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Insurance News Releases: 2004

The table below shows Insurance Department news releases issued during 2004.

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

Release Date Subject
12/30/2004

Governor Pataki Announces New Insurance Superintendent
Serio to Depart Next Month; Governor to Nominate Mills as Successor

12/30/2004

Governor Pataki: Enrollment in Healthy NY Program at Record High

12/29/2004

Superintendent Serio Issues Auto Insurer Complaint Ranking

12/28/2004

Progressive Northeastern Reduces its Auto Insurance Rates for Second Straight Year

12/28/2004

Insurance Department to Hold Jan 7, 2005 Public Hearing on Proposed Workers’ Compensation Rate Increase

12/22/2004

MetLife Agrees to Auto Insurance Rate Reductions

12/14/2004

Insurance Department Will Approve 6 Percent Auto Rate Reduction For GEICO Customers

12/10/2004

Insurance Department's Universal Life Resources, Inc. Hearing Adjourned to January 31, 2005

12/09/2004

Long Island Firefighters Move To Protect Homeowners' Insurance Policies That Were Incorrectly Non-Renewed

11/23/2004

Superintendent Serio Calls For Auto Rate Reassessment As Fraud-Fighting Successes Reduce Insurers' Losses

11/19/2004

Insurance Department's Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. Hearing Adjourned To January 18, 2005

11/18/2004

Spitzer And Serio Announce Settlement With Nation's Largest Disability Insurer

11/12/2004

New York State Insurance Department Issues Citations To Universal Life Resources, Inc., Three Affiliates, And An Executive As Part Of Ongoing Joint Investigation With New York State's Attorney General Into Fee Arrangements

11/04/2004

Governor Announces $2.3 Million in Humanitarian Awards Made for Holocaust-Era Insurance Claims

10/22/2004

New York State Insurance Department Issues Citations To Marsh & McLennan Cos., Inc. And Marsh, Inc. As Part Of Joint Investigation With New York State Attorney General's Office

10/14/2004

Superintendent Serio's Remarks at Press Conference Announcing Lawsuit Against Marsh & McLennan, Cos.

09/23/2004

Governor Announces New 2004 Guide To Health Insurers Available

09/23/2004

Governor Signs Law Assisting Entertainers With Health Benefits

09/17/2004

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

08/27/2004

Governor: Healthy NY Reaches Milestone With 100,000 Enrolled
New Marketing Campaign to Promote Health Coverage for the Working Uninsured

08/13/2004

Serio: Court Decision Prevents Pawtucket From Cancelling New York Homeowners Policies

08/09/2004

Department's Consumer Outreach Continues At Summer Fairs
Representatives Bring Insurance Services to Consumers at Erie and State Fairs

08/03/2004

Insurance Department And NYC Office Of Emergency Management Create PartnershipFor Emergency Response

07/15/2004

Superintendent Serio Rejects 29.3 Percent Workers’ CompIncrease

Opinion and Decision (PDF Format)

07/08/2004

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

07/08/2004

Governor: $2 Million for Health Insurance for Child Care Workers
Healthy NY Program Will Provide Coverage, Reduce Staff Turnover in Child Care Programs

07/07/2004

Governor Pataki Announces Reduction In Auto Insurance Rates
Success of Anti-Fraud Measures Reaffirms the Need for Even Tougher Measures

07/01/2004

Superintendent Serio Announces Continued Stabilization Of Medical Malpractice Rates For New York's Physicians

06/30/2004

Insurance Department Announces 2004 Fire Tax Distribution

06/30/2004

Department Announces Settlement With New York Life Insurance Company On Race-Based Underwriting Practices

06/29/2004

NYPIUA Accepting Applications For New Insurance And Issuing Renewals For Existing Policies

06/18/2004

Statement From Governor George E. Pataki

06/18/2004

New York Insurance Department To Hold Public Hearings On Proposed Workers' Compensation Rate Increase

05/10/2004

Department Unveils New Senior Citizen Insurance Resource Center
Site Launched As We Celebrate Older Americans Month

05/10/2004

National "Cover The Uninsured Week" A Great Time For New Yorkers To Get Health Coverage Through Healthy NY

04/26/2004

Department And Brooklyn Chamber Of Commerce Announce The Availability Of A New Affordable Health Insurance For Small Businesses In Northern Brooklyn

04/26/2004

Department Levies Over $212,000 In Prompt Pay Violations
21 Health Insurers and HMOs Fined for Failing To Process Claims On Time

04/22/2004

Superintendent Of Insurance Visits Rochester To Highlight Healthy NY And Encourage Enrollment By Working Uninsureds

04/21/2004

Superintendent Of Insurance Visits Rochester On April 22nd To Highlight Healthy NY
Statewide Tour to Promote New Healthy NY - Next StopRochester

04/20/2004

Insurance Department and New York Property Insurance Underwriting Association Announce Availability of  $100,000 in Grants to HelpQualified Homeowners Improve Home Safety

04/13/2004

Health Net To Refund $4.99 Million To Policyholders And Re-Evaluate Some Healthcare Claims
Also Paid $500,000 Fine And Instituted Remedial Actions Under Separate Department Action

04/07/2004

Lieutenant Governor And Superintendent Of Insurance Visit Corning On April 8th To Highlight Healthy NY
Statewide Tour to Promote New Healthy NY - Next StopCorning

04/06/2004

Statement by New York State Insurance Superintendent Gregory V. Serio on Today's Court of Appeals Ruling in the Matter of Excellus Health Plan

04/02/2004

Comptroller’s Office Withdraws Subpoenas Issued to the New York State Liquidation Bureau

03/30/2004

$16 Million Paid To Holocaust-Era Insurance Claimants

03/26/2004

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

03/11/2004

Governor: New Web Site Is One-StopInformation Center For Caregivers
Website & Hotline Offer Important Health Insurance Information to Patients and Caregivers

03/10/2004

New York City Hosts 2004 Spring National Meeting of National Association of Insurance Commissioners March 13-16th
State Regulators Gather For Quarterly Meeting on Insurance Issues

02/09/2004

Department Announces Availability Of Life Insurance Exams In Spanish

en Español: Anuncios Disponibles Del Departmento, Para Examenes De Seguros De Vida En Español

01/29/2004

Department Levies Over $415,000 In Prompt Pay Violations
Prompt Pay Violations Decrease By Over 30% Since 1998 Seen As Good News For Consumers

01/23/2004

Serio: Department Has Record Year Fighting Insurance Fraud
Annual Fraud Report Details Record-Breaking Year as New Yorkers Are Urged to ‘Get Smart About Insurance Fraud’ to Best Protect Themselves From Falling Victim

01/22/2004

Department: New Yorkers Should Evaluate Their Life Insurance Coverage Needs During 'Get Smart About Insurance Week'
Good Time to Do Annual Life Insurance Check-Up

01/21/2004

NYS Insurance And Fire Communities Promote Safety And Preparation During Winter Season To Avoid Fires And Damage To Your Home Or Business
Get Smart About Insurance Week Good Time For Consumers to Review Their Fire Prevention Plans and Insurance Coverages

01/21/2004

New York State Encourages Consumers to 'Get Smart About Homeowners Insurance'
Superintendent in Syracuse Today to Encourage New Yorkers to Review Their Policies

01/20/2004

Get Smart About Insurance Week Media Advisory
New York State Insurance And Fire Officials Hold Press Conference To Advise New Yorkers Of Steps To Take During Cold Winter Season To Prevent Fires And Emergencies In Your Home As Well As What Insurance Coverages Are Available For Such Emergencies

01/20/2004

Department Announces Insurance Resources For Seriously Ill New Yorkers And Their Caregivers
New Web Site and Dedicated Hotline Will Provide Insurance Checklists and Resources

01/16/2004

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

01/13/2004

Department: Healthy NY More Affordable And Accessible
Independent Study Reports on NY’s Success In Helping the Working Uninsured

01/12/2004

Serio Announces Latest Department Appointments In Health And Public Affairs Bureaus

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