Sep 25
One Minute with Mary: Why Designations Are So Important

Here in the Education Department at Big I New York, we get a lot of questions about the v​alue of pursuing ACSR and AAI designations. I've recorded a super short (1 minute) video message for you to explain why these courses are so important!

​​The Institute courses are a great way to go beyond your desk and gain a deeper understanding of coverages and agency operations. Find a course at our Designations Page or give us a call at 800-962-7950. You can also email me at or our Education Department at

If you've earned an ACSR, AAI or AINS designation after January 2018, CONGRATULATIONS! We'd love to hear about it and include it in our Education​ News.  Email us at

Upcoming ACSR Classes

ACSR 6 Commercial Property Insurance with Robin Federici

The Upstate presentations of ACSR 6 Commercial Property Insurance are around the corner and will be taught by Robin Federici.

Buffalo, October 9th
Rochester, October 10th
Syracuse, October 11th

ACSR 2 Personal Auto Insurance with Jim Lombardo​

Glens Falls, November 16th
Syracuse, November 30th
Rochester, December 4th
Buffalo, December 5th

ACSR 7 Commercial Lines Liability with Mishell Magnusson

 Ronkonkoma, December 4th
White Plains, December 5th
Fishkill, December 6th

How about the AAI designation that looks at not only coverages at a high level, but also at the structure of the agency.

Coming soon will be AAI 83B The Insurance Production Environment with Jill Gidge

This course will looks at the full scale relationship between the insurer and the agency, the agency and the public, the agency and wholesalers, and target marketing, market segments and how to grow the agency book of business.

Buffalo, October 16th
Rochester, October 17th
Syracuse, October 18th
Plainview, November 28th
White Plains, November 29th
Albany, November 30th

Also coming is AAI 82B Other Commercial Insurance with Tim McNelly

You'll take a deep look at Commercial Crime, the BOP, Equipment Breakdown, D&O, Employment Practices, Professional Coverages, Environmental and WC.  What a great way to round out accounts and find out more about coverages that your insureds really need.

Plainview, October 23rd
White Plains, October 24th
Fishkill, October 25th
Buffalo, November 6th
Rochester, November 7th
Syracuse, November 8th

Make Big I New York your first call for CE, licensing or technical questions! 
Visit our education calendar to browse our extensive course listing and sign up for the classes you need.​


​  Mary.Byrnes.jpgby ​Mary Byrnes, AAI-M, AU, Director of Education


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