Fraternal Benefit Society Admission License

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This license allows a fraternal benefit society to operate an insurance business. The business can provide life, accident and sickness, and accidental injury benefits to its members and their families.

A fraternal benefit society is legally defined by the Internal Revenue Service as an organization that is:
  • aimed towards a common goal;
  • defined by a fraternal purpose;
  • operating under the lodge system; and
  • responsible for the payment of life, sickness, accident, and/or other insurance and benefits.
Societies from outside of New York State will need a separate license.



For more information, contact:

NYS Department of Financial Services (DFS)
Life Insurance Bureau
One Commerce Plaza
Albany, NY 12257
Phone: (518) 474-7929
alblif@dfs.ny.gov
Website: http://www.dfs.ny.gov/

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