Combined Life Insurance Company of New York Protections for Domestic Violence Victims under § 2612 of the New York Insurance Laws
New York Insurance Law §2612 provides Victims of Domestic Violence specific protections by prohibiting insurers from taking certain actions solely because the person is or has been a victim of domestic violence, including:
- refusing to issue or renew an insurance policy, or denying / cancelling any insurance policy or contract;
- demanding or requiring that a victim of domestic violence pay greater premium;
- designating domestic violence as a preexisting condition, for which coverage will be denied or reduced;
- fixing any lower rate or discriminating in the fees or commissions of agents or brokers for writing or renewing a policy for a victim of domestic violence; or
- using the fact that a person is or has been a victim of domestic violence as an underwriting criterion.
In addition to the protections noted above, effective January 1, 2013, health insurers are required to accommodate a reasonable request made by a person covered under its insurance policy to receive communications of claims-related information by alternative means or at an alternative location if the person clearly states that disclosure of the information could endanger the person. If a child is the covered person, then this right may be asserted by the child’s parent or guardian.
Within three business days of receiving a confidential communication request form, except with the express consent of the person making the request, Combined Insurance will not disclose to the policyholder or other insured under the policy: (1) the address, telephone number, or any other personally identifying information of the person who made the request, or of any child residing with the person who made the request, or of any child for whose benefit a request was made; (2) the nature of the health care services provided; or (3) the name, address or telephone number of the provider of the services; or (4) any other information from which there is a reasonable basis to believe the foregoing information could be obtained.
Procedure for New York Insureds to Submit a Confidential Communication Request to Combined Insurance
An insured (or dependent insured) under a Combined Life Insurance Company of New York policy may submit a confidential communication request by completing the confidential communication request form and faxing the form to 312 351-6940 or by mailing the form to the address below:
Combined Life Insurance Company of New York
PO Box 6706
Scranton, PA 18505-0703
Once a confidential communication request has been honored, the request will remain in effect until the requestor submits a sworn and notarized statement revoking the previous request and faxing or mailing the revocation to the facsimile or address noted above.
For further information on domestic abuse services, you can contact the NYS Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline by dialing 1-800-942-6906 or by accessing the website for the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence.
HIPAA Insurance Information
Below is Combined Insurance's notice of privacy practices as required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) in addition to the HIPAA Transaction Standard Companion Guide.
The HIPAA EDI Transaction Standard Companion Guide explains the procedures necessary for Trading Partners of Combined Insurance to transmit Electronic Data Interchange(EDI) transactions.
This HIPAA health insurance Companion Guide is not intended to replace the X12N Implementation Guides; rather it is intended to be used in conjunction with them. Additionally, the Companion Guide is intended to convey information that is within the framework and structure of the X12N Implementation Guides and not to contradict or exceed them.
This HIPAA insurance notice describes how certain medical information about you may be used and disclosed as well as your rights regarding this information.
Combined Insurance is committed to upholding the highest business standards possible. To ensure this, we comply with government policy and actively participate in insurance associations (the names and links of which are noted for your reference).
Government of Puerto Rico - Office of the Commissioner of Insurance
Rule 93 - The Prevention and Detection of Financial Exploitation of Older Persons and Adults with Disabilities.
Combined Insurance Company of America believes that each of us should play a role in preventing and detecting cases of financial exploitation of Older Persons or Adults with Disabilities and recommends that family members, caregivers and others should watch for and report possible financial exploitation of Older Persons or Adults with Disabilities.
We know that privacy is very important to most people and we want to let you know that it is important to us, too. The following is a summary of our privacy practices to let you know:
- What information we might collect
- What we do with the information we collect
- What security measures we have in place
Personal information is not collected unless you give it to us. If you are simply browsing this site, we do not collect any personal information. From time to time, we may compile statistics on the use of our site. We may monitor statistics such as how many visitors we've had or which browsers people use but this data does not identify anyone personally.
Combined Insurance uses links through its site to allow you to elect to contact us via e-mail. Although we will ask you to call or write us about many topics we consider too sensitive to be done via e-mail, we do accept questions and welcome your comments and suggestions. In addition, you may also be offered the opportunity to have one of our representatives contact you. To better serve you in this regard, we may require that minimal personal information be provided to us, such as your name and telephone number. We may keep this information on file to help us help you in the future. We may also share this information with a subsidiary, business partner, representative or affiliate of Combined Insurance so that they may contact you about other goods and services or to assist you in the support, renewal or purchase of Combined Insurance products and services
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Effective Date: August 8, 2016
This Web Site is owned and maintained by Combined Insurance, a Chubb company, and/or one or more of its affiliates (the "Owner", “we”, “us” or “our”) within the Chubb group, including but not limited to ACE American Insurance Company, Chubb INA Holdings Inc., Combined Insurance Company of America, and Combined Life Insurance Company of New York. Chubb is composed of insurance and reinsurance companies that are licensed or otherwise approved to transact insurance and/or reinsurance business in various countries and jurisdictions.
This Web Site provides users with access to an online collection of information and materials. These materials may include insurance applications and policy forms and other information related to certain insurance products and services ("Products and Services") offered by providers of insurance and insurance-related services operating within Combined Insurance. The Web Site also contains text, pictures, graphics, logos, button items, images, works of authorship, and other information (collectively, "Content"), and may provide access to certain proprietary software used in connection with navigating and utilizing the functionality offered through this Web Site ("Software").
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j) Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses.
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Password Accounts, Passwords, and Security –
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Right to Monitor –
Hyperlinks to Third Party Web sites –
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To the extent that any of the Content included in the Web Site is provided by third party content providers, the Owner has no editorial control or responsibility over such Content. Therefore, any opinions, statements, services or other information expressed or made available by third party suppliers on this Web Site are those of such third party suppliers. The Owner does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, statement or other information provided by any third party, or represent or warrant that your use of the Content displayed on this Web Site or referenced content of service providers will not infringe rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with Combined Insurance.
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Reservation of Rights to Modification –
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Dispute Resolution –
Governing Law; Severability of Provisions –
Notice for California Users-
Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California users of the Web Site are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 400 R Street, Suite 1080, Sacramento, California 95814, or by telephone at 916.445.1254 or 800.952.5210.
The following information is disclosed pursuant to various state insurance laws, including but not limited to those in California, Massachusetts and Missouri.
NAIC Identification Number
List of Jurisdictions Authorized to do Business
State of Domicile
Combined Insurance Company of America
8750 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, 7th Floor Chicago, IL 60631
Licensed in all U.S. states, except NY; also licensed in District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada
Combined Life Insurance Company of New York
13 Cornell Road, Airport Park, 1st Floor, Latham, NY 12110
Licensed in Connecticut, New York, Florida and Illinois
Entire Agreement –