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Insurance News Releases: 1998

The table below shows NYS Insurance Department news releases issued during 1998.

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

Release Date Subject
12/29/1998

New York Insurance Department to Hold Public Hearing on Managed Health Proposed Rate Increase

12/16/1998

New York State Insurance Department Ranks Auto Insurers by Consumer Complaints

12/15/1998

Department Releases Annual Health Complaint Ranking

12/10/1998

New York State Insurance Department Gives Fraud Fighting Award to Progressive Insurance

12/09/1998

State Distributes Additional $35.9 Million to Health Insurers

12/07/1998

New York Insurance Department Launches New "One Stop Shopping" Health Insurance Resource Center for Consumers

11/27/1998

New York Insurance Department to Hold Public Hearing on Vytra Healthcare Proposed Rate Increase

11/25/1998

Levin Approves New Trust Deed Language for Lloyd's

11/20/1998

New York Insurance Department to Hold Public Hearing on Health Services Corporation Proposed Rate Increase

11/20/1998

New York Insurance Department to Hold Public Hearing on Preferred Care Proposed Rate Increase

11/19/1998

New York Insurance Department to Hold Public Hearing on United Healthcare of New York Proposed Rate Increase

11/19/1998

New York Insurance Department to Hold Two Public Hearings on Community Health Plan Proposed Rate Increases

11/18/1998

New York Insurance Department to Hold Public Hearing on HUM Healthcare Proposed Rate Increase

11/09/1998

New York State Insurance Department to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Rate Increases for Blue Shield of Northeastern and HealthNow

11/09/1998

New York Insurance Department to Hold Public Hearing on Health Care Plan's Proposed Rate Increase

11/05/1998

New York State Insurance Department to Hold Three Public Hearings on MVP Health Plan's Proposed Rate Changes

10/26/1998

Insurance Department Issues 1998 Auto Guide for Consumers

10/21/1998

International Commission Holds First Meeting; Agrees Unanimously to Ask Eagleburger to Serve as Chairman

10/08/1998

Superintendent Levin Offers Help to New York's Seniors Affected by Nationwide Medicare HMO Changes

09/28/1998

MONY Demutualization Hearing Scheduled

09/16/1998

New York's Largest Auto Insurers to Decrease Rates

09/10/1998

Generali Joins the Historic International Commission

09/09/1998

State Distributes $9.5 Million to Empire, United Healthcare and Other Carriers to Reduce Rates for Seniors

09/08/1998

Superintendent Levin Advises Consumers to Call Hotline for Storm-Related Complaints and Inquiries

09/03/1998

Superintendent Levin Names George L. Johansen Deputy Director of Frauds Bureau

08/27/1998

Insurance Department Announces Public Hearings on Rate Increases Proposed by Empire Blue Cross & Blue Shield Healthnet

08/25/1998

Four More European Insurers Agree to Resolve Outstanding Claims of Holocaust Victims

08/20/1998

Tri-State Press Release: New York, Florida & California - First European Insurer Agrees to Resolve Outstanding Claims of Holocaust Victims; Zurich Insurance Signs Memoranum of Understanding Establishing Historic International Commission

08/14/1998

First European Insurer Agrees to Resolve Outstanding Claims of Holocaust Victims

08/11/1998

Department Releases Financial Report on Oxford Health Plans

08/05/1998

Superintendent Levin Announces Nov. 5 Deadline for Insurers to Comply with New Holocaust Victims Insurance Law

07/31/1998

Insurance Dept. Responds to all Insurance Claim Questions and Complaints in the Wake of the Times Square Accident

06/30/1998

Superintendent Levin Names New Chief of Insurance Frauds Bureau

06/30/1998

Superintendent Levin Names Pietroluongo Deputy Superintendent

05/28/1998

State Farm Files for 3.6 Percent Average Rate Decrease

05/18/1998

Governor Pataki: Small Business Investment Program Operational

05/08/1998

Governor Pataki Signs Homeowners Insurance Assoc. Extender

04/30/1998

Department Asks Insurers About Their Coverage for Viagra

04/22/1998

State to Distribute $110 Million to Help Alleviate Health Insurance Rate Increases for Individuals and Small Groups

04/02/1998

Superintendent Levin Tells Oxford Board to Stop $9 Million Severence Package for Former Chairman Wiggins

03/17/1998

New York State Insurance Department Part of National Effort to Gain Justice for Holocaust Survivors and Their Heirs

03/06/1998

Integrated Benefits Rate Hearing

02/26/1998

Department Streamlines Ordering of Publications Through an 800 Number and Its Website

02/26/1998

Insurance Department Announces Public Hearing on Rate Increase Proposed by Oxford Health Plans

02/25/1998

Hearing Set for Pioneer Mutual Insurance Company Proposed Demutualization

02/24/1998

New York State Insurance Department Issues Statement on Oxford Health Plans, Inc

02/06/1998

Ralph Fatigate Named Co-Assistant Director of Insurance Department's Frauds Bureau

02/05/1998

Superintendent Levin Announces Licensing of MTA Subsidiary as First Captive Insurance Company in New York State

02/04/1998

Governor Pataki Encourages Holocaust Survivors or Heirs to Testify at Public Hearing on Insurance Claims

02/02/1998

Insurance Fraud Arrests Up 140% During Pataki Administration

02/02/1998

Managed Health Rate Hearing

01/28/1998

Mark Presser Named Chief of Insurance Dept.'s Property Bureau

01/26/1998

Department Activates a Special Hotline Number to Ensure that HMOS Promptly Pay Doctors & Hospitals

01/25/1998

Insurance Department Announces Public Hearings on Rate Increases Proposed by Empire BC/BS Healthnet

01/22/1998

Superintendent Urges Insurance Companies to Consider Hardship Cases in the North Country

01/22/1998

Independent Health Rate Decisions Announced

01/22/1998

Rate Increases Granted to Central NY Area HMOS

01/15/1998

Service Contracts Now Regulated by the Insurance Dept; Providers Must Demonstrate Financial Responsibility

01/05/1998

North Americare's Rate Increase Approved

01/05/1998

Insurance Dept. Cuts Rate Increases for Albany Area HMOS

01/05/1998

Department Ranks Auto Insurers According to Complaints