Standard for insurance regulation in New York State and a model for insurance regulation elsewhere. For example, the standard fire policy was first adopted in New York State. Similarly, following the Armstrong investigation, the New York Insurance Code of 1906 became a model for cleaning up life insurance industry abuses. New York is widely viewed as the toughest state to get an insurance license, but because of the size of the insurance market there, many companies are willing to meet the stiff requirements.
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