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PIA's Two-Minute Survey

Take the October Two-Minute Survey to help direct your PIANY legislative and regulatory priorities. The 2018 legislative session in New York starts immediately after the governor delivers his State of the State Address in January. In addition to input we receive from Advisory Council meetings, PIANY counts on your input to set our legislative agenda.

  • Allow State Insurance Fund to pay commissions
  • Require NYSIF brokers to be licensed
  • Repeal automobile photo inspection requirements
  • Reform New York’s Scaffold Law
  • Reform automobile no-fault to eliminate fraud
  • Standardize coastal homeowners insurance policies hurricane deductibles
  • Enact WC policyholder protections—notice of cancellation, etc.
  • Excess-line market reforms—ease declination requirements
  • Consolidate p/c; life; accident-and-health licenses on to one document
  • Prohibit price optimization
  • Enhanced agent/broker access to disaster sites
  • Repeal anti-arson application requirements statewide
  • Provide policyholders copies of inspection reports upon request
  • Increase minimum automobile insurance coverage requirements
  • Increase mandatory SUM/UM coverage requirements
  • Eliminate NYSIF’s 30-day notice of cancellation policy
  • Fair/accurate automobile insurance quotes; require MVRs prior to binding

Please indicate your rating of priority for each of these issues by dragging and dropping them from the column on the left to the column on the right with the highest priority issue at the top. Moreover, please identify any NEW legislative issues that you think would be appropriate (and meet our five criteria below):

  • The potential impact upon the financial health of insurance agents.
  • The potential to reduce impediments to agency operations and/or E&O exposures.
  • Its impact on the insurance-buying public.
  • The political feasibility of the legislation passing.
  • Other considerations specific to the bill or issues as identified by the committee.