The investigation involving agent Jean Walsh-Josephson is notable, OCI says, because of its size.

The investigation involving agent Jean Walsh-Josephson is notable, OCI says, because of its size.

(Madison, WI – Insurance News and Markets) – A Wisconsin insurance agent has been ordered to pay more than $500,000 in restitution and forfeit more than $1 million after an Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) investigation led to accusations that she was misappropriating funds, forging customer signatures and misrepresenting information about insurance policies. […]

Texas Sends Investigators to Deter Insurance Fraud after Storms

Texas Sends Investigators to Deter Insurance Fraud after Storms

(Austin, TX – Insurance News and Markets) – Investigators with the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) were dispatched to North Texas in January after December’s violent storms, to help residents to obtain the services they need and deter insurance fraud. TDI took the opportunity to offer tips to homeowners who might be hiring contractors to […]

Tennessee Fire Marshal’s Office wants homeowners to ensure that smoke alarms work before Winter Storm

Tennessee Fire Marshal’s Office wants homeowners to ensure that smoke alarms work before Winter Storm

(Nashville, TN – Insurance News and Markets) – More potentially harsh winter weather is expected in Tennessee this week and the State Fire Marshal’s Office is urging homeowners to change batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure that these items function properly. “Alarms, even those that are hard-wired, should have their batteries […]

Pharmaceutical company must pay $23.2 million to resolve whistleblower case alleging fraud

Pharmaceutical company must pay $23.2 million to resolve whistleblower case alleging fraud

(Sacramento, CA – Insurance News and Markets) – The California Department of Insurance  says that an agreement has been reached in the drug marketing fraud and pay-for-health insurance fraud case involving Warner Chilcott Multi-million dollar settlement reached in major pharmaceutical pay-for-play health insurance fraud case. The $23.2 million settlement resolves a whistleblower lawsuit that three […]

Montana-made Healthcare Innovation Releases Data

Montana-made Healthcare Innovation Releases Data

(Helena, MT – Insurance News and Markets) – Those interested in how the first year of the Patient-Centered Medical Home Program (PCMH) went now have a place to find answers to their question. Recently, Montana Insurance Commissioner Monica J. Lindeen released a report related to the program’s first full year of operation. The recently-released report […]

Insurance Commissioner takes control of Louisiana Health Cooperative

Insurance Commissioner takes control of Louisiana Health Cooperative

(Louisiana, LA – Insurance News and Markets) – On Sept. 1, Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon took control of the Louisiana Health Cooperative (CO-OP), following the issuance of an Order of Rehabilitation and Injunctive Relief by the 19th Judicial District Court. The CO-OP is a health maintenance organization (HMO) that had announced it would wind […]

The Ohio Department of Insurance urges parents to assess insurance coverage before college starts

The Ohio Department of Insurance urges parents to assess insurance coverage before college starts

(Columbus, OH – Insurance News and Markets) – With students of all ages headed back to the classroom, parents of college students in particular have one more thing to do: Assess insurance policies to ensure that a college-age student has adequate coverage. “It’s important for parents to talk with their insurance agent about options available […]

Jamestown, NC resident arrested for false insurance applications

Jamestown, NC resident arrested for false insurance applications

(Raleigh, NC – Insurance News and Markets) – On Sept. 1, William Edward Leiss was arrested and charged with 12 counts of obtaining property by false pretenses and one count of attempting to obtain property by false pretense. According to Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin, Leiss, 41, of Jamestown, received $13,175.82 from Americo Insurance by presenting […]

Legislators should fund driver’s education, says NC Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin

Legislators should fund driver’s education, says NC Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin

(Raleigh, NC – Insurance News and Markets) – As the North Carolina legislators negotiate a state budget, Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin is urging the Senate and House of Representatives to keep funding for driver education in the budget. “North Carolina currently has some of the lowest car insurance costs in the country,” Goodwin said. “In […]