IIABNY News

New York Approves Workers’ Comp Renewal Notice Legislation

Final legislation has been approved in New York that aims to enable insurance agents to better serve workers’ compensation clients if signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The legislation was developed by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of …

IIABNY Installs HF&C’s MacDonald as Chairman of the Board

The Independent Insurance Agent & Broker Association of New York (IIABNY) installed Richard MacDonald as chairman of the board on May 11, 2017. IIABNY exists to fulfill the educational, political, and business interests of more than 1,750 independent agencies and …

IIABNY Promotes Bixby to President of IAAC

Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York (IIABNY) has promoted Brian R. Bixby to president of IAAC, the trade group’s service corporation that provides financial support to IIABNY by offering insurance products for the association’s members to sell and …

IIABNY Elects Zogby as National Director

Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York (IIABNY), a Dewitt, New York based organization representing independent insurance agents and brokers, has elected Stephen Zogby as national director. In this role, Zogby will represent the IIABNY on its national board …

IIABNY Names Lounsbury Interim President and CEO

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 CEO of the Independent Insurance …

IIABNY CEO Poppa Honored by Long Island Insurance Agents

Richard Poppa, president and CEO 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).

IIABNY Lauds New York Senate Committee’s Approval of Workers’ Comp Bill

The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York (IIABNY) applauded a New York Senate committee’s action to protect employers from surprise insurance premium increases in their workers’ compensation policies. The Senate Labor Committee approved IIABNY’s bill during its meeting …

Newburgh Insurance Exec Smith Elected IIABNY Chair of Board

The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York (IIABNY) has elected John H. (Jack) Smith, Jr. as its chair of the board for the 2016-17 term.

IIABNY CEO Poppa to Retire After 38-Year Career

The Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of New York (IIABNY) announced that president and CEO Richard Poppa will retire at the end of 2016 after leading the association for nearly 20 years.

IIABNY Voices Opposition to Expanding Wrap-Ups for Public Works Projects

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2016-17 fiscal year budget plan includes a proposal to expand the ability of certain governmental entities to use wrap-ups for public works projects — but an insurance producers’ trade group warns the proposal could harm …