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Monday, December 28, 2020
A Georgia marketing operation must stop sending mailers targeting older Iowans after actions by the Attorney General’s Office and the Iowa Insurance Division. The operation also agreed to pay the state of Iowa $40,000 and change its practices.  Miller’s office reached a consent judgment in December ...
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Des Moines, Iowa - Mujtaba Ali, age 38, of Des Moines, Iowa, pled guilty to 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. “Insurance fraud is not a victimless crime.  We all pay for insurance fraud in the form of higher insurance costs...
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Des Moines – The Iowa Insurance Division recently ordered the revocation of the insurance producer license of Brenda Murray of Garnavillo, Iowa.  Murrary is also ordered to pay $18,000 in civil penalties for fraudulent and dishonest practices, incompetency, recommending unsuitable products, and committing twisting. In various instances, Murray either misrepresented the benefits, terms,...
Monday, December 7, 2020
Des Moines, Iowa – There is just over a week left of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment period which ends December 15, 2020 for Iowans purchasing or changing their ACA individual health coverage to become effective January 1, 2021. “While the ACA continues to be expensive for many Iowans, rates have come down as a result of new options within the individual market,” Iowa Insurance...
Friday, December 4, 2020
Des Moines - Joseph Scott Waigand, age 48, of Thayer, Iowa was recently charged with one count of Insurance Fraud - Presenting False Information (Class D Felony) following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau. The charges against Waigand stem from an investigation which began in August 2020. According to a criminal complaint filed by the Insurance Fraud Bureau,...
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...