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Workers Comp Loss Costs To Drop 8.7%

New York employers will see an average 8.7 percent decrease in the loss costs used to calculate their Workers' Compensation insurance premiums effective Oct. 1, 2022.[+]

Industry Roundup: ​U.S. Active Shooting Insurance Rates Jump as Incidents Rise; NHTSA Plans New Push Against Speeding; Independent Agency Customer Platform GloveBox Raises $5.5 Million; Businesses Should Prepare for Increased Data Surveillance

The Next Frontier for Drones: Letting Them Fly Out of Sight; Nothing's Easy in Hard-Working Contractors' Market; Risks Include Inexperienced Workers, Inflated Costs and Inferior Materials; Runaway Verdicts: Reversing the Trend[+]

​ Albany Update: Emails Needed on Big I Photo Inspection Bill, Oral Arguments Scheduled for “Best Interest" Lawsuit, Big I NY Pushes Back against Wrongful Death Expansion

​Albany Update: Emails Needed on Big I Photo Inspection Bill, Oral Arguments Scheduled for “Best Interest" Lawsuit, Big I NY Pushes Back against Wrongful Death Expansion[+]

Digitize Payments To Increase Customer Satisfaction…And More

​The trend is clear. People today prefer to pay digitally. That includes everything from Amazon purchases to their monthly utility bill – and yes, their insurance premiums! While there are still a few diehard check writers out there, digital transformation is here to stay. [+]
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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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