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Excess Lines Modernization Bill Clears Key Committee Vote

​This week, the Senate Insurance Committee voted in favor of Big I NY – supported legislation which would make it easier to place commercial coverage in the excess market. The bill, S.498 (Breslin, D-Bethlehm)​, would simplify and streamline the affidavit process, and exempt commercial lines insurance transactions placed by wholesale insurance brokers from the requirement to obtain three separate declinations.[+]

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Market Access Bonus - You can earn an extra 5% Commission on All Eligible BOP and XS New Business Policies With Attune

Attune is offering ​an extra 5% commission on all eligible BOP and XS new business policies (regardless of the effective date) bound between Friday, Feb. 5, and Wednesday, March 31, 2021!​[+]
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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.

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