New York State
Insurance Department


ISSUED: 9/18/2002

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DEPARTMENT AWARDED ‘BEST OF THE WEB’ BY ROCKEFELLER INSTITUTE OF GOVERNMENT
Insurance Department Honored For Outstanding Web Site

          Superintendent of Insurance Gregory V. Serio announced that the Insurance Department received The New York State Forum for Information Resource Management of the Rockefeller Institute of Government’s ‘Best of the Web’ Award in the state category as part of the Forum’s Annual Best Practice and Achievement awards.

          "We are honored to receive the Best of the Web Award bestowed by the Rockefeller Institute of Government. The Award acknowledges the Department’s Web site as an outstanding information management resource," said Insurance Superintendent Gregory V. Serio. "The Department gladly accepts this great honor on behalf of 1,500 Insurance Department employees and I would specifically like to congratulate Salvatore Castiglione, Assistant Deputy Superintendent, and Ronald Minafri, Deputy Superintendent and the staffs of the Consumer Services/Licensing and Systems Bureaus for their tireless work to provide insurance agents and brokers a comprehensive, consumer friendly Web site. And I reaffirm the Department’s commitment to provide easily accessible, high quality information to our constituents via our Web site."

          The Department of Insurance received a plaque inscribed with:

"This award is presented to the Insurance Department
Electronic Licensing for Agents and Brokers
In recognition of the innovative use of technology and overall excellence in Web site design and development."

          The Best of the Web Award specifically recognizes local and state government Web sites that provide well designed useful Web sites for their respective constituents. The Department was honored for its electronic licensing of insurance agents and brokers. The Department of Motor Vehicles was also awarded Best of the Web.


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