Tag: Regulation

New York Department of Financial Services Announces New Cyber Security Measures Directed at Strengthening Insurers’ Cyber Defenses

The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) announced last week a series of measures it plans to take “to help strengthen cyber hacking defenses at insurers.” Those measures include, among other things: regular, targeted assessments of cyber security preparedness at insurance companies; putting forward enhanced regulations requiring institutions to meet heightened standards for cyber security; and considering the ways in which NYDFS can support and encourage the development of the cyber security insurance market. The NYDFS stated that it plans to initiate these measures in the coming weeks and months.… Continue Reading

New York Department of Financial Services Launches Industry-wide Audit of Health Insurance Rates

by Michael Rosenfield & Dennis Quinn
The New York Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) will audit the accuracy of the data used by insurers and health maintenance organizations to request health insurance rate increases (see press r…

NY’s Proposed New Department of Financial Regulation

In the Executive Budget released today by Governor Cuomo, we get a look at the vision for the new Department of Financial Regulation. In the Agency Presentations release, (see pages 131-134) the mission of the new agency is described, in part, as follo…