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During the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve seen Big I NY members making donations, collecting food for food banks, pantries and other charities. [+]

Cancellation Moratorium and Premium Repayment Provisions Extended Until June 28th

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has again extended an order that prohibits insurance carriers from terminating some policies and requires them to be lenient with policyholders suffering financially from the COVID-19 pandemic. The requirements, which were scheduled to expire on June 6, will remain in place until June 28th. [+]

On Our Mind...Keeping You Informed

Hello! This week we will be sharing some updates from the Department of Financial Services to reinforce Big I NY’s attempts to keep you informed and up to date with important information.[+]

Reminder: Cybersecurity Certification of Compliance Due June 1

​This is a reminder that, even with a pandemic going on, insurance agencies and brokerages must file the Certification of Compliance required by New York's cybersecurity regulation for financial services companies. You have until Monday, June 1.[+]
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Using your information and research, we were able to get the company to reverse their position in favor of our client. This is such a great story of the value of being a Big I NY Member which gives the retail independent agent the opportunity to prove their value when needed the most.

Brendan Higgins, Thousand Islands Agency

As always Tim, your assistance is invaluable. Of all the benefits we derive from our membership, your expertise is by far the most helpful. Thank you for the excellent input!

Jeff Joseph, Mitchell-Joseph Insurance

Thank you for all of the work you do on behalf of the NY insurance agents!! You are an invaluable asset to us all.

Ed Hughes, Pilger Skidmore Associates, Inc.

I use Big I NY almost exclusively for stand-alone umbrella and I also have my E&O with you which contains some added enhancements for Big I members. I also use the Virtual University frequently to research issues, and when I send questions to Tim Dodge he always finds the answers for me.

Steve Ferrar, Ferrar Insurance Agency, Inc.

I can always rely on the Big I. A lifesaver for independent agents/brokers. Thank you!

Toshiko Glatterman, TIG Insurance Agency

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