N.Y.: Photo inspection in governor’s budget

Following the disappointing veto by New York Gov. Kathy Hochul of PIANY’s top legislative priority—which would have made photo inspection system optional in the state—PIANY has been working tirelessly to include this issue in the governor’s executive budget. PIANY is...
Economic momentum in U.S. auto, home, and business insurance

Economic momentum in U.S. auto, home, and business insurance

According to the Insurance Information Institute, the insurance industry is seeing more economic momentum in U.S. auto, home, and business insurance than the entire U.S. economy. Mortgages and other personal loans will cost less, allowing for economic development in...

N.Y.: Photo inspection 101

N.Y.: Photo inspection 101

As we enter the 2023-24 legislative session, PIANY has released its legislative priority list. At the top of that list is reforms to the state’s photo inspection system. But, what is the inspection system and what is PIANY doing about it? What is the photo inspection...

Fringe benefits and other reimbursements that are nontaxable

Fringe benefits and other reimbursements that are nontaxable

Comprehensive knowledge of what is taxable and nontaxable benefits is incredibly important for business owners, as well as heads of human resource departments. Employees are attracted to worthwhile benefits bundled in with their earned income and this only aids in a...

So, you bought a condo!

So, you bought a condo!

The condo is the most misunderstood policy in personal lines insurance, and you may ask why. Let’s examine the evolution and nuances of condo insurance. The original definition of a condo was just the air inside the unit. Now, it can mean anything and everything. Many...

Weekly Dispatch: Jan. 19, 2023

Weekly Dispatch: Jan. 19, 2023

Climate change and La Niña conditions are effecting weather conditions dramatically, resulting in more natural disasters than normal. Natural disasters are the leading cause of high losses and protections against these possible calamities are more necessary than ever. Workplace leaders need to harness their soft skills to delegate, anticipate behavioral conflicts between workers, communicate effectively, and grow themselves and their co-workers. And, Gov. Ned Lamont announces the start of adult-use cannabis sales at Connecticut’s first group of licensed retailers. 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.

Tech integration can improve company culture

Tech integration can improve company culture

When you think of a positive company culture, it’s unlikely that business technologies are the first things that spring to mind. However, the reality is that the integration of business tech can go a long way in improving your organizational culture. Let’s look at how...

Weekly Dispatch: Jan. 12, 2023

Weekly Dispatch: Jan. 12, 2023

What agents need to know as the market hardens. The Federal Trade Commission proposes ban on noncompete agreements. New Jersey’s new law requires gun owners to have liability insurance. And, Vermont requests federal damage assessment for storm damage. Plus, you can read about state-specific industry news, advocacy updates, technical resources, education opportunities, and information you may have missed in this issue of the Weekly Dispatch.

Soft skills that drive leadership success

Soft skills that drive leadership success

When we think of a skilled individual, we often drum up the image of a web developer, a mechanical engineer, a brain surgeon, or even an arborist. While the examples above depict hard skills, it’s the other side of the coin that cohesive work environments need to...