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Washington Commissioner Fines Insurance Professionals over Violations

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler recently took disciplinary action and issued fines totaling $3,650 against insurance companies, agents and a continuing education provider who violated state insurance regulations. Janet Pack, Tacoma; fined $1,500 Pack reportedly sold an annuity to a …

Washington Commissioner Supporting Strict Distracted Driving Bills

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler is advocating for two distracted driving bills that the state Legislature is considering. House Bill 1371, sponsored by Rep. Jessyn Farrell, and Senate Bill 5289, sponsored by Sen. Ann Rivers, would make the law about …

Washington Insurance Commissioner Fines State Farm, Others

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler issued fines in January totaling $15,000 against insurance companies, agents and brokers for violating state insurance regulations. Following are the entities, the fines and Kreidler’s reasoning for issuing those fines: State Farm Fire & Casualty …

Kreidler Revokes Licenses of Washington Agency, Issues Fines to Others

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler issued fines in November totaling $63,550 against insurance companies, agents and brokers who violated state insurance regulations, including revoking the licenses of one producer. Following are fines and punitive steps Kreidler took in November and …

Washington Commissioner Deems Zenefits’ Free Software Offer Illegal

This story has been updated with comment from Zenefits. Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler ordered Zenefits to cease free distribution of its employee benefits software, saying the tactic violates state insurance law against inducements. Washington is the first state to …

Washington Commissioner Elected for Fifth Term

Incumbent Mike Kreidler (D) will serve a fifth term as Washington’s insurance commissioner. Kreidler defeated Richard Schrock (R) with 60.13 percent of the vote in his bid for reelection. Schrock got 39.87 percent of the vote. Kreidler more than matched …

Three Found Guilty of in Separate Insurance Fraud Cases in Washington

Insurance fraud cases investigated by Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s special investigations unit have resulted in felony convictions against three people. David Cook, 51, pleaded guilty in Pierce County Superior Court of attempted first-degree theft. He is in Pierce County …

Washington Fines Regence BlueShield, Asuris Northwest Health $750K

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has fined Regence BlueShield and Asuris Northwest Health $750,000 for violating insurance regulations related to consumer access. The fine is for violations that occurred between January 2010 and June 2011. Kreidler says that the companies …

Washington Commissioner Fines Pet Insurer for Violating State Laws

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has fined a pet insurance company $150,000 for violating state laws. Kreidler sayid his agency issued fines in July against American Pet Insurance, which goes under the name Trupanion. It’s based in New York. Most …

Arrest Warrant Issued in Washington For Hole-in-One Scammer

Golf tournament insurance scammer and convicted felon Kevin Kolenda is wanted on a national extradition warrant after he failed to appear in Snohomish County Superior Court in Washington July 7 to face one felony charge for selling insurance without a …