New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has requested the state’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) issue temporary permits to qualified, out-of-state insurance adjusters to help speed the claims process along for those who were impacted by the November 2022 storm. PropertyLegislation & Regulation
The state says increasing the number of adjusters will help speed the claims process so people will get paid faster.
"My administration is using every tool at our disposal to deliver relief to New York businesses and homeowners following this historic winter storm," Governor Hochul said in a release.
"This new guidance will help to expedite insurance claims for New Yorkers in need and fast-track our recovery effort as we continue to work around the clock to assist Buffalo and Watertown area residents. I urge all New Yorkers to file claims as soon as they can to help rebuild their communities and homes."
"DFS stands ready to help impacted homeowners and businesses with insurance questions and claims related to the winter storm. DFS will be issuing temporary adjuster permits to those responding to property losses in Western, Central and Northern New York counties, and we will continue to assist in emergency response efforts in partnership with fellow state agencies and local partners to help these communities rebuild and recover," said Department of Financial Services Superintendent Adrienne A. Harris.