Life, Accident and Health Insurers - General Filing Instructions


Schedule G is to be submitted in its own PDF file, separate from the New York Supplement PDF file. This follows the practice of recent years. Both pdf files MUST be contained in one zip file. If Schedule G is included in the New York Supplement PDF, the filing will be rejected.

You are required to file ONLY ONE HARD COPY of the 2020 ANNUAL FILING. Please refer to the instructions at COVID-19 Industry Guidance.

Mail to:
Life Bureau
New York State Department of Financial Services
One State Street
New York, NY 10004        Do NOT mail to Albany.

We are providing for your use the LIFE Annual Statement Checklist & Instructions. This checklist provides filing requirements for submission to the NAIC and the New York Department of Financial Services. This Web site also provides specific instructions for filing the New York Supplement and supplemental forms with our Department. Copies of the New York Supplement and supplemental forms are available in the Download section of this Web site.

Insurers subject to these filing requirements are strongly encouraged to submit copies of all annual and quarterly statement filings electronically with the NAIC. The following electronic submissions to the NAIC will fulfill the electronic filing requirements of New York:

  • National Form Annual Statement via the internet or diskette.
  • National Form Quarterly Statement via the internet or diskette.
  • New York Supplement via the internet.

Any statements not filed as above will require the filing of a diskette with New York.

In all cases, hard copies must still be filed in accordance with the LIFE Annual Statement Checklist & Instructions.

Life Insurer - Specific Filing Information

The Life Insurer Filing INSTRUCTIONS AND FORMS PACKET is a compressed zipped file; after downloading, unzip to obtain the following files.

FORMS included for Download and/or Print:

  • NAIC Life Annual Checklist & Instructions
  • Annual Electronic Filing Requirement Letter
  • Schedule Q Worksheets
  • Schedule Q Report and Schedule Q Interrogatories
  • Schedule Q Supporting Instructions
  • Certificate of Compliance - Regulation 74

When printing the blanks, be sure to use legal size paper (8 1/2" X 14"). Each of the Blanks is bookmarked for on-line viewing.

For the full listing of Life Insurers authorized in New York State as of Dec. 31, 2020 (Schedule S), select Schedule S ADDENDUM.

The NEW YORK STATE LIFE & A&H SUPPLEMENT 2020 (in PDF Format) is also available on the NY Supplement Instructions and Forms Page.

Accredited Reinsurers

For any company that is an accredited reinsurer in New York and meets the definition of a reinsurer contained in the Dodd-Frank legislation, there is no need to file a New York Supplement.

Certificate of Compliance (Regulation 74)

Section 53-1.4(b) of Regulation 74 requires all licensed life insurers to submit a certificate of compliance with respect to the company’s cost disclosures and sales illustrations for life insurance products. The certificate is included in the forms packet on this page and should be filed according to Note U of the checklist.

Exhibit of Captive Reinsurance Transactions

All licensed life insurers are required to report reinsurance transactions between companies in the insurer's holding company system.

Health Insurance Claims Payable (Quarterly)

The Health Insurance Claims Payable report, which is part of the New York Supplement is now required to be submitted quarterly by all companies writing Accident and Health insurance in New York State.

Schedule Q Forms, Instructions & Worksheets

The Schedule Q packet necessary for filing of the 2020 New York Supplement, to be filed by all life insurance companies licensed to do business in New York, consists of the following:

The Schedule Q files above are in PDF format; an Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view and print the documents.

Questions on the Schedule Q filing should be directed to Mr. James MacDonald, Supervising Actuary, at (212) 480-4933.

Separate Schedule Q filings for participating and non-participating business are not required.

Please refer to the LIFE Annual Statement Checklist & Instructions.

For NAIC Numbers and Company Names:
To view the company listing for this blank type, select Life Companies (Schedule S).

If you need help filling out your forms, call: Life Bureau, Mr. Stephen Pallas, New York City (212) 480-4765. For diskette related questions, contact Information Systems & Technology Bureau, Albany (518) 473-3775.

For NAIC forms, contact:

NAIC Central Office
1100 Walnut Street
Suite 1500
Kansas City, MO 64106-2197
(816) 842-3600

Please see the LIFE Annual Statement Checklist & Instructions due dates and other related information.