Issues: Insurance

Insurance Disaster Assistance

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) will be partnering with the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) and the Village of Massapequa Park in sponsoring a program to assist residents whose property was damaged during Hurricane Sandy.

December 12, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO, DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES, & VILLAGE OF MASSAPEQUA PARK TO SPONSOR PROGRAM TO ASSIST HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS WITH INSURANCE ISSUES

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) will be partnering with the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) and the Village of Massapequa Park in sponsoring a program to assist residents whose property was damaged during Hurricane Sandy.

December 6, 2012
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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES NEW ACTIONS TO EXPEDITE SANDY-RELATED INSURANCE CLAIMS AND LAUNCHES ONLINE REPORT CARD SYSTEM FOR INSURANCE COMPANIES

DFS to Publish Online Report Cards Detailing Each Insurance Company’s Performance New Rules Will Significantly Cut Time Allowed to Investigate Claims, Put More Adjusters in the Field to Help HomeownersAfter meeting with top insurance company executives this week, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a series of measures to expedite the payment of claims for New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Sandy and launched a new online report card system, www.NYInsure.ny.gov, to hold insurance companies accountable.

November 29, 2012
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Important Information From FEMA Regarding Changes In The Flood Insurance Program

Please see the attachment below for important information from FEMA regarding changes in the Flood Insurance Program and preliminary considerations for rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy. 

November 28, 2012
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Disaster Hotline Established to Help New Yorkers with Insurance Issues from Hurricane Sandy; Operates 24/7

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Department of Financial Services disaster hotline to help New Yorkers with insurance issues from Hurricane Sandy will now be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week starting today. The hotline, at 800-339-1759, can answer insurance related storm questions and help consumers file complaints. It has been open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends since immediately after Storm Sandy.

November 13, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES HELPLINE NOW OPERATING AROUND THE CLOCK TO ASSIST RESIDENTS WITH STORM RELATED INSURANCE ISSUES

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that residents will be able to receive assistance with insurance issues related to Hurricane Sandy at anytime of the day or night.

     The New York State Department of Financial Services’ insurance disaster assistance helpline is operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide help to those in need. Consumers can also file insurance-related complaints with the Department through the helpline.

     Residents and businesses who need assistance with storm related questions or issues can call the Department of Financial Services’ helpline at 1-800-339-1759.

November 13, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES HELP CENTER OPEN IN MERRICK TO ASSIST RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY HURRICANE SANDY

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Department of Financial Services has set up a Hurricane Sandy Response Center in Merrick to assist residents and business owners who were affected by the storm.

     Department of Financial Services representatives will be at the Merrick Jewish Centre, located at 225 Fox Boulevard in Merrick, between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm every day until further notice.

     Residents and business owners who need assistance with storm-related insurance issues will be able to speak individually with a Department of Financial Services representative. The program is open to everyone.

November 13, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES TO SET UP HELP CENTER IN MASSAPEQUA PARK TO ASSIST RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY HURRICANE SANDY

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Department of Financial Services will be setting up a help center in Massapequa Park to assist residents and business owners who were affected by Hurricane Sandy.

     Senator Fuschillo and Massapequa Park Mayor James Altadonna have arranged for Department of Financial Services representatives to be at Massapequa Park Village Hall, located at 151 Front Street in Massapequa Park. Representatives will be available from Tuesday, November 13th thru Friday, November 16th between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm.

November 11, 2012
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GALLIVAN ANNOUNCES WAYS WESTERN NEW YORKERS CAN ASSIST DOWNSTATE NEIGHBORS IMPACTED BY SUPERSTORM SANDY

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I - 59th District) today announced several ways that Western New Yorkers, and all New Yorkers, can help the massive relief effort underway in the New York City Metro Area in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy that ravaged the Eastern Seaboard last week.

Gallivan urged New Yorkers to utilize The American Red Cross and Catholic Charities, or other trusted charitable organizations who have strong track records of efficiently and effectively distributing relief aid in disaster situations.

November 5, 2012
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October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Senator Dilan stresses the importance of early detection

Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) is urging women to take advantage of free breast cancer support and referral services available throughout New York City this October during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

According to the state Department of Health, one in eight women will develop breast cancer.

September 28, 2012
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Governor Advances Seward Backed College Health Insurance Program

ALBANY, 08/01/12 - State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) announced today that Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is advancing a new pilot program that will allow large universities to directly provide health coverage to their students at a lower cost.

The program is the result of legislation (S.7314A) sponsored by Senator Seward signed into law last week.

August 1, 2012
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GOVERNOR CUOMO URGES NEW YORKERS TO ACT NOW TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE ADEQUATELY INSURED AGAINST STORM LOSSES

Homeowners Should Review Their Insurance Coverage, Make Needed Adjustments and Understand How Deductibles WorkGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today urged homeowners to take steps now to protect their homes in the event New York is hit by any of the nine to 15 storms the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts for the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. As many as three of those storms are predicted by NOAA to strengthen to hurricane force with top winds of 111 miles per hour or higher. Hurricane season extends through November 30.

July 19, 2012
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End of the 2012 Legislative Session

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: June 29, 2012Contact: Bryant G. Gaspard | gaspard@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

**PRESS RELEASE**

Senator Huntley Commemorates the End of the 2012 Legislative Session While Urging More Progressive Growth for the Future

As the 2012 Legislative Session came to a close last week, Senator Huntley (D-Jamaica) and the Democratic Conference highlighted some great accomplishments made this year while also emphasizing the essential work that still has left to be done.

June 28, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO PREVENT SURPRISE MEDICAL BILLS

SENATE PASSES BILL TO PREVENT SURPRISE MEDICAL BILLSNew Consumer Protections Would Help Control Unexpected And Costly Medical Charges    The New York State Senate today passed legislation to reduce costly and unexpected medical charges to health insurance consumers. The bill (S7745) establishes consumer protections to prevent surprise medical bills and ensures consumers have adequate access to necessary services.

June 21, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Insurance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Insurance Senator James L. Seward, Chair 12:30 PM, Monday, June 4, 2012 Room 124 CAP

June 4, 12:30 PM - 12:37 PM
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Senator Seward Renews Call For Measures To Fight Auto Insurance Fraud

New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos, Senate Insurance Committee Chairman Senator James L. Seward and Senator Martin Golden today joined law enforcement, insurance advocates, business groups, and victims to press for the assembly’s passage of three auto insurance fraud prevention bills before the end of this year’s legislative session. Auto insurance fraud costs New Yorkers million of dollars each year and has led to injuries - even death - for innocent victims.

May 8, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Insurance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Insurance Senator James L. Seward, Chair 12:30 PM, Monday, May 21, 2012 Room 124 CAP

May 21, 12:30 PM - 12:35 PM
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Committee Meeting: Insurance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Insurance Senator James L. Seward, Chair 12:30 PM, Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Room 124 CAP

April 25, 12:30 PM - 12:35 PM
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Governor Cuomo in Syracuse to Discuss Budget

I was pleased to join Governor Cuomo in discussing budget accomplishments for Central New York. Click the link for more details.

File: 
Gov Cuomo CNY Budget Presentation.pdf

April 5, 2012
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