New York Insurance Law Section 2612 provides important protections to person who may be subject to domestic violence. These protections prohibit discrimination against victims of domestic violence and prohibit the disclosure of victims' contact information when requested pursuant to Section 2612. The full text of New York Insurance Law Section 2612 can be found on the New York State Legislature’s website.
Employers Mutual Casualty Company, EMCASCO Insurance Company, Illinois EMCASCO Insurance Company, Union Insurance Company of Providence and EMC Property & Casualty Company (collectively "EMC") are subject to this law.
If any person covered by an insurance policy issued to another person who is the policyholder, or if any person covered under a group policy delivers to the insurer that issued the policy, a valid order of protection from a New York court against the policyholder or other person, then the insurer is prohibited for the duration of the order from disclosing to the policyholder or other person, the address and telephone number of the insured, or of any person or entity providing covered services to the insured. A valid order of protection may be delivered to EMC by following the procedure set forth below.
Any person, or the parent of a child, who is a victim of domestic violence may provide an alternative address, telephone number or other method of contact to EMC by following the procedure set forth below.
An individual (or the individual's legal representative) who could be endangered by the disclosure of health claim related information covered under a policy issued by a health insurer may request to receive communications of claim related information from the health insurer by alternative means or at alternative locations by following the procedure set forth below. The individual (or the individual's legal representative) may submit a sworn statement revoking the request by following the procedure set forth below.
Procedure: Please mail a valid order of protection to the address shown below. For all requests, please send a written explanation of your request, the applicable policy number, the policyholder's name, along with your phone number, mailing address and email address, if any, to:
EMC Insurance Companies
717 Mulberry Street
Des Moines, IA 50309-3872
For further information on domestic violence services, you may contact the NYS Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline by the following: