In the wake of multiple reports [http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/17/nyregion/hurricane-sandy-victims-say-damage-reports-were-altered.html] that insurance companies underpaid Superstorm Sandy victims by altering damage assessment forms — from Manhattan Beach and Coney Island — Councilman Mark Treyger is calling on FEMA to conduct a comprehensive review of all Sandy payout
Source: Nathan James/FlickrLegislation aimed at reducing auto insurance fraud in New York State passed the Senate on Monday, bringing the bill which allows insurance companies to retroactively cancel the policies of fraudsters one step closer to law. The Senate bill was sponsored by State Senator Marty Golden, who describes
Photo by Erica ShermanThe following is an unedited press release from the offices of Senator Charles Schumer: U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on FEMA to issue a clear and immediate ruling that extends the statute of limitations for Sandy victims to challenge their insurance companies in court
Source: whitecapmarine.netWhen boats in Southern Brooklyn get smashed, a certain captain comes to the rescue. The captain in question is Jack Schachner, and he and his lucrative White Cap Marine and Salvage business is the subject of a fascinating report by the New York Times report [http://www.nytimes.
Councilman David GreenfieldThe following is a press release from Councilman David Greenfield’s office: > Councilman David G. Greenfield is partnering with the office of State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli to host an unclaimed funds event at his district office this Thursday. All local residents are invited to attend this free event
Having insurance-related issues? (Of course you are.) Well, the Department of Financial Services, the state agency responsible for regulating the insurance industry and advocating for New York’s residents, has set up a mobile command unit on Emmons Avenue. The representatives will be available to meet with residents inside the
The Staten Island Advance reported yesterday on two brothers arrested for operating a local medical supply business which scammed insurers for millions. Aleksandr Finkelshteyn and Robert Finkelshteyn are accused of submitting fraudulent bills to firms that carry no-fault policies for items such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, iron lungs and oxygen