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Rural Area Flexibility Analysis for Emergency Adoption
of Part 500 (Finance Regulations)


Rural Area Flexibility Analysis for 12 NYCRR 500

  1. Types and estimated numbers of rural areas:

    This rule applies to all carriers, the State Insurance Fund, self-insured employers and political subdivisions in all areas of the state.
  2. Reporting, recordkeeping and other compliance requirements:

    This rule applies to all carriers, the State Insurance Fund, self-insured employers and political subdivisions in all areas of the state. Impact on reporting and compliance for all entities is minimal.
  3. Costs:

    This proposal will not impose any compliance costs on rural areas.
  4. Minimizing adverse impact:

    This proposed rule is designed to minimize adverse impact for small businesses and local government that already exist in the current regulations. This rule provides only a benefit to small businesses and local governments.
  5. Rural area participation:

    The Board consulted with carriers and some municipalities on the rule making process.

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