Date: January 11, 2024

To: All Licensed Property/Casualty Insurers Writing Private Passenger Automobile Insurance With 3,000 or More Policies in Force

Re: Call for Special Report Pursuant to Insurance Law Section 308: The Incidence of Misrepresentations by Insureds of the Principal Place Where Their Vehicles Are Driven and Garaged

Pursuant to Insurance Law Section 308, your company is required to furnish to the Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit information concerning the incidence of misrepresentations by insureds of the principal place where their vehicles are garaged and/or driven. The Department is requesting information concerning misrepresentations by New York residents that involve locations within New York State as well as locations outside of New York State.

The information should be submitted electronically via the DFS Portal using the Rate Evasion Form (RE) contained in the Annual SIU Report application located within the Annual SIU Report application. The form is available as of January 1, 2024. Your company’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) Manager and executive officer responsible for the SIU must submit the completed form on or before February 15, 2024. Please carefully read the Fraud Reporting Information and Instructions on the Department’s Website.

Questions concerning the filing of the data should be directed to Christine Backel, Insurance Examiner at (212) 480-5893 or [email protected] or Joseph Medina, Deputy Chief Investigator at (212) 480-5788 or [email protected].

Very truly yours,


Frank Orlando, Director
Criminal Investigations Unit