Circular Letters Issued During 2016

Number Date Status Addressed To Subject (and Link)
Supplement No. 8 to Insurance CL No,. 22 (2005) 03/17/2016  

All Property/Casualty Insurers Domiciled in New York State

Filing of Actuarial Opinion Summary (“AOS”)
1 04/25/2016  

All Insurers Authorized to Write Accident and Health Insurance in New York State, Article 43 Corporations, Health Maintenance Organizations (“HMOs”), Student Health Plans Certified Pursuant to Insurance Law § 1124, and Municipal Cooperatives (collectively, “issuers”)

Health Insurance Coverage for Maternal Depression Screening
2 07/08/2016   All Insurers Authorized to Write Accident and Health Insurance in New York State, Article 43 Corporations, Health Maintenance Organizations (“HMOs”), Student Health Plans Certified Pursuant to Insurance Law § 1124, and Municipal Cooperative Health Benefit Plans (collectively, “issuers”) Health Insurance Coverage for the Prevention and Treatment of Breast Cancer
3 07/11/2016  

All Insurers and Fraternal Benefit Societies Authorized to Write Life Insurance or Accident and Health Insurance in New York State (collectively, “issuers”)

Underwriting for Maternal Depression in Life Insurance and Disability Income Insurance
4 07/27/2016  

All Insurers Authorized to Write Accident and Health Insurance in New York State, Article 43 Corporations, Health Maintenance Organizations, Student Health Plans Certified Pursuant to Insurance Law § 1124, and Municipal Cooperative Health Benefit Plans (collectively, “issuers”)

United States Department of Labor and United States Department of Health and Human Services Compliance Guidance “Warning Signs - Plan or Policy Non-Quantitative Treatment Limitations (NQTLs) that Require Additional Analysis to Determine Mental Health Parity Compliance”
5 09/22/2016  

All Domestic Stock Life Insurers

Distribution of Dividends
6 10/19/2016  

All Insurers Authorized to Write Accident and Health Insurance in New York State, Article 43 Corporations, Health Maintenance Organizations (“HMOs”), Student Health Plans Certified Pursuant to Insurance Law § 1124, and Municipal Cooperative Health Benefit Plans

Coverage for Substance Use Disorder Treatment
7 12/08/2016  

All Licensed Life Insurance Agents and Brokers (collectively, "Producers") and Authorized Life Insurance Companies and Fraternal Benefit Societies (collectively, "Insurers")

Unsuitable Deferred-to-Immediate Annuity Contract Replacements and Betterment of Rate Calculations