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Monday, November 9, 2020
Des Moines – Adam Hocking, age 35, of West Des Moines, has been charged with one count each of Insurance Fraud (Class D Felony), Fraudulent Sales Practices – Over $10,000 (Class C Felony), Theft – 2nd degree (Class D Felony), Fraudulent Practices – 2nd Degree (Class D Felony) and Forgery (Aggravated Misdemeanor). The charges are the result of an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division...
Monday, November 9, 2020
Des Moines - Since August 10, 2020, Iowans, insurance companies, agents and contractors have worked together to help Iowa recover from this devastating weather event. As of November 2, 2020, more than 200,000 claims have been reported.  Of those claims, nearly 160,000 claims totaling more than $1.6 billion have been paid already.  Insurance companies are holding more than a billion...
Friday, November 6, 2020
Des Moines - The Iowa Insurance Division today announced that insurance producer examinations will be available in an online format through OnVUE online proctoring by PearsonVUE beginning November 12, 2020. “This new process will help insurance producers be able to sit for their examinations at their office or at home while still safeguarding the integrity of the examination,” Iowa Insurance...
Monday, October 12, 2020
Des Moines, Iowa – The Iowa Insurance Division recently ordered Hole in Won, LLC, Kevin Kolenda, Hole In Won.com, Hole in Won.com Worldwide, Golf Marketing Worldwide, Compliance HIW, and Amanda Penrose (“Respondents”) to cease and desist acting as an insurer or insurance producer in Iowa without a license.  The Respondents were also ordered to pay civil penalties in the amount of $35,000,...
Monday, October 12, 2020
Des Moines, Iowa – Open enrollment begins November 1, 2020 and ends December 15, 2020 for Iowans purchasing or changing their Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual health coverage to become effective January 1, 2021. “While the ACA continues to be expensive for many Iowans, rates will come down as a result of new options within the individual market,” Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen said...
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Des Moines, Iowa - On September 17, 2020, Ming Xun Zheng (a.k.a. Kellerman Jason Zheng) was sentenced by the United States District Court in Massachusetts after pleading guilty to one count each of Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud.  The sentence comes after Zheng pled guilty in February to a scheme in which he applied for over $11.5 million in life insurance and accidental death coverage on his...
Monday, September 28, 2020
Des Moines, Iowa - Dwight Jay Roberts, age 60, of Indianola, was charged with one count of Insurance Fraud - Presenting False Information (Class D Felony) and one count of Theft 2nd Degree (Class D Felony) following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau. The charges against Roberts stem from an investigation which began in July 2019. According to criminal complaints...
Friday, September 25, 2020
Des Moines, Iowa – The Iowa Insurance Commissioner announced today the participation in a consolidated nationwide enforcement action to halt a fraudulent precious metals scheme that has solicited $185 million from at least 1,600 seniors and other investors. The Iowa Insurance Commissioner announced today that he has joined the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and 29 other states in filing...
Thursday, September 24, 2020
DES MOINES, IOWA - The Iowa Insurance Division’s Enforcement Bureau recently filed a statement of charges against Trinity Healthshare Inc. and The Aliera Companies.  According to the statement of charges, Respondent Trinity, purportedly operating as a health care sharing ministry, acted as an unauthorized insurer by offering health care insurance products to Iowa consumers which were not...
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
The Grant is Part of a New National Initiative Supported by the Wells Fargo Foundation in Collaboration with the Center for State and Local Government Excellence, the International Public Management Association for Human Resources and National Association of State Treasurers’ Foundation DES MOINES, IOWA, SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 – The Iowa Insurance Division has been awarded a $100,000 grant to...