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Automobile Owners Resource Center

Annual Ranking of Auto Insurer Complaints

The Auto Insurer Complaint Ranking ranks the 159 automobile insurance companies doing business in New York State based on a ratio of the number of upheld complaints against the company against a percentage of their total business.

Insurance Fraud

It is estimated that 21-36% of all auto insurance claims contain some element of fraud, resulting in higher insurance premiums for everyone. If you have believe you have knowledge about an insurance fraud, you are encouraged to report it to DFS.

Shopping for Auto Insurance

In order to register your car and obtain license plates in New York you must either purchase an automobile liability insurance policy from an insurer licensed by the DFS, or provide other acceptable proof of financial responsibility in at least the minimum amounts required by law. You may purchase higher amounts of the required coverages as well as other insurance coverage in order to meet your particular needs. This following information is designed to give you a better understanding of auto insurance policies:

Updated 11/14/2018

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