Des Moines – The Iowa Insurance Division has issued a summary cease and desist order against Andrew Joyce, Joyce Funeral Home, Inc., and Joyce-Alesch Funeral Home. Joyce and the funeral homes are ordered to cease acting as a preneed seller and sales agent. This action follows a recent request for a receivership to protect funds held in trust.
“Andrew Joyce’s deceptive and fraudulent activities have violated the public trust by failing to place funds in trust as required by Iowa law and commingling those funds with personal and unrelated expenses, selling without a license, and many other various violations of Iowa law,” Iowa Insurance Division Communications Director Chance McElhaney said. “Iowans should contact us immediately if they have purchased from or otherwise worked with Andrew Joyce, Joyce Funeral Home, or Joyce-Alesch Funeral Home and have not yet spoken with the Iowa Insurance Division.”
Iowans that are known to have worked with Andrew Joyce regarding preneed planning or who have outstanding agreements or contracts with Joyce, Joyce Funeral Home or Joyce-Alesch Funeral Home have been contacted via postal mail. Any Iowans that have not been contacted that believe they have outstanding agreements or contracts with Andrew Joyce, Joyce Funeral Home or Joyce-Alesch Funeral Home are urged to contact the Iowa Insurance Division immediately.