N.Y.: DFS issues guidance on cannabis-related criminal convictions and underwriting

The New York State Department of Financial Services issued a circular letter last week to provide guidance to the insurance industry on cannabis-related criminal convictions and insurance underwriting. Under New York state law, it is illegal for any person or entity...
An explanation multi-factor authentication

An explanation multi-factor authentication

Multi-factor authentication is a method of authenticating users on an information system and requires them to go through multiple steps to access that information system. Commonly, this is accomplished through a combination of a username and password, followed by a...

Weekly Dispatch: Nov. 23, 2022

Weekly Dispatch: Nov. 23, 2022

At this time of year—just like all year—PIA thanks you for your continued support. The Connecticut workers’ compensation announces an automated form 6B filing process. And, Gov. Kathy Hochul vetoes PIANY’s top-priority photo inspection legislation S.6028/A.6877. Plus, you can read about state-specific industry news, compliance issues, technical resources, education opportunities, and upcoming events in this issue of the Weekly Dispatch.

N.Y.: Governor vetoes photo inspection legislation

N.Y.: Governor vetoes photo inspection legislation

In a stunning move, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul vetoed PIANY’s top-priority photo inspection legislation (A.6877/S.6028) yesterday. The legislation would have made New York’s outdated photo inspection requirements optional. The governor acted quickly on this bill. It...

Hello agents! Want to make the most out of client data?

Hello agents! Want to make the most out of client data?

Independent agents work to protect their clients’ biggest assets: their homes. It’s no surprise that clients need to feel they can trust their independent agent when it comes to advice on protecting something so important. What is the key to fostering (and...

Weekly Dispatch: Nov. 17, 2022

Weekly Dispatch: Nov. 17, 2022

PIANH elects 2022-2023 officers during its annual business meeting, PIANY provides a section-by-section analysis of the DFS’s proposed second amendment to 23 NYCRR 500. And, PIA is asking members to contact their congressional representatives to encourage them to provide inflation relief for agents who provide crop insurance. Plus, you can read about state-specific industry news, advocacy updates, education opportunities, upcoming events and information you may have missed in this issue of the Weekly Dispatch.