|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 12, 2012||committee discharged and committed to rules|
notice of committee consideration - requested
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to insurance|
|Feb 15, 2011||referred to insurance|
senate Bill S3271
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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- Delivered to Governor
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S3271 - Details
S3271 - Summary
Requires all motor vehicle insurers to file annual detailed financial and claim data statements with the superintendent of insurance; all such statements shall be made available to the public.
S3271 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3271 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the insurance law, in relation to requiring all motor vehicle insurers to file annual financial statements and detailed claim data with the superintendent of insurance PURPOSE OF BILL: The bill expands upon current insurance reporting laws by providing for more detailed reporting requirements of automobile insurers' "financial statements" and "closed claims" data. This enhanced data collection will provide lawmakers with a source of reliable and accessible data that will better enable them to evaluate automobile insurance and assist in providing an optimal product to New York citizens. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF BILL: The proposed language provides for a publicly accessible and neutral method for the systematic collection of automobile insurers' financial and closed claims data. The supplemental financial disclosure requirements stipulate that insurers must provide detailed information concerning all sources of "income" including, but not
S3271 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3271 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 15, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HASSELL-THOMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Insurance AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to requiring all motor vehicle insurers to file annual financial statements and detailed claim data with the superintendent of insurance THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature hereby finds and declares that insurance companies issuing motor vehicle policies in this state owe a duty to those they insure and to those who may in the future be insured by them, to fully disclose in a public and transparent manner all elements relating to their financial condition and solvency. Such obligation is essential in maintaining the public's inherent right to know the details and specifics of such insurer's expenses and claims history on a global basis so, as consumers, they can make a reasoned and rational selection of the insurer with which they intend to do business. As premiums escalate, it is more incumbent on such insurers to honor this obligation by making the public aware of the rationale they use in determining the premiums they charge, and it is the sense of the legis- lature that where the data used is available, it should be disclosed in an open and public manner. S 2. The insurance law is amended by adding a new section 342 to read as follows: S 342. FINANCIAL STATEMENT AND DETAILED CLAIM DATA TO BE FILED WITH THE DEPARTMENT. (A) FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "INSURER" SHALL MEAN ANY PERSON, CORPORATION, ASSOCIATION OR OTHER BUSINESS ENTITY AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE A MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE POLICY IN THIS STATE. (B) ON OR BEFORE APRIL FIRST OF EACH YEAR, EVERY INSURER SHALL PROVIDE THE SUPERINTENDENT WITH A DETAILED FINANCIAL STATEMENT TO SUPPLEMENT AND EXPAND UPON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE STATUTORY ANNUAL STATEMENT FOR THE MOST RECENTLY CONCLUDED CALENDAR YEAR. THE FINANCIAL STATEMENT EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03114-01-1
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