New York State Public Entities Safety Group 497 and the New York State Insurance Fund are pleased to announce a 40% percent dividend for the policy year July 1, 2017 to July 1, 2018. This marks the 36th consecutive year Safety Group 497 has paid a dividend to its members.
The dividend of 40 percent represents $5,969,872 returned to members for the July 1, 2017 to July 1, 2018 policy term. This also marks a total of $57,923,749 in dividends returned to members since the Group’s inception in 1981. This dividend marks the highest percentage 497 has declared since the 1995-96 policy term. Additionally, this also marks the the highest total amount 497 has returned to their members in the history of the Group.
In addition to a 40% dividend, NYSIF has approved the availability of a maximum 25% upfront discount for qualified Safety Group 497 renewals for the July 1, 2019 to July 1, 2020 policy term.
The Safety Group dividend is based on the overall claims experience of all Group members versus the insurance premiums collected. Safety Group 497 is proud to be one of the few programs consistently paying dividends to New York’s Public Entities. Thanks to all of the current Safety Group 497 Members that continue to place their trust in New York State Public Entities Safety Group 497.
Dividend checks are scheduled to be mailed to members on Thursday, March 28th. Checks will NOT be mailed to members currently in pending cancellation; those with estimated audits in the system; or those with seriously past-due premium accounts. (In the case of a significant past due premium, the dividend will be credited to the respective account balance.)