Advocacy Week in Albany

Our usual annual trip to Albany for Advocacy ‘’Day’ had a different format this year. Instead of driving to and from the capital in one day, we were part of a series of well-planned virtual meetings with our representatives throughout the week of February 22nd  I found this arrangement to be even more effective in educating our legislators about insurance matters and other issues that we, as agents and brokers, face regularly. Perhaps, more importantly, we discussed the effects these issues have on our clients and legislator’s constituents.     Big I NY has had numerous “wins” in the past year, illustrating how effective Advocacy…

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‘Big I Tri-County’ presents high school awards for the 2020 Scholarship Program. 

Two outstanding high school graduating students earned Big I TriCounty scholarship awards this year and two checks for $1,000 each were mailed to colleges where the students are enrolled this fall. Manpreet Kaur of Bellerose, NY, a recent graduate of Francis Lewis High School in Fresh Meadows, NY, received the Joel S. Pollack Memorial Scholarship for her thoughts and research on the following question:    If recreational marijuana is legalized in NYS, do you think it would substantially increase the number of auto accidents? Give reason(s).  If you answered ‘yes’, what could be done to help prevent this risk, if anything?  In states where recreational…

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Gerard M. Visco, CIC

Gerard M. (Jerry) Visco-of Holtsville passed away at the age of 89 after an impressive battle resulting from complications due to the COVID-19 virus on April 13, 2020. Jerry is being remembered for being full of love, laughter and having lived a remarkable life that focused around family and business. After serving in the Army on active duty from 1952-1954, he continued in the Army Reserves from 1954-1974 where he achieved the rank of Master Sargent.  During his military career, Jerry also studied at City College and achieved a Bachelor’s Degree and his multiple Insurance Licenses. He began his career as an Independent Insurance Agent…

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