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Learn more about insurance, banking, financial services, and protecting yourself from fraud and foreclosure.

Applications & Licensing

Learn more about licensing, applications and electronic submissions via our portal.

Who We Supervise

Learn more about the institutions we supervise or search for a particular entity, branch or location.

Welcome to the Department of Financial Services

The New York State Department of Financial Services aims to modernize regulatory oversight of the financial services industry. Learn More...

Lost Policy Finder

A tool for locating lost life insurance policies on a deceased immediate family member. (See Press Conference Video)

Force-Placed Insurance

Recent Developments

Department Highlights

Foreclosure Relief Unit

The Foreclosure Relief Unit assists homeowners at risk of foreclosure. The Mobile Command Center visits communities impacted by foreclosure.

Healthy New York

Healthy NY assists small business owners in providing employees and their families with health insurance.

Prior Approval Law

The Prior Approval law gives the Department the authority to review and approve health insurance premium rate increases before any changes take effect.

Flood Insurance Information for Consumers

Learn more about flood insurance, how flood damages are treated by insurance policies, and what to do if your property is damaged due to flood.


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New York State Department of Financial Services


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