Issues: Insurance

Asbestos Removal

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: May 18, 2011Contact: Bryant G. Gaspard| gaspard@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

Senator Huntley Aims to Help Homeowners Save on Asbestos Removal

Legislation will lower building renovation costs, help families stay healthy

May 18, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Insurance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Insurance Senator James L. Seward, Chair 9:30 AM, Wednesday, May 18, 2011 Room 332 CAP

PLEASE NOTE: Date, time & location change for this meeting The Committee will consider the nomination of: Benjamin M. Lawsky as Superintendent of the Department of Financial Services (TO APPEAR)

 

May 18, 9:30 AM - 9:57 AM
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Committee Meeting: Insurance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Insurance Senator James L. Seward, Chair 12:30 PM, Monday, May 9, 2011 Room 124 CAP

May 9, 12:30 PM - 12:35 PM
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Seward Continues Fight Against "Fraud Tax"

ALBANY, NY May 3, 2011 – Senator James L. Seward joined forces today with King County District Attorney Charles Hynes, Senator Martin Golden and Assemblyman Joseph Morelle in support of reforming New York’s no-fault auto insurance laws.

New Yorkers now pay the fourth highest premiums in the nation for auto insurance, due in large part to an outdated system that is rife with fraud and abuse.  In 2010, for the second consecutive year, no-fault fraud cost New Yorkers more than $200 million—this cost is a ‘Fraud Tax’ that is absorbed by all drivers across the state in the form of higher insurance premiums.

May 4, 2011
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GOLDEN: SENATE INSURANCE COMMITTEE HEARING FEATURES EXPERT DISCUSSION ON NO-FAULT AUTO INSURANCE FRAUD

Claims New York Risks Losing Some Auto Insurance Companies

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), today joined with Chairman James L. Seward and Senator Jack M. Martins for a State Senate Insurance Committee hearing designed to address the illegal multi-million dollar industry of no-fault auto insurance fraud.

April 26, 2011
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Oppenheimer and Latimer Team Up to Require Insurance Companies to Cover Cost of Bone Marrow Testing

Legislation will eliminate financial burden on potential donors

Each year, more than 10,000 people require bone marrow transplants to treat life-threatening diseases such as lymphomas, leukemias, anemias, immune deficiency disorders, multiple myeloma and tumors.  Approximately 70% of them cannot find a suitable match within their own families and must look elsewhere.  To encourage new bone marrow donors, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) and Assemblyman George Latimer (D-Rye) have introduced legislation (S.4350/A.6459) that would require health insurers to cover the cost of testing potential donors.

April 26, 2011
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Public Hearing: To examine ways to reduce the incidence of no-fault auto insurance fraud in New York

Senate Standing Committee on InsuranceChair: Senator James L. SewardSponsors: Senator James L. Seward, Senator Martin Golden

Public Hearing: To examine ways to reduce the incidence of no-fault auto insurance fraud in New YorkPlace: Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M.Contact: Alison Cooper (518) 455-3131Media Contact: Jeff Bishop (Seward) (518) 455-3131 or John Quaglione (Golden) (718) 238-6044ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

April 26, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Public Hearing: To examine the issues and challenges confronting New York State in its attempt to implement a State Heath Insurance Exchange

Joint – Senate Standing Committee on HealthChair: Senator Kemp Hannonand Senate Standing Committee on InsuranceChair: Senator James L. SewardPublic Meeting: To examine the issues and challenges confronting New York State in its attempt to implement a State Heath Insurance ExchangePlace: Room 124, Capitol Building, Albany, New YorkTime: 11:30 A.M.Contact: Caitlin McGowan (518) 455-2200 or Alison Cooper (518) 455-3131Media Contact: Laura Brookmeyer (516) 739-1700 or Jeff Bishop (607) 432-5524ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

April 27, 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Public Hearing: To examine the issues and challenges confronting New York State in its attempt to implement a State Heath Insurance Exchange

Joint – Senate Standing Committee on HealthChair: Senator Kemp Hannonand Senate Standing Committee on InsuranceChair: Senator James L. SewardPublic Meeting: To examine the issues and challenges confronting New York State in its attempt to implement a State Heath Insurance ExchangePlace: Room 124, Capitol Building, Albany, New YorkTime: 11:30 A.M.Contact: Caitlin McGowan (518) 455-2200 or Alison Cooper (518) 455-3131Media Contact: Lauren Brookmeyer (516) 739-1700 or Jeff Bishop (607) 432-5524ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

April 27, 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Condo Tax Abatement Disclosure

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: April 18, 2011Contact: Bryant G. Gaspard | gaspard@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

*Press Release*

Senator Shirley L. Huntley Enhances Protections for Condo Owners, Extends Transparency in Tax Abatement Process

April 18, 2011
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FUSCHILLO BILL TO PROTECT INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM APPROVED BY SENATE INSURANCE COMMITTEE

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the Senate Insurance Committee has approved legislation he sponsors to ensure that individuals with autism receive insurance coverage for the screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.  

April 11, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Insurance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Insurance Senator James L. Seward, Chair 12:30 PM, Monday, April 11, 2011 Room 124 CAP

April 11, 12:30 PM - 12:34 PM
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Committee Meeting: Insurance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Insurance Senator James L. Seward, Chair 12:30 PM, Monday, April 4, 2011 Room 124 CAP

April 4, 12:30 PM - 12:44 PM
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First Budget Bills Receive Approval

ALBANY, 03/29/11 – State Senator James L.

March 30, 2011
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Senate Passes Klein Bill to Crack Down on Auto Insurance Fraud

Measure Would Increase Penalties for Criminals Who Forge Auto Insurance Cards

ALBANY, NY – Legislation sponsored by Senator Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) that would impose tougher penalties on those who commit auto insurance fraud, passed the State Senate today.

Klein’s bill (S.578) would make it a felony to forge an auto insurance card or certificate of insurance. In New York State, these documents are necessary to obtain the government issued documents, such as a vehicle registration, that are required to legally operate a motor vehicle.

March 24, 2011
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Senate Passes Bill to Crack Down on Auto Insurance Fraud

The New York State Senate today passed a bill that would prevent insurance fraud by making it a felony to intentionally cause a vehicle collision. The legislation, sponsored by Senator James L. Seward (R-C-I, Oneonta), targets criminals who capitalize on vulnerable motorists in attempts to profit from insurance claims.

“Criminals who stage car accidents recklessly put lives at risk for their own financial gain while at the same time forcing all New Yorkers to spend more on auto insurance,” Senate Insurance Committee Chairman Seward said.  “Innocent people should not be made unwitting pawns in a criminal enterprise.  This legislation provides a bona fide deterrent to those who commit no-fault fraud, and will improve highway safety and reduce insurance costs for all.”

March 22, 2011
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Senate Calls For Crack Down On Auto Insurance Fraud

ALBANY, 03/22/11 -- The New York State Senate today passed a bill (S.1685) that would prevent insurance fraud by making it a felony to intentionally cause a vehicle collision. The legislation, sponsored by Senator James L. Seward (R-C-I, Oneonta), targets criminals who capitalize on vulnerable motorists in attempts to profit from insurance claims.

March 22, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Insurance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Insurance Senator James L. Seward, Chair 12:30 PM, Monday, March 21, 2011 Room 124 CAP

March 21, 12:30 PM - 12:34 PM
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