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DateSubject
09/19/2017

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

09/18/2017

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

09/18/2017

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

09/07/2017

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

09/06/2017

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
08/22/2017

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

08/16/2017

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

08/15/2017

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

08/10/2017

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

08/02/2017

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

07/31/2017 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
07/19/2017

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

07/13/2017

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

07/06/2017

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

07/04/2017

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

06/29/2017

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

06/28/2017

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

06/27/2017

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

06/22/2017

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
05/24/2017

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

05/24/2017

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

05/22/2017 DFS Superintendent Vullo Reminds Banks of State Law Requirement to Obtain Prior Regulatory Approval of Acquisitions or Changes in Control of Banking Institutions
05/22/2017

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

05/19/2017

DFS Authorizes Expansion of Two New York State-Chartered Banks

05/16/2017

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

05/15/2017

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

05/15/2017

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

05/12/2017

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

05/11/2017

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

05/09/2017

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

05/01/2017

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

04/19/2017

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

04/17/2017

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

04/12/2017

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

04/11/2017

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

04/05/2017

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

04/04/2017

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

03/29/2017

DFS Authorizes Expansion of New York State-Chartered Bank

03/28/2017

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

03/22/2017

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

03/07/2017

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

03/01/2017

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

Superintendent's Statements

Date Subject
09/15/2017

DFS Alert - U.S. Government Bans Federal Agencies from Using Kaspersky Labs Software

09/08/2017

DFS Statement on HAB Bank

08/24/2017

Statement by DFS Superintendent Maria T. Vullo Regarding Careconnect’s Decision to Withdraw from the New York Health Insurance Market

08/15/2017

Statement by New York Superintendent of Financial Services Maria T. Vullo on Congressional Budget Office Report on the Impact of Non-Payment of Cost Share Reduction Funds Owed Under the Affordable Care Act

07/19/2017

Statement by Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo in Response to Comments Made Today by Acting OCC Comptroller Keith Noreika Regarding a National Bank Charter for Non-Bank Financial Services Companies

07/07/2017

Statement by Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo Regarding DFS's Order to Deauthorize AFP as Attorney-in-Fact for PRI

07/05/2017

Statement by Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo in Support of Proposed Federal Beneficial Ownership Legislation

06/28/2017

Statement by Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo on the Decision by the New York State Court of Appeals in Gevorkyan V. Judelson

06/13/2017

Statement by New York State Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo on the Approval of Gemini Trust to Open Representative Office in Washington State

06/08/2017

Statement by Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo on House Republicans’ Passage of Bill Dismantling the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

05/31/2017

Statement by Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo on the President’s Plan to Defund the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund

05/16/2017

Statement by Maria T. Vullo on Wannacry Ransomware Attack

05/12/2017

Statement by Superintendent Maria T. Vullo on the Department of Financial Services Lawsuit Challenging the OCC’s Unauthorized Decision to Grant “Special Purpose” National Bank Charters to Undefined “Fintech” Companies

04/26/2017

Statement by New York Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo Regarding the Lawsuit Filed by the CSBS Challenging the Authority of the Comptroller of the Currency to Create a Nonbank Special-Purpose National Bank Charter for “Fintech” Companies

03/15/2017

Statement by New York State Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo on the OCC’s Proposed Licensing Manual Supplement for Evaluating Charter Applications From Financial Technology Companies

02/08/2017

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Convictions in Syracuse Mortgage Fraud and Witness Tampering Cases (NYS Office of Attorney General site)

12/13/2016

A.G. Schneiderman, Doi Commissioner Peters And Dfs Superintendent Vullo Announce Indictments Of 13 Current And Former City Fire And Police Department Employees In Half Million Dollar Supplemental Insurance Fraud Scams (NYS Office of Attorney General site)

12/09/2016

Statement by DFS Superintendent Maria T. Vullo Regarding Comptroller DiNapoli's Response to Pension System Report

12/08/2016

Four Individuals Charged in No-Fault Insurance Scheme (PDF, external link)

12/07/2016

Ulster DA Announces Arrest for Insurance Fraud (external link)

12/02/2016

Statement by DFS Superintendent Maria T. Vullo Regarding the OCC Special Purpose National Bank Charters for Fintech Companies

12/02/2016

Doctor Charged in Manhattan Federal Court for Illegal Distribution Of Millions of Oxycodone Pills (PDF)

10/31/2016

DFS Has Been Awarded $1.2 Million Grant to Increase our Efforts to Enforce Mental Health Parity Laws and to Help Train Examiners (PDF)

10/27/2016

DFS Statement Regarding the Issuance of Stop Loss Coverage and Fully-Insured Group Insurance by Authorized Insurers to New York Small Group Employers

10/06/2016

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Recovery of Over $500K in Local Doctor’s Fraudulent Medicaid Billings (NYS Office of Attorney General site)

09/28/2016

Per Scholas Celebrates Expansion to Brooklyn (external link)

09/21/2016

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Arrests Of Husband And Wife Fugitives In Syracuse Mortgage Fraud Case

06/03/2016 North Korea Deemed “Primary Money Laundering Concern”

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