NYS Gov. Cuomo To Insurers, Banks: 'Review' Relationships With NRA

​At the direction of New York State Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) yesterday advised state-regulated financial services companies to review their relationships with "gun promotion organizations" such as the National Rifle Association (NRA).[+]

Nationwide will fully transition to independent agency distribution model by July 2020

​As many of you have read in the headlines this week, Nationwide announced this week its intention to shift to an independent agency distribution model over the next two years.[+]

April 2018: Permissible Activities of Unlicensed Employees

Many independent insurance agencies and brokerages rely upon customer service representatives (CSRs) and other unlicensed employees to assist in their day-to-day operations. In this issue, learn what tasks unlicensed CSRs may engage in and what tasks may only be performed by someone who is licensed in an agency or brokerage. [+]

Visit your National Association website!

Visit the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America, Inc. National Association website for more state specific information on advocacy, education opportunities, conventions, news, and how to plug in by being a member.[+]

Big "I" Names New Director of Federal Government Affairs

Joseph Cortina has joined the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) Capitol Hill team as director of federal government affairs. He joins the association’s bipartisan lobbying team primarily as a liaison to Democrat congressional offices.[+]

Community Mutual Joins Trusted Choice®

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, March 20, 2018–Community Mutual Insurance Company is the newest member of the Trusted Choice® consumer branding program for independent insurance agents and brokers. Community Mutual, based in New York, joins 61 other leading companies nationwide as a Trusted Choice® company partner.[+]

2018 Fall Leadership Conference

Save the dates August 22 - 26 for the 2018 Fall Leadership Conference in Springfield Massachusetts.[+]

Michigan Agent Earns 2018 Dan Fulwider Award for Nonprofit Work

During this morning's 2018 Big “I" Legislative Conference general session breakfast, Vaughn Graham, Big “I" chairman, presented the 2018 Dan Fulwider Award for Community Involvement to Phaelesha Kyes, an agent at Alliance Financial & Insurance in Lowell, Michigan.[+]


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