The Iowa Insurance Division brings enforcement actions against individuals or entities  related to violations of Iowa statutes or rules.  These actions are typically initiated by filing a Statement of Charges or Notice of Hearing and may result in an enforcement order against a producer or entity.  If a statement of charges has been filed against you or for more information regarding contested cases, click here.

Non-compliance cases are license disciplinary actions referred to the Iowa Insurance Division by other state agencies including the Iowa Department of Revenue and the Iowa Department of Human Resources.

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Name Case Number Order Date Subject Entity Order
Lincoln Benefit Life Company 58941

Northbrook IL

Allegation: Failure to respond to Division inquiry

Resolution: Consent Signed: Provide a response; $500 Fine; $100 Costs

Date of Order/Settlement: 2001-10-23 00:00:00

Ahlf, Johnathan

Muscatine IA

Allegation: Reconsideration of license revocation.

Resolution: Decision issued affirming the Divisions decision to deny Ahlfs resident producer license.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2008-01-29 00:00:00

Simmons, Henry E.

Virginia Beach VA

Allegation: Failure to notify Division of prior actions; failure to cooperate with investigation; denial of license by another state.

Resolution: Order: License revoked; Pay $250 Fine and respond to division inauires before license may be restored.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2005-07-01 00:00:00

Bacon, Jerry A 58725

Fort Dodge IA

Allegation: Improper sales of insurance products

Resolution: Consent signed: Cease and desist from further violations; 2 years probation; report consumer complaints; pay cost of $5000.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2003-07-21 00:00:00

Messmore, Gregory

Mason City IA

Allegation: Unsuitable sale and violation of insurance and securities license.

Resolution: Order & Consent to Order- Insurance and Securities License is suspended for a period of no less than five years.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2007-02-22 00:00:00

Sunrise Energy Inc

Irvine CA

Allegation: Selling nregistered securities unregistered agent

Resolution: Order: Cease and desist the offer or sale of and participating in the offer or sale of unregistered securities

Date of Order/Settlement: 2004-08-06 00:00:00

Cooper, Vernon W. 58977

Cedar Rapids IA

Allegation: Issued promissory notes to insurance customers

Resolution: Consent Signed: Voluntary Suspension of license pending resolution of issues surrounding promissory notes to clients

Date of Order/Settlement: 2002-08-01 00:00:00

Conroy, John

East Norwich NY

Allegation: Prior regulatory action taken.

Resolution: Summary Order Denying Application for Securities Agent License.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2008-09-12 00:00:00

Pettus, Rodney 58572

Charlotte NC Allegation: Failure to notify of other state's action Resolution: Order; License revoked $250 fine Date of Order/Settlement: 2005-12-22 00:00:00

Ronnfeldt, Gary B. 58627

Miles IA

Allegation: Misappropriation of premiums; converted funds to personal use

Resolution: Consent signed: License permanently revoked.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2004-02-06 00:00:00

Tapken, John

Marion IA

Allegation: Issued retroactive coverage and forged client signatures.

Resolution: Consent Order signed and civil penalty assessed.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2007-07-24 00:00:00

Knutson, Randy G. 58080

Ankeny IA

Allegation: Forgery

Resolution: 1 yr probation; $1500 fine; Cease & Desist from signing customers names on insurance documents

Date of Order/Settlement: 2004-12-17 00:00:00

Christensen Jr., Robert A. 59340

Atlantic IA

Allegation: Violation of Commissioners Order; Dishonest practices and incompetence; Failure to inform of address change

Resolution: Order: License revoked

Date of Order/Settlement: 2003-03-21 00:00:00

Knall, David Wells

Indianapolis IN

Allegation: Summary Order Denying Application for Securities Agent License

Resolution: Order Vacating Denial of Securities Agent License

Date of Order/Settlement: 2009-06-15 00:00:00

Mize, Lisa

Summersville WV

Allegation: Failure to respond.

Resolution: Order - License revoked.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2006-08-18 00:00:00

Bates, David 58019

Barnum IA

Allegation: Acting as unregistered securities agent

Resolution: Order: Cease and desist acting as a securities agent without registration.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2004-04-20 00:00:00

Lindsey, Victor

Torrance CA

Allegation: Failure to Respond.

Resolution: License Revoked.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2006-11-01 00:00:00

Centre Life Insurance Company 58494

New York NY

Allegation: Failure to respond to Divisions inquiry

Resolution: Consent: Provide substantive response; Pay $1000 costs

Date of Order/Settlement: 2004-05-18 00:00:00

Continental Casualty Company 59733

Chicago IL

Allegation: Failure to respond to Division inquiry

Resolution: Consent signed: Respond to inquiry; $500 Fine; $100 Costs

Date of Order/Settlement: 2002-02-20 00:00:00

National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh PA.

New York NY

Allegation: Violation of Claims - Prompt payment of claims.

Resolution: Consent Order issued; penalty assessed and ordered to pay 10% interest to insured for period beginning June 24 2007 thru October 11 2007.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2008-04-23 00:00:00

Gallegos, Marie E.

Amarillo TX

Allegation: Failure to report other states actions; failure to cooperate with investigation

Resolution: Order: License revoked; pay $500 Fine and $200 Costs

Date of Order/Settlement: 2005-08-12 00:00:00

Winders, Timothy P. 58747

Sioux City IA

Allegation: Improper offer and sale of annuity contract

Resolution: Consent signed: 2 yrs probation; Cease and Desist from further violations; Report all consumer complaints to the Insurance Division within 30 days.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2003-09-19 00:00:00

Schadt, Adam

Green Bay WI

Allegation: Failure to respond

Resolution: Default decision - Revoked producer license; Civil penalty of $500 and Costs of $250.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2007-04-03 00:00:00

Larpenter, Mike 58091

Des Moines IA

Allegation: Offered and sold unregistered securities (promisary notes); misrepresented material facts; omitted material facts.

Resolution: Cease and desist ordering hald sales and offers to sell securities; misrepresentation and omission of material facts in the offer and selling of securities; Cease and desist acting as agents while unregistered

Date of Order/Settlement: 2004-09-17 00:00:00

Ferguson, Bethany L.

Fredericksburg VA

Allegation: Failure to notify IID of other states actions

Resolution: Order issued: License suspended; Pay $250 Fine; $100 Costs; Give complete information as requested.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2002-11-04 00:00:00

Scarborough, Joseph Michael

Prince Frederick MD

Allegation: Prior regulatory action

Resolution: Summary Order Denying Application for Securities Agent License.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2009-01-14 00:00:00

Binstock, Julie 58585

Marshalltown IA

Allegation: Sale of unregistered securities; misrepresentations omissions

Resolution: Order: Cease and desist the offer or sale of unregistered securities acting as unregistered agents; making untrue statements of facts omitting material facts; pay $5000 fine

Date of Order/Settlement: 2006-02-01 00:00:00

Lavin, Larry 58472

Milford IA

Allegation: Violation of previous order

Resolution: License suspended

Date of Order/Settlement: 2004-02-26 00:00:00

Spencer, Robert O. 58981

Allegation: Replacement violations; suitability sales

Resolution: Consent signed: 2 yrs probation; $500 Costs; reimburse client surrender charges

Date of Order/Settlement: 2001-02-28 00:00:00

Avera Health Plans Inc

Sioux Falls SD

Allegation: Avera had not filed a sample notification of a members right to have an external review following a claim denial.

Resolution: Consent Order signed and monetary fines and costs assessed.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2007-09-11 00:00:00

Mankamyer, Michele L. 58137

Lake Worth FL

Allegation: Providing incorrect or incomplete information on license application; failure to notify Division of prior actions

Resolution: Order: License revoked; pay $500 fine before license may be restored

Date of Order/Settlement: 2005-03-24 00:00:00

Zimmerman, Jamie A. 58873

West Branch IA

Allegation: Conversion of client funds

Resolution: Consent signed: Revocation of Securities agent license and permanently barred from reapplying effective 1/13/03; Revocation of insurance producer license and permanently barred from reapplying effective 4/25/03

Date of Order/Settlement: 2003-04-25 00:00:00

All American Homes of Iowa LLC

Middlebury IN

Allegation: Failed to timely file

Resolution: Consent Order issued and monetary penalty assessed.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2009-08-13 00:00:00

Frey, Terry G.

Cedar Rapids IA

Allegation: Violation of unfair trade practices

Resolution: Consent signed: Insurance license surrentered and made inactive pending resolution of the statement of charges; shall not sell solicit or negotiate insurance in Iowa until such time if any license is reactivated

Date of Order/Settlement: 2003-06-10 00:00:00

Goodwin, Roger Duane

West Des Moines IA

Allegation: Advertising violation Sales presentations violations and unlicensed activity.

Resolution: Consent signed; Fine $15000; agreement to not engage in business of insurance for 90 days; Quarterly reports and 1 yr probation.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2007-01-03 00:00:00

Fischer, Barbara Jean (Hatinger)

Cedar Falls IA

Allegation: Sold unregistered securities; acted as an unregistered agent; misrepresented and omitted material facts.

Resolution: Consent: Cease and desist the offer or sale of unregistered securities; acting as an agent without registration; making untrue statement of material facts; omitting material facts in the sale of securities assessed $4000 Fine and $100 Costs.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2004-07-02 00:00:00

Mohr, Mandy 59592

Loves Park IL

Allegation: Failure to respond

Resolution: Order Signed: License Suspended; $250 Fine; $100 Costs; Respond to Division inquiry

Date of Order/Settlement: 2002-06-11 00:00:00

Victoria Automobile Insurance Company

Cleveland OH

Allegation: Failure to respond

Resolution: Consent Order issued and penalty assessed

Date of Order/Settlement: 2008-06-24 00:00:00

Beltramea, Randy L.

Mt. Vernon IA

Allegation: Failure to notify of administrative action

Resolution: Order: Insurance License revoked.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2005-10-06 00:00:00

Jennings, Geoffrey A. 59329

Council Bluffs IA

Allegation: Sold unregistered securities or business opportunities without proper licensure; failed to disclose criminal actions; violation of 18 U.S.C. section 1033; misappropriating funds or borrowing from clients after representing he was not.

Resolution: Order 9/15/03: License suspended; cease and desist from doing any insurance business in Iowa. Order dated 12/5/03: License permanently revoked; Cease and desist from offer and sale of unregistered securities and without proper securities license.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2003-12-05 00:00:00

Davis, Carl

West Des Moines IA

Allegation: Advertising Violations

Resolution: Order and Consent to Order - placed on probation for a period of six months; Civil penalty and costs imposed.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2007-05-29 00:00:00

Provident Life and Casualty Insurance Company 58135

Chattanooga TN

Allegation: Multi State Market Conduct Exam for individual and group long term disability income claim handling practices.

Resolution: Agreement: Implement changes in corporate governance; implement the Claim Reassessment Process; Provide initial notice to specified claimants; conduct employee training; pay fine to be allocated to participating regulators.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2004-11-18 00:00:00

Priest, Harry A. 59336

Avoca IA

Allegation: Sale of unregistered securities and/or business opportunities

Resolution: Consent signed: 1 yr probation; restitution to investors of $8400; sell only approved insurance or securities products.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2003-02-10 00:00:00

Farmers Insurance Company

Allegation: Failed to properly inform the claimant of the status of her claim and to verify whether another insurance carrier was actually responsible for the handling of the claim.

Resolution: Order and Consent to Order issued and monetary penalty assessed.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2009-03-23 00:00:00

Brean Murray Carret & Company LLC

New York NY

Allegation: Failure to file audited financial report.

Resolution: Broker dealer license is suspended; civil penalty $1000; suspension lifted when compliance is complete.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2006-05-26 00:00:00

Sensor, Edward L.

Sterling IL

Allegation: Unlicensed insurance producer; twisting; misrepresentations;suitability; personal loan; lack of character and competence;

Resolution: Cease and Desist Order: the offer or sale of unregistered securities; lending or borrowing money or securities from an unrelated customer; making untrue statements of material facts; omission of material facts; $5000 Fine.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2004-03-30 00:00:00

Pleggenkuhle, Jason E. 59446

Des Moines IA

Allegation: Failure to notify of other administrative action

Resolution: Consent Signed: Permanent License revocation

Date of Order/Settlement: 2001-07-10 00:00:00

Johnson, Donald E.

Eldon MO

Allegation: Unregistered Securities and agent; misrepresentations and Omissions.

Resolution: Cease and Desist Order issued and monetary penalty assessed.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2007-10-25 00:00:00

Thomas Weisel Partners LLC 58660

San Francisco CA

Allegation: Analyst conflict of interest case; ratings were tilted toward "buy" and "strong buy" analyst considered banking business in determining recommendations analysts compensation was tied to success in generating business.

Resolution: Without admitting or denying findings of fact and conclusions of law TWP is ordered to cease and desist violations of the Iowa Uniform Securities Act consents to several undertakings and pay fine of $50000.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2005-05-10 00:00:00

Mills, Dwight L. 59470

Allegation: Improper Sales

Resolution: Consent Signed: Permanent License Revocation

Date of Order/Settlement: 2001-10-23 00:00:00