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Independent Agents Advocacy Day



Independent Agents Advocacy Day

March 5, 2019 | Albany, NY

Independent agents from across the state met in Albany for Independent Agents Advocacy Day. Agents met with lawmakers on several key issues, including increasing the payroll threshold for the Workplace Safety and Loss Prevention Program, repealing requirement to provide 30 days notice to withdraw from NYSIF Workers Comp policies, and opposing single payer healthcare. Agents also called for repeal of the Scaffold Law, auto photo inspection law, and NYC's anti-arson application. 

Throughout the day, we met with over 30 state lawmakers, including productive conversations with the Senate and Assembly leadership and chairs of the insurance committees.

Thank you to all who attended and help make this day a success! Already, many lawmakers have indicated they will support or co-sponsor our issues. Our voices are being heard by those in power, but as always, there is more work to be done.

Together we make a difference. Together we are Big I New York.

Your day in Albany is right around the corner.

Your day in Albany to bring our industry's message to legislators - is just around the corner. Hosted by Big I New York, this one-day event is your opportunity to tell legislators face-to-face about the real issues that impact your customers and your livelihood. You don't need to be an expert; you can show your support with your presence.

Big I New York will provide you with all the information you need to discuss the important issues, including scaffold law reform, improvements to the workplace safety program, and proposed regulatory amendments that could have a devastating impact on members selling life insurance. Legislators listen when their constituents take the time to come to Albany. Don't leave it to someone else...the more who attend from every part of the state, the better represented we are.

When you come to Albany, there will be an informative briefing to provide you with the latest information, along with detailed handouts that include talking points for each issue. Most groups appoint a spokesperson to lead the discussion.


We've created pocket-sized "issue cards" that contain all of the talking points you'll need when meeting with legislators. If you'd like to download them yourself, follow the instructions below:

  1. Download the PDF.
  2. Print the document.
  3. Cut along the dashed lines.

Issue Papers

​​Tuesday, March 5, 2019

​9:30am - Legislative Issues Briefing
10:00am-1:00pm - Visits with Legislators (Individual appointments as scheduled with Legislators' offices)


​​Empire State Plaza Convention Center
Meeting Room 4
Albany, NY 12210​