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Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Des Moines, Iowa – D’Alan Thurmond, age 41, of Waterloo, pled guilty on April 25, 2022, to one count of Presenting False Information, a class “D” Felony, following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau. The investigation began in December 2019 after the Iowa Insurance Divison’s Fraud Bureau received information indicating Thurmond had provided false information to an...
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Jay Wickey, age 64, of Sergeant Bluff, recently pled guilty to two counts of Forgery (Aggravated Misdemeanor) following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau. The investigation began in February 2019 after a complaint alleged Wickey had falsely endorsed the signature of a financial institution on multiple insurance checks. Wickey was arrested on December 21, 2019....
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Des Moines, Iowa – Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen today issued a bulletin providing guidance to Iowa consumers and insurers regarding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) decision to allow transitional policies to be extended.  CMS announced on March 23, 2022, that health insurers will be allowed to continue transitional policies for policy years beginning after...
Friday, April 1, 2022
Des Moines, Iowa – Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen recently issued an enforcement order against Gary D. Marcum formerly of Clive, Iowa, and now a resident of Kodak, Tennessee.  The enforcement order permanently revokes Marcum’s resident insurance producer license and orders Marcum to pay $30,000 in civil penalties for violating a previous enforcement order from...
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Des Moines, Iowa - David Mark Ellis and Debra Jo Ellis of Spring Hill, Iowa, and Justin Dwayne Gilbert of Des Moines, Iowa, face multiple charges following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau. Charges against David Ellis, the owner of Always Affordable Bail Bonds in Des Moines, include four counts of Fraudulent Sales Practices (class D felony), 4 counts of...
Monday, November 29, 2021
Des Moines, Iowa – Tanya A. Schettler, age 48, of West Des Moines was recently charged with one count of Insurance Fraud – Presenting False Information (Class D Felony). The charges are the result of an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau which began in August of 2020.  In a criminal complaint filed by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau, it is alleged...
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Des Moines, Iowa – Iowa ranked #1 in the U.S. for most affordable personal auto insurance according to a recent study by the Insurance Research Council. “Affordable auto insurance is good news for Iowans,” Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen said.  “With Iowa’s ability to keep the cost drivers of insurance down and with a competitive market that provides many options for...
Monday, October 18, 2021
Des Moines, Iowa – Open enrollment for Iowans purchasing or changing their Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual health coverage for 2022 runs Monday, November 1, 2021 – Saturday, January 15, 2022. "Iowans need to be thinking about health insurance coverage for 2022 now.  Employers are also offering choices, but for Iowans looking to the individual market, the time to enroll is coming very...
Friday, September 10, 2021
Des Moines, Iowa – Kimberly Joy Lovekin, age 50 of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been charged with one count each of Insurance Fraud – Presenting False Information (Class D Felony), Forgery (Aggravated Misdemeanor), Fraudulent Practices – 2nd Degree (Class D Felony), and Tampering with Records (Aggravated Misdemeanor). The charges are a result of an investigation conducted by the Iowa Insurance...
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Des Moines, Iowa – Amede Kambulata Masudi, age 34, of Newton, Iowa, has been charged with Insurance Fraud – Application Fraud (Class D Felony). The charges are a result of an investigation which began in May of 2020.  In criminal complaints filed by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau, it is alleged Masudi was involved in a motor vehicle collision which resulted in property damage...