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To vote affirmatively on the "consumer friendly" SENATE BILL 29A

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Dear Senators and Citizens of New York State:

We are consumer oriented professionals and consumers interested in insurance claimants receiving fair settlements with regard to first party insurance claims.  Many people have suffered greatly when an insurance company does not handle their claim fairly.

Currently, if an insurance company wrongfully denies a claim or lowballs the value of it, an insured is forced to undertake an expensive and time-consuming appraisal that could last many months or worse yet, to sue the insurance company which could take years.  The insured is often deprived of funds to repair or replace property until a case is settled.  Even if the insurance company makes a partial settlement, if it is not enough to cover the loss, the insured is in a position of being unable to contract or complete repair or replacement.  Insurance companies, knowing this, often will deny a claim and/or make an offer far below its value. If the claim is wrongfully denied, the only recourse a claimant may have is to sue.  No attorney will take a small case on a contingency.  Even larger cases are fraught with attorney fees and expenses that often cost up to half of the claim and take up to 4 years to recover.  In the meantime, the insured is homeless, or without a business or without needed property, and the end result is often a fair settlement that is eaten up by fees and expenses leaving the claimant with half of a fair settlement.

 Any insurance company that argues this bill will ultimately increase insurance premiums, despite the provision that they can't use it to compute premiums, is probably not paying claims fairly in the first place.

Holding an insurance company to fair standards should be the goal of every legislator.  I urge you to support bill 29A.

Please click this link for Senate Bill Text and additional information: Senate Bill 29A

New York Public Adjusters Association
Office: (212) 285-0510
FAX: (212) 285-0531





 John J. Flanag

Second Senate District (entire Town of Smithtown and portions of the Town of Brookhaven and the Town of Huntington)

District Office: 

260 Middle Country Road Suite 102 Smithtown, NY 11787

Phone: 631-361-2154 Fax: 631-361-5367

Albany Office:

Room 330, State Capitol Building Albany, NY 12247

Phone: 518-455-2071

Fax: 518-426-6904




Martin J. Golden

Brooklyn's 22nd Senate District (Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Marine Park, Gerritsen Beach, Gravesend and parts of Sheepshead Bay, Borough Park and Midwood)

Satellite Office:

3604 Quentin Road Brooklyn, NY 11234

District Office:

7408 5th Avenue 1st Floor Brooklyn, NY 11209

Phone: (718) 238-6044

Fax: (718) 238-6170

Albany Office:

188 State Street Room 409, Legislative Office Building Albany, NY 12247

Phone: (518) 455-2730




Kemp Hannon

·         New York's Sixth Senate District (central communities of Nassau County)

Albany Office:

The Capitol Room 420 Albany, NY 12247

Phone: 518-455-2200  

District Office:

595 Stewart Ave. Suite, 540 Garden City, NY 11530

Phone: 516-739-1700




Carl L. Marcellino

5th Senate District (Parts of Nassau and Suffolk Counties)

District Office:

250 Townsend Square Oyster Bay, NY 11771

Phone: (516) 922-1811

Fax: (516) 922-1154

 Albany Office:

188 State Street Room 811, Legislative Office Building Albany, NY 12247

Phone: (518) 455-2390

Fax: (518) 426-6975




Jack M. Martin

Seventh District (Sands Point, Manorhaven, Port Washington, Manhasset, Lake Success, Mineola, Parts of Old Westbury and Westbury, New Hyde Park, Floral Park and Hicksville)

District Office:

252 Mineola Boulevard Mineola, NY 11501

Phone: 516-746-5924

Fax: 516-746-0439

Albany Office:

Legislative Office Building, Room 915 Albany, NY 12247

Phone: 518-455-3265

Fax: 518-426-6739






Assemblymember Carl E. Heastie

Assembly District 83 (Northeast Bronx)

District Office:

1446 East Gun Hill Road Bronx, NY 10469

T: 718-654-6539
Fax: 718-654-5836

Albany Office:

LOB 932 Albany, NY 12248

T: 518-455-3791
Fax: 518-455-4812



Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder

Assembly District 23 (Southern Queens and Rockaway)

District Office:

95-16 Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Rockaway Beach, NY 11693

T: 718-945-9550
Fax: 718-945-9549

District Office:

162-38 Crossbay Blvd.
Howard Beach, NY 11414

T: 718-641-8755

Albany Office:

LOB 542
Albany, NY 12248

T: 518-455-4292




Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky

·         Assembly District 20 (Long Beach, Atlantic Beach, East Atlantic Beach, Point Lookout, Lido Beach, Oceanside, Island Park, Lawrence, Cedarhurst, Hewlett, Woodmere, Inwood and portions of East Rockaway)

District Office:

20 W Park Ave Suite 301
Long Beach, NY 11561

T: 516-431-0500



Albany Office:

LOB 827
Albany, NY 12248

T: 518-455-3028




Assemblymember Charles D. Lavine

·         Assembly District 13 (Glen Cove, Sea Cliff, Glenwood Landing, Bayville and Old Bethpage, as well as residents in parts of Glen Head, Locust Valley, Mill Neck, Oyster Bay, Centre Island, Cold Spring Harbor, Syosset, Woodbury, Plainview, Bethpage, Farmingdale, Hicksville, Westbury/New Cassel, Jericho, East Hills, Greenvale, Roslyn, Roslyn Heights and Roslyn Harbor)

District Office:

1 School Street
Suite 303-B
Glen Cove, NY 11542

T: 516-676-0050
Fax: 516-676-0071

Albany Office:

LOB 441
Albany, NY 12248

T: 518-455-5456
Fax: 518-455-5467

Email: Online form,



Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi

Assembly District 28 (Forest Hills, Middle Village, Rego Park, Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill, and Glendale)

District Office:

70-50 Austin Street
Suite 110
Forest Hills, NY 11375

T: 718-263-5595

Albany Office:

LOB 844
Albany, NY 12248

T: 518-455-4926

Email: Online form,





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