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2022-01-14 NY State of Health and New York State Department of Financial Services Announce Extension of Open Enrollment Period as Federal Public Health Emergency Continues

2022-01-11 Acting DFS Superintendent Adrienne A. Harris Announces Columbian Mutual Life Insurance Company to Settle for More Than $10 Million for Failing to Pay Unclaimed Life Insurance Proceeds to Thousands of Beneficiaries
2022-01-03 Acting Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services Adrienne A. Harris Issues Request for Information on Two-Week Absence Requirement for Banking Organizations
2021-12-22 Acting Superintendent Adrienne A. Harris Announces DFS Requests New York Banks Waive Transfer Fees on Holocaust Reparation Payments
2021-12-21 Acting Superintendent Adrienne A. Harris Announces Pacific Life Insurance Company to Pay $3 Million for Unlicensed Pension Risk Business
2021-12-15 Acting Superintendent Adrienne A. Harris Announces Proposed Amendment To Protect Consumers From Predatory Debt Collection
2021-12-14 Acting Superintendent Adrienne A. Harris Secures $3.1 Million for New Yorkers following Mental Health And Substance Use Disorder Parity Compliance Review
2021-11-24 Acting Superintendent Adrienne A. Harris Announces DFS Proposed Regulation to Protect Consumers Who Relied on Incorrect Healthcare Provider Network Information
2021-11-15 Acting Superintendent Adrienne A. Harris Announces DFS Issues Final Guidance To New York Domestic Insurers on Managing Financial Risks from Climate Change
2021-11-09 Acting Superintendent Adrienne A. Harris Approves New Banking Development District in The Van Cortlandt Village Neighborhood In The Bronx 
2021-11-09 Acting Superintendent Adrienne A. Harris Announces $100 Million Penalty On Mashreqbank For Violations Of Sanctions Laws
2021-11-08 Governor Hochul Signs Consumer Protection Legislative Package
2021-11-03 On Cop26 Finance Day Acting Superintendent Adrienne A. Harris Announces Newly Created Climate Division, New Executive Appointment
2021-11-03 Acting Superintendent Adrienne A. Harris Announces New Proposed Regulation to Implement an Amendment to NY CRA In Support of Minority- & Women-Owned Businesses
2021-11-01 Governor Hochul Signs Legislation Expanding New York State's Paid Family Leave
2021-11-01 Governor Hochul Signs Legislation Expanding New York Community Reinvestment Act to Non-Depository Mortgage Lenders
2021-10-15 Acting Superintendent of Financial Services Adrienne A. Harris Announces the Return of A Nazi Looted Drawing to the Heirs of Dr. Arthur Feldmann
2021-10-14 Governor Hochul Proclaims October 2021 as Cyber Security Awareness Month
2021-10-13 Acting Superintendent Adrienne A. Harris Announces DFS Will Require Continuing Education in Flood Insurance for Insurance Producers as Flood Risk Increases Due to Climate Change
2021-10-07 The Department of Financial Services and Empire State Development Award $5 Million in Grants to Expand Affordable Banking Services in Underserved Communities
2021-10-04 New York State Department of Financial Services And New York State Department of Health Deliver Report and Recommendations to Reduce Health Care Costs and Complexities for the Benefit of New York Consumers
2021-09-28 Trinity Healthshare, Inc. Files for Bankruptcy Amid Pending DFS Enforcement Action
2021-09-27 Governor Hochul and Mayor De Blasio Announce $27 Million Available to Provide Hurricane Ida Relief to Undocumented New Yorkers
2021-09-24 Acting Superintendent of Financial Services Adrienne A. Harris Announces New Consumer Protections in New York’s Public Adjusters Regulation
2021-09-21 Acting Superintendent of Financial Services Adrienne A. Harris Announces New Proposed Regulation Promoting Transparency in Lending to Small Businesses
2021-09-05 Following Visits to Communities Impacted by Ida Flooding, Governor Hochul Signs Request for Expedited Major Disaster Declaration
2021-09-03 Governor Hochul Secures Emergency Disaster Declaration from President Biden after Tropical Depression Ida Devastates New York
2021-09-02 New York State Department of Financial Services Issues Circular Letter to Expedite Tropical Depression Ida-Related Insurance Claims
2021-09-02 Governor Hochul Directs State Agencies to Deploy Additional Assets Downstate to Assist Local Governments in Wake of Historic Storm and Flooding Event
2021-08-31 Governor Hochul Announces Nomination of Adrienne Harris as Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services
2021-08-31 New York State Department of Financial Services Issues Guidance to Mortgage Lending Institutions to Comply With New York’s Fair Lending Law
2021-08-13 DFS Announces 2022 Health Insurance Premium Rates, Saving New Yorkers $607 Million
2021-07-29 Superintendent Lacewell Announces New DFS Initiative to Promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Depository and Non-Depository Institutions
2021-07-28 Superintendent Lacewell Announces New DFS Report on New York Domestic Insurers’ Management of the Financial Risks from Climate Change
2021-07-22 DFS Approves Hudson River Community Credit Union to Acquire Norton-Troy Employee Credit Union
2021-07-15 Governor Cuomo Announces $86.2 Million In Settlements With 4 Utilities for Failures Related To Power Outages and Emergency Response Including Tropical Storm Isaias
2021-07-14 The Ulster County Fire Investigation Unit and the New York State Department of Financial Services’ Criminal Investigation Unit announce the arrest of Yevganiy Ilyayev for Insurance Fraud in the second degree following a year-long criminal investigation.
2021-07-08 Governor Cuomo Announces $4.5 Billion Settlement with Purdue Pharma Over Its Role In The Opioid Epidemic
2021-07-07 DFS Superintendent Lacewell Announces Tri-State Consumer Insurance Company to Pay $500,000 for Compliance Failures
2021-06-30 Superintendent Lacewell Announces DFS Issues New Guidance on Ransomware Prevention