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NYSIF Commissioner Dies

State: NY


Long-Time NYSIF Commissioner Dies at 77


Robert H. Hurlbut, former chairman and long-time commissioner of the New York State Insurance Fund, died at his home in Honeoye Falls, N.Y., on Monday.  He was 77 years old.


Denis J. Hayes, NYSIF's chief executive deputy director, said in a news release that Hurlbut was the longest-serving commissioner of the state fund, which covers 38% of the New York workers' compensation market.


Hurlbut was born in Rochester, N.Y. In 1964, he founded Rohm Services Corp., which provides management and consulting services for nursing homes in western New York. In 1968, he founded Vari-Care, which operated 24 long-term health care facilities and retirement complexes in Alabama, Arizona, Florida and Texas.  He had served as president of the Hurlbut Trust since 1994. The trust provides financial and consulting services to health care facilities and rental properties.


Hurlbut was appointed to NYSIF's Board of Commissioners by then-Gov. Mario Cuomo in 1989. He served as the board's vice chairman from 1995 to 2006 and as chairman from 2006 to 2012. He attended the board's most recent meeting in February.


In 2008, Hurlbut was inducted into the Rochester Business Hall of Fame.


The news release is here.


Source: NYSIF

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