NOTICE: New York Protection Protocols for Victims of Domestic Violence
New York Insurance Law, section 2612, prohibits insurers from discrimination based on being a victim of domestic violence. This law states that no insurer, solely because a person is or has been a victim of domestic violence, may:
The fact that a person is or has been a victim of domestic violence is not a permitted underwriting criterion. This law also contains protections for victims of domestic violence regarding health insurers who receive a valid order of protection against the policyholder. The insurer is prohibited for the duration of the order from disclosing to the policyholder the address and telephone number of the insured, or of any person or entity providing covered services to the insured. The insurer should also honor a reasonable request by a person covered by an insurance policy to receive communications of claim related information by alternative means or at alternative locations if the person clearly states that disclosure of all or part of the information could endanger the person.
Below are the applicable Protection Protocols Request Procedures for a person who is or has been a victim of domestic violence:
For additional assistance, please contact the New York State Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline.
NYS Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline: 1-800-942-6906
Spanish language: 1-800-942-6908
In NYC: 1-800-621-HOPE (4673) or dial 311
Please be advised that the employees at Interboro Insurance Group have up to three business days to implement the necessary protocol to secure your contact information and other confidential identifying information.