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Insurance News Releases: 2001

The table below shows Insurance Department news releases issued during 2001.

The first column contains the Release Date and second column contains the Subject.

Release Date Subject
12/31/2001

New No-Fault Arbitration Procedures To Streamline Process, Expedite Claims Handling and Identify Potential Fraud

12/27/2001

Department Releases Auto Insurer Ranking by Consumer Complaints

12/27/2001

Study Finds That Healthy NY Program Makes Health Insurance More Affordable for the Working Uninsured

12/12/2001

Governor Pataki: External Review Law Working For New Yorkers

12/12/2001

Superintendent Testifys On The State Of The Insurance Industry And The Continued Viability Of The Insurance Marketplace

12/11/2001

New York State Insurance Department Takes Disciplinary Actions Against Companies, Agents, Brokers & Adjusters

12/04/2001

New On-Line Multi-State Processing For Licensees

11/16/2001

Insurance Department To Host Forum To Discuss Insurance Issues In The Aftermath Of WTC Tragedy

11/13/2001

Department Resources Available In Aftermath Of Crash Of American Airlines Flight 587

11/07/2001

Department Unveils New Interactive Consumer Health Insurance Web site

11/05/2001

Department Advises Consumers to Prepare for Winter Storms

10/29/2001

Insurance Department Offers Ability to File Complaints On-Line

10/26/2001

Statement on Lloyd's

10/24/2001

State Offers 2001 Consumer Guide to Auto Insurance

10/16/2001

WTC Response Update: Governor Reminds Insurers Of President's Executive Order

10/09/2001

Department Fraud Representatives Conduct Training For Authorities in Genesee County on October 18th

10/05/2001

Department Announces Joint Initiative With Industry On Workers' Compensation Claims

10/04/2001

Insurance Department Announces Creation of WTC Fraud Fighting Task Force

09/26/2001

Superintendent Testifies Before U.S. House Financial Services Committee

09/25/2001

Governor Announces Graduate Institute in Honor of Neil D. Levin

09/24/2001

Governor Announces Streamlined Life Insurance Claim Procedures

09/22/2001

WTC Response Update: Governor Stresses Importance of Insurance Protections for Military Reservists

09/21/2001

Insurance Department Opens Suffolk Office

09/19/2001

Insurance Company Reps Available for Consumers at Pier 94

09/16/2001

Insurance Department's New York Offices to Re-Open

09/14/2001

WTC Response Update: Governor Details Insurance Department Actions

09/05/2001

Univera-Excellus Merger Granted Insurance Department Regulatory Approval

09/04/2001

Repair Shop Owner Pleads Guilty to Fraud

09/04/2001

Media Advisory: Department Representatives Available To Discuss Insurance Coverage Options For Employees Of Garden Way

08/31/2001

New York’s Consumers Remain Protected, Lower Court’s Ruling Stayed

08/30/2001

Governor: New Consumer Guide To Health Insurers Available - Third Annual Guide Enables NYers to Evaluate Health Insurance Providers

08/24/2001

Frontier Insurance Company Agrees To Voluntary Rehabilitation

08/23/2001

Department Specialists To Attend 2001 New York State Fair

08/13/2001

Media Advisory: Department Representatives Available To Discuss Insurance Coverage Options For Employees Of Empire Specialty Steel

08/09/2001

Serio Delivers Governor's Proclamation Declaring Fraud Awareness Week in New York State to Erie County Sheriff Galivan

08/07/2001

Department Announces Adoption of Fraud-Fighting Regulation

08/07/2001

Department Consumer Specialists to Attend 2001 Erie County Fair

08/03/2001

Media Advisory: Superintendent Serio And Department Specialists Bring State Insurance Department Operations to Buffalo August 6-9

07/23/2001

Media Advisory: Superintendent Serio and Department Specialists to Attend Governor's 'Capital For A Day' In Batavia

07/20/2001

Media Advisory Addendum: Department Announces Additional Health Coverage Options For Employers of Empire Steel Dunkirk

07/16/2001

Media Advisory: Department Announces Health Coverage Options For Employees Of Empire Steel Dunkirk

07/16/2001

Department Announces That Workers' Compensation Rate Level Will Not Increase

07/12/2001

Serio Announces Resignation of Deputy Superintendent John R. Cashin

07/06/2001

Department Announces On-Line License Renewal Milestone

07/02/2001

Department Announces Expansion of Healthy NY Web Site - Now Includes Spanish Version to Increase Outreach on Important Health Insurance Program

Departamento Expande Portal En La Red Dedicado A La Salud De NY

06/29/2001

Media Advisory: Department Announces Weekend Hours for Livery Drivers To Obtain Coverage by July 1, 2001

- Livery Drivers Whose Coverage With Highlands Insurance Company Was Cancelled Can Secure Insurance Coverage

06/29/2001

Department Instructs Livery Insurers to Provide Continued Insurance Coverage

06/27/2001

Department Launches First On-Line License Renewal Capability

06/27/2001

State Approves Certification of Third External Review Agent - Additional Agent Certified as 772 New Yorkers Win Cases and Receive Coverage

06/25/2001

Department Issues Consumer Insurance Tips for an Enjoyable Summer Vacation

06/22/2001

New York State Ethics Commission Awards Insurance Department with the First Theodore Roosevelt Ethics Award

06/22/2001

Department Levies Fines Against 44 Auto Insurers For Failure To Submit Proper Information For Department Of Motor Vehicle Program

06/19/2001

Insurance Department Advises Consumers to be Prepared for Floods and Hurricane Season

06/14/2001

Serio Names Audrey M. Samers Deputy Superintendent and General Counsel

06/14/2001

Serio Orders Sureco To Reinstate Over 2000 Policies

06/12/2001

Department Unveils On-Line Credentialing For Insurers As Part of Disaster Response Initiative

06/06/2001

Department Extends Comment Period for Fraud-Fighting Reg

05/30/2001

Serio Names Rampe as First Deputy Superintendent

05/24/2001

Department Expands Electronic Rate And Form Filing To Life Insurance Products

05/22/2001

Governor Announces Insurance Emergency Operations Center

05/10/2001

Gregory V. Serio Confirmed By NYS Senate As Superintendent of The State Insurance Department

05/09/2001

Sweeping Auto Insurance Reform Calls For End To "Fraud Tax"

05/04/2001

State Launches Multi-Media Healthy NY Blitz.  In Celebration of National Small Business Week, Employers and Working Families Reminded of New Program Offering Increased Access to Health Care Coverage.

04/23/2001

New York State Insurance Department Takes Disciplinary Actions Against Companies, Agents, Brokers & Adjusters

04/18/2001

Department Reminds NY Insurance Consumers to Check Their Mailboxes

04/12/2001

Serio Highlights Department's New Technology

04/10/2001

Governor Pataki Nominates Serio For Insurance Superintendent

03/30/2001

Governor Pataki, Acting Gov. Difrancesco Recommend Neil Levin; Picked to Lead Port Authority After Major Successes at Banking, Insurance Departments

03/30/2001

Department Announces Superintendent Levin Recommended For Port Authority Post

03/28/2001

MVP Health Plan Agrees to Pay $33,800 for Prompt Pay Violations

03/20/2001

Media Advisory: First Deputy Superintendent To Speak At Small Business Day

03/13/2001

Levin Monitoring Insurance Carrier Conduct In Home Evacuations In Briarwood NY

03/12/2001

Hearing Set for Phoenix Home Life Proposed Demutualization

02/21/2001

Department Enables Industry to Appoint Agents Electronically

02/20/2001

Department Takes Steps To Ensure Compliance With Consumer Privacy Protections

02/14/2001

Levin Announces Groundbreaking On-Line Assistance To Consumers

02/01/2001

Levin Announces E-Commerce Guidelines on Advertisements, Referrals, And Solicitations

01/30/2001

Levin Appoints Daniel R. Varona Deputy Superintendent

01/24/2001

National Scam Targets Elderly And Promises High Profits For Risk-Free Investment

01/24/2001

Department Fines Community Health Plan $1 Million For Insurance Law Violations

01/22/2001

Superintendent Announces Regulatory Reform Efforts Result in Approximately 400 Circular Letters Withdrawn

- Department Conducts Ongoing Comprehensive Review of Circular Letters Dating Back to 1924

01/18/2001

2000 Record Year Fighting Fraud, Number of Arrests and Criminal Convictions at All Time High

01/17/2001

Department Takes Disciplinary Actions Against Companies, Agents, Brokers & Adjusters

01/16/2001

Superintendent Declares 2000 A Milestone Year For Department - Cites National and State Accomplishments

01/11/2001

"New York Experience Shows Promise and Pitfalls of Speed-to-Market," Article as it Appeared in the January 8, 2001 edition of Insurance Compliance Week

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