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 School Bus School Pupil Plates Issued at Greenfield RMV Service Center (9/21/2021) 
   

School Bus School Pupil Plates Issued at Greenfield RMV Service Center

Effective immediately, school bus plates and school pupil plates are available for initial issuance at the Greenfield RMV Service Center.

School bus plates and school pupil plates will only be available in the following six RMV service centers for initial issuance:

  • Braintree
  • Greenfield
  • Haverhill
  • Milford
  • Springfield
  • Wilmington

CLICK HERE for the full RMV UPDATE.

For Registry-related questions, you may also contact MAIA's Member Relations Advocate, Kathy Cormier, at [email protected] or 508-634-7353. 


 New B2B Drop-Offs & Pick-Up… Please Don’t All Go at Once! (9/21/2021) 
   

New B2B Drop-Offs & Pick-Up… Please Don’t All Go at Once!

MAIA has been getting calls about the new B2B drop-off (10:00 to 2:00) and next day pick-up times (2:00 to 5:00). It seems that many runners are waiting until 1:45 to drop off, then hanging around until 2:00 to pick up the prior day’s work. Clearly, when numerous people show up right before the drop off deadline, problems arise. The B2B locations are watching the new B2B system closely for the first few weeks, and they ask for agents/runners to be patient and not try to beat the system. The RMV is currently allowing runners to just walk in and drop off, but if the problems continue, they may have to reinstate the virtual lobby, or even make drop-off window times earlier.

The RMV expects that things will become smoother soon. After all, they are going from 6 drop-off locations to 22, and consumers are not allowed to use the B2B. They know that some locations may not be as busy as others. The times for drop-off and pick-up are being monitored and could change, but it’s important for them to see how this will all work out for the next couple of weeks. So let’s all be patient and work within the system!

For Registry-related questions, you may also contact MAIA's Member Relations Advocate, Kathy Cormier, at [email protected] or 508-634-7353. 


 InsurPAC Dollars at Work Fighting Proposed Tax Increases for Big “I” Members (9/22/2021) 
   

InsurPAC Dollars at Work Fighting Proposed Tax Increases for Big “I” Members

Last week, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee released a summary of tax provisions, several of which could mean steep tax increases for pass-through businesses. Backed by InsurPAC dollars, the Big “I" Government Affairs team continues to advocate on behalf of independent agents and brokers, strongly opposing any attempts to increase taxes on Big “I" members. Earlier this month, the Big “I" sent a letter to the Ways and Means Committee urging Congress to make no changes to stepped-up basis, and in a bright spot for family-owned businesses, the committee's proposal did NOT include any changes to stepped-up basis.

MAIA will continue to monitor and keep you informed on the progress of this bill.

For a full summary of the proposed changes, read this article from IA Magazine (September 13, 2021) written by Big “I" Assistant Vice President of Federal Government Affairs Wyatt Stewart:   Democrats Release Initial List of Tax Increases to Pay for Spending Package

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