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NY Residents Only: Domestic Violence Notice

New York Insurance Law Section 2612 provides important protections for victims of domestic violence. New York Insurance Law Section 2612 prohibits an individual, insurer, or entity supervised by the Department of Financial Services, from the following actions based solely because a person is or has been a victim of domestic violence: (1) refuse to issue or renew, deny, or cancel any insurance policy or contract; (2) demand or require a greater premium or payment from any person; (3) designate domestic violence as a preexisting condition, for which coverage will be denied or reduced; (4) fix any lower rate or discriminate in the fees or commissions of agents or brokers for writing or renewing such a policy; or (5) using as an underwriting criterion the fact that a person is or has been a victim of domestic violence.

The law further provides that if any person covered by an insurance policy issued to another person as the policyholder delivers to the insurer that issued the policy, at its home office, a valid order of protection against the policyholder, issued by a court of competent jurisdiction in New York, the insurer shall be prohibited for the duration of the order from disclosing to the policyholder the address and telephone number of the insured, or of any person or entity providing covered services to the insured. If a child is the covered person, then these rights may be asserted by the child’s parent or guardian.

To Request Confidentiality

If you are a biBERK customer who is or has been a victim of domestic violence and would like biBERK.com to take steps to safeguard your confidential information from others, please mail a valid order of protection to:

biBERK
Attention: biBERK Processing
P.O. Box 113247
Stamford, CT 06911-3247

English: 1-800-942-6906
Spanish: 1-800-942-6908

In New York City: 1-800-621-HOPE (4673) or dial 311
TTY (deaf, hard or hearing, or speech-impaired): 1-866-604-5350

Or, by accessing the website for the NY State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence at the following link: http://www.opdv.ny.gov/help/dvhotlines.html.

If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Service department at 1-855-409-5033.

Notice to California and Massachusetts Applicants and Insureds

The following company information pertains to Commercial Casualty Insurance Company ("CCIC"), Berkshire Hathaway Direct Insurance Company ("BHDIC"), National Liability & Fire Insurance Company ("NL&F"), and Wellfleet New York Insurance Company ("WNYIC") the insurers that issue most of the policies sold by biBERK. You are being provided this information pursuant to Sections 702 and 703.1 of the California Insurance Code, as amended, and Massachusetts Division of Insurance Bulletin 2001-02. The listing of an insurance company in this notice shall not constitute a representation or guaranty that coverage will be provided by CCIC, BHDIC, NL&F, WNYIC or any of its affiliates, or that such insurer(s) are authorized to offer a particular type of insurance product or coverage in a state. Insurance coverage may not be available in all states. The following is provided for informational purposes only, as required by state insurance statutes.

CCIC, a Berkshire Hathaway Co., (National Association of Insurance Commissioners Company Code 32280) is domiciled in Indiana and is licensed to transact business in the following states:

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, DC, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin.

Commercial Casualty Insurance Company maintains its principal place of business at 5814 Reed Road Fort Wayne, IN 46835.

BHDIC (National Association of Insurance Commissioners Company Code 10391) is domiciled in Nebraska and is licensed to transact business in the following states:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, DC, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Berkshire Hathaway Direct Insurance Company maintains its principal place of business at P.O. Box 113247, Stamford, CT 06911-3247.

National Liability & Fire Insurance Company, a Berkshire Hathaway Co. (National Association of Insurance Commissioners Company Code 20052) is domiciled in Connecticut and licensed to transact business in the following states:

Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, DC, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

National Liability & Fire, a Berkshire Hathaway Co. maintains its principal place of business at 100 First Stamford Place, Stamford, CT 06911-3247.

WNYIC, a Berkshire Hathaway Co., (National Association of Insurance Commissioners Company Code 20931) is domiciled in New York and is licensed to transact business in the following states:

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, DC, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin.

Wellfleet New York Insurance Company maintains its principal place of business at 5814 Reed Road Fort Wayne, IN 46835.