Your fellow Big I Tricounty members boarded a van and ‘road-tripped’ up to our State’s Capitol for the day to meet with our Senators and Assemblymen & women regarding insurance issues that affect our business and the business of our insureds. After a brief overview of the day and the discussion points, which we had spoken about on the webinars leading up to the event, “we hit the hill.” Your board had meetings with 11 legislators in 4 hours. It certainly was a whirlwind of activity. We discussed hot topics in the budget that we oppose regarding increased fines to our industry and expansions of the Department of Financial Services (DFS) that could be disastrous to our businesses as well as issues related to Auto, Workers’ Comp, and Lead Abatement. Past lobbying efforts have led to successes such as advancing the anti-arson application repeal as well as reducing the regulatory burden on small agencies and our small business customers. We had a few seasoned members as well as a few new members join us that commented that not only was it educational and they felt they were helping their industry but “it was Fun!” Oh…did I mention I was back on my couch by 7 pm?
Check out Big I Tricounty’s legislative tab on our website at https://bigitricounty.org/ and learn more about all of our legislative efforts, our lobbying efforts through IAPAC, and Big I’s grassroots political movement G100. Join us next year.