We love New York. That’s why we and our Superstorm Sandy survivor base are pulling out the stops to support legislative reforms this legislative session and are saying: Come on New York! Step up into the 21st century and give your citizens who spend their hard-earned money on insurance the same rights and leverage that people in other states have to hold an insurer accountable for paying what’s owed on a claim. This legislative session there are two bills that would work – S29A and S4049/A257. We support them both. Lobbyists for insurance companies have killed similar proposals every year for over 20 years. This could and should be the year that policyholders overcome the politics and get it done.
And, according to a recent United Policyholders’ report, chronicled in Long Island Newsday, insurers appear to be paying less on claims in New York than in states where their customers can feasibly fight back.
Here’s a letter from a Sandy survivor on why reform to New York insurance law is needed.
Listen to Executive Director Amy Bach’s conversation with Susan Arbetter on WCNY (June 17, 2015).