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DFS Extends License Expiration Suspension Through September 6th

The NYS Department of Financial Services has again extended the suspension of the expiration of individual producer licenses for an additional 30 days, through September 6, 2020. [+]

New Connecticut Data Security Law To Impact Insurance Agencies

A new Connecticut law will require many insurance agencies to implement cybersecurity programs. [+]

DFS Suspends Cost Sharing for Outpatient Mental Health Services for Essential Workers

​Today, the DFS adopted, on an emergency basis, the 60th amendment to Regulation 62. The amendment prohibits health insurers from charging copays, coinsurance, or deductibles for outpatient mental health services for essential workers, with the exception of high deductible plans.[+]

Liberty Mutual Insurance Waives Growth Requirement for Agencies in Profit-Sharing

​Liberty Mutual Insurance announced that they are rolling out updated guidelines for their 2020 commercial lines profit-sharing agreement and will be waiving the 10% written premium growth requirement to earn a profit-sharing bonus.[+]
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