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Insurance News Releases: 1999

The table below shows NYS Insurance Department news releases issued during 1999.

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

Release Date Subject
12/24/1999

Department Fines Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield $1.25 Million for Blue Choice HMO Group Contract Violations

12/16/1999

Media Advisory - Levin Reports That International Holocaust Commission Has Set Launch Date for Worldwide Claims Process

12/16/1999

Department Releases Auto Insurer Ranking of Consumer Complaints

12/10/1999

Media Advisory - Levin Offers Help to Upstate Seniors Affected by Medicare HMO Changes

12/09/1999

Levin Announces Department's Efforts to Enhance Business Interruption Insurance

12/09/1999

Levin Appoints Anne Laurent as Chief Risk Management Specialist

12/07/1999

Levin Requires Corrective Measures By MVP Health Plan For Violations Of Department Policy

12/03/1999

Superintendent Directs Life Insurers to Disclose Information to Assess Liquidity Needs

11/26/1999

Department To Hold Public Hearing On Univera Healthcare's - CNY Proposed Rate Increases

11/23/1999

Department To Hold Public Hearing On Independent Health Association's - Hudson Valley Division Proposed Rate Increases

11/22/1999

Department To Hold Public Hearing On Capital District Physicians' Health Plan's Proposed Rate Increases

11/19/1999

Levin Announces That All Insurers Are In Compliance With States's Y2K Disclosure Requirements

11/18/1999

Department To Hold Two Public Hearings On Empire Blue Cross And Blue Shield Healthnet's Proposed Rate Increase

11/17/1999

Levin Announces Availability Of State's Premier Consumer Guide To Health Insurance

11/17/1999

Department To Hold Public Hearing On North American Healthcare's Proposed Rate Increase

11/17/1999

Department To Hold Public Hearing On Univera Healthcare - WNY's Proposed Rate Increase

11/09/1999

New York Insurance Department to Hold Public Hearing on HealthNow's Proposed Rate Increase

11/05/1999

New York State Insurance Department to Hold Three Public Hearings on MVP Health Plan's Proposed Increases

11/05/1999

New York Insurance Department to Hold Public Hearing on Hum Healthcare's Proposed Rate Increase

11/04/1999

Levin Announces E-Commerce Guidelines

10/14/1999

Department Unveils New Homeowners Resource Center for Consumers

10/04/1999

Levin Appoints Michael Moriarty as Director of Financial Solvency Strategy

10/04/1999

New York State Insurance Department to Hold Public Hearing on Preferred Care Proposed Rate Increase

09/30/1999

Media Advisory: Department to Participate in Disaster Assistance Efforts in Rockland and Westchester Counties

09/29/1999

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

09/23/1999

International Holocaust Commission Meeting Concludes

09/23/1999

Media Advisory: Levin Reports That Two Insurers Are Offering Payments to Holocaust Survivors and Their Heirs

09/21/1999

Insurance Department Activates Response Plan to Hurricane Floyd

09/21/1999

Vytra Agrees to Pay $5,000 for Prompt Pay Violations

09/09/1999

Levin Names Rampe Deputy Superintendent and General Counsel

09/07/1999

Department Fines Prudential Insurance Company of America $1.5 Million for Market Conduct Violations

08/10/1999

Statement by Superintendent Neil D. Levin Regarding Holocaust Commission Decisions

08/03/1999

Department Orders Vytra to Reinstate Subscribers: Policyholders are Protected; Vytra Must Pay Outstanding Claims

08/02/1999

Department to Hold Public Hearings on Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield's Restructuring Plan

07/29/1999

Department to Hold First Ever Derivative Seminar for Insurers

07/21/1999

Department Fines Insurers for Violating Prompt Payment Law

07/20/1999

New York State Insurance Department Fines Eight Auto Insurers

07/16/1999

Department Announces that Workers' Compensation Rates Will Remain Unchanged - Rejects Rating Board's Request for a Rate Hike

07/15/1999

Governor Submits Mutual Holding Company Legislation - Designed to Save Jobs, Strengthen Consumer Protections

07/07/1999

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

07/07/1999

Superintendent Levin Advises Consumers To Call Department Hotline For Storm-Related Assistance

06/30/1999

New York State Insurance Department Takes Action Against 44 Insurers for Not Disclosing Y2K Information

06/25/1999

Levin Lauds Progress in Claims Resolution Process for New York's Holocaust Survivors and Their Heirs

06/22/1999

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

06/17/1999

New York Insurance Department to Hold Public Hearing on Finger Lakes HMO Proposed Rate Hearing

06/14/1999

Levin Announces Resignation of Deputy Superintendent Jennifer Cooperman

06/10/1999

Insurance Department Announces External Review Hotline for Consumers

06/02/1999

New York Insurance Department to Hold Public Hearing on HealthNow's Proposed Rate Hearing

05/27/1999

Media Advisory - Consumer Insurance Tips for an Enjoyable Summer Vacation

05/26/1999

New York State Insurance Department to HMOs and Health Insurers: Implement Better Claims Paying Procedures

05/21/1999

Levin Announces Resignation of General Counsel Bonnie Steingart

05/19/1999

New York State Insurance Department Fines 13 Insurers $229,975

05/17/1999

New York State Insurance Department Celebrates Older Americans Month

05/14/1999

New York State Insurance Department Announces Wellcare of New York Transaction to Move Forward

05/06/1999

Governor Announces Financial Modernization Bill

05/06/1999

New York State Insurance Department Launches New Frauds Bureau Resource Center on its Website

05/04/1999

Levin Cites More than 250 Insurers for Failing to Comply with State's Y2K Disclosure Requirements

04/30/1999

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

04/26/1999

Media Advisory - Spring Consumer Tips

04/19/1999

New York State Insurance Department Publishes 1999 HMO Consumer's Guide

04/15/1999

Governor Introduces Bill to Deregulate Commercial Insurance

04/14/1999

New York State Insurance Department Embraces New Technology to Best Serve Consumers

04/13/1999

State Paves the Way for New Appeal Process for Health Care Consumers; Begins Certification Process for State's External Review Agents

04/12/1999

HIP NY - Media Advisory

04/07/1999

Department Fines Insurers for Violating Prompt Pay Law - 14 Insurers To Pay $115,800; More Than Half Are Second Time Offenders

04/01/1999

Levin Announces New Law to Improve Consumer Access to Legal Services Coverage

03/17/1999

New York State Insurance Department Imposes More Than $390,000 in Fines Against 11 Insurers

03/12/1999

New York State Insurance Department Cited for Strong Leadership in Providing Y2K Readiness Guidance to Industry

03/01/1999

New York State Insurance Department Hires First Capital Markets Specialist

02/08/1999

New York Insurance Department Requires Insurers to Fully Disclose Y2K Readiness Information

02/08/1999

Report Studies Need for New York Catastrophe Fund for Homeowners Insurance

02/02/1999

Insurance Department Requires Continental Casualty Company to Refund More Than $200,000 to Its Policyholders

02/02/1999

New York State Insurance Department Fines Two Life Insurers a Total of $500,000

01/29/1999

Governor Moves to Protect Residents in Indian Land Claim Areas

01/29/1999

New York State Insurance Department Makes Decisions on HMO Rate Applications

01/28/1999

New York Insurance Department Fines Country-Wide Insurance Company $425,875 for Auto Insurance Violations

01/21/1999

New York Insurance Department to Hold Two Public Hearings on Physician Health Services of NY Proposed Rate Increases

01/21/1999

Department Releases Annual Frauds Report - Shows that Fraud Arrests Have Tripled Since 1994

01/11/1999

Department Levies Fines Against 12 Health Insurers and HMOs For Violating Prompt Pay Law

01/08/1999

New York Insurance Department to Hold Public Hearing on Kaiser Foundation Health Plan's Proposed Rate Increase

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