New Kentucky Insurance Commissioner steps up to head her department

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Nancy G. Atkins has been the deputy commissioner and has now been appointed to the top spot. The new Kentucky Insurance Commissioner has now been named as former Deputy Commissioner Nancy G. Atkins was appointed to the position. Atkins is now heading the state’s Insurance Department, where she already has extensive experience. The latest Kentucky Insurance Commissioner is no new entry to the industry or the types of duties she has taken on as her own. Atkins has been working within the insurance industry for 33 years. She has worked…

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Good insurance news for Missouri consumers who recently made claims

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The state department has now helped them to obtain additional payments for their early 2015 claims. For many consumers across Missouri, the insurance news has been good, as many of those who filed complaints against their insurers received assistance from the state Insurance Department and will be receiving additional claim payments. A total of $6.3 million in additional payments will be made for many claims made in the first half of the year. The majority if this insurance news has to do with claims made on health plans. That type…

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Ohio Insurance Department manages to save $23.5 million

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State agency saves funds while also reclaiming money for consumers The Ohio Insurance Department has announced that it has saved significant money in the wake of 2013 while also successfully recovering funds on behalf of consumers. According to the agency, it has saved some $23.5 million last year with the help of various community outreach initiatives. Consumer complaints also pointed the agency in the right direction, allowing state regulators to recover funds that had been taken from consumers either through fraudulent activity or other crimes involving insurance. Consumers complaints help…

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Insurance news from Oklahoma has state Insurance Department buying guns

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The state Insurance Department is spending $180,000 on guns and police vehicles for anti-fraud efforts. The latest insurance news from Oklahoma has revealed that the state’s insurance officials have spent over $180,000 on bulletproof vests, high-tech shotguns, and seven police package vehicles which the Insurance Department claims are necessary for the expansion of its anti-fraud crackdown. The department’s effort to fight criminal fraud has drawn the attention of the entire country. Questions and concerns are being directed at the department, as some lawmakers wonder why it would require the nine…

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Prudential Insurance reaches settlement with Insurance Departments in seven states

Seven states have announced that they have reached a settlement with Prudential Insurance Company of America as well as a number of its affiliate companies. According to Michael Consedine, the insurance commissioner from Pennsylvania, there were concerns raised over the practices at Prudential over the death benefit payments for beneficiaries of life insurance policies following an exam performed by several states. However, he went on to say that they appreciate the willingness of Prudential to “to reach a settlement that includes changing its business practices to better locate beneficiaries. This…

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Washington insurer facing fines after denying coverage for contraceptives for women

As the nation’s insurers begin to make the shift in covering birth control for women, some companies are falling behind. Washington’s Regence BlueShield, one of the state’s largest health insurance companies, is being fined by state insurance regulators for denying coverage to nearly 1,000 women. The company is now facing fines coming from the state’s Insurance Department. Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler was first made aware of the issue early this week when a consumer contacted his office to file a complaint. Regence BlueShield now faces a $100,000 fine for what…

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Missouri officials report recovery of $5 million from shady insurers, money to be returned to policyholders

The Insurance Department of Missouri has released their latest quarterly report regarding several issues with the state’s insurance industry. The state has been wracked with an onslaught of consumer complaints for the past three months, after devastating tornadoes tuck their toll in the towns of Joplin and St. Louis. These complaints spurred the Insurance Department to investigate several claims that were filed as well as the operations of some of the insurance companies operating in the state. While the report highlights a number of issues within the insurance industry, it…

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