State Insurance Commissioner supports protecting California’s historic state parks

State Insurance Commissioner supports protecting California’s historic state parks

(Sacramento, CA – Insurance News and Markets)In mid-June, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issued a statement supporting Assembly Bill 2249, known as the California Heritage Protection Act. Jones’ statement read: “The experience of visiting our national parks with their trails, lodging, eateries and natural beauty creates unparalleled memories. These iconic landmarks must be protected for future […]

Three plead guilty in connection with insurance fraud

Three plead guilty in connection with insurance fraud

(Olympia, WA – Insurance News and Markets) – Investigations conducted by the Special Investigations Unit of the Washington Insurance Commission led to three guilty pleas in Kitsap County Superior Court and King County District Court, in connection with insurance fraud. Joshua Zable, 28, pleaded guilty to a single felony count of Attempted Theft 1. He […]

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 […]