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Adirondack To Agents: Start Replacing Our Policies

​Adirondack Insurance Exchange reported today that its financial condition has continued to deteriorate. The carrier is advising its agents to begin replacing its policies with other insurance carriers immediately.[+]

DFS: No More Underwriting of Subsidized Housing

Insurers in New York are no longer permitted to take adverse underwriting actions regarding habitational properties that contain subsidized housing units, according to the state Department of Financial Services (DFS.) [+]

Video: 1099s & Insurance

​Some businesses, in an attempt to lower their costs, hire workers on an independent contractor (or "1099" basis. Watch this video to learn about the insurance implications.[+]

Legislative Update: Session Adjourns with Significant Wins for IAs; Other Insurance-Related Bills Pass Legislature

The New York State Senate and Assembly adjourned for the year on Saturday after a flurry of last-minute activity. Throughout the session, Big I NY's government relations team engaged on dozens of bills, and when the dust settled, the value of our efforts was clear.[+]

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Brendan Higgins, Thousand Islands AgencyJeff Joseph, Mitchell-Joseph InsuranceJeff Joseph, Mitchell-Joseph InsuranceSteve Ferrar, Ferrar Insurance Agency, Inc.Toshiko Glatterman, TIG Insurance Agency

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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