2/14 Legislative Call Recording Now Available

Did you miss last week's legislative update call? You can now access the recording here​! In this call, Big I NY provided updates on issues in the state budget, 2020 legislative priorities, Independent Agents Advocacy Day, and new training resources available to Big I NY members. Legislative update calls are held every other week during legislative session. View the schedule and register here.  Source

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On Our Mind: People Over Profits

​​​By Jim Lombardo, CPCU, AAI, AIM, MBA, AVP of Learning & Development​​ Today I want to highlight two distinct topics that are intermingled nonetheless. The first is the business philosophy that reinforces People before Profits… It may not have started here, but in 2015 Dale Partridge wrote a book about the benefits to a business by putting “People over Profits". Some key points included in the book state: Recognize the value of people. Understand why honesty is always the best policy. Realize everyone must stay true to who they are. Develop and maintain quality standards. Be generous without intention of getting something in return. Whil​​e these…

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Big I NY Releases 2020 Legislative Position Paper

​Big I NY has released our 2020 p​osition paper​, outlining our key priorities for this year's session.  This year's paper outlines key victories from 2019, including the passage of "storm chasers" legislation, small business regulatory relief, and the defeat of harmful liability-expanding legislation and a bill to ban the use of lead paint exposure exclusions. ​We continue to push for legislation to improve Workers Compensation for our customers, by raising the payroll threshold for the Workplace Safety and Loss Prevention Program, and eliminating the requirement to provide 30 days' notice before withdrawing from the State Insurance Fund. As in previous years, we are calling for the…

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