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Insurance News Releases: 2000

The table below shows Insurance Department news releases issued during 2000.

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

Release Date Subject
12/29/2000

Department Adopts Codification of Statutory Accounting Principles
- Department to Gain Enhanced Comparability of Financial Statements with Standard Guide for the Industry

12/28/2000

Superintendent Levin Announces Healthy NY Start Increased Access to Health Care Coverage for New York's Small Businesses and Working Families

12/07/2000

HIP Medicare Program to Continue in Suffolk County

12/05/2000

PIN Goes Live; Last Piece in Place for SR2000 Initiative
- More Efficient Licensing, Filing, and Reporting Through Electronic Processing

12/04/2000

Department Releases Auto Insurers Ranking of Consumer Complaints and Announces Availability of Consumer Guide to Auto Insurance

11/09/2000

New York State Insurance Department Adopts Groundbreaking Privacy Protections

10/23/2000

Department Takes Disciplinary Actions Against Companies, Agents, Brokers & Adjusters

10/18/2000

Department Levies Fines Against 21 Health Insurers And HMOS For Violating Prompt Pay Law

10/13/2000

Department Representatives To Attend Events in Suffolk County

09/26/2000

Department Launches Public Service Campaign To Alert New York Consumers of Insurance Fraud

09/20/2000

Department Announces First Filling Approved Under New Streamlined Procedures
- Less Than One Month After Speed to Market Initiative Announced

09/14/2000

Levin Announces New Edition Of State's Premier Consumer Guide To Health Insurers

09/13/2000

Governor Pataki Signs Bill to Expand Healthy NY Program
- Amendments to HCRA Legislation to Extend Coverage to Actors and Self-Employed

09/12/2000

Department Advises Homeowners On Flood Preparation And Safety

08/22/2000

Levin Announces New Procedures to Streamline Product Approval Process
- Department Launches Major Step Improving Speed to Market, Consumer Choice, and Consumer Protection

08/09/2000

Department Specialists to Attend 2000 New York State Fair

08/09/2000

Department Announces CIIMS Expansion a Success
- Consumer Complaint Filing System Effective Industry-Wide

08/07/2000

Media Advisory: Department to Hold Public Hearing on Privacy Proposal

08/07/2000

Department Consumer Specialists to Attend 2000 Erie County Fair

07/31/2000

HealthNow Fined $500,000 For Insurance Law Violations

07/24/2000

Levin Names Susan Skaling Donnellan Deputy General Counsel

07/21/2000

Governor Pataki: First Year of HMO External Review Law a Success
- 331 New York Consumers Win Cases and Receive Coverage Under Landmark Reform

07/17/2000

Governor Pataki Announces Workers' Comp. Rate Reduction
- Rates Cut Again as a Result of 1996 Reforms

07/12/2000

Superintendent Announces New Legislation and Issuance of Order
- Process of MMIA Dissolution Continues

07/10/2000

Levin Appoints Samers First Deputy General Counsel

06/30/2000

MMIA to Discontinue Writing

06/30/2000

NYLCare Fined $100,000 for Consumer Violations

06/22/2000

Department Details Reporting Procedure
- Directs Life Insurers to Provide Comprehensive Reports as Investigation of Race-based Underwriting Practices Continues

06/22/2000

Department Issues Guidance on Bonus Annuities Sales

06/21/2000

Department Takes Disciplinary Actions Against Companies, Agents, Brokers & Adjusters

06/15/2000

Department to Appeal Regulation 68 ruling
- New York's Consumers Remain Protected, Lower Court's Ruling Stayed

06/13/2000

Department Advises Coastal Area Homeowners to be Prepared for Summer Storms

06/09/2000

Department Announces Guidelines on Bonus Annuity Approval

06/06/2000

Department Investigates Race-Based Underwriting Allegations

06/05/2000

Superintendent Levin Advises Consumers to Call the Department's Toll-Free Line for Storm-Related Inquiries

06/01/2000

New York State Insurance Department Drafts Privacy Regulation

05/31/2000

Department Expands Electronic Rate and Form Filing to Property/Casualty Insurers

05/30/2000

Department Announces New Communication with Small Businesses

05/25/2000

Statement from Superintendent Levin: Final Piece in Place for Approval Process of Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield Conversion

05/25/2000

Department Expands On-line Computer System to Track Consumer Complaints to Entire Industry

05/25/2000

Department to Hold Public Hearing on Dissolution Plan of Medical Malpractice Insurance Association

05/23/2000

Governor Introduces Bill for "Civil Authority" Insurance

05/22/2000

Nationwide Sale of Fraudulent Promissory Notes Detected
- Superintendent Advises Insurance Agents to Confirm Registration Before Selling Promissory Notes

05/10/2000

In Response to Court Decision Department Allows Insurer to Recommend Repair Shops to Consumers

05/08/2000

Department Approves Dissolution Plan For Medical Malpractice Insurance Association (MMIA)

05/08/2000

Department Releases 2000 Homeowners' Insurance Temporary Panel Report

04/04/2000

Department Approves MetLife Demutualization Plan

03/28/2000

Department to Hold Public Hearing on North American Healthcare Proposed Rate Increase

03/27/2000

Department's Web Site Receives an "A" from Consumer Federation of America

03/24/2000

Levin Reiterates Department's Commitment to Protecting Consumer Privacy Rights

03/24/2000

Department to Hold Public Hearing on Univera Healthcare
- CNY's Proposed Rate Increases

03/20/2000

Levin Announces Electronic Fraud Reporting System

03/20/2000

Levin Clarifies Responsibility for Late Payments Made By Independent Practice Associations

03/17/2000

Levin Appoints John Cashin Deputy Superintendent

03/16/2000

Levin Calls for Disciplinary Action Against Munich Re for Non Compliance With New York's Holocaust Victim's Insurance Act

03/15/2000

Department to Hold Public Hearing on Dissolution Plan of Medical Malpractice Insurance Association

02/28/2000

Department to Hold Public Hearing on MVP Health Plan's Proposed Rate Increase

02/24/2000

Levin Names Rampe to Senior Deputy Superintendent and General Counsel

02/23/2000

Department to Hold Public Hearing on Preferred Care Proposed Rate Increase

02/15/2000

Levin Announces Launch of Worldwide Outreach for Holocaust Survivors and Their Families

02/09/2000

Department's Year-End Frauds Statistics Show Criminal Convictions Almost Doubled in 1999

01/27/2000

Department Makes Video of Public Hearing Available on Web Site for First Time

01/27/2000

Department Continues Crackdown on Health Insurers for Prompt Pay Violations

01/13/2000

Department Reports Smooth Y2K Transition For New York's Insurance Industry

01/06/2000

Department Fines Guardian Life Insurance Company of America $250,000 for Insurance Law Violations

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