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State Law Bans Telemarketing Calls During State of Emergency

Insurance agents and brokers should avoid making telemarketing phone calls during the present COVID-19 state of emergency. [+]

DFS Says Premium Finance Company Restrictions Apply To Each Installment

The New York State Department of Financial Services has confirmed to Big I New York that the moratorium on premium finance companies (PFCs) cancelling policies applies separately to each installment payment. Each installment is also eligible for alternative payment arrangements.[+]

On Our Mind...Earning Your CE

As New York State begins to “reopen," we will all try to get back to normal as soon as possible. The question is, though, what will be “normal?"[+]

DMV to Resume Limited In-Person Transactions, Road Tests in Phase 3

The NYS DMV has issued official guidance on the reopening of DMV offices.[+]

DFS To Make Licensing Exams Available Online

​The New York State Department of Financial Services announced ​today that candidates for insurance licenses will be able to take exams online starting next week. [+]

Moratorium, Premium Payment Flexibility Extended to July 6

The emergency restrictions on insurance carriers' ability to terminate coverage and requirements for premium flexibility will stay in place until at least July 6, according to a new executive order.[+]

​Legislative Update: Uncertainty in Albany

These are truly uncharted waters. Since mid-March, New York’s policy response to COVID-19 has been spearheaded by the state’s executive branch, through executive orders and emergency regulations.[+]

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