NY governor directs state regulator to issue temporary permits to out-of-state insurance adjusters

Following a historic winter storm that buried parts of the state in nearly seven feet of snow, New York Governor Cathy Hochul has authorized the Department of Financial Services (DFS) to issue temporary adjuster permits to qualified out-of-state independent insurance adjusters. ordered. ,

The measure is being taken to expedite insurance claims related to the historic winter storm that severely affected many communities in New York. In particular, the areas of Buffalo and Watertown were hardest hit by the heavy snow.

“My administration is using every tool at our disposal to provide relief to New York businesses and homeowners after this historic winter storm,” Hochul said. “This new guidance will help expedite insurance claims for New Yorkers in need and fast-track our recovery efforts as we continue to work around the clock to assist Buffalo and Watertown area residents in their communities and homes can help rebuild.

DFS Superintendent Adrian A. “DFS stands ready to help affected homeowners and businesses with insurance questions and claims related to the winter storm,” Harris said. New York counties, and we will continue to assist with emergency response efforts in partnership with fellow state agencies and local partners to help these communities rebuild and recover.”

A lake-effect storm hit areas east of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario over the weekend, burying some communities in nearly seven feet of powder and shattering previous snowfall records. At least three deaths were recorded related to the winter storm, the The Associated Press informed of.

US President Joe Biden earlier this week approved a federal emergency declaration for 11 counties in New York. The declaration allows the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to coordinate disaster relief efforts in the area and provide assistance.


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