Maine Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa said the state’s Bureau of Insurance recovered more than $3 million for Maine consumers in 2012.
Nearly $2.2 million was recovered for consumers by the Bureau’s consumer health care division, and almost $950,000 was recovered for consumers by the property and casualty division.
Cioppa said the Bureau fielded almost 9,000 inquiries and more than 900 complaints during 2012: the property and casualty division handled 4,760 inquiries and 319 written complaints; and the consumer health care division received 3,958 inquiries and 543 written complaints.
“The Bureau of Insurance takes its responsibility to assist Maine consumers, whether individuals or businesses, very seriously,” Superintendent Cioppa said. “This can involve answering questions and providing information, or conducting investigations when a violation of Maine insurance law has been alleged.”
The Maine Bureau of Insurance is part of the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. Consumers can reach the Bureau through its web site at www.maine.gov/insurance; by calling 800-300-5000 in state; or by writing to the Bureau of Insurance, 34 State House Station, Augusta ME 04333.