STATE OF NEW YORK
25 BEAVER STREET
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10004
|Circular Letter No. 32 (2000)
December 11, 2000
|RE:||Change in Qualifications for Employment in Insurer Special Investigations Units|
Chapter 509 of the Laws of 2000, signed by Governor Pataki on October 4, 2000, modifies the requirements for employment as an investigator in an insurance company Special Investigations Unit. In order to qualify for investigator status under the new law, individuals must meet one of the following criteria:
Special Investigations Units may also employ authorized medical professionals to evaluate medical-related claims. Current employees of Special Investigations Units who began such employment on or before September 10, 1996 are grandfathered under the bill.
The Insurance Department has initiated the promulgation of the Third Amendment to Regulation 95 in order to bring the Regulation into conformity with the provisions of Chapter 509 of the Laws of 2000. However, the law became effective on October 4, 2000. Therefore, all individuals acting as investigators in insurer Special Investigations Units on or after that date will be evaluated based on the new criteria.
Very truly yours,