​ Catalyit Provides All the Tech Guidance Agencies Need in One Place, Thanks to Steve Anderson and 7 Big I State Associations

Catalyit Solves Agency Technology Pain Point[March 30, 2021] IIA of Wisconsin, Big I New York, IAB of Louisiana, PIIA of Colorado, Big I New Jersey, IIA of Texas, and IIA of North Carolina have partnered with Steve Anderson to launch Catalyit. "Members constantly share their frustration and need for guidance on agency technology," says Lisa Lounsbury, President of Catalyit, and President & CEO of Big I New York. "There hasn't been a one-stop-shop for us to refer them to, so we created one. With the right tech, agencies will thrive. And that's exactly what we're going to help them do." Access to the Catalyit membership site (catalyit.com)…

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DFS Updates Cyber Alert in Wake of Fraudulently-Issued Insurance Policies

​Responding to an alert from Big I New York, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) yesterday updated its guidance​ to financial services companies about a recent wave of cyber fraud. If your agency has a website that enables visitors to obtain instant auto insurance quotes, you should take immediate steps to protect any non-public information collected.As we reported last month​, DFS warned of a "systemic and aggressive campaign to exploit cybersecurity flaws​ in websites that provide instant insurance quotes."  The department's letter provided specific actions companies, including agencies and brokerages, could take to reduce the risk of cyber crime.On March 9, two Big I New York…

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3, 2, 1 with Sue Keegan: Pre-licensing, Free Yale Course, & Your Dream Job

​​By Sue Keegan, AIC, MBA, Learning & Development Manager3 Things:Read this new blog post from Tim: When Can a Homeowners Policy Be Cancelled for Willful or Reckless Acts or Omissions?Our next Pre-Licensing class (Personal Lines and Property & Casualty) begins 06/08/2021 – get your seat now!One NYAIP producer is required to take an approved producer procedures course once within every four-year period to continue his/her certification with the plan.  The producer is the producer of record filed with the Plan.  Due to demand, we just added an additional date - 04/22/2021 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Mishell Magnusson is teaching!  Sign up now.​2 Ideas:Celebrate #MomAndPopBusinessOwnersDay today, March…

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