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Help for Consumers

Learn more about insurance, banking, financial services, and protecting yourself from fraud and foreclosure.

Applications & Licensing

Learn more about licensing, applications and electronic submissions via our portal.

Who We Supervise

Learn more about the institutions we supervise or search for a particular entity, branch or location.

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Storm Sandy Help

Disaster Hotline: 1-800-339-1759

Lost Policy Finder

Locate a lost life insurance policy on a deceased immediate family member.

Force-Placed Insurance

What to do about force-placed insurance policies and your eligibility for restitution.

Homeowners Resources

Help for those looking to protect their most valuable asset. Learn more about Insurance, foreclosure, scams and more ...

Department Highlights

Foreclosure Relief

DFS assists homeowners already in foreclosure or at risk of foreclosure as part of a statewide initiative.

Healthy New York

Healthy NY provides small business owners with health insurance for themselves and their employees.

Prior Approval

Prior Approval law gives DFS the authority to review and approve health insurance rate increases before they take effect.

Slumlord Prevention (PDF)

DFS has proposed Slumlord Prevention Guidelines to help protect tenants and promote investment in rental housing.

Virtual Currencies (PDF)

DFS has launched an inquiry into appropriate regulatory guidelines for virtual currencies

Holocaust Claims

HCPO advocates on behalf of Holocaust victims and their heirs seeking the return of Nazi-looted assets.


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