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Insurance News Releases: 2003

The table below shows Insurance Department news releases issued during 2003.

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

Release Date Subject
12/30/2003

Department Licenses State's First Group Captive for Fourteen of New York’s Major Financial Institutions

12/29/2003

Serio Names David Ahl as the Newest Member of the Department's Captive Group

12/11/2003

Superintendent Of Insurance Visits Plattsburgh To Promote An Important Health Insurance Option For Working New Yorkers
Serio Encourages Area Businesses & Working Individuals to Consider Healthy NY

11/26/2003

Empire Healthchoice Assurance Reimbursing Over $23 Million To Medicare Supplement Policyholders
Credits And Refunds Determined After Review of Loss Experience

11/14/2003

Department Unveils 2003 Interactive Health Insurance Web Site
Important Information About HMOs At Your Fingertips

11/12/2003

Insurance Department Announces A 5% Overall Auto Insurance Rate Reduction By State Farm Mutual Insurance Company
Good News For NY Drivers Comes As Department Reinforces Fraud Fighting Effort With Opening of a Brooklyn Fraud Office

11/03/2003

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

10/28/2003

Department To Hold Series Of Public Hearings On Insurance Coverage For Commercial Liability Markets
Statewide Hearings to Consider Mandating Coverage in the Liability Insurance Marketplace

10/22/2003

Lt. Governor, Superintendent Of Insurance Attend Showcase Of Champions, Highlight Healthy NY
Visit Promotes Healthy NY Enrollment By More Area Businesses

10/21/2003

Statement By New York State Insurance Superintendent Gregory V. Serio On Today's Regulation 68 Ruling

10/21/2003

Department Announces Licensing Of Captive Insurance Company For Omnicom Group Inc.

10/10/2003

Department Review Of New Hampshire Insurance Company's Terrorism Coverage On Brownstone Properties Results In Enhanced Consumer Protections
Initial Department Inquiry Elicits Further Agreement To Protect Policyholders

10/07/2003

Lt. Governor, Superintendent Of Insurance Kick-Off Healthy NY Campaign With Albany Business Owner
Campaign Highlights Ease of Enrollment in New, Improved Healthy NY

10/03/2003

Department Unveils New Healthy NY Marketing Campaign
Campaign to Encourage Employers and Working Families to Take Advantage of This High Quality, Affordable Health Insurance Option

09/26/2003

Governor: Consumer Guide To Health Insurers Available
Fifth Annual Guide Helps Consumers, Ensures Access to Quality Health Care

09/17/2003

Department Advises Consumers To Prepare For The Storm Season

09/10/2003

State Insurance And Health Departments Announce: Thousands Of New Yorkers Using External Review Law And Winning Access To Necessary Care
2003 External Review Report Details Consumer Gains With Important Law

09/04/2003

Deadline to File Holocaust Insurance Claims Extended to December 2003

09/04/2003

Department Announces Agreement with Excess Lines Insurance Community to Offer Guidance on Terrorism Insurance

08/29/2003

On-Line Terminations of Licensees Now Activated

08/28/2003

New York Insurance Department Approves Average Workers’ Compensation Rate of +1.7% After Rejecting +11.3% Initial Filing

08/28/2003

Department Announces Licensing of Captive Insurance Company for Viacom Inc.

08/20/2003

Department Specialists Answer Consumer Insurance Questions At New York State Fair
Department Representatives ping Insurance Services to Consumers

08/19/2003

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

08/15/2003

Department Available to Answer Insurance Claim Questions and Complaints in the Wake of Northeast Blackout

08/11/2003

NAIC Working Group Responds To US Securities And Exchange Commission Release On The Use Of Rating Agencies And Credit Ratings
Response Emphasizes Need for Greater Transparency and Disclosure

08/05/2003

Department To Unveil New ‘Consumer Friendly Booth’ at 2003 Erie County Fair
Meet with Department Insurance Experts to Get the Latest Information on Important Insurance Coverages

07/22/2003

Department Available To Answer Insurance Claim Questions And Complaints In The Wake Of Storms That Hit The Northeast Region Of The State

07/15/2003

Department Rejects Filing To Boost Workers' Comp Rates

06/27/2003

NYPIUA Begins Accepting Applications for Insurance and Issuing Renewals

06/27/2003

New York Insurance Department to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Workers' Compensation Rate Increase

06/25/2003

Governor, U.S. Treasury Unveil New Health Insurance Initiative
Will Provide NY’s Displaced Workers Access To Quality Health Insurance Coverage

06/24/2003

Department’s Licensing Capability Nears Milestone: Licensee Appointments Via Internet Approaching 300,000

06/23/2003

New York Insurance Department to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Workers' Compensation Rate Increase

06/22/2003

NAIC Honors New York WTC Hero Keith Roma and 200 Years of the Fire Patrol at its National Meeting

06/18/2003

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

06/09/2003

Department Amends Continuing Education Program To Allow For Completion Of Requirements Via The Internet
Eases Access to Credit Program for All New York State Producers

06/04/2003

Governor Introduces "Civil Authority"Insurance Legislation
Would Enhance Insurance Protections for Businesses In Times Of Emergencies

06/02/2003

Governor Announces More Affordable Healthy NY Rates
New Program Changes Result in Premium Rate Reductions, Expanded Choice and Increased Eligibility; More Accessible for New York’s Recent College Graduates

06/02/2003

New York Holocaust Survivors To Receive $1.1 Million In Homecare Assistance From The International Commission On Holocaust-Era Insurance Claims
Funds to Care for Elderly Holocaust Survivors

05/06/2003

Department Moves Towards Full Electronic Rate And Form Filing For Property/Casualty Insurers
Streamlined Process Provides Expeditious Review by Department, Cost Savings for Insurers

05/06/2003

Departments of Insurance and State Recognize Arson Awareness Week and Encourage Consumers to Join in the Fight Against Arson

04/30/2003

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

04/09/2003

Department Available To Answer Insurance Claim Questions And Complaints In The Wake Of Recent Ice Storms

03/28/2003

Department Issues Additional Guidance Regarding New York's Military Personnel
Continues to Follow Through on Governor’s Directive Under the "Patriot Plan" by Exempting Department Licensees Serving in Active Duty from Continuing Ed. Req’ts

03/25/2003

Governor Announces Enhancements To The Healthy NY Program
Changes To Create More Affordable Rates, Expanded Choice, and Increased Eligibility

03/21/2003

Governor Pataki, Mayor Bloomberg Unveil New Captive Insurance Legislation To Help NYC, State's Business Community
Bill Allows for Sponsored Captives for New York's Businesses and the Creation of NYC Captive for WTC Response Providing Important Coverages

03/21/2003

New Amendments Ensure New York's Businesses Choice In Insurance Coverage
Department Adopts Changes to Existing Regulations to Allow for Changes in Terrorism Coverage Without Penalty

03/20/2003

Deadline To File Holocaust Insurance Claims Extended To September 2003

03/19/2003

Department Representatives Available To Discuss Insurance Coverage Options For Retirees And Active Employees of Bethlehem Steel

03/13/2003

Governor Pataki Lauds Members Of 107th Air Refueling Wing, Touts Protections For New York's Military Personnel
Insurance Department Follows Through on Governor's Directive Under the "Patriot Plan"

02/14/2003

Department and ISO Finalize Terrorism Insurance Loss Costs

01/23/2003

Department Announces Licensing of Town Sports Captive
1997 Captive Law Encourages Corporations to Form Self-Insurance Entities

01/17/2003

Department Informs Insurers And Consumers Of National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization:
Homeowners, Prospective Homebuyers And Business Owners Now Have the Certainty They Need

01/17/2003

New Yorkers Urged To Double Check Their Coverage During "Get Smart About Insurance Week"

01/16/2003

Serio Names Bardong Director And Dimuro And Stewart Deputy Directors Of Department's Frauds Bureau

01/16/2003

Department Rolls Out New Captive Promotion Initiative
New Group Formed and Web site Launched to Fast-track Captive Formation; Businesses to Gain More Personal Customer Service and Flexible Insurance Options

01/15/2003

Serio Names O'Connor Special Deputy Superintendent And Harris First Assistant Special Deputy Superintendent And General Counsel Of State's Liquidation Bureau

01/08/2003

Governor Announces Snowmobile Coverage To Be Offered By Northfield

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