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.
Effective date: 01/01/2023
Last Updated: 01/01/2023
We collect information that identifies, describes, or is reasonably capable of being associated with you (“Personal Information”). Personal Information does not include publicly available information, such as information lawfully made available from government records, information we have a reasonable basis to believe is lawfully made available to the general public by you or by widely distributed media, or by a person to whom you have disclosed the information and not restricted it to a specific audience, or deidentified or aggregated information.
As described below, we collect Personal Information directly from you, automatically through your use of the Sites and Services, and from third-party sources. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we may combine the information we collect from publicly available or third-party sources. The Personal Information we collect varies based on your relationship with us.
Personal Information We Collect Directly From You
In order to access certain Services, we may collect Personal Information directly from you, including throughout the quoting, application, or claims handling processes. The Personal Information you provide directly to us may include:
- Identifiers and Contact Information. We may collect personal identifiers and contact information such as your name, address, email address, phone number.
- Government-Issued Identifiers. We also may collect information such as your driver’s license number, social security number, or other government-issued identifiers.
- Account Details. If you register an account with us, we collect information such as your email, phone number, or user ID, and password used to login to your account.
- Policy or Claims Information. This includes policy information, claim information, including materials you submit as part of your claim, or other information you choose to provide us.
- Payment Information. If you pay a bill, we may collect information necessary to process your payment such as bank account information, billing address, and any other related information.
- Commercial Information. We may also collect information about the products, services, or coverage you purchase.
- Message Contents. If you contact our customer service team, including through our online web forms, we may collect your messages, emails, or any other information you so choose to provide.
- Audio or Similar Information. If you speak with our customer service team by phone, we may collect a recording for quality assurance and training purposes.
- Preferences. We may also collect information about the types of Services you use, your communications preferences, wish lists and other preferences you may select in your account or profile.
- Other Information. We also collect information when you complete online forms, surveys, or leave us product reviews. We also collect any other information you so choose to provide.
Personal Information We Collect Automatically
As described below in the “Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms” section, when you visit our Sites or use our Services, we may automatically collect certain Personal Information, including:
- Device Identifiers. We automatically collect IP address, unique device ID, device type, browser type, location information, and information about your browser and browser language.
- Network Activity. We may also collect information related to how you interact with the Services and advertisements, such as page views, links and items clicked and other activity information, referring URL, browsing history, and other similar information. We may use analytics providers and technologies, including cookies and similar tools, to collect this information.
- Geolocation. We may also collect geolocation information, such as physical location or movements. Additionally, depending on your device settings, if you visit our Sites or use our mobile applications, we may collect geolocation information from your IP address which links to the region you live in.
Personal Information We Collect from Other Sources
We may collect information about you through our affiliates, business partners, and vendors, including from administrators, adjusters, agents, brokers, or other representatives who provide services or products on our behalf. For example, we may collect information about your policies, including coverage or claim information, through these sources. We may also receive information from consumer reporting agencies, including motor vehicle reports or information about your credit or creditworthiness, and from other, publicly available sources.
We may use the Personal Information we collect for the following purposes:
- Operate Our Business. We use the Personal Information we collect to allow you to maintain your account and otherwise run our day-to-day operations.
- Provide You Products and Services. We use the Personal Information we collect to provide you with, renew or modify products and services. We also use this information to maintain your coverage and memberships, including to set up a product or service, service your policy, change your policy, handle a claim, or complete a transaction.
- Communicate With You. We use the Personal Information we collect to communicate with you about your use of our Sites and Services, to respond to your inquiries, to provide you with the information and documents you request, and for other customer service purposes.
- Evaluate and Improve Our Products and Services. We use the Personal Information we collect to evaluate, analyze, improve, and develop our products and Services, including this Site. We also use this information to tailor the content and information that we may send or display to you, to offer location customization and personalized help and instructions, and to otherwise personalize your experiences while using our Services.
- Analytics Models to Support our Business. We use the Personal Information we collect in analytics models, including actuarial, underwriting, claims, and loss control models, to facilitate and service our business (e.g., to create new products and features). We may also use this information to conduct actuarial or research studies to maintain and develop our products and Services, and to create new offerings or features. We also use this information to administer surveys and questionnaires, such as for market research or member satisfaction purposes.
- Marketing and Advertising. We may use your Personal Information for marketing and promotional purposes, including to send you promotional communications about products, services, features, and options we believe may interest you. We may send communications via e-mail, regular mail or may send push notifications via a mobile device. We may also use your information to serve you advertisements or customized content online.
- Inferences. We may use the information we collect to better understand how you access and use our Sites and the products and Services available on our Sites, both on an aggregated and individualized basis.
- Find Locations on Request. At your request, we may use your information to obtain your location from the mobile device or the network using your device’s Global Positioning System (GPS) functionality, or directly from you. We may use your location information to help you search for information, including searching for an agent, searching for a service provider, or identifying the location of an accident. If you do not want location information used, you can disable the GPS functionality on your mobile device.
- Fraud and Security Purposes. We may use the Personal Information we collect to mitigate fraud and protect Chubb and others. We also use this information to prevent and detect fraudulent, malicious, deceptive, infringements of our policies and contracts and other potential misuse of or illegal activity relating to our products, assets, and Services.
- Business Transfers. We may also use the Personal Information we collect and receive to consider and implement mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, refinancing, and other business transactions, and for the administration of our general business, accounting, recordkeeping, and other legal functions.
- Other Operational and Business Purposes. We may use your Personal Information for other operational purposes, including to refer you to our third-party partners as part of a referral program, to comply with contracts related to products or services that we provide to you.
We also may combine or aggregate any of the information we collect through the Services or elsewhere for any of these purposes or for analyzing usage statistics and trends.
When permitted by applicable law, including in cases that require your consent, we may disclose your Personal Information to our affiliates, business partners, vendors and services providers, and others as follows:
- Affiliates, Subsidiaries, and Business Partners. We may disclose the Personal Information we collect with our affiliates, subsidiaries, and agents and brokers. Combined also partners with other businesses to offer products and services, and we may disclose your Personal Information to those organizations, including those that play a role in insurance transactions such as independent claims adjusters, and other claims related companies. If required by law, we will obtain consent prior to disclosing Personal Information.
- Vendors and Service Providers. We may disclose the Personal Information we collect with vendors and service providers who perform functions on our behalf, such as helping complete transactions and process payments, handling claims, servicing your policy or membership, and engaging in credit reporting. We may also disclose your information to vendors and service providers who provide website hosting and analytics, marketing and advertising, email or other communication services, development and research or actuarial studies, customer support, and tax, accounting, and legal services.
- Marketing and Advertising Partners. We may also disclose your Personal Information, such as name and contact information, with our marketing and advertising partners to send you content about certain products and services.
We also may disclose your Personal Information in the following circumstances:
- Business Transfers. As we continue to develop our business, we may buy, merge, or partner with other companies. We may disclose Personal Information as part of those commercial transactions (e.g., mergers, acquisitions, financings, asset sales or transfers, bankruptcy or reorganization or other similar business transactions), as well as in contemplation of such transactions (e.g., due diligence). Where possible we will do so under appropriate confidentiality agreements. Similarly, if all or part of our business or assets, or Sites are merged with or sold to another company, or as part of a bankruptcy proceeding, your Personal Information may be transferred to the surviving or acquiring company.
- In Response to Legal Process. Personal Information may be disclosed to third parties, as required by law or subpoena, or if we reasonably believe such action is necessary to comply with the law and the reasonable requests of regulators, law enforcement or other public authorities. We also may disclose the information we collect in order to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or other legal process, including responding to national security or law enforcement disclosure requirements.
- Aggregate and De-Identified Information. We may disclose aggregate or de-identified information about users with third parties for marketing, advertising, research, or other purposes.
- With Your Permission. We may disclose Personal Information in other ways not described above. If we do so, we will notify you and, if necessary, obtain your consent.
Combined may collect Social Security numbers (“SSNs”) in the course of our business. We strive to protect the confidentiality and security of SSNs in our possession, custody or control by: (i) limiting access to SSNs and (ii) maintaining reasonable administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect against the loss, misuse or unlawful disclosure of SSNs. We do not share SSNs for marketing purposes.
Cookies. “Cookies” are alphanumeric identifiers we transfer to your device’s hard drive through your web browser for tracking purposes. Some cookies allow us to make it easier for you to navigate our Services, while others are used to enable a faster log-in process, support the security and performance of the Services, or allow us to track activity and usage data within our Service.
Clear GIFs, Pixel Tags, and Other Technologies. In addition to cookies, we may also use pixel tags (sometimes called web beacons or “clear GIFs”) to collect information about you and your use of our Services. While cookies are stored locally on your device, pixel tags are embedded invisibly within web pages and online content. We may use these, in connection with our Services to, among other things, track the activities of users, help us manage content and compile usage statistics. We may also use these in HTML e-mails we send, to help us track e-mail response rates, identify when our e-mails are viewed, and track whether our e-mails are forwarded.
Cross-Device Tracking. We and our third-party providers may use the information that we collect about you within our Services and on other third-party sites and services to help us and these third parties to identify other devices that you use (e.g., a mobile phone, tablet, other computer, etc.).
Do Not Track. We do not currently respond to web browser “Do Not Track” signals.
We make available several ways for you to manage choices about your Personal Information, including preferences regarding cookies, advertising, whether you want to receive marketing and promotional emails from us, and choices regarding your account and profile information.
- Cookie Settings. If you wish to prevent cookies from tracking your activity on our Sites or visits across multiple websites, you can set your browser to block certain cookies or notify you when a cookie is set; you can also delete cookies. The “Help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your device from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to delete cookies. Visitors to our Sites who disable cookies will be able to browse the Sites, but some features may not function.
- Industry Ad Choice Programs. You can also control how participating third-party ad companies use the information that they collect about your visits to our websites and use of our mobile applications, and those of third parties, in order to display more relevant targeted advertising to you. If you are in the U.S., you can obtain more information and opt out of receiving targeted ads from participating third-party ad networks at aboutads.info/choices (Digital Advertising Alliance). You may also download the DAA AppChoices tool (https://youradchoices.com/appchoices) in order to help control interest-based advertising on apps on your mobile device.
- Marketing Communications. You can opt out of receiving marketing emails from us by using the unsubscribe feature in any such email we send you.
- Account and Profile Information. You may access, update, or correct your account and profile information at any time by logging in to your account and updating the Personal Information we maintain. We may keep a copy of your prior information for a period of time, as part of our business records and our backup data.
Our Services are not designed for children, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of thirteen (13). If we learn that we have received information directly from a child who is under the age of 13, we will delete such information from our systems. If you are a parent or legal guardian and you believe we have collected your child’s information in violation of applicable law, please contact us using the contact information below.
When you use our Services, you may find links to other websites that we do not own or control. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites, including their collection of your Personal Information. You should review the terms and conditions and privacy policies of these other sites before providing your information.
We may offer blogs, online forums or other interactive features in connection with our Services that enable you to share information about the Services or other issues of interest. You should be aware that any communications you submit or post to any such interactive features on the Services may be viewable by other participants or users. By submitting or posting to such interactive features you acknowledge and agree that you have no expectation of privacy or confidentiality in the content you submit for such features, whether or not it contains Personal Information about you.
We have implemented safeguards designed to protect Personal Information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please be aware that despite our efforts, no data security measures can guarantee security.
This Policy is current as of the Effective Date set forth above. We may change this Policy at any time and from time to time. Any amendments or modifications to this Policy will become effective immediately upon posting. We will let you know of amendments or modifications by appropriate means such as by posting the revised statement on this page with a new “Last Updated” date. Your continued use of any of our Services following the posting of a revised version of this Policy will constitute your acceptance of the revised Policy. If you do not agree with the revised Policy, do not use any of our Services.
The term "Combined" as used herein means Combined Insurance Company of America and Combined Life Insurance Company of New York collectively and is applicable to business conducted within the United States.
Combined does not place marketing telephone calls (which for purposes of this Policy include text messages) to numbers appearing on a state or federal Do Not Call list (unless permitted by applicable law) or to the number of a person who has requested not to receive telemarketing calls made by or on behalf of Combined.
If you requested not to receive telemarketing calls from us, you will be placed on our internally-maintained Do Not Call list and will not be called during any future telemarketing campaigns within the next five years (or any longer period required by applicable law). Any request to be placed on our internally-maintained Do Not Call list will be processed within a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days (or any shorter period required by applicable law).
Residents of all U.S. jurisdictions except New York may request to be placed on the internal Do Not Call list by calling 1-800-225-4500. New York residents may make this request by calling 1-800-951-6206.
Combined employees receive training on how to use our internally-maintained Do Not Call list; how to document, process and honor requests to be placed on its internally-maintained Do Not Call list; and proper identification during telemarketing calls. Combined requires any third-party that initiates telemarketing calls on Combined's behalf to comply with this policy. We reserve the right to revise this Do Not Call Policy.
Last Updated December, 2019
If you have questions about this Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us using the contact information provided below.
Combined Insurance Company of America
Attention: Privacy Office
P.O. Box 6705
Scranton, PA 18505-0705
ADDITIONAL NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS (EFFECTIVE ON JANUARY 1, 2023)
If you would like to exercise your rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 ("CCPA"), please visit us at our Data Subject Request web page or call us at the following toll-free telephone number 1-800-225-4500.
You can find Chubb's CCPA Notice at Collection below.
- Health or medical information that we collect and that is subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”), the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act or the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act. For example, where we provide you with a covered health insurance plan. Combined provides a separate HIPAA privacy notice to certain individual consumers as required under applicable laws and regulations.
- Information we collect in connection with the issuance of financial products or services to you that are to be used primarily for your personal, family, or household purposes and that is subject to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (“GLBA”) or the California Financial Information Privacy Act. For example, where we provide you with a personal insurance policy, or where we handle a claim from you as an individual. Note that this exclusion may not apply to all of your Personal Information, including to personal information collected before you become a customer. Combined provides a separate GLBA privacy notice to certain individual consumers as required under applicable laws and regulations.
- Information we collect and provide for use that is subject to the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
- Information we collect as a motor vehicle record and that is subject to the Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1994.
- Publicly available information from government records, and information we have a reasonable basis to believe is lawfully made available to the general public by you or by widely distributed media, or by a person to whom you have disclosed the information and not restricted it to a specific audience.
- Deidentified or aggregated information.
California Notice At Collection
Categories of Personal Information Collected & Disclosed
The following identifies the categories of Personal Information we may collect about you (and may have collected in the prior 12 months). Note that our collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information about you will vary depending upon the circumstances and nature of our interactions or relationship with you. Depending on how you use our Services, we may collect the following categories of Personal Information:
- Identifiers, such as real name, alias, job title, address, email address, date of birth, policy number, salary information, social security number, driver’s license number, other government identifiers, credit card number, and tax ID.
- Online Identifiers, such as unique personal identifiers, device IDs, ad IDs, IP addresses, and cookie data.
- Customer or Claimant Records, such as paper or electronic customer or claimant records containing Personal Information, as well as information provided by an insurance broker/agent or reinsurer for underwriting purposes and information included in a list of claims, such as name, signature, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, education, current employment, employment history, social security number, passport number, driver’s license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, bank account number, payment card number, gender, height, weight, medical information (including reports and medical bills), health insurance information, details about home address, security and travel plan arrangements, records of personal property, products or services purchased or obtained.
- Financial Information, such as your bank account or credit card number and other payment details.
- Characteristics of Protected Classifications under California Law, such as age (40 years or older), race, national ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.
- Usage Data, such as Internet or other electronic network activity information regarding a California resident's interaction with portals, Internet websites, applications, or advertisements, including, but not limited to, browsing history, clickstream data, search history and content of public posts.
- Biometric Information, such as individual biological or behavioral characteristics including measurements of physical characteristics such as height, weight and blood pressure, sleep, health, or exercise data that contain identifying information.
- Education Information, such as education records directly related to a student maintained by an educational institution or party acting on its behalf, such as grades, transcripts, class lists, student schedules, student identification codes and student disciplinary records.
- Geolocation Data, such as physical location or movements.
- Audio, Video and Other Electronic Data, such as audio information including call recordings, video and photographs, recorded meetings and webinars, and CCTV footage to secure our offices and premises.
- Professional or Employment-Related Information, such as employment history, qualifications, licensing, and disciplinary record.
- Inferences and Preferences, such as inferences drawn from any of the information described in this section about a consumer including inferences reflecting the consumer’s preferences, characteristics, behavior and abilities.
- Sensitive Personal Information, such as social security number, driver’s license number, racial or ethnic origin, religious or philosophical beliefs, medical condition, and physical or mental disability.
Sources of Personal Information
We generally collect Personal Information from the following categories of sources:
- Directly from you and automatically;
- Our affiliates and subsidiaries;
- Brokers and agents;
- Corporate policyholders; and
- Our vendors and service providers (e.g., third party administrators).
Purposes for Collecting and Disclosing Personal Information
As described in the “How We Use Personal Information” section above, in general, we collect and otherwise process the personal information we collect for the following business or commercial purposes:
- Operate our business;
- Provide you products and services;
- Communicate with you;
- Evaluate and improve our products and services;
- Analytics models to support our business;
- Marketing and advertising;
- Find locations on request;
- Fraud and security purposes;
- Legal requirements;
- Business transfers; and
- Other operational and business purposes.
Sensitive Personal Information
Notwithstanding the purposes described above, we do not collect, use, or disclose “sensitive personal information” beyond the purposes authorized by the CCPA. Accordingly, we only use and disclose sensitive personal information as reasonably necessary and proportionate: (i) to perform our services requested by you; (ii) to help ensure security and integrity, including to prevent, detect, and investigate security incidents; (iii) to detect, prevent and respond to malicious, fraudulent, deceptive, or illegal conduct; (iv) to verify or maintain the quality and safety of our services; (v) for compliance with our legal obligations; (vi) to our service providers who perform services on our behalf; and (vii) for purposes other than inferring characteristics about you.
Retention of Personal Information
Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties and Other Recipients
The categories of Personal Information we have disclosed for a business purpose in the preceding twelve (12) months include: identifiers, online identifiers, customer records, financial information, characteristics of protected classifications, usage data, biometric information, education information, geolocation data, audio, video, and other electronic data, professional or employment-related information, inferences, and sensitive personal information.
The categories of third parties and other recipients to whom we may disclose personal information for a business purpose may include:
- Affiliates, subsidiaries, and business partners;
- Vendors and service providers;
- Acquirers of business assets;
- Advisors, auditors, consultants, and representatives;
- Agents and brokers;
- Regulators, government entities, and law enforcement;
- Operating systems and platforms; and
- Others as required by law.
Additionally, the CCPA defines “sale” as disclosing or making available personal information to a third-party in exchange for monetary or other valuable consideration, and “sharing” includes disclosing or making available personal information to a third-party for purposes of cross-contextual behavioral advertising. While we do not “sell” Personal Information that is subject to the CCPA, we may “share” the following categories of Personal Information: online identifiers, and usage data. We disclose this information to third-party advertising networks, analytics providers, and social networks for purposes of marketing and advertising. We do not sell or share “sensitive personal information,” nor do we sell or share any Personal Information about individuals who we know are under sixteen (16) years old.
Rights Regarding Your Personal Information
The CCPA provides California residents with specific rights regarding Personal Information. This section describes your rights under the CCPA and explains how to exercise those rights. Subject to certain exceptions, California consumers have the right to make the following requests:
Right to Know. With respect to the Personal Information we have collected about you in the prior (twelve) 12 months, you have the right to request from us (up to twice per year and subject to certain exemptions and carveouts):
- The categories of Personal Information we collected about you;
- The sources from which we have collected that Personal Information;
- Our business or commercial purpose for collecting, selling, or sharing that Personal Information;
- The categories of third parties to whom we have disclosed that Personal Information; and
- A copy of the specific pieces of your Personal Information we have collected.
Right to Correct. Subject to certain restrictions, you have the right to request that we correct inaccuracies in your Personal Information.
Right to Delete. Subject to certain conditions and exceptions, you have the right to request deletion of your Personal Information that we have collected about you.
Right to Opt-Out: You have the right to opt-out of “sales” and “sharing” of your Personal Information, as those terms are defined under the CCPA. While we do not “sell” Personal Information of California residents, our use of certain third-party analytics and advertising cookies may constitute “sharing” under the CCPA.
To exercise your right to opt-out of the “sharing” of your Personal Information, use the Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information link at the bottom of our Site.
You also have the right to opt-out of “sales” and “sharing” of your Personal Information through the use of an opt-out preference signal. If our Site detects that your browser or device is transmitting an opt-out preference signal, such as the “global privacy control”—or GPC— signal, we will opt that browser or device out of cookies on our Site that result in a “sale” or “sharing” of your Personal Information. If you come to our Site from a different device or from a different browser on the same device, you will need to opt-out, or use an opt-out preference signal, for that browser and/or device as well.
Right to Limit Use and Disclosure of Sensitive Personal Information. We do not engage in uses or disclosures of Personal Information that would trigger the right to limit use of sensitive personal information under the CCPA.
Right to Non-Discrimination. We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of the rights described in this section.
Exercising Your Rights
If you are a California resident and would like to exercise your CCPA rights, you may do so via any of the methods described below:
- Accessing our Data Subject Request web page; or
- Calling us at 1-800-225-4500
Authorized Agent. You may designate someone as an authorized agent to submit requests and act on your behalf. Authorized agents will be required to provide proof of their authorization in their first communication with us, and we may also require that you directly verify your identity and the authority of your authorized agent.
Businesses operating as an authorized agent on behalf of a California resident must provide both of the following:
- Certificate of good standing with its state of organization; and
- A written authorization document, signed by the California resident, containing the California resident’s name, address, telephone number, and valid email address, and expressly authorizing the business to act on behalf of the California resident.
Individuals operating as an authorized agent on behalf of a California resident must provide a written authorization document, signed by the California resident, containing the California resident’s name, address, telephone number, and valid email address, and expressly authorizing the individual to act on behalf of the California resident.
We reserve the right to reject (1) authorized agents who have not fulfilled the above requirements, or (2) automated CCPA requests where we have reason to believe the security of the requestor’s personal information may be at risk.
Verification. Before responding to your request, we must first verify your identity using the Personal Information you recently provided to us. The information we need in order to verify your identity differs depending on the request made and our relationship with you, and might include (as applicable) your name, the email address you regularly use to interact with us, your phone number, your date of birth, and, if available, your policy number. We will take steps to verify your request by matching the information provided by you with the information we have in our records. In some cases, we may request additional information to verify your identity, or where necessary to process your request. In some cases, we may also carry out checks, including with third party identity verification services, to verify your identity before taking any action with your Personal Information. If we are unable to verify your identity after a good faith attempt, we may deny the request and, if so, will explain the basis for the denial.
Combined Insurance Company of America
Attention: Privacy Office
P.O. Box 6705
Scranton, PA 18505-0705
Last Updated December, 2022
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").
The information contained on this Web Site is not for use within any country or jurisdiction or by any persons where such use would constitute a violation of law. If this applies to you, you are not authorized to access or use any of the information on this Web Site.
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j) Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses.
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The information and descriptions contained herein are not intended to be complete descriptions of the terms, exclusions and conditions applicable to the Products and Services, but are provided solely for general informational purposes; please refer to the actual policy or the relevant Product or Services agreement for complete terms, exclusions and conditions. Should you purchase a Combined Insurance product from Combined Insurance or a third party, the terms and conditions applicable to that transaction will govern such purchase, and your use of this Web Site does not affect that purchase in any manner.
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This Web Site Contains a Binding Arbitration Provision Which May Be Enforced by the Parties.
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.
|INSURANCE COMPANY||NAIC ID NUMBER||PRINCIPAL ADDRESS||LIST OF JURISDICTIONS AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS||STATE OF DOMICILE|
|Combined Insurance Company of America||62146||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||Illinois|
|Combined Life Insurance Company of New York||78697||13 Cornell Road,Airport Park, 1st Floor, Latham, NY 12110||Licensed in Connecticut, New York, Florida and Illinois||New York|
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