STATE OF NEW YORK
25 BEAVER STREET
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10004
|George E. Pataki
Gregory V. Serio
|Circular Letter No. 18 (2003)
December 4, 2003
|TO:||All Motor Vehicle Automobile Self-Insurers, and Insurers Licensed to Write Motor Vehicle Automobile Insurance in New York State|
|RE:||Withdrawal of 16 Outdated Circular Letters|
REFERENCE: Article 51 of the Insurance Law
By Circular Letter No. 1 (2001), the Insurance Department set forth its conclusions concerning its review of the Circular Letters issued by the Department since 1924 and attached a listing of approximately 400 Withdrawn Circular Letters. The Department noted that the list of Withdrawn Circular Letters constituted the Departments conclusion that the listed Circular Letters should be withdrawn because they " have either become outdated as a result of the passage of time, or are unnecessary or irrelevant to current operations, or are no longer valid because of changes in statute or in policy at the Department." We also noted that the Departments review of Circular Letters was continuing and that additional Circular Letters may be withdrawn as their content is updated, included in Department regulations, or otherwise clarified.
The purpose of the present Circular Letter, therefore, is to announce the Departments conclusion that, utilizing the aforesaid criteria, it is hereby withdrawing the following Circular Letters that provide advices related to "No-Fault" insurance law:
Circular Letter No. 7 (1975), entitled "Responsibility of No-Fault insurers to
hospitals and physicians holding assignments pursuant to 11 NYCRR 65.6(h)."
Circular Letter No. 5 (1978), entitled "Implementation of Chapter 892 of the Laws
of 1977 Automobile Insurance Reform Law."
Circular Letter No. 16 (1981), Supplement No. 1 to Circular Letter No. 16 (1981),
Supplement No. 2 to Circular Letter No. 16 (1981), Supplement No. 3 to Circular Letter No.
16 (1981), and Supplement No. 4 to Circular Letter No. 16 (1981), entitled "Reduction
in No-Fault loss of earnings benefits for qualified wage continuation plans."
Circular Letter No. 12 (1982), entitled "Taxability of New York State Disability
Benefits and the effect on the payment of No-Fault."
Circular Letter No. 13 (1982), entitled "Release of medical reports obtained in
accordance with the provisions of a No-Fault Endorsement."
Circular Letter No. 9 (1996), entitled "Revision of the NYS Workers
Compensation Board Schedule of Medical Fees"
Circular Letter No. 5 (1998), entitled "Revision of the No-Fault Denial of
Claim Form NYS Form N-F10."
Circular Letter No. 1 (2000), entitled "Revision of Insurance Department
Regulation 68" and Circular Letter No. 20 (2000), Circular Letter No. 24 (2000),
Circular Letter No. 24 (2001), and Circular Letter No. 25 (2001), entitled "Insurance
Department Regulation 68 Lawsuit."
If you have any comments or questions regarding the contents of this circular letter please contact:
Christopher Maloney, Associate Insurance Examiner
Very truly yours,