Several Personal Umbrella Carriers to Implement Major Changes

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​Recent announcements from several personal umbrella carriers outline major changes in coverage that will leave agents scrambling to find a new market for their clients.  For example, one major standalone umbrella carrier will begin requiring underlying auto liability limits of at least $1 million in some states and $500,000 in all others. That carrier will also require $1-million underlying uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage limits when excess UM/UIM  is purchased.  Other carriers, meanwhile, have announced that they will be non-renewing all their personal umbrellas nationwide. IAAC has personal umbrella markets to assist agents if they are dealing with carrier shifting underwriting guidelines.​  Click here to get started​ Source

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DFS Stepping Up Enforcement of New Auto Business Notification Requirement:

​Recently, the NYS Department of Financial Services informed representatives of the insurance industry that the Department will significantly step up enforcement of the requirement that carriers notify DMV of new auto insurance business (NBS) within seven days of the issuance of the policy. The DFS’s position can best be characterized as “zero tolerance” for late reporting. Big I NY, along with insurance carriers and their trade associations, have been regularly engaged with DMV and DFS regarding NBS compliance over the past several years. The DFS’s aggressive enforcement posture marks a significant development which will have impacts across New York’s auto insurance space.   At this stage,…

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Legislation Matters

Legislation Matters Evan Portnoy, Big I TriCounty’s Legislative Chair and I met with Senator Todd Kaminsky’s Chief of Staff, Aaron Miller, on Monday October 28, to discuss issues crucial to our members.  As independent agents, legislative actions are vitally important to our businesses and to our insureds. Not only has local legislation been a focus of Big I TriCounty, but Big I New York has made it one of its three strategic goals and is asking for a large grassroots effort.   TriCounty will set up several meetings with our local leaders this term to discuss the issues highlighted in Big I’s Legislative Position Paper…

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