Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers

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ASSOCIATION OVERVIEW

Membership has its advantages, and that’s certainly the case with BIG I TRICOUNTY. As your local association of BIG I NEW YORK, members have access to a wide range of insurance products for agents, their employees and customers, the “Big I” logo, special membership discounts, educational and research programs that are the envy of the industry, and publications that keep you well-informed of industry trends and all our association activities.

We serve our members through:

  • Our advocacy work in Albany, before insurance carriers and elsewhere
  • Our sponsorship of educational programs that contribute to professional development
  • Our management assistance programs that help our member agencies operate and market themselves more effectively
  • Our wide range of communication vehicles that stay abreast of the industry as well as legislative, technical and regulatory trends and developments
  • Our insurance programs that protect our member agencies, provide employee benefits and offer commission opportunities.

Board Members

Meet The BIG I TRI-COUNTY Board Members

Neil Levy, CPA CFP

Neil Levy, CPA CFP

President
Chris Dritsas

Chris Dritsas

Vice President
Ronald Brunell, CIC

Ronald Brunell, CIC

Treasurer/Secretary
Stephannie Ciantro

Stephannie Ciantro

Director
    Frank Elorza

    Frank Elorza

    Director
    Adam P. Erickson

    Adam P. Erickson

    Director
    Steve Ferrar

    Steve Ferrar

    Director
      Patrick Marlowe

      Patrick Marlowe

      Director
      Chris Re’

      Chris Re’

      Director
      Brittany Robotti

      Brittany Robotti

      Director
        Randi Rosen

        Randi Rosen

        Director
        Andrew Chong

        Andrew Chong

        Immediate Past President

        Sponsors

        We would like to thank the following sponsors for their support throughout the year.

        Local News from BIG I TRICOUNTY

        News from BIG I NEW YORK

        • On Our Mind: Preparing for a Cyber Breach
          Abstract: It seems like every day there is another notice about a security breach. We've all most likely heard about the biggest ones- Yahoo (3+ billion accounts affected); Marriott (383 million accounts affected) Equifax; Home Depot; Target... the list goes on and on. Body: ​By Jim Lombardo, CPCU, AAI, AIM, MBA,… Read more »
        • Carriers Requiring You Add Them to Your Cyber Liability Policy
          Abstract: ​We've heard from many members that their carrier is now requiring the agency both carry cyber-liability coverage and name them (the carrier) as an additional insured on the policy. Many cyber-liability companies aren't allowing this, putting agencies at risk with their carrier. We have a market that will. Body:… Read more »
        • Two Minutes With Tim: NY Cyber Reg - Certification of Compliance Reminders
          Abstract: If you received an email from the New York State Department of Financial Services about the certification of compliance, here's what you need to know. Body: ​If you received an email from the New York State Department of Financial Services about the certification of compliance, here's what you need… Read more »
        • Victory: Governor Signs "Storm Chasers" Consumer Protection Bill
          Subtitle: Big I NY supported legislation strenghtens protections against unscrupulous roofing contractors Abstract: Tod​ay, Governor Cuomo signed legislation (S.1405/A.7531​) aimed at protecting homeowners from "storm chasers," unscrupulous roofers who exploit​ homeowners in need of home repair services after a major storm, performing sub-standard work that must be redone, or no… Read more »
        • Agency Owners: Protect Your Hard-Earned Value by Insuring These Seven RisksAgency Owners: Protect Your Hard-Earned Value by Insuring These Seven Risks
          Abstract: It’s one of the great ironies of agency ownership: Principals spend their entire career solving other people’s insurance needs, yet sometimes they fail to take care of their own. They’re brilliant at identifying their clients’ risks, but they often fail at protecting the agency they’ve built. It’s a classic… Read more »
        • On Our Mind: The Weird, Unusual, & Crazy
          Abstract: The weird, unusual or just plain crazy loss notice crossing my desk sometimes made me laugh, and some made me wonder if our clients have the proper coverages for any future similar loss. Body: By Jim Lombardo, CPCU, AAI, AIM, MBA, AVP of Learning & Development​​Over my thirty…err, many… Read more »
        • New Law Bars Discriminating Against Workers Based on Reproductive Health ChoicesNew Law Bars Discriminating Against Workers Based on Reproductive Health Choices
          Abstract: ​A new state law took effect three weeks ago that puts new restrictions on employers' ability to discriminate against workers because of workers' reproductive health decisions. Body: ​A new state law took effect three weeks ago that puts new restrictions on employers' ability to discriminate against workers because of… Read more »

        Contact

        Please feel free to contact us.

        516-621-2209

        P.O. Box 316
        Albertson, NY 11507-0316

        calvertpc@aol.com