New York State
Insurance Department


ISSUED: 8/8/2002

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DEPARTMENT SPECIALISTS ANSWER CONSUMER INSURANCE QUESTIONS AT COUNTY AND STATE FAIRS
Department Representatives Bring Insurance Services to Consumers

          Superintendent of Insurance Gregory V. Serio today announced that Department specialists from the Consumer Services and Frauds Bureau will be staffing an information booth at the Erie County Fair and the New York State Fair.

          The Erie County Fair opens today, August 8th and runs through Sunday, August 18th. Representatives from the Insurance Department will be hosting a booth from 9:30 am to 10:30 pm located in the Agricultural Center Building.

          The New York State Fair begins on Thursday, August 22nd and runs through Labor Day, Monday September 2nd. The Insurance Department booth will be hosted at the Center of Progress Building from 9:30 am to 10:00 pm.

          The Department’s specialists will be in attendance to provide the public with an opportunity to ask questions concerning health, life, automobile, and homeowners insurance, obtain publications and brochures, and submit consumer complaints. This year the Insurance Department representatives had additional training to offer detailed information about Healthy NY, an important health insurance product for the working uninsured.

          In addition, investigators from the Department’s Frauds Bureau will also be on hand to educate the public on the latest our efforts to fight insurance fraud and the booth will be equipped with computers for consumers to access and browse the Department’s Web site.


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