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Washington Insurance Commissioner Fines Insurance Producers

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler issued fines totaling $23,050 against insurance companies, agents and brokers who violated state insurance regulations. The disciplinary actions and fines were levied from Feb. 10 through March 10. Following are the commissioner’s findings, and the …

Washington Commissioner: Prevented $250K In Insurance Fraud In 2013

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler reported that his special investigations unit sent 11 insurance fraud cases to the court system resulting in 32 felony charges and preventing more than $237,000 in loss in 2013. Charges ranged from filing false insurance …

Washington Lawyer Faces Four Felonies in Alleged Insurance Scam

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler is looking for residents who might be victims of a Seattle attorney who has been charged with four felonies related to a $500,000 insurance settlement. Seattle private law attorney Edward Joseph Callow and former Nationwide …

Washington Supreme Court: Insurers Liable for Illegal Acts by Agents

Washington’s State Supreme Court has affirmed that insurers are liable for illegal actions committed by their agents, a decision that will enable the state’s insurance commissioner to continue to go after bad actors and insurance companies they represent among any …

Kreidler Names New Chief Deputy

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler named longtime staffer Jim Odiorne to be the agency’s new chief deputy. The appointment is effective today. Odiorne has a long tenure at the Office of the Insurance Commissioner, having served as the deputy commissioner …

Washington Insurance Commissioner Recovering From Heart Surgery

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler, the nation’s longest serving insurance commissioner, is recovering after successful heart surgery performed Monday at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. The insurance commissioner’s office made known his surgery and ensuing recovery on Tuesday. Kreidler’s …

Washington Insurance Department’s ‘Mobile-friendly’ Goal

The state agency that regulates Washington’s insurance industry has launched a revamped website designed to be easier to use for consumers and industry professionals. The site is www.insurance.wa.gov. “When people have insurance problems, they want information fast,” Washington Insurance Commissioner …

Kreidler’s 4th Term in Washington: Healthcare, Climate Change, Excess Surpluses

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler won nearly six in 10 votes in his re-election bid, giving him bragging rights as the U.S.’s longest currently serving insurance commissioner. Kreidler won 57.7 percent of the vote, while insurance broker John Adams, his …

Washington’s Kreidler Wins Fourth Term

Incumbent Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler won 57.7 percent of the vote in his re-election bid for state insurance commissioner, giving him bragging rights as the U.S.’s longest currently serving insurance commissioner. The Democrat Kreidler, a former state legislator and …

Washington Commissioner Fines Insurer $500,000

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler is fining Ohio-based BCS Insurance Co. $500,000 for issuing hundreds of thousands of policies using unapproved rates and policy language. BCS Insurance has agreed to pay the fine. An additional $250,000 fine is suspended, provided …