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Press Releases

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2021-10-15 Acting Superintendent of Financial Services Adrienne A. Harris Announces the Return of A Nazi Looted Drawing to the Heirs of Dr. Arthur Feldmann
2021-10-14 Governor Hochul Proclaims October 2021 as Cyber Security Awareness Month
2021-10-13 Acting Superintendent Adrienne A. Harris Announces DFS Will Require Continuing Education in Flood Insurance for Insurance Producers as Flood Risk Increases Due to Climate Change
2021-10-07 The Department of Financial Services and Empire State Development Award $5 Million in Grants to Expand Affordable Banking Services in Underserved Communities
2021-10-04 New York State Department of Financial Services And New York State Department of Health Deliver Report and Recommendations to Reduce Health Care Costs and Complexities for the Benefit of New York Consumers
2021-09-28 Trinity Healthshare, Inc. Files for Bankruptcy Amid Pending DFS Enforcement Action
2021-09-27 Governor Hochul and Mayor De Blasio Announce $27 Million Available to Provide Hurricane Ida Relief to Undocumented New Yorkers
2021-09-24 Acting Superintendent of Financial Services Adrienne A. Harris Announces New Consumer Protections in New York’s Public Adjusters Regulation
2021-09-21 Acting Superintendent of Financial Services Adrienne A. Harris Announces New Proposed Regulation Promoting Transparency in Lending to Small Businesses
2021-09-05 Following Visits to Communities Impacted by Ida Flooding, Governor Hochul Signs Request for Expedited Major Disaster Declaration
2021-09-03 Governor Hochul Secures Emergency Disaster Declaration from President Biden after Tropical Depression Ida Devastates New York
2021-09-02 New York State Department of Financial Services Issues Circular Letter to Expedite Tropical Depression Ida-Related Insurance Claims
2021-09-02 Governor Hochul Directs State Agencies to Deploy Additional Assets Downstate to Assist Local Governments in Wake of Historic Storm and Flooding Event
2021-08-31 Governor Hochul Announces Nomination of Adrienne Harris as Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services
2021-08-31 New York State Department of Financial Services Issues Guidance to Mortgage Lending Institutions to Comply With New York’s Fair Lending Law
2021-08-13 DFS Announces 2022 Health Insurance Premium Rates, Saving New Yorkers $607 Million
2021-07-29 Superintendent Lacewell Announces New DFS Initiative to Promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Depository and Non-Depository Institutions
2021-07-28 Superintendent Lacewell Announces New DFS Report on New York Domestic Insurers’ Management of the Financial Risks from Climate Change
2021-07-22 DFS Approves Hudson River Community Credit Union to Acquire Norton-Troy Employee Credit Union
2021-07-15 Governor Cuomo Announces $86.2 Million In Settlements With 4 Utilities for Failures Related To Power Outages and Emergency Response Including Tropical Storm Isaias
2021-07-14 The Ulster County Fire Investigation Unit and the New York State Department of Financial Services’ Criminal Investigation Unit announce the arrest of Yevganiy Ilyayev for Insurance Fraud in the second degree following a year-long criminal investigation.
2021-07-08 Governor Cuomo Announces $4.5 Billion Settlement with Purdue Pharma Over Its Role In The Opioid Epidemic
2021-07-07 DFS Superintendent Lacewell Announces Tri-State Consumer Insurance Company to Pay $500,000 for Compliance Failures
2021-06-30 Superintendent Lacewell Announces DFS Issues New Guidance on Ransomware Prevention
2021-06-30 Superintendent Lacewell Announces DFS Approves New Bank Branch
2021-06-29 NYS office of mental health and department of financial services announce NY insurance carriers Complying with State Requirements To Provide Coverage For All Gender-Affirming Treatments
2021-06-29 DFS Superintendent Lacewell Announces Settlements with Two Upstate Banks to Resolve Fair Lending Violations
2021-06-14 Superintendent Lacewell Calls for Disclosure of Climate-Related Financial Risks by Publicly Traded Companies
2021-06-10 Superintendent Lacewell Announces New DFS Report on New York Domestic Insurers’ Exposure to Financial Risks Arising from the Low-Carbon Transition
2021-05-27 DFS Approves New York State-Chartered Hanover Community Bank’s Acquisition of Savoy Bank
2021-05-25 During Mental Health Awareness Month, Superintendent Lacewell Announces “Mental Health Matters”: Consumer Protection Initiatives for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity in Insurance Coverage
2021-05-13 DFS Investigation Uncovers First Unum Life Insurance Company of America and Paul Revere Life Insurance Company

Failed to Implement Multi-Factor Authentication, Falling Victim to Two Phishing Attacks that Exposed Consumers’ Personal and Private Data

2021-05-13 Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Protecting New Yorkers' COVID-19 Stimulus Payment from Debt Collectors
2021-04-30 Superintendent of Financial Services Announces Resolution of Lawsuit Of Health Republic In Liquidation Against Federal Government
2021-04-29 DFS Announces Grant of Trust Charter to Standard Custody and Trust Company to Engage in New York’s Growing Virtual Currency Market
2021-04-29 Superintendent Lacewell Announces DFS Approves New Bank Branch
2021-04-27 DFS Issues Report On the SolarWinds Supply Chain Attack
2021-04-14 DFS Superintendent Lacewell Announces Cybersecurity Settlement With Licensed Insurance Company
2021-04-13 Superintendent Lacewell Announces New DFS’ Statewide Office of Financial Inclusion And Empowerment
2021-04-07 Governor Cuomo Directs DFS To Extend Regulation Requiring Health Insurers to Waive Co-Pays for COVID-19 Vaccine Until April 30