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CARCO Bill Signed Into Law!

Today is a great day for New York auto insurance policyholders and independent insurance agents. We're thrilled to share that Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law Big I New York's "Auto Insurance Consumer Relief Act," a measure supported by both consumers and the insurance community. The bill allows insurance companies to waive pre-insurance photo inspections beginning on May 15th, 2024, until October 1st, 2027.[+]

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Our committees and volunteer leaders drive the future of the association, and in turn, your agency. This is your association and you are invited to get involved.[+]

Big I NY Testifies on the Impact of Extreme Weather on the Insurance Market

This week, Scott Hobson, Big I NY's AVP of Government Relations, testified before the NYS Assembly Committees on Insurance and Environmental Protection on the impact of extreme weather on the state's property and casualty insurance market.[+]

Workers Comp Premium Assessment To Drop in 2024

The New York State Workers Compensation Board announced that the state assessment rate on insurance premiums will decline to 9.2%​ next year. [+]

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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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