Skip to Content

Rate, Form, Territory, Classification and Rule Filing Instructions for Property/Casualty Filers

As stated in Circular Letter No. 15 (2003) and Circular Letter No. 5 (2009) form and rate filings should  be submitted through the use of the System for Electronic Rate and Form Filings (SERFF).

SERFF, a web-based electronic filing system, facilitates communication, management, analysis and electronic storage of documents and supporting information. An important component of this system, the submissions requirements database, is designed to improve the efficiency of the evaluation, review and approval process by providing up-to-date filing requirements. An added benefit is the improvement of file tracking and management reports.

Insurers are encouraged to visit the SERFF website,, for additional information on licensing and remote hosting, costs/benefit analysis of submitting electronic filings, and SERFF training. If you have questions regarding filing instructions, SERFF, Speed-To-Market procedures, completion of the review standards checklists or compliance questionnaires, please contact a Department representative for the following areas:

Line of BusinessName of RepresentativeE-mail addressPhone Number
Automobile Holford Marshall (212) 480-5582
LiabilityDenise Chatman (212) 480-5597
PropertyDaniel Sheridan (212) 480-3885
ActuarialAnthony Yoder(212) 480-5500

The Department of Financial Services has prepared these documents and links, which are imbedded in SERFF, to assist companies with the filing of rates, forms, territories, classifications and rules in the State of New York. Through the use of a two-tiered checklist system-Review standards checklists and compliance questionnaires guidelines are provided regarding state requirements and review standards that are applied during the file review.

Please note that the Review Standards Checklists, Compliance Questionnaires, Forms and Optional "Speed to Market" Checklists forms linked on the following pages have been revised as of September 2018.

Updated 09/26/2018

Department of Financial Services


DFS Facebook page

Follow NYDFS on Twitter


Sign up online or download and mail in your application.