Arkansas Insurance Department News

Arkansas Recovers $3.67M for Insurance Consumers in First Half of 2018

The Consumer Services Division (CSD) at the Arkansas Insurance Department has recovered $3,673,940 for Arkansas insurance customers in the first half of 2018, the agency reported. Recoveries are dollar amounts recovered for Arkansas consumers by CSD in excess of the …

Arkansas Insurance Department Recovers $1.1M for Consumers in Q1

The Arkansas Insurance Department’s Consumer Services Division (CSD) recovered $1,126,107 for Arkansas insurance customers during the first quarter of 2018, the agency announced. Recoveries are dollar amounts recovered for Arkansas consumers by CSD in excess of the amounts initially offered …

Accused of $211K Insurance Fraud, Arkansas Suspect Surrenders

An Arkansas insurance firm owner has surrendered to authorities on warrants in Pulaski County for felony insurance fraud, theft and forgery, the Arkansas Insurance Department announced. Joshua Eric Casada, owner of the Little Rock-based Casada Insurance Group, surrendered following an …

Arkansas Woman Arrested on Insurance Fraud, Arson, Theft Charges

An Arkansas woman has been arrested on multiple felony charges related to arson and insurance fraud, the state department of insurance reported. The Arkansas Insurance Department said Kittie Louise Payton, 55, of Little Rock, was arrested by AID’s Criminal Investigation …

Former Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Horne Passes

Former Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allan W. “Dick” Horne has passed away, according to the Arkansas Insurance Department. Horne led the department for three years, from 1968 through 1970. In a statement, Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr commented: “The Arkansas Insurance …

Number of Licensed Insurance Agencies in Arkansas Grew 4% in 2017

Arkansas in 2017 had a 4 percent rise in the number of licensed insurance agencies compared with the previous year, the Arkansas Insurance Department (AID) reported. In an announcement released by the AID, Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr said the …

Arkansas Woman Pleads Guilty in Staged U-Haul Crash Case

An Arkansas woman has been sentenced to three years of probation, a fine and court costs after pleading guilty to having a role in a staged automobile accident in 2016 involving a U-Haul rental. The Arkansas Insurance Department reported that …

Indiana’s American Inter-Fidelity Exchange OK’d to Sell Insurance in Arkansas

Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr has granted a Certificate of Authority to an Indiana-based company to begin selling insurance products in Arkansas. Kerr has approved American Inter-Fidelity Exchange of Merrillville, Indiana, to sell property/casualty (excluding workers’ compensation), and surety products. …

Arkansas Insurance Regulators OK Allied World, Vantapro Specialty Acquisition

The Arkansas Insurance Department has approved the acquisition of two domestic affiliated companies, Allied World Surplus Lines Insurance (AWSLIC) and Vantapro Specialty Insurance Co., by Swiss and Canadian companies. AWSLIC and Vantapro are each an Arkansas domiciled insurance company and …

Pair in Arkansas Staged Crash Scams Get Jail Terms for Insurance Fraud

An Arkansas duo behind two fake crashes and false insurance claims have each received three-year prison sentences, the Arkansas Insurance Department announced. Jeremy Fisher, 36, and Teneshia White, 34, both of Pine Bluff, were sentenced for their roles in staged …