Washington Insurance Commissioner Fines UnitedHealthcare $30,000

December 2, 2019

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler took disciplinary action in October against insurance companies, agents and brokers who violated state insurance regulations.

A summary of cases is below.

Insurance companies

  • UnitedHealthcare of Washington, Seattle; fined $30,000
  • Kreidler fined the health insurer for law violations during 2017, including:
  • Failure to maintain an adequate log of consumer complaints and claims appeals.
  • Mishandled certain prescription claims that had prior authorization for coverage.

Agents and brokers

  • Brian Boldman Insurance Agency, Maple Valley, Wash.; fined $3,000
  • Brian Boldman, Maple Valley, Wash., fined $2,000
  • Eric Wiest, Newcastle, Wash.; license revoked
  • Lanceing Huntington, Snohomish, Wash.; fined $500
  • Claudia Vasquez, Tacoma, Wash.; fined $1,000
  • Carol Thomas, Port Orchard, Wash.; fined $2,000,

Other organizations

  • Murray Becker, Houston, Texas; ordered to cease and desist
  • Danny Hudson and Seattle Auto Appraisers, Houston, Texas; ordered to cease and desist

Since 2001, Kreidler has assessed more than $28 million in fines.

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