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Insurance News Releases: 2002

The table below shows Insurance Department news releases issued during 2002.

The first column contains the Release Date and second column contains the Subject.

Release Date Subject
12/27/2002

Department Issues Guidance on Federal Terrorism
- Circular Letter Aimed at Providing Guidelines to Ensure Stability and Availability in New York Insurance Markets

12/19/2002

Department Leading Nation In Agent Licensing Automation; New Licensing Functions Providing Customer Service At Its Best

11/25/2002

New York State Insurance Department Takes Disciplinary Actions Against Companies, Agents, Brokers & Adjusters

11/06/2002

NY Automobile Insurance Plan To Hold Downstate Forum To Identify Markets for Auto Insurance and Deter Insurance Fraud

10/22/2002

Department Lauded For National And State Accomplishments
- Latest Department Award Prompts Review Of Notable Year

10/17/2002

Department Receives Best Practices Award From Technology Managers Forum
- Insurance Department Honored for Business to Business E-Commerce Applications

10/10/2002

New Interactive Consumer Health Insurance Web Site
- Easily Accessible Assistance in Choosing & Comparing HMOs

10/08/2002

Department Approves Empire's Conversion Plan

10/07/2002

Insurance Roundtable To Be Held In Rochester
- Discussion On Health Insurance Marketplace in Rochester Open To The Public

10/03/2002

New Pilot Program To Reduce Electrical Fires
- Electrical Repair Grant Program Will Reduce Potential of Fires in Older Homes

09/25/2002

New York State Insurance Department Takes Disciplinary Actions Against Companies, Agents, Brokers & Adjusters

09/20/2002

Governor Signs Sole Proprietor Health Insurance Bill Into Law

09/18/2002

Department Awarded 'Best of the Web' by Rockefeller Institute of Government

09/18/2002

Department Offers Tips To Homeowners To Prepare For Upcoming Hurricane Season

09/16/2002

Deadline To File Holocaust Insurance Claims Extended To March 2003

08/29/2002

Statement by New York State Insurance Superintendent Gregory V. Serio on MetLife's Regulatory and Class Action Settlements

08/22/2002

Governor And Insurance Superintendent Announce Meeting With Jewish Community Leaders In Response To Insurance Concerns

08/15/2002

Department Provides Aid To Consumers Affected By Capital Region Storms

08/08/2002

Consumer Guide Available to Help With Health Insurance Decisions

08/08/2002

Department Specialists Answer Consumer Insurance Questions at County and State Fairs

08/05/2002

Media Advisory: Department Hosts Health Care Roundtable In Rochester Area

07/29/2002

Department Provides Aid To Consumers Affected By Weekend Thunderstorms In Finger Lakes

07/24/2002

35,000 Brokers Offered Licensing Renewal Via The Internet

07/11/2002

New York Insurance Department Announces Workers' Compensation Rates; Average Rate Level To Remain Unchanged

07/09/2002

Department To Hold Public Hearings On Empire Blue Cross And Blue Shield's Plan Of Conversion

06/25/2002

New York State Insurance Department Takes Disciplinary Actions Against Companies, Agents, Brokers and Adjusters

06/25/2002

On-Line Multi-State Processing For Licensees Expanded

06/20/2002

Governor, Majority Leader, Speaker: Agreement On Legislation Making Health Insurance More Affordable For Smallest Businesses

06/20/2002

Governor Hails Decision Upholding State's Consumer Rights

06/18/2002

Department Announces Licensing Of Moody's Corp Captive

06/17/2002

Department Announces Completion Of Licensing Modernization Initiative

06/13/2002

Aetna US Healthcare To Re-Evaluate Some Healthcare Claims

06/13/2002

United Healthcare To Re-Evaluate Some Healthcare Claims

06/10/2002

Consumer Assistance Available For Those Affected By Earthquake Upstate

06/03/2002

Department Representatives Available In Clinton And Essex County

05/31/2002

Department Offers Assistance To Consumers Affected By Heavy Rain Upstate

05/20/2002

Department Recognizes Hurricane Awareness Week And Advises New Yorkers To Prepare For The Upcoming Hurricane Season

05/09/2002

Department's Frauds Bureau Awarded 2002 Anthony M. Kane Achievement Award

05/01/2002

Department Lauds Passage Of Runners Bill In The Senate And Pushes For Continued Auto Insurance Reform

05/01/2002

Department Offers Spring Consumer Tips

04/26/2002

Serio Warns Consumers About Ariel Travel Auto Policies And Advises Drivers To Check For Bogus Insurance Cards And Invalid Insurance

04/23/2002

Department Launches New "Long Term Care Resource Center" On It's Web Site

04/22/2002

Department Provides Aid To Consumers Affected By Weekend Earthquake

04/19/2002

Department Levies Over $4 Million In Prompt Pay Violations

04/18/2002

Serio Appoints Joseph A. Demauro Deputy Superintendent

04/17/2002

Serio Names Molinaro Senior Deputy Superintendent

04/16/2002

Serio Names Pietroluongo First Deputy Of Insurance

04/16/2002

Department Approves Conversion Plan

04/09/2002

Neil D. Levin, Former Head of the Port Authority, Laid to Rest
- Private Funeral Services Held After Mr. Levin's Body Recovered at WTC Site

04/08/2002

Statement On Federal Insurance Fraud Bill

04/05/2002

Court Rules: Regulation 68 In Effect
- Unanimous Win For New York Drivers

04/03/2002

Advisory: Department Holds Consumer Insurance Forum In Buffalo April 11th
- Department Representatives Available to Discuss Western NY Insurance Issues

04/02/2002

Advisory: Public Insurance Forum To Be Held In Rochester
- Department to Hold Hearing to Assess the Insurance Marketplace

03/29/2002

Department Revamps New York State's Assigned Risk Plan And Slashes Requested Rate Hike

03/20/2002

New Legislation Facilitates Formation Of Insurance Captives, Promotes Economic Development And New Businesses

03/19/2002

New York State Insurance Department Takes Disciplinary Actions Against Companies, Agents, Brokers & Adjusters

03/19/2002

24 Hour A Day - Seven Days A Week Capability Being Utilized By Property/Casualty Agents To Renew Their Licenses

03/18/2002

Department Calls On Assembly To Act On Important Legislation To Extend Risk Based Capital Standards To P/C Insurers

03/08/2002

Media Advisory: Superintendent Serio And Department Specialists Bring State Insurance Department Operations To Southern Tier March 13-15

02/28/2002

Superintendent Testifies Before US House Of Representatives Committee On Financial Services

02/28/2002

Consumers Offered On-Line Survey to Share Insurance Marketplace Issues with the Department

02/21/2002

Serio Announces Guidelines On Insurers' Disclosure Of Consulting Work By Independent Certified Public Accountants
- Requires Insurers To Disclose Fees to Increase Awareness of Potential Conflict of Interest

02/20/2002

Media Advisory: Statement By Superintendent Of Insurance Gregory V. Serio On First Deputy Kevin M.Rampe's Appointment At Lower Manhattan Development Corporation

02/20/2002

Department Representatives Available To Discuss Insurance Coverage Questions At Public Forums

02/14/2002

Advisory: Public Forum To Be Held In Long Island, Manhattan And Albany
- Department to Hold Hearings to Assess the Insurance Marketplace

02/08/2002

Department Advises Consumers To Be Aware Of Insurance Fraud

02/07/2002

Department Announces On-Line License Renewal Capability Available To Property/Casualty Licenses

02/07/2002

Consumers Urged To Utilize Insurance Resources
- 'Consumer Protection Week’ Is A Good Time To Ensure Proper Coverage

02/06/2002

New York State Consumer Protection Board, Insurance Department Announce Information Series for Insurance Buyers

02/05/2002

Serio Highlights Departments 2001 Accomplishments
- Cites Achievements for Consumers, Employers, Insurers and Licensees

02/05/2002

Hearing Set For Manhattan Life Insurance Company Proposed Conversion

02/05/2002

Superintendent Advises Residents Of The Five Boroughs To Be Aware Of Available Auto Coverages

en Español: El Superintendente Aconseja a Residentes de las Cinco Ciudades Estar Enterados de Coberturas Auto Disponibles

02/04/2002

Department Reminds New Yorkers of their Health Insurance Rights
- 'Consumer Protection Week' Good Time to Familarize Yourself with the External Review Law

01/30/2002

Financial Experts Discuss Insurance Issues At Department Conference Capital Markets Conference Hosted by Department Focuses on Insurance Matters

01/30/2002

Announce Opening of Oneonta Frauds Office following Visit to New York Central Mutual Highlighting the Effect of Insurance Fraud on All New Yorkers

01/28/2002

Addendum: Deadline To File Holocaust Insurance Claims Extended

01/16/2002

Department Declares 2001 Another Record Year Fighting Insurance Fraud; Number of Arrests At All Time High

01/15/2002

Department Announces Availability Of Single Uniform Healthy NY Application

01/10/2002

Department Responds to Record Number of Insurance Fraud Reports

01/08/2002

Department Issues Reminder That February 15th Is The Deadline To File Holocaust Insurance Claims

01/02/2002

Department Responds To All Insurance Claim Questions And Complaints In The Wake Of Recent Snowstorms