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Two Minutes With Tim - NY Cyber Regulation - Do You Have To File the Notice of Exemption Each Year?

Understanding the NYS DFS Cyber Regulation is complicated. One of the questions Tim gets asked most is, "Do I need to file my notice of exemption every year?" Watch this video to learn the answer.[+]

Legislative Session Kicks Off: Five Issues to Watch from the State of the State Address

​Today, Governor Cuomo kicked off the 2020 legislative session with the State of the State address. This address is typically an opportunity for the Governor to outline major policy priorities for the coming year. During the address, Cuomo unveiled the broad strokes of an agenda which includes several items of interest to independent agents and brokers.[+]

Great News: Big I NY-Supported Regulatory Relief Bill Signed

​Governor Cuomo has signed legislation that will help ease burdens on small businesses by implementing a “cure period" in which to correct minor regulatory violations. [+]
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