Washington Insurance Commissioner Fines Insurers $1M This Year for Violations

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has fined insurance companies nearly $1 million so far this year for violating Washington insurance laws, violations that include charging unapproved rates, improper advertising and failing to offer health coverage to children.

The fines collected are deposited in the state’s general fund to pay for other state services.

“Insurance can be complicated, and consumers deserve protection,” Kreidler in a statement.

Fines and other disciplinary actions against insurers from June to September include:

Orders and details about each of these cases are posted online at the Washington insurance commissioner’s website.