New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky News

Berkshire Hathaway’s Applied Underwriters Settles Workers’ Comp Dispute with New York

Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary Applied Underwriters will voluntarily halt the selling of a reinsurance-based, loss-sensitive workers’ compensation product in New York under an agreement with the state regulator who first raised questions about the product three years ago. Applied Underwriters will …

New York Approves AXA Acquisition of XL Group

France’s AXA Group moved a step closer to closing on its acquisition of XL Group as Nw York insurance regulators have given their approval of the deal. New York’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) on Friday announced it had approved …

New York Fears Audit of Insurer in Albany Probe Could Trigger Insolvency, Rate Hikes

New York doctors, some of whom already pay 10 times more for malpractice insurance than physicians in San Francisco, may see their rates soar thanks to a state audit beginning this month. Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers, whose shaky finances are central …

New York to Investigate Insurers’ Cybersecurity Work After Hacks

Insurers doing business in New York State must tell a regulator there about efforts to prevent computer hacking, detailing the precautions taken and the personnel devoted to the task. Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of the state Department of Financial Services, said …

N.Y.’s Lawsky: Cybersecurity Likely Most Important Issue DFS Will Face in 2015

Cybersecurity is likely the most important issue that the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) will face in 2015, and perhaps for many years to come after that, New York Financial Services Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky said in a speech …