On Our Mind…Pre-Licensing Starts December 1st

​By Sue Keegan , AIC, MBA, Learning & Development ManagerStill suffering from a turkey hangover?  Shake it off, and sign up for our Personal Lines or Property and Casualty Pre-Licensing classes, which start tomorrow, December 1st.  We are excited to launch this program.  You can register right up to 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning!Have you found yourself at the end of the year and in need of 15 CE credits?  We've got you covered – sign up for our 15inONE CE​ program.  Finish the year strong (and in compliance)!Source

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ACT Releases Disaster Planning Resource

​A disaster is a natural or unnatural event that is destructive to your clients personal and business properties and threatens your ability to serve them.  Disasters can strike at any time and without notice.  Here in New York State we know all about blizzards, ice storms, hurricanes, floods and now,  pandemics.  Prepare your employees, office, data, systems and clients with the Disaster Planning Resource  from ACT (Agents Council for Technology).  This is a user-friendly fillable document for your agency to determine employee roles, preparing the office, working with your carriers and communication plans. Download it today, you'll be glad you did.  ​Source

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NYCIRB Announces COVID-19 Claims Exempt From Merit Rating

​Today, the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board issued Bulletin R.C. ​2527​, which states that effective December 1, 2020, claims attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic are excluded from the merit rating calcuation of individual employers.Per Bulletin R.C. 2512 of May 1, 2020, COVID-19-related losses are also excluded from experience rating, effective December 1, 2020.If  you  have  any  questions,  please  contact NYCIRB:Mark  Battistelli,  Vice  President  of Underwriting Services (212) 697‐3535, ext. 113underwritingservices@nycirb.orgSource

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