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Reminder: 'Best Interest' Rules For Annuities Now In Effect

​Big I New York members are reminded that new rules creating a "best interest" standard for annuity sales are now in effect. The same rules will apply to life insurance sales starting next winter.[+]

Big I NY Calls on Governor to Sign Regulatory Relief Bills

Today, Big I NY joined twenty-five business associations and chambers of commerce in calling for Governor Cuomo to sign two bills that would reduce regulatory compliance burdens on small businesses.[+]

NY Makes it a Crime to Stage a Car Crash for Insurance Fraud

New York state has a new law making it a felony to intentionally cause a car crash in order to collect an insurance payout.[+]

On Mary’s Mind: You Have a New Employee - Now What?

​If there's one truth, it's that change is inevitable. So whether you're saying good luck to someone who's been with your agency forever and is retiring, or you're welcoming someone new, some things will need to be done.[+]

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 Skidmoe 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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