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Kansas Commissioner Names New Consumer Assistance Director, Managers

Sandy Praeger, Commissioner of Insurance in Kansas, has named Steve O’Neil as Consumer Assistance Division director and LeAnn Crow and Elizabeth Fike as supervisors in the same area. Crow will serve as the division’s property/casualty supervisor, and Fike as the …

Bill Would Stop Oklahoma Insurance Department Use of Police Cars

A Senate panel has passed a bill that would prohibit the Oklahoma Insurance Department’s anti-fraud investigators from using police vehicles. The Senate General Government Committee voted unanimously for the bill by Seminole Republican Sen. Harry Coates that prohibits the department …

Oklahoma Insurance Department Spends $180K on Guns, Police Vehicles

The Oklahoma Insurance Department spent more than $180,000 on high-tech shotguns, bulletproof vests and seven police-package vehicles that agency officials say were needed as part of its expanded focus on criminal insurance fraud. But the purchases have raised eyebrows among …

Louisiana Department of Insurance Recovers $5.3M in 2011

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon announced that the Louisiana Department of Insurance (LDI) aided Louisiana insurance consumers in receiving more than $5.3 million in insurance payments from consumer complaints in 2011. LDI received 13,208 consumer inquiries and 3,453 official consumer …

Ex-Legislator Hired as No. 2 at Louisiana Insurance Department

A former state lawmaker has landed a $150,000 a year job as the No. 2 official at the state Department of Insurance. Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon tells The Advocate that former state Rep. Noble Ellington — a veteran legislator …

Dorsey Named Chief Administrative Officer at Ohio Insurance Department

Tynesia Dorsey has been named chief administrative officer at the Ohio Insurance Department. Dorsey’s duties include overseeing the operations of the fiscal, human resources, information and technology, consumer affairs divisions, and the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP). Dorsey …

Texas Senate Votes to Keep Texas Insurance Department

The Texas Senate has voted to renew the state Department of Insurance and give it stronger enforcement penalties when companies lose challenges to their rates. Lawmakers are considering competing bills to extend the life of the agency that regulates the …