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NYSDFS: Even During Pandemic, Client Consent Required For Emailed Policies

​The New York State Department of Financial Services has reaffirmed its opinion that insurers and producers must obtain a client's consent before providing electronic copies of policies.[+]

NYSDFS Urges Insurance Firms To Help Customers During Pandemic

​The New York State Department of Financial Services has asked the insurance entities it regulates to ease the financial hardship consumers and businesses are experiencing due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The department called on the industry to take "reasonable and prudent actions" in a circular letter published on March 19, 2020.[+]

E&O Risk Management and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

You are all very aware of the events of the last several weeks and the Coronavirus. We are not health experts and there are many others more qualified to give you that advice. We CAN, however, give advice regarding how to reduce the likelihood of an errors and omissions exposure as a result of this event. [+]

​News from NYS DFS Regarding CE, License Renewals and Exams

In response to the current public health threat the Covid-19 virus presents to the general public, New York State Department of Financial Services Licensing Services is implementing temporary emergency procedures in regards to insurance continuing education testing and license renewal.[+]
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