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Supplement No. 1 to Circular Letter No. 4 (2001) 02/06/2008  

All Authorized Foreign Property/Casualty Insurers, Authorized Foreign Title Insurers, and Foreign Accredited Reinsurers of the Aforementioned Types of Companies.

Electronic Filing via the Internet of National Form (NAIC) Annual Statements and New York Supplements, Quarterly Statements and Audited Financial Statements

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Supplement No. 1 to Circular Letter No. 5 (2005) 02/06/2008  

All Insurers Authorized to Write Accident and Health Insurance in New York State ("Commercial Insurers"), Article 43 Corporations, Health Maintenance Organizations, Municipal Cooperative Health Benefit Plans, Fraternal Benefit Societies, and Continuing Care Retirement Communities.

Contact and Product Information for Health Bureau Inquiries

Contact Questionnaire form

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1 02/04/2008

WITHDRAWN

Effective 03/11/2009

See Circular Letter No. 6 (2009)

All authorized property/casualty insurers, co-operative property/casualty insurers, financial guaranty insurers, mortgage guaranty insurers, title insurers, reciprocal insurers, captive insurers, registered risk retention groups; rate service organizations; State Insurance Fund; New York Property Insurance Underwriting Association; New York Medical Malpractice Insurance Plan; New York Automobile Insurance Plan; Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation; and Excess Line Association of New York

Disaster Planning, Preparedness and Response

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2 02/04/2008

WITHDRAWN

Effective 03/31/2009

See Circular Letter No. 7 (2009)

All accident and health insurers, Article 43 corporations; employee welfare funds; licensed Public Health Law Article 44 health maintenance organizations and integrated delivery systems, municipal cooperative health benefit plans.

Disaster Planning, Preparedness and Response

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3 02/04/2008

WITHDRAWN

Effective 03/31/2009

See Circular Letter No. 8 (2009)

All authorized life insurers, retirement systems, and fraternal benefit societies.

Disaster Planning, Preparedness and Response

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4 02/22/2008  

All Property/Casualty Insurers and Rate Service Organizations Doing Business in New York State, New York Property Insurance Underwriting Association, State Insurance Fund, New York Automobile Insurance Plan, and Excess Line Association of New York

Guidelines and Procedures for the Implementation of the Provisions of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007

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Supplement No. 1 to Circular Letter No. 14 (2007) 02/27/2008  

All Insurers Licensed to Write Accident and Health Insurance in New York State

Pre-existing condition provisions and elimination period provisions in group and blanket disability policies

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5 03/11/2008  

All Property/Casualty Insurance Companies; Co-operative Fire Insurance Companies; Lloyds Underwriters and Insurers; Financial Guaranty Insurance Corporations; and the Medical Malpractice Insurance Plan

Property/Casualty Insurance Security Fund

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Supplement No. 1
to Circular Letter No. 12 (2007)
03/12/2008  

All Insurers Licensed to Write Accident and Health Insurance in New York State, Article 43 Corporations and Health Maintenance Organizations (“HMOs”)

Submission of Information for Loss Ratio Reports Filed Pursuant to Section 3231(e)(2)(B) or Section 4308(h)(1) of the Insurance Law

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6 Revised!

05/15/2008

Originally posted 04/16/2008

 

All insurers authorized to write workers' compensation insurance in New York; workers compensation rate service organizations; and the State Insurance Fund.

2008 Workers' Compensation Rate Filings

Adoption Form (PDF format - this form is available in a "Fill-in" version, which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0)

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7 04/10/2008

WITHDRAWN Effective 10/05/2008

See Circular Letter No. 21 (2008)

All Authorized Life Insurers and Licensed Fraternal Benefit Societies

Compliance with Section 3211 and Regulation 77 Notice Requirements for Variable Life Insurance Policies

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8 04/15/2008  

All Authorized life insurers

Interpretation of “retirement” in Insurance Law § 4228(b)(24) with respect to non-qualifying employee benefit plans

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9 04/16/2008  

All Motor Vehicle Automobile Self-Insurers, and Insurers Authorized to Write Motor Vehicle Insurance in New York State and the Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation

Adoption of the 30th Amendment to Regulation No. 83 (11 NYCRR 68) - Revision to the No-Fault Prescription Drugs and Durable Medical Equipment Fee schedules

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11 05/01/2008  

All Property/Casualty Insurance Companies and Reciprocal Insurers Authorized to Write Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Workers’ Compensation Security Fund

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12 05/13/2008  

All Financial Guaranty Insurers

Cancellation of Municipal Bond Insurance Policies

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14 06/10/2008  

All Authorized Insurers Writing Motor Vehicle Insurance in New York State, Motor Vehicle Self-insurers, and the Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation (MVAIC)

Unfair Claims Settlement Practices: Interest on Overdue No-Fault Claims and Claim Settlement Structure

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16 07/21/2008  

All Authorized Insurers

Securities Lending

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17 08/06/2008  

All Property/Casualty Insurers Writing Personal Lines Automobile Insurance

The Impact of Gasoline Prices on Driving and Proposed Automobile Insurance Rates

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Supplement No. 1
to Circular Letter No. 11 (2008)
08/07/2008  

All Property/Casualty Insurance Companies and Reciprocal Insurers Authorized to Write Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Workers’ Compensation Security Fund

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18 08/13/2008  

All Insurers Writing Homeowners and Dwelling Fire Personal Lines Policies in New York State, Insurance Producer Organizations, and the Excess Line Association of New York

Flood Insurance Notice Required by Section 3444 of the New York Insurance law

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Supplement No. 1
to Circular Letter No. 9 (2008)
09/19/2008  

All Motor Vehicle Automobile Self-Insurers, Insurers Authorized to Write Motor Vehicle Insurance in New York State, and the Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation

Workers' Compensation Board Adoption of a new Pharmaceutical Fee Schedule applicable to no-fault claims

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19 09/22/2008  

All Authorized Financial Guaranty Insurers

“Best Practices” for Financial Guaranty Insurers

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20 10/16/2008  

All insurers, reinsurers and insurance producers

Contract certainty

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21 10/06/2008  

All Insurers and Fraternal Benefit Societies Authorized to Write Life Insurance in New York State

Amendments to Insurance Law Sections 3203, 3211 and 4510, Pertaining to the Grace Period and Premium Due Notice Requirements for Flexible Premium Life Insurance Policies

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22 10/10/2008  

All New York-authorized insurers, licensed insurance producers, licensed health maintenance organizations, licensed fraternal benefit societies, and Excess Line Association of New York

American International Group (“AIG”) Insurance Company Subsidiaries in New York

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23 11/19/2008  

ALL INSURERS WRITING HOMEOWNERS' POLICIES IN NEW YORK

MID-TERM CANCELLATION OF POLICIES BASED UPON RESIDENCE BECOMING UNOCCUPIED

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24 11/06/2008  

All Property/Casualty Insurance Companies and Reciprocal Insurers Authorized to Write Workers' Compensation Insurance

Workers' Compensation Insurance Security Fund

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25 11/18/2008  

All New York authorized insurers

Financial Condition Stress Testing

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26 11/18/2008  

All authorized Property/Casualty Insurers; Rate Service Organizations; New York Medical Malpractice Insurance Plan; New York Automobile Insurance Plan; and Excess Line Association of New York

Notice provisions in liability policies; Chapter 388 of the Laws of 2008

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Supplement No. 1 to Circular Letter No. 19 (2008) 11/20/2008  

All authorized financial guaranty insurers

Best practices” for financial guaranty insurers

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27 11/21/2008  

All Persons, Firms, Associations, or Other Entities Licensed, Authorized, Registered, Certified, or Approved Pursuant to the New York Insurance Law, and all Health Maintenance Organizations Holding a Certificate of Authority Pursuant to Article 44 of the Public Health Law (collectively, “Licensees”)

Recognition in New York of Marriages Between Same-Sex Partners Legally Performed in Other Jurisdictions

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