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Monday, May 10, 2021
Des Moines, Iowa – Linder Cardona Palacios, age 31, of West Des Moines, Iowa recently pled guilty to one count of Forgery, a Class D Felony.  Palacios was originally charged with one count each of Theft in the 1st Degree (Class C Felony), Forgery (Class D Felony), Insurance Fraud (Class D Felony) and Fraudulent Practices in the 1st Degree (Class C Felony) following an investigation by the...
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Des Moines, Iowa – Joseph Dean Hansel, age 24, of Edgewood, Iowa, has been charged with two counts of Insurance Fraud - Presenting False Information (Class D Felony) and one count of Insurance Fraud – Application Submission (Class D Felony) following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau. The charges against Hansel stem from an investigation which began in December of...
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Des Moines, Iowa – Jessika Lynn Schafbuch, age 29, of Ladora has been charged with one count of Insurance Fraud - Presenting False Information (Class D Felony) and one count of Insurance Fraud – Application Submission (Class D Felony) following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau. The charges against Schafbuch stem from an investigation which began in February of...
Monday, April 5, 2021
PRWeb Summary: A 2019 survey conducted by the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education® (AFCPE®) found that nearly half of Iowans are not planning for retirement. The Iowa Insurance Division launches Save4Later to provide Iowans with the tools and resources to save for a financially secure future.   DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen announced...
Monday, April 5, 2021
Des Moines – The Iowa Insurance Division today issued an emergency adjudicative order in the matter of Oscar Sanchez of West Des Moines, Iowa for multiple violations of Iowa law.  Sanchez’s insurance producer license is immediately suspended, he must immediately cease and desist doing insurance business in Iowa, have no contact with any current or former insurance clients and shall...
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Financial Literacy Month student challenge equips young people with money management skills and supports remote learning Des Moines, Iowa –The Iowa Insurance Division today announced that it is sponsoring the EVERFI Financial Literacy Bee, taking place April 1-15, 2021. The EVERFI Financial Literacy Bee is a nationwide financial literacy challenge for high school students....
Monday, March 29, 2021
Des Moines, Iowa – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced recently that additional federal premium tax credits will be available to individuals purchasing their own health insurance directly through the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) marketplace (healthcare.gov).  The increased federal premium tax credits may result in lower premium amounts paid by Iowans...
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Des Moines -- Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen today announced that Iowa investors who were previously defrauded by Metals.com, Tower Equity, Chase Metals, or Barrick Capital have until April 30, 2021, to file a claim with the court appointed Receiver in order to try and recover at least a portion of their lost funds. Ommen joined 29 other states and the Commodity Futures Trading...
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Thursday, March 18, 2021 The Division publicly issued a Request for Proposals for an Online High School Financial Literacy Program. The RFP is available here.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Des Moines, Iowa - The Iowa Insurance Division today announced that Trinity Healthshare Inc. (now known as Sharity Ministries, Inc.) has agreed to a consent order that says Trinity will cease operations in Iowa on June 30, 2021, following charges that were filed against Trinity Healthshare Inc. and The Aliera Companies in 2020. “While Trinity has denied the allegations, it...