New York Abandoned Property Law
Publication of List of Abandoned Property
1. Every such life insurance corporation shall cause to be published, on or before the first day of May in each year, a notice entitled: “NOTICE OF NAMES OF PERSONS APPEARING AS OWNERS OF CERTAIN UNCLAIMED PROPERTY HELD BY (name of life insurance corporation).” 2. Such notice shall be published once in at least one newspaper published in the county of the state in which is located the last-known address of the holder of a policy under which such abandoned property is payable. If there are no newspapers published in such county then such notice shall be published in a newspaper published in an adjacent county. Such publication shall be in a newspaper printed in the English language and any other newspaper that will substantially serve to inform the public of said abandoned property. The comptroller shall promulgate rules to determine when it is appropriate to designate an additional publication.
3. Such notice shall set forth:
(a) the names and last known addresses which were in such report, of all persons appearing to be entitled to any such abandoned property amounting to fifty dollars or more; provided, however, that with the consent of the state comptroller, the name and last known address of any person may be omitted from such notice where special circumstances make it desirable that such information be withheld. Such names shall be listed in alphabetical order;
(b) such other information as the state comptroller may require; and
(c) a statement (i) that a report of unclaimed amounts of money held or owing by it has been made to the comptroller of the state of New York and that a list of the names contained in such notice is on file and open to public inspection at the principal office or place of business of such life insurance corporation in any city, village or county where any such abandoned property is payable;
(ii) that such unclaimed moneys will be paid by it on or before the succeeding thirty-first day of August to persons establishing to its satisfaction their right to receive the same; and
(iii) that in the succeeding month of September, and on or before the tenth day thereof, such unclaimed moneys still remaining will be paid to the comptroller of the state of New York and that it shall thereupon cease to be liable therefor.
4. Such life insurance corporation shall file with the state comptroller on or before the tenth day of May in each year proof by affidavit of such publication.