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DFS Press Releases: 2017

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DFS Issues Final Regulation to Protect New Yorkers from Unjustified Life Insurance Premium Increases


DFS Urges Financial Institutions to Take Immediate Steps to Protect Sensitive Consumer Data in Light of Equifax Cyberattack


Governor Cuomo Announces New Actions to Protect New Yorkers' Personal Information in Wake of Equifax Security Breach


DFS Fines Habib Bank and Its New York Branch $225 Million for Failure to Comply With Laws and Regulations Designed to Combat Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Other Illicit Financial Transactions


Governor Cuomo Announces New Initiatives to Combat Addiction Across New York State

08/29/2017 Department of Financial Services Issues Guidance to Address Unscrupulous Activity in the Bail Bond Industry
08/28/2017 DFS Cybersecurity Regulation Compliance Requirements Are Effective Today

DFS Fines MVP Companies $200,000 for Improperly Denying Health Insurance Claims and for Charging Co-Pays and Deductibles for Preventative Services


Governor Cuomo Takes Decisive Action to Ensure Insurance Coverage for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Individuals


DFS Announces 2018 Health Insurance Rates in a Continued Robust New York Market


Veterans United Home Loans to Pay $604,000 in Restitution to New York Consumers and a $500,000 Fine to DFS for Retention of Surplus Lender Credits


Governor Cuomo Launches First-Ever New York State Council on Women and Girls


DFS Continues Innovative Regulatory Initiatives with the Launch of New Online Cybersecurity Portal for Businesses Seeking to Report Cybersecurity Events in New York

07/27/2017 Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo Reminds Insurers of Obligation to Resolve Flood Claims Quickly and Fairly
07/26/2017 DFS Superintendent Vullo Urges Insurers to Promote Green Practices to Protect the Environment

Governor Cuomo Announces Regulations Implementing New York's Nation-Leading Paid Family Leave Program


Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo Announces the Approval of New Banking Development Districts in the Bronx and Brooklyn to Expand Access to Financial Services to Underserved New York Communities


DFS Launches Online Re-Licensing for Agents and Brokers Seeking to Return to Insurance Business in New York


Governor Cuomo Deploys Department of Financial Services to Oneida and Rensselaer Counties to Assist Residents with Flood Insurance Claims


DFS Superintendent Vullo Announces July 1st Launch of Expanded Participation in State-Based NMLS Platform, Enhancing State Regulation of the Financial Services Industry


Media Advisory - Today: DFS Superintendent Vullo Hosts Panel on the Repercussions of Washington's Health Care Plans for New York State


DFS Issues Guidance on Credit Unions' Use of Temporary Facilities


Media Advisory - Today: DFS Superintendent Vullo Hosts Panel on the Repercussions of Washington'S Health Care Plans for New York State


Governor Cuomo Announces Series of Expert Panels on the Future of Health Care in New York Under the Washington Health Care Plans

06/13/2017 Governor Cuomo Deploys Temporary Dam System to Assist Communities on Lake Ontario
06/05/2017 Governor Cuomo Announces Aggressive Actions to Protect Access to Quality, Affordable Health Care for All New Yorkers

Governor Cuomo Announces $5 Million in Small Business Grants Available for Those Impacted by Lake Ontario Flooding


DFS Fines BNP Paribas $350 Million for Illegal, Unsafe and Unsound Conduct in Connection with BNPP’s Foreign Exchange Trading Business


DFS Superintendent Vullo Reminds Banks of State Law Requirement to Obtain Prior Regulatory Approval of Acquisitions or Changes in Control of Banking Institutions


Governor Cuomo Announces $10 Million to Repair Roads, Floodwalls and Public Water Infrastructure in Impacted Communities Along Lake Ontario


DFS Authorizes Expansion of Two New York State-Chartered Banks


Governor Cuomo Announces Action to Protect New Yorkers from Unfairly Discriminatory Auto Insurance Rates


Governor Cuomo Announces NYS Emergency Response Mobile Command Centers to Assist Flood Victims with Both Environmental Permitting and Insurance Claims on Lake Ontario


Governor Cuomo Announces Refund Checks Have Been Issued to 115 Retirees Deceived by Pension Advance Company


Governor Cuomo Announces Additional Mobile Command Centers to Assist Flood Victims With Insurance Claims on Lake Ontario


DFS Superintendent Vullo Announces Enhanced Participation in State-Based NMLS Platform to Further Develop Regulation of the Financial Services Industry


Governor Cuomo Deploys Mobile Command Centers to Assist Flood Victims with Insurance Claims on Lake Ontario


Governor Cuomo Announces Action to Protect New Yorkers from Unscrupulous Activities in the Title Insurance Business


Governor Cuomo Announces Decisive Actions to Secure Insurance Coverage for Fertility Treatments Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Marital Status


DFS Fines Excellus Health Plan $1 Million for Illegally Denying Consumers Contraceptive Coverage and Other Violations of New York Insurance Law


DFS Reminds Health Insurers of Their Obligation to Cover Office Visits that Also Include Medical Marijuana Certification Among Other Healthcare Services


DFS Fines Zenefits $1.2 Million for Repeated Violations of New York Insurance Law


DFS Exempts State-Chartered Credit Unions from Oath of Office Rule


DFS Issues Guidance to Banking Institutions Regarding the Effect of the Minimum Wage on the New York Exempt Income Protection Act


DFS Authorizes Expansion of New York State-Chartered Bank


DFS Superintendent Vullo Directs Insurance Companies to Submit Disaster Response and Recovery Plans


DFS Authorizes Coinbase, Inc. to Provide Additional Virtual Currency Products and Services

03/15/2017 DFS Encourages Insurance Companies to Offer Disaster Preparedness Courses to Consumers Seeking Homeowners and Renters Policy Discounts

DFS Announces Lincoln Financial Group Has Paid $50.7 Million to Beneficiaries of New York Policyholders for Lost Insurance Claims


DFS Fines Oxford Health $1 Million for New York Insurance Law Violations

02/28/2017 Governor Cuomo Announces Action To Expand Cutting-Edge Breast Cancer Screening Options For Women

DFS Announces Comprehensive Investigation into Insurer Contraceptive Coverage Compliance Following Undercover Sting


Governor Cuomo Announces First-In-The-Nation Cybersecurity Regulation Protecting Consumers and Financial Institutions from Cyber-Attacks to Take Effect March 1


DFS Superintendent Vullo Announces 17th Century Painting Lost During Nazi Persecution Restored to Rightful Heirs


DFS Fines Deutsche Bank $425 Million for Russian Mirror-Trading Scheme


Governor Cuomo Announces Action to Protect Low- and Middle-Income Consumers from Unfair Denials of Life Insurance Claims


DFS Authorizes CFCU Community Credit Union to Expand Field of Membership in Three Upstate Counties


Governor Cuomo Announces Decisive Actions to Secure Access to Reproductive Health Services in New York


DFS Grants Virtual Currency License to Coinbase, Inc.


DFS Superintendent Vullo Submits Comment Letter To OCC in Opposition of Proposed Special Purpose National Bank Charter for “Fintech” Companies


Governor Cuomo Announces the 6th Proposal of The 2017 State of the State: Banning Bad Actors From the Financial Services Industry for Egregious Conduct


Governor Cuomo Announces 5th Proposal of 2017 State of the State: Comprehensive Plan to Protect Seniors From Financial Exploitation and Foreclosure


New York’s Landmark Anti-Terrorism Transaction Monitoring and Filtering Program Regulation Takes Effect


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