2011 Orders

Orders posted below are unverified duplicates of official orders actually entered. To get an official version of the order contact:

Renee Molnes
Phone: 360-725-7047
Email: legal@oic.wa.gov

Orders 1 to 50 of 262
 
Name Violation Issue Date Action Order

Ability Insurance Company
Omaha, NE
Improper refusal to allow reinstatement within five (5) months of the lapse date that was required under WAC 284-54-253. 4/27/2011 Order to Cease and Desist; original order upheld after hearing; $10,000 fine imposed. 11-0088
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Ability Insurance Company
Omaha, NE
Improper refusal to allow reinstatement within five (5) months of the lapse date that was required under WAC 284-54-253. 4/27/2011 Order Suspending Certificate of Authority 11-0089
Comments: Original order upheld after hearing.

ACE American Insurance Company
Philadelphia, PA
Use of unfiled rates and failing to state in its brochure for the student blanket disability coverage the form number or numbers for underlying policy or policies. 3/8/2011 $100,000 fine with $50,000 suspended 11-0014
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Aetna Life Insurance Company
Hartford, CT
Unreasonably denying claims for acupuncture treatment and denying acupuncture claims for certain conditions without reliable supporting information or evidence demonstrating that such treatment is not cost-effective or clinically effective for such conditions. 2/22/2011 $65,000 Fine 11-0013
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Aetna Life Insurance Company
Hartford, CT
Failing to consider appeals and notify the covered person of its decision within 14 days of receipt of the appeals and by failing to forward appeals to Independent Review Organizations within the required timelines. 12/12/2011 $35,000 with $15,000 suspended 11-0050
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Allstate Insurance Company
Northbrook, IL
Issuing policies using unfiled and unapproved rates. 8/5/2011 $50,000 Fine 11-0118
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Alonzo, Raymond John Jr.,
Vancouver, WA
Failure to respond. 2/2/2011 Revocation 11-0019
Comments: Fingerprint replacement card.

American Bankers Insurance Company of Florida
Miami, FL
Using unfiled rates, using rates other than those approved, doing business through insurance producers who were not properly licensed, and doing business through an unappointed agent. 6/30/2011 $170,000 fine with $70,000 suspended and Compliance Plan 11-0112
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American Baptist Foundation, The
Valley Forge, PA
Failure to timely file. 6/6/2011 $500 fine 11-0125
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American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc.
New York, NY
Issued one annuity prio to receiving Certificate of Exemption. 6/23/2011 $425 fine 11-0114
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American Family Mutual Insurance Company, American Family Life Insurance Company, and American Standard Insurance Company of Wisconsin
Madison, WI
Not identifying the proper legal name on billing statements, forms, and other documents provided to consumers. 5/9/2011 $20,000 fine 11-0087
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American Home Shield of Washington, Inc.
Seattle, WA
Failure to timely file. 6/21/2011 $1250 fine 11-0142
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American Modern Home Service Company
Amelia, OH
Failure to timely file. 6/27/2011 Order Rescinding Prior Suspention of COA. 11-0138
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American Modern Home Service Company
Amelia, OH
Failure to timely file. 7/28/2011 $1,750 fine 11-0163
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American Modern Home Service Company
Amelia, OH
Failure to timely file. 7/28/2011 $1750 fine 11-0163
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American Modern Home Service Company
Amelia, OH
Failure to timely file. 6/27/2011 Order Rescinding Prior Suspension 11-0138
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American Network Insurance Company
Harrisburg, PA
Capital and Surplus below minimum. 3/14/2011 Order Suspending COA 11-0040
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American Sterling Insurance Company
Laguna Niguel, CA
Placed in Conservation by the Superior Court of the State of California. 11/28/2011 Order Revoking Certificate of Authority 11-0228
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Appell, Adam Daniel,
Ames, IA
Failure to respond. 3/10/2011 Revocation 11-0044
Comments: Inquiry re: administrative action taken by another state.

ARCH Insurance Company
Kansas City, MO
Issuing a policy form to Washington residents that was not filed with and approved by the Commissioner; failing to deliver a policy to Washington residents within a reasonable period of time after its issuance; pursuant to WAC 284-390580, if ARCH relied upon its insurance producer to deliver its policy, ARCH, as well as the insurance producer, is responsible for any delay resulting from the failure of the insurance producer to act diligently; failing to keep full and adequate accounts and records of its assets, obligations, transactions, and affairs. 9/6/2011 $20,000 Fine 11-0172
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Association Underwriters of Washington, LLC
Bellevue, WA
Failing to account for and promptly pay to the insured return premiums received in its fiduciary capacity. 11/4/2011 $750 fine 11-0221
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Asurecare Corporation
Houston, TX
Failure to timely file. 7/8/2011 $1000 fine 11-0141
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Asurion Service Plans, Inc.
Dover, DE
Failure to timely file. 7/8/2011 $1250 fine 11-0143
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Atlass Insurance Group Incorporated
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Failure to respond 7/20/2011 Order Revoking License 11-0171
Comments: Order No. 11-0171 has been rescinded by Consent Order Rescinding Order No. 11-0171 And Levying A Fine Order No. 13-0112.

Attorneys Title of Washington, Inc.
Tacoma, WA
Advertising or promoting the listing of real property for sale by real estate licensees. 4/4/2011 $2,000 Fine 11-0042
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Autoguard Advantage Corporation
Dublin, OH
Failure to timely file. 6/7/2011 $750 Fine 11-0100
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Baldon, Maurice,
N. Tonawanda, NY
Failure to respond. 3/16/2011 Revocation 11-0048
Comments: Inquiry re: administrative action taken by another state.

Bankers Fidelity Life Insurance Company
Atlanta, GA
Charging rates for Medicare supplement policies different than those filed with and approved by the Commissioner and charging premiums that were not equal for all policyholders under a Medicare supplement benefit plan form. 5/4/2011 $5,000 Fine 11-0086
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BCS Insurance Company
Worthington, OH
Issuing policy forms that were not filed with and approved by the Commissioner, using rates not then approved by the Commissioner, and using rates deviating from the approved rates. 10/22/2012 $750,000 Fine with $250,000 suspended and Compliance Plan. 11-0247
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Beauchamp, Stacey L.
Phoenix, AZ
Intentional issuance of a worthless check and failure to pay the surcharge and restitution. 11/3/2011 Consent Order Setting Conditions for Probationary License 11-0235
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Bejines, Maria E.
Monroe, WA
Using a customerís credit report to apply for automobile coverage and obtaining employment under a false Social Security Number 8/15/2011 Order Revoking License 11-0186
Comments: Using a customerís credit report to apply for automobile coverage and obtaining employment under a false Social Security Number.

B'Nai B'Rith Foundation of the US
Washington, DC
Failure to timley file. 1/24/2011 Order Suspending Certificate of Exemption 11-0008
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Boscombe, Jeffrey
Federal Way, WA
Failure to Respond 7/15/2011 Order Revoking License 11-0168
Comments: Fingerprint Replacement Card

Bowman, Paul A.
Grangeville, ID
State of Idaho Revoked Idaho resident insurance producer license effective February 1, 2011. Said revocation was the result of the Licenseeís admitting to one instance of forging another personís signature on a document related to an insurance transaction. 2/26/2011 Order Revoking License; upheld on appeal 11-0023
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Brandt, Scott T.
Woodland Hills, CA
Participation in sales of promissory notes away from his firm without appropriate written notice and after instructed by the firm to cease all such sales. He also made unsuitable recommendations of the notes of two of his customers. 9/14/2011 Consent Order Setting Conditions for Probationary Producerís License 11-0206
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Burnette, Sheila M.
Spokane, WA
Ms. Burnetteís criminal history and her outstanding financial obligations arising from it authorize the OIC to issue her producerís license on a probationary basis for the period of this first licensure or until all currently outstanding financial obligations to the Court are paid in full, whichever period is longer. 11/21/2011 Consent Order Setting Conditions for Probationary Producerís License 11-0269
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Camp Berachah Ministries
Auburn, WA
Failure to maintain reserves with sufficient liquidity. 4/8/2011 Order Suspending Certificate of Exemption 11-0071
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Caregard Warranty Services, Inc.
Grapevine, TX
Failure to timely file. 5/19/2011 $750 fine 11-0101
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Carrier Corporation
Indianapolis, IN
Failure to timely file. 4/26/2011 $500 Fine 11-0063
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Cascade Fuel Oil Distributing Company
Seattle, WA
Failure to timely file. 4/13/2011 $500 Fine 11-0069
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Cates, Rebecca A.
Vancouver, Wa
Incorrectly answering no to the question on her renewal application regarding criminal convictions, judgments, or deferrals. 12/9/2011 $500 fine and Thirty day Suspension of License 11-0237
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Century Automotive Service Corporation
Irvine, CA
Failure to timley file. 6/3/2011 $750 Fine 11-0102
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Charter Warranty Services, Inc.; Mechanical Breakdown Protection, Inc.; and Pawlusiak, Paul
Detroit, MI
Engaging in the unauthorized business of insurance in the State of Washington. 2/2/2012 Amended Order to Cease and Desist 11-0262
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Chartis Warranty Services, Inc.
New York, NY
Failure to timely file. 6/20/2011 Order Revoking COA 11-0149
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Chartis Warranty Services, Inc.
New York, NY
Failure to timely fire. 6/20/2011 Order Revoking Registration. 11-0140
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Chicago Title Insurance Company
Jacksonville, FL
Advertising with producers of title insurance business and conducting an educational seminar not restricted to title insurance, title to real property, and escrow topics without charge to producers. 8/15/2011 $15,000 fine with $5,000 suspended 11-0150
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Chicago Title Insurance Company
Omaha, NE
Sponsoring a promotional function, including a convention, off the title companyís premises, whether the function is self-promotional or not. 10/6/2011 $500 fine 11-0200
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Chicago Title Insurance Company
Omaha, NE
Advertising in a publication that is published or distributed by or on behalf of a producer of title insurance business. 11/3/2011 $2,000 fine 11-0193
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ChildFund International USA
Richmond, VA
Failure to timely file. 1/24/2012 $500 Fine 11-0306
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Chubb & Son: Federal Insurance Company; Pacific Indemnity Company; Great Northern Insurance Company; Executive Risk Indemnity, Inc.; Vigilant Insurance Company; and Northwestern Pacific Indemnity Company
Warren, NJ
Use of rates that were not in accordance with the Companiesí rate filings then in effect, failure to document their applications of their filed schedule rating plan, and failure to document their applications of their filed commercial rating schedule and failure to provide the reasons for applying schedule rating debits or credits. 1/21/2011 $1,068,000 with $534,000 suspended and Compliance Plan 11-0009
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These enforcement actions taken by Mike Kreidler, Washington state Insurance Commissioner, are a primary tool in protecting the people of Washington.

Type of Entity Authority to Suspend or Revoke Authority to Fine
Agent or broker RCW 48.17.530 RCW 48.17.560
Insurance company RCW 48.05.140 RCW 48.05.185
Health care service contractor RCW 48.44.160 RCW 48.44.166
Health maintenance organization (HMO) RCW 48.46.130 and RCW 48.46.135

Updated 04/06/2014

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