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New York Approves Workers’ Comp Renewal Notice Legislation

Final legislation has been approved in New York that aims to enable insurance agents to better serve workers’ compensation clients if signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The legislation was developed by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of …

New York Begins New Push to Stop Distracted Driving

New York is launching a statewide campaign against distracted driving as part of April’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said state and local police will be stepping up patrols and checkpoints through Monday in Operation Hang Up. …

New York Issues First-in-Nation Regulation on Commercial Crime Insurance

New York State’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) in December issued a new regulation that prohibits insurance companies from denying commercial crime insurance coverage to New York businesses employing people with criminal convictions. The regulation, called Insurance Regulation 209, serves …

Security Measures to be Reviewed After Panic at New York’s JFK Airport

Poor communication among police, private security and other personnel contributed to a mass panic that erupted at a New York City airport when loud cheers for Usain Bolt somehow led to a false report of gunshots, according to a review …

New York to Hold Off Enforcing Airbnb Sublet Restrictions

The city and state of New York said Monday they would hold off enforcing a new law restricting short-term apartment sublets against Airbnb Inc. until the company’s lawsuit over the issue is resolved. That was a reversal from earlier indications …

New York Businesses Advised to Check Insurance in Wake of Chelsea Terrorism Bombing

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has identified the incident where a bomb went off from inside a dumpster in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, injuring 29 people, as an act of terrorism. “I said yesterday I believed it was an act …

New York Proposes ‘Flexible’ Cybersecurity Regulation for Insurers, Banks

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has proposed cybersecurity regulation for financial services companies that aims to protect New York state’s financial services industry from an increasing risk of cyber attacks, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced. The proposed …

New York to Provide $5M in Grants to Prevent Workplace Injuries

New York state is providing $5 million in grants to improve safety conditions in low-wage industries. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the program Saturday after participating in a Labor Day parade in New York City. The Democratic governor says the grants …

Fire Safety Inspections to Take Place on New York College Campuses Ahead of Fall Classes

State officials in New York are marking the start of fall college classes with a series of campus fire safety inspections. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office said Friday personnel from the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services and the Office …

Governor Cuomo Reviewing Bill to Establish Fines for New York Airbnb Users

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo must soon decide whether to authorize hefty fines for many people who offer to rent out their New York City apartments on Airbnb. Meanwhile, the online booking service said it’s policing its website to remove …