2017 - IIABNY is pleased that the Senate and Assembly agreed to reject the Governor’s budget proposal to substantially increase the penalties for violations of the Insurance Law.
Feb. 9, 2017) - A measure in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s New York State budget proposal could put small insurance agencies out of business, an insurance producer’s trade group said today. The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York (IIABNY) criticized the proposal as “unwarranted.”
Jan. 16, 2017 - The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York (IIABNY) today commended introduction in both chambers of the New York State Legislature of its bill to protect employers against surprise Workers' Compensation premium hikes.