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On Mary's Mind - Agency Continuity and Planning

We get a LOT of questions about licensing. Most are along the lines of how do I does this or what does this mean.[+]

​Governor Signs New Sexual Harassment Provisions Into Law

Governor Cuomo signed sweeping sexual harassment legislation into law. The legislation includes several significant changes affecting employers in New York.[+]

'Best Interest' Rules for Annuities Now in Effect

New rules creating a "best interest" standard for annuity sales became effective August 1, 2019. Insurance carriers, agents and brokers must now comply with the new rules for all transactions related to annuity contracts. The same rules will apply to life insurance sales starting on February 1, 2020.[+]

NYSDFS Floats Rules For Health Insurance I.D. Cards

Health insurance identification cards will have to provide specific types of information and might not be physical cards at all, if regulations proposed today by the New York State Department of Financial Services take effect. [+]

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