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Timothy Dodge

Timothy DodgeAVP of Information & Education
AU, ARM, CPCU
P: 800-962-7950 EXT: 229
F: 315-432-0510
E: tdodge@biginy.org
W: www.biginy.org
Aug. 2, 2018 - This report confirms what we already knew - a government-run comprehensive health plan will cost too much and will be unsustainable.
We believe this regulation will make buying life insurance more complicated for consumers and lead to fewer consumers buying these important policies.
June 19, 2018 - Big I New York, the Empire State's oldest insurance producer trade association, praised the New York State Legislature for approving a bill to make licensing easier for hundreds of local insurance agencies.
February 27, 2018 - While Big I New York supports protecting consumers who purchase life and annuity products, we do not believe that Regulation 187 (11 NYCRR 224), as currently drafted, furthers this goal. We are concerned that the proposal will make purchasing life insurance more complicated for consumers and lead to fewer consumers buying these important policies.
Dec. 19, 2017 - Big I New York is celebrating today the enactment of a law it wrote to protect the state’s businesses. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed Assembly Bill No. 1620 into law yesterday. The measure requires insurance companies to notify employers in advance of some Workers’ Compensation insurance premium increases.
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.