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2020-05-22 DFS Supports Expansion of Access to Covid-19 Testing
In Pharmacies Across New York State
2020-05-06 DFS Grants Virtual Currency and Money Transmitter Licenses
to Eris Clearing, LLC
2020-05-05 Superintendent Lacewell Announces Appointment of Nina Chen
As First-Ever DFS Sustainability and Climate Initiatives Director
2020-05-04 Amid Ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, Governor Cuomo Outlines Additional Guidelines for When Regions Can Re-Open
2020-05-02 Superintendent Lacewell Announces DFS Issues Emergency Regulation Requiring Insurance Companies to Waive Out-Of-Pocket Costs For In-Network Mental Health Services For Frontline Essential Workers During Covid-19
2020-05-01 Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Governor Cuomo Announces Schools and College Facilities Statewide Will Remain Closed for the Rest Of The Academic Year
2020-04-30 DFS Superintendent Linda A. Lacewell Announces
Bank Hapoalim To Pay $220 Million Penalty To New York State
2020-04-29 Department of Financial Services Announces Final Regulation to Prevent Discrimination Against Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals
2020-04-28 Financial Services Superintendent Linda A. Lacewell Announces Appointment of Richard Weber As General Counsel
2020-04-22 DFS Directs Health Plans to Provide Financial and Administrative Relief to New York Hospitals During COVID-19 Pandemic
2020-04-21 ICYMI: Superintendent Linda A. Lacewell's Op-Ed In Daily News: Helping Main Street, Not Wall Street, Recover From The Coronavirus
2020-04-21 Governor Cuomo Announces First Insurance Fraud Action Against Major Opioid Manufacturer In New York Market
2020-04-20 DFS Superintendent Linda A. Lacewell Announces Industrial Bank of Korea
To Pay $35 Million To New York State
For Violations Of New York Anti-Money Laundering and Recordkeeping Laws
2020-04-16 DFS Announces Temporary Regulatory Relief For New York-Chartered Financial Institutions During Covid-19 Pandemic
2020-04-13 DFS Superintendent Linda A. Lacewell Announces Athene Holding Ltd. To Pay $45 Million To New York State
For Unlicensed Pension Risk Transfer Business
2020-04-10 DFS Secures Over $1 Million for Consumers from Three Life Insurance Companies for Deferred to Immediate Annuity Replacement Violations
2020-04-08 DFS Issues New Emergency Regulation Requiring Commercial Health Insurers to Defer Payment Of Premiums Through June 1st For Consumers & Businesses Experiencing Financial Hardship During COVID-19 Pandemic
2020-04-08 Statement by Superintendent of Financial Services Linda A. Lacewell On Proposed Rulemaking for Community Reinvestment Act (CRA):
2020-04-07 Amid Ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, Governor Cuomo Announces State Will Invest in Private Companies to Bring Rapid Testing To Scale
2020-04-07 DFS Obtains Relief for Approximately 300,000 NY Student Loan Borrowers Not Covered by Federal Cares Act
2020-04-02 Amid Ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, Governor Cuomo Announces State Department of Health Has Approved New Protocol to Allow BiPAP Machines to Be Converted into Ventilators
2020-04-02 Following Governor Cuomo’s Announcement, DFS to Take Regulatory Action Requiring Health Insurers to Defer Payment of Premiums Through June 1st For Consumers and Businesses Experiencing Financial Hardship Due To COVID-19 Pandemic
2020-04-02 New York State Encourages All New Yorkers to Complete the Census on National Census Day
2020-03-30 DFS Takes New Action for Consumers and Small Businesses Facing Financial Hardship During Covid-19
Adopts Emergency Regulation Mandating Deferrals of Premium Payments for Life and Property And Casualty Insurance
2020-03-27 Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Governor Cuomo Announces Completion of First 1,000-Bed Temporary Hospital At Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
2020-03-24 DFS Issues New Emergency Regulation Requiring New York Regulated Financial Institutions to Provide Financial Relief to New Yorkers Demonstrating Financial Hardship from COVID-19 Pandemic
2020-03-23 Amid Ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, Governor Cuomo Announces Initial Delivery of Equipment and Supplies for Javits Center Temporary Hospital
2020-03-20 Department of Financial Services Announces Insurance Regulatory Relief
For New York Hospitals During Novel Coronavirus Outbreak
2020-03-19 Governor Cuomo Signs Executive Order Mandating Businesses That Require In-Office Personnel to Decrease In-Office Workforce By 75 Percent
2020-03-17 Department of Financial Services Adopts New Emergency Regulation Requiring Insurance Companies To Waive Cost-Sharing For In-Network Telehealth Visits
2020-03-16 NY State of Health and New York State Department of Financial Services Announce Special Enrollment Period for Uninsured New Yorkers, as Novel Coronavirus Cases Climb
2020-03-13 DFS Adopts Emergency Regulation Directing Health Insurers to Waive Cost-Sharing For Novel Coronavirus Testing
2020-03-06 At Novel Coronavirus Briefing, Governor Cuomo Confirms 11 Additional Cases - Bringing Statewide Total To 44
2020-03-02 Governor Cuomo Announces New Directive Requiring New York Insurers to Waive Cost-Sharing For Coronavirus Testing
2020-02-26 DFS Approves New York State-Chartered Flushing Bank’s Acquisition of Empire National Bank
2020-02-26 DFS Superintendent Linda A. Lacewell Announces Settlement with A Global Provider of Mobile Insurance
2020-02-19 DFS Authorizes Expansion of New York State-Chartered Bank
2020-02-18 The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York State Department of Financial Services Announce the Return of a 16th-Century Silver Stem Cup to the Heirs of the Eugen Gutmann Estate
2020-02-07 Superintendent Linda A. Lacewell Announces DFS Consumer Protection Hearings
2020-02-07 Superintendent Lacewell Announces DFS To Hold First Symposium on Financial Innovation and Inclusion During New York Fintech Week