NOTICE: Insurance Bulletin 2020-10 : Data Breach Requirement
Insurers, producers, third party administrators, managing general agents and other licensees, as well as their vendors and contractors, are entrusted with an important role in protecting confidential consumer information, including confidential health and financial information. Unfortunately, data breaches are an inescapable part of modern life and bad actors are able to occasionally gain access to confidential consumer information. The Insurance Division wants to remind all licensees and their vendors that Rhode Island has a Data Breach Notice requirement. For more than fifteen years Rhode Island has required insurers and other licensees to notify the Insurance Division in the event of a “breach of the security of computerized unencrypted data that poses a significant risk of identity theft.” See 230-RICR-20-60-8.11 and R.I. Gen. Laws Chapter 11-49.3 and their predecessors. This Bulletin is to serve as a reminder of these requirements in case of a breach.
Have you recently had a data breach at your agency?
Report it confidentially to
Please Help Support Child & Family Drive for the Holidays
This year due to COVID-19, Child & Family’s holiday giving programs will look very different. While they cannot accept physical food, food basket, gift or toy donations at the IIARI office, they are are desperately in need of the following for families around Rhode Island.

  • Stop & Shop gift cards
  • Walmart gift cards
  • Monetary donations 
"You Do You" Customizable Trusted Choice Campaign Available
By now, you (and many consumers around the country) have likely seen our most recent marketing campaign titled “You Do You.” It has been featured on steaming services such as Hulu and YouTube as well as on social media platforms since early August and those same materials are now available on the Trusted Choice member resource site to be customized for agents.

You will find content such as 15 and 30 second video commercials, social media posts, and various magazine ads for both business and personal lines – all ready to have your agency info and logo added.

Visit the campaign page to view all materials – commercials can be directly downloaded here
Upcoming Educational Opportunities
Upcoming IIARI Virtual Classes
Digital Extras
Independent Agents Seek Digital, Product Support From Carriers to Battle Direct Writers

According to the J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Independent Agent Performance and Satisfaction Study, “misalignment and poor execution” continue to undermine agent-based carriers

Download the 2020-2021 BIG I Markets National Product Guide

Big “I” Markets is IIABA’s FREE online market access program. We provide Big “I” members with access to specialty/niche coverages, program business and hard-to-find markets.

The Big “I" is currently fielding the 2020 Agency Universe Study, which provides critical information for the independent agency system, the Big “I" and insurance carriers. Every entry will donate $10 to the TC Disaster Relief Fund.

The Big "I" Resources available to help your agency
Up to date information, webinars, insurance and risk management news and more is available on the BIG "I" COVID-19 Resource center.

Thanks to our Diamond sponsor -
The Beacon Mutual Insurance Company.
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