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Timothy Dodge

Timothy DodgeAssistant Vice President of Research
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December 28, 2016 -- IIABNY scored a win for its members this week after the DFS accepted the associations' suggestions to change its proposed cybersecurity regulations to exempt smaller agents from its more burdensome requirements.
(Dewitt, New York, December 6, 2016) - The leadership team managing the membership services division of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers has a new leader whose face is familiar to many IIABNY members. Brian R. Bixby was recently promoted to President of IAAC, the Service Corporation providing financial support to IIABNY by offering insurance products for the association's members to sell and non-insurance products for members to use and/or market to their clients.
Nov. 14, 2016 — The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York (IIABNY) has asked the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS)to make its proposed cybersecurity regulation “more workable” for insurance agencies.
Nov. 9, 2016 - The New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) today announced the creation of a Producers' Advisory Council.
October 19, 2016 - Beginning Dec. 1, New York's oldest insurance producer's group will be under the leadership of a new state executive for the first time in 20 years. Lisa K. Lounsbury has been named interim President and Chief Executive officer of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York, Inc.
October 18, 2016 - Today, we release a video which highlights threats to information security that go beyond cyberspace.
June 16, 2016 - John H. Smith, Jr., CPCU, ARM, CIC, chair of the board of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York (IIABNY), issued the following statement today in response to the New York State Senate's vote on June 15 to confirm Maria T. Vullo as the superintendent of financial services for the State of New York.
June 2, 2016 - New York insurance agencies are feeling better about larger insurers and less so about smaller ones, an insurance producer trade group reported today.
May. 31, 2016 — Richard (“Dick”) Poppa, CAE, AAI, president and chief executive officer of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York (IIABNY), has received the Vincent A. Alba Lifetime Achievement Award from the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Suffolk County (IIABSC).
May 24, 2016 - The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York (IIABNY) today applauded a State Senate committee's action to protect employers from surprise insurance premium increases.
May 12, 2016 - The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York (IIABNY) today elected John H. (Jack) Smith, Jr., CPCU, ARM, CIC as its chair of the board for the 2016-17 term.
May 12, 2016 — The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York recognized excellent performance by insurers, a local trade group, volunteers and associates in a ceremony this evening.
Apr. 19, 2016 - The Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of New York (IIABNY) announced that president and CEO Richard Poppa, CAE, AAI, will retire at the end of 2016 after leading the association for nearly 20 years.
Apr. 6, 2016 - The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York (IIABNY) won significant victories in the recently-passed 2016-17 New York State budget. New York’s oldest insurance producer trade organization successfully defended construction businesses, health care providers and insurance brokers in the negotiations over the spending plan.
Feb. 10, 2016 - A budget proposal could harm New York businesses, an insurance producers' trade group warned today. The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York (IIABNY) urged state lawmakers to reject the measure.
Jan. 21, 2016 - Todd Rockefeller, chair of the board of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York, issued the following statement today in response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s nomination of Maria T. Vullo as Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS).
Jan. 12, 2016 — The property-casualty (P&C) insurance industry has a $38 billion share of New York State’s economy. A report by New York First said the industry generated that much in economic activity in 2014.
Jan. 5, 2016 - In 2015, the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York (IIABNY) won major legislative victories for its members; increased independent insurance agents’ presence on the Web; educated thousands of insurance producers; and helped homeowners avoid catastrophic uninsured losses.