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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


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


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


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


Governor Cuomo Announces New Health Insurance Reforms to Combat Heroin and Opioid Abuse to Take Effect January 1


DFS Issues Updated Proposed Cybersecurity Regulation Protecting Consumers and Financial Institutions


DFS Authorizes Expansion of Two New York State-Chartered Banks


Governor Cuomo Announces First in the Nation Regulation to Prohibit Insurance Companies from Denying Coverage to Businesses Seeking to Hire Formerly Incarcerated New Yorkers


Governor Cuomo Announces Action Ordering Life Insurer to Pay Beneficiaries of 257 New York Policyholders


DFS Fines Intesa Sanpaolo $235 Million for Repeated Violations of Anti-Money Laundering Laws

12/09/2016 Statement by DFS Superintendent Maria T. Vullo Regarding Comptroller DiNapoli's Response to Pension System Report
12/08/2016 DFS Superintendent Vullo Takes Action to Curb Harmful Annuity Replacement Practices in the Life Insurance Industry

Governor Cuomo Announces New Actions to Assist Homeowners Facing Foreclosure and Hold Banks and Mortgage Servicers Accountable for Maintaining "Zombie Properties"


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


Oneonta Travel Agent Accused of Stealing $13,000 from Couple Who Planned Trip to Italy to Mark 50th Wedding Anniversary


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


Governor Cuomo Announces $28 Million Fine Levied Against PHH Mortgage Corporation for Shoddy Mortgage Origination and Servicing Practices


DFS Fines Agricultural Bank of China $215 Million for Violating Anti-Money Laundering Laws and Masking Potentially Suspicious Financial Transactions

11/03/2016 Governor Cuomo Announces New Regulation to Help New York Students Better Understand College Costs and Available Financial Aid
11/01/2016 Statement By DFS Superintendent Maria T. Vullo Regarding National Credit Union Administration Final Rule Concerning Membership of Federal Credit Unions

DFS Superintendent Vullo and Otsego County DA Muehl Announce Arrest of Two Men Accused of Stealing $25,000 from Otsego County Treasurer’s Office


Department of Financial Services Approves Innovative Life Insurance Plan Offering Incentives to Health-Conscious Consumers

10/20/2016 DFS Directs Pension Advance Firm to Cease its New York Operations, Forgive Consumer Debts and Pay $500,000 Fine
10/19/2016 Governor Cuomo Announces Action to Ensure Health Insurers Provide Coverage for Necessary Substance Abuse Treatment

Statement by DFS Superintendent Maria T. Vullo Regarding Pension System Report


DFS Report Finds New York State Comptroller-Managed Common Retirement Fund Continues to Pay Exorbitant Fees for Poor Hedge Fund Performance


Governor Cuomo Announces New Guidance Instructing Banks to Monitor Incentive Compensation Practices


Governor Cuomo Announces Proposed Regulation to Hold Banks and Mortgage Servicers Accountable for Maintaining "Zombie Properties"

09/21/2016 Governor Cuomo Announces Agreement With State Legislative Leaders to Make Emergency Grants Available to Small Businesses, Homeowners and Renters Impacted by Chelsea Explosion
09/21/2016 DFS Grants License to New Insurance Company Domiciled in New York

Governor Cuomo Announces Proposal of First-In-The-Nation Cybersecurity Regulation to Protect Consumers and Financial Institutions


DFS Issues Emergency Regulation to Address New York Factors Necessary to Remedy Adverse Impact of Federal Risk Adjustment Program on New York Health Insurers

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