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On Mary’s Mind - Vacations & Home Sharing

As vacation season kicks into high gear, vacationers will be looking for places to stay and homeowners may be thinking about entering into a home share opportunity. The insurance practitioner is likely getting calls from insureds asking about renting through a home share or asking if there's coverage if they want to rent their property out. [+]

Legislative Session Has Adjourned - How Did Independent Agents Fare?

Legislative session adjourned early Friday morning, two days after the scheduled end date. Lawmakers are not scheduled to return to Albany until January 2020, where they will resume the second year of the two-year session. This session was particularly chaotic, with an unprecedented number of harmful bills gaining traction in the closing days of the session.[+]

New WC Class Codes For Banking, Insurance Employees

​The New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board (NYCIRB) has announced the addition of two new classifications for Workers' Compensation insurance. The classifications, for employees in the banking and insurance industries, will apply to policies effective on and after October 1, 2019.[+]
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