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Insurance Law: NY Administrative Materials

Insurance Law Research Guide

New York Administrative Materials

In addition to adopting regulations, the Department of Financial Services also issues legal opinions in response to specific issues and advisory letters for the purpose of clarifying new or revised policies and interpretations, providing guidance or requesting information.

Circular Letters

  • Available online (indexed and searchable) through the Department of Financial Services website.
  • Available in print in New York Circular Letters - KFN5290 .A553 1987 (Regularly updated 3 volume looseleaf set located on the second floor of the library)
  • Searchable on WestlawNext - In the "Browse All Content" tab of the main home screen, click "Administrative Decisions & Guidance," then "New York," then click "New York Insurance Bulletins" under "Tools & Resources" in the right navigation pane. Note: This source is not indexed on WestlawNext - Content is accessible by search only.
  • Searchable on Lexis Advance - Click "Browse Sources" link above red search box in home screen, then search "NY - New York Bulletins & Notices" in "Search Sources" box in the left navigation pane.  To search, click on "NY - New York Bulletins & Notices," then click "Add this source to the search." Note: This source is not indexed on Lexis Advance - Content is accessible by search only.

Opinions of the Office of General Counsel

  • Available online through the Department of Financial Services website. Opinions may be accessed either by searching or by browsing the chronological index.
  • Searchable on WestlawNext - In the "Browse All Content" tab of the main home screen, click "Administrative Decisions & Guidance," then "New York," then click "New York Insurance Bulletins" under "Tools & Resources" in the right navigation pane. Note: This source is not indexed on WestlawNext - Content is accessible by search only.

FOIL Requests

  • Instructions for requesting Department of Financial Services administrative records relating to insurance law can be found in the FOIL Requests section of the department's website.