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NAIFA-NYS Announces Its Full Calendar of Legislative Events

By | January 18th, 2019|Categories: Member News, Members, NAIFA-NYS Legislative Updates, New York Issues|

From the far edge of Western New York to way down on Long Island, from late January to early May, NAIFA-NYS will welcome state legislators (veterans and newcomers) to local events that showcase the issues and the values that NAIFA-NYS stands for.  It's not just NAIFA members and staff who look forward to these events ... [...]

Governor Nominates New DFS Superintendent

By | January 7th, 2019|Categories: NAIFA-NYS Legislative Updates, New York Issues, News Alerts|

Governor Andrew Cuomo officially announced on January 4 his nomination of Linda Lacewell, his Chief of Staff, to replace outgoing Dept. of Financial Services (DFS) Superintendent Maria T. Vullo, who is slated to leave DFS by the end of January.  Ms. Lacewell was an assistant U.S. attorney in Brooklyn before joining the NYS Attorney General's office [...]

Governor Announces His “Justice Agenda” for 2019

By | December 27th, 2018|Categories: NAIFA-NYS Legislative Updates, New York Issues|

Governor Cuomo has announced a 20-point progressive agenda for the first 100 days of the legislative session, preempting his own State of the State address in order, he said, to give the legislature maximum time to consider his proposals.  He asserted that his “Justice Agenda”, as he calls it, would make New York independent from federal [...]

DFS Supt. Vullo Announces Her Departure

By | December 19th, 2018|Categories: NAIFA-NYS Legislative Updates, New York Issues, News Alerts|

Superintendent Maria T. Vullo has announced that she will leave the Department of Financial Services (DFS), effective February 1, 2019, after nearly three years heading the agency.  Under her leadership, the DFS has promulgated controversial cyber-security and "best interest" suitability regulations, among other initiatives.  Superintendent Vullo's statement is available HERE.

Life Agents to DFS: Suspend Reg 187 Effort So All Parties Can Discuss Issues, Ideas

By | June 19th, 2018|Categories: New York Issues, News Alerts|

Life Agents to Regulators: Slow Down So We Have a Chance to Chat - NAIFA-NYS Advocating DFS to Suspend Reg 187 Effort Until All Interested Parties Can Roundtable Issues and Ideas   Albany, New York, June 19, 2018 — ‎The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors-New York State on Friday announced that it has requested [...]

NYS Legislature Passes Our CE Credit Bill – Next Stop: Governor’s Desk

By | June 12th, 2018|Categories: NAIFA-NYS Legislative Updates, New York Issues, News Alerts|

In the morning hours of June 12th, the NYS Assembly unanimously - in a vote of 120 to 0 - gave final passage to the NAIFA-NYS bill that requires the Superintendent of Financial Services to grant six (6) continuing education credits to active members of a statewide professional insurance producer association - including NAIFA-NYS. Huge thanks to [...]

2017 Was Record Year for Data Breaches in NY

By | April 2nd, 2018|Categories: NAIFA-NYS Legislative Updates, New York Issues, News Alerts|

A new study reveals that more than 1,500 data breaches were reported to the NYS Attorney General in 2017--a significant jump from 2016--and that the personal records of 9.2 million New Yorkers (thanks largely to the Equifax breach) were exposed.  The findings have prompted Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to push for new cyber-security legislation that he says [...]

NYS Senate Passes NAIFA-NYS CE Credit Bill

By | March 27th, 2018|Categories: NAIFA-NYS Legislative Updates, New York Issues, News Alerts|

The New York State Senate on March 27 overwhelmingly passed a NAIFA-NYS-initiated bill requiring the Superintendent of Financial Services to grant six continuing education credits for all active members of a statewide professional insurance producer association passed the State Senate today. The top priority bill on the 2018 NAIFA-NYS affirmative legislative agenda, S3960 - sponsored by Senate [...]

NAIFA-NYS Releases First-of-Its-Kind Cyber-Security Tool for Life Agents, Responds to DFS Regulation

By | January 29th, 2018|Categories: NAIFA-NYS Legislative Updates, New York Issues, News Alerts|

Albany, New York, January 29, 2018 — The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors-NYS (NAIFA-NYS) today announced a first-of-its-kind compliance tool to assist New York life agents to comply with the state’s new cyber-security insurance regulation. The tool is now available through the association’s web site at www.naifanys.org. “The cyber-insurance regulation promulgated by the New [...]

New York Moves to Create Its Own “Best Interest” Standard

By | January 5th, 2018|Categories: NAIFA-NYS Legislative Updates, New York Issues|

As the DOL hits “pause” on full implementation of its fiduciary duty rule, New York regulators have proposed a “best interest” standard of their own, one that would apply to all life insurance products and would extend beyond the current suitability requirement.  Details HERE.