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Coronavirus: Information for Industry and Regulated Entities

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Coronavirus Information for Consumers and Businesses


Industry Guidance

Release Date Title
March 26, 2020

Current Guidance Regarding Electronic Signatures, Transactions, and Filings with DFS

March 25, 2020

Insurance Circular Letter No. 9 (2020): Coronavirus and Insurance Producer Licensing Requirements

March 21, 2020

Information for Insurers and Providers on Coverage for Telehealth Services

March 20, 2020

Insurance Circular Letter No. 8 (2020): Coronavirus, Utilization Review, and Emergency Admission Notification Requirements

March 19, 2020

Insurance Circular Letter No. 7 (2020): Guidance to Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) Regulated Insurance Entities Regarding Support for Consumers and Businesses Impacted by Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 19, 2020

Guidance to New York State Regulated Financial Institutions Regarding Support for Consumers and Businesses Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 19, 2020

Guidance to New York State Regulated and Exempt Mortgage Servicers Regarding Support for Borrowers Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 12, 2020

Order Granting Temporary Relief to COVID-19 Affected Regulated Entities and Persons

March 15, 2020

Insurance Circular Letter No. 6 (2020): Coronavirus and Telehealth Services

March 10, 2020

Insurance Circular Letter No. 5 (2020): Guidance to Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) Regulated Insurance Entities and Request for Assurance Relating to Operational and Financial Risk Arising from the Outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 10, 2020

Guidance to New York State Regulated Institutions and Request for Assurance of Operational Preparedness Relating to the Outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus

March 10, 2020

Guidance to New York State Regulated Institutions and Request for Assurance Relating to Potential Financial Risk Arising from the Outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus

March 10, 2020

Guidance to New York State Regulated Banks, Credit Unions and Licensed Lenders Regarding Support for Businesses Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus

March 10, 2020

Guidance to DFS Regulated Institutions Engaged in Virtual Currency Business Activity and Request for Assurance Relating to Operational and Financial Risk Arising from the Outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 6, 2020

Insurance Circular Letter No. 4 (2020): Cancel For Any Reason Travel Benefits

March 3, 2020

Insurance Circular Letter No. 3 (2020); Preparedness for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Regulations - Emergency Adoptions

Press Releases

Release Date Title
March 24, 2020 DFS Issues New Emergency Regulation Requiring New York Regulated Financial Institutions to Provide Financial Relief to New Yorkers Demonstrating Financial Hardship from COVID-19 Pandemic
March 23, 2020 Amid Ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, Governor Cuomo Announces Initial Delivery of Equipment and Supplies for Javits Center Temporary Hospital
March 20, 2020 Department of Financial Services Announces Insurance Regulatory Relief For New York Hospitals During Novel Coronavirus Outbreak
March 19, 2020 Governor Cuomo signs executive order mandating businesses that require in-office personnel to decrease in-office workforce by 75 percent
March 17, 2020 Department of Financial Services Adopts New Emergency Regulation Requiring Insurance Companies To Waive Cost-Sharing For In-Network Telehealth Visits
March 16, 2020 NY State of Health and New York State Department of Financial Services Announce Special Enrollment Period for Uninsured New Yorkers, as Novel Coronavirus Cases Climb
March 6, 2020 Governor Cuomo Announces Travel Agents and Travel Insurers Will Offer ‘Cancel for Any Reason’ Travel Policies in New York State
March 2, 2020 Governor Cuomo Announces New Directive Requiring New York Insurers to Waive Cost-Sharing for Coronavirus Testing