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New York State Insurance Department Corporate Affairs Bureau Domestic Company Bylaws File

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of copies of domestic insurance company bylaws filed with the New York State Insurance Department as required by provisions of the State Insurance Law. A set of bylaws is considered a legal document that defines a corporation's purpose, the manner in which it will manage its affairs and elect its leadership, and the duties and responsibilities of people who own and manage it.
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Quantity:
2 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
[circa 1880-1978]
Series Number:
14592

Arrangement

Alphabetical by company name.

Administrative History

In 1916, with automobile transportation becoming more widespread, the State Legislature enacted two laws regulating the formation of mutual companies insuring automobile operators against liability for injuries suffered by persons (Chapter 13) and insuring automobile owners against damage to automobiles (Chapter 14). Both statutes stipulated that by-laws could be adopted by the directors of said mutual insurance corporations following the receipt of a certified copy of the certificate of incorporation from the superintendent of insurance, provided that said by-laws were first approved by the superintendent of insurance. Thereafter, members of said mutual insurance corporations were free to adopt or amend by-laws, provided that all new or amended by-laws were first approved by the superintendent of insurance. Chapter 882 of the Laws of 1939 extended the requirement of superintendent approval, prior to the adoption, repeal, or amendment of by-laws, to domestic mutual insurance corporations generally.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of copies of domestic insurance company bylaws filed with the New York State Insurance Department as required by provisions of the State Insurance Law. As bylaws of active companies are amended, superseded versions are removed to inactive files, to be preserved for historical value and potential research use. Bylaws consist of rules adopted by insurance corporations for the government of members and the regulation of company affairs. A set of bylaws is considered a legal document that defines a corporation's purpose; the manner in which it will operate, elect its leadership, and compensate its officers; and the duties and responsibilities of people who own and manage it.

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Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of this material.

Acquistion Information

Only records for companies with names beginning with letters A-J were transferred to the State Archives by the Insurance Department as part of the original accession in 1992. No further transfers have been received.

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Contents Box Folder

Accretion: 14592-92
Agway Insurance Company By-Law 1-4 1 1
AIU Insurance Company By-Law 1-8 1 2
Albany Insurance Company By-Law 1-5 1 3
Allstate Life Insurance Company of New York By-Law 1-3 1 4
The Amalgamated Life Insurance Company, Inc. By-Law 1-3 1 5
American Centurion Life Assurance Company By-Law 1 1 6
American Credit Indemnity Company of New York By-Law 1-7 1 7
American Family Life Assurance Company of New York By-Law 1 1 8
American General Life Insurance Company of New York By-Law 1 1 9
American Guarantee and Liability Insurance Company By-Law 1-5 1 10
American Home Assurance Company By-Law 1-2 1 11
American Independent Reinsurance Company By-Law 1-5 1 12
American Life Insurance Company of New York By-Law 1-4 1 13
American Progressive Life and Health Insurance Company By-Law 1-2 1 14
American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association, Inc. By-Law 1-15 1 15
American Union Insurance Company of New York By-Law 1-2 1 16
American Western National Life Insurance Company By-Law 1-2 1 17
Association of Lithuanian Workers By-Law Unnumbered; Pre 20 1 18
Assurance Company of America By-Law 1-4 1 19
Atlanta International Insurance Company By-Law 1-5 1 20
Atlantic Mutual Insurance Company By-Law 1-12 1 21
Baltica Skandinavia Reinsurance Company of America By-Law 1-1a 1 22
Bankers Security Life Insurance Society By-Law 1-7a 1 23
Bankers and Shippers Insurance Company of New York By-Law 1-3f 1 24
Banner Life Insurance Company of New York By-Law 1-6 1 25
Baptist Life Association By-Law Prenumber 10 1 26
Bausch and Lomb Insurance Company By-Law 1 1 27
Bnai Zion By-Law 1-5 1 28
Canada Life Insurance Company of New York By-Law 1 1 29
Capital Markets Assurance Company (Formerly National American Ins. Co.) By-Law 1-7 1 30
Centennial Insurance Company By-Law 1-3 1 31
Chenango Mutual Insurance Company By-Law 1 1 32
Christiania General Insurance Corporation of New York By-Law 1-4 1 33
The Church Insurance Company By-Law 1-9 1 34
CIM Insurance Corporation By-Law 1-9 1 35
Charter Indemnity Company By-Law 1 1 36
Columbian Mutual Life Insurance Company By-Law 1-26 1 37
Combined Life Insurance Company of New York (Under Title James Monroe Life) By-Law 1 1 38
Commerce and Industry Insurance Company By-Law 1-3 1 39
Commercial Travelers Mutual Insurance Company By-Law 1-2 1 40
Companion Life Insurance Company By-Law 1-36 1 41
Compass Insurance Company (Under Title Medallian Ins. Co.) By-Law 1-2 1 42
Constitution Reinsurance Corporation By-Law 1-5 1 43
Country-wide Insurance Company By-Law 1 1 44
Dreyfus Life Insurance Company (Formerly Zurich Life) By-Law 1-5 2 1
Empire Insurance Company By-Law 1-9 2 2
Empire State Life Insurance Company By-Law 1-4 2 3
Enhance Reinsurance Company By-Law 1-2 2 4
The Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States By-Law 1-23 2 5
Exchange Insurance Company By-Law 1-5 2 6
Executive Insurance Company By-Law 1-2 2 7
Executive Life Insurance Company of New York By-Law 1-4a (and Old Emergency By-laws) 2 8
Farm Family Life Insurance Company By-Law 1-2e 2 9
Farmers and Traders Life Insurance Company By-Law 1-8 2 10
Financial Guaranty Insurance Company By-Law 1 2 11
Financial Security Assurance, Inc. By-Law 1 2 12
First American Title Insurance Company of New York (Formerly Northeastern Title Guaranty Corp.) By-Law 1 2 13
First Unum Life Insurance (Formerly Hamilton Life of N.Y. and Unionmutual Stock Life of N.Y.) By-Law 1-8 2 14
The Franklin United Life Insurance Company (Formerly Commercial City Life Ins. Co.) By-Law 1-2 2 15
Free Sons of Israel By-Law 1-18b 2 16
Galaxy Insurance Company By-Law 1 2 17
Gerber Life Insurance Company By-Law 1-6 2 18
Golden Eagle Mutual Life Insurance Corporation By-Law 1-8 2 19
Graphic Arts Mutual Insurance Company By-Law 1-3c 2 20
Greater New York Mutual Insurance Company (Formerly Greater New York Taxpayers Mutual Ins. Assoc.) By-Law 1-3 2 21
Group Council Mutual Insurance Company By-Law 1 2 22
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Formerly The Germania Life Ins. Co.) By-Law 1-10e 2 23
Guilderland Mutual Reinsurance Company By-Law 1-1a 2 24
Harco National Insurance Company (Formerly Washington General Ins. Corp.) By-Law 1-4 2 25
Home Life Insurance Company By-Law 1-12 2 26
Hospital Underwriters Mutual Insurance Company By-Law 1 2 27
Indemnity Insurance Company of North America (Formerly The Stuyvesant Ins. Co.) By-Law 1-6 and Old Emergency By-laws 9/23/66 2 28
Interboro Mutual Indemnity Company By-Law 1-4k 2 29
Intramerica Life Insurance Company By-Law 1 2 30
John Alden Life Insurance Company of New York By-Law 1-1a 2 31