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Georgia Insurance Dept. Touts 2019 Work for Consumers, Agents

The Georgia Department of Insurance’s multiple enforcement divisions worked on behalf of insurance consumers to combat fraud, return insurance premiums, and approve insurance licenses in 2019, according to a statement from GADOI. In addition, the department said it increased the …

Two Georgia Suspects Arrested, Charged With Defrauding Lemonade Insurance Company

Two Georgia suspects have been arrested and charged for allegedly defrauding Lemonade Insurance Company. Special Agents in the Criminal Investigations Division at the Georgia Department of Insurance assisted with the arrest of Zulieka Hosch, 37, of Lawrenceville, Ga., on October …

Georgia Reports Drop in Arson Fires in First Half of 2019

The Georgia State Fire Marshal’s Office, part of the Georgia Department of Insurance, said of the 215 fires investigators responded to in the first half of 2019, 30% (65) of those fires have been ruled arson. These numbers are down …

Georgia Makes 49 Insurance Fraud Arrests in First Half of 2019

Agents from the Georgia Department of Insurance Fraud Investigations Division made 49 arrests in the first half of 2019 and are set to pass the total number of arrests from last year (60) in just the third calendar quarter, according …

Georgia Conducts Statewide Insurance Fraud Raids; Makes 8 Arrests in 10 Days

Agents in the Fraud Investigations Division at the Georgia Department of Insurance made 8 arrests as a part of an insurance fraud round up, according to a statement from GADOI. The round up consisted of several raids around the state …

Georgia Gov Appoints Police Chief King as Insurance Head During Beck Suspension

An Atlanta-area police chief was appointed by Georgia’s governor Wednesday to head the state’s insurance commission after the previous commissioner was indicted on federal charges. Republican Gov. Brian Kemp announced that Doraville Police Chief John King will fill the office …

Update: Georgia Gov Suspends Insurance Commissioner Beck Over Indictment

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has suspended Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck from his position while he faces a 38-count indictment from a federal grand jury. On May 16, Kemp issued an executive order suspending Beck, effective immediately. The order came in …

Georgia Gov. Calls On Beck to Resign as Insurance Commissioner After Indictment

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has asked embattled Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck to resign from his post, effective immediately, saying his recent indictment “severely undermines your ability to fulfill your obligations to the people of Georgia.” In a letter sent to …

Georgia Insurance Regulator Faces 38 Count Indictment for Defrauding Insurer; Claims Innocence

A federal grand jury has indicted Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck on 38 counts of wire fraud, money laundering and mail fraud in an alleged $2 million scheme to defraud the Georgia Underwriting Association (GUA), his former employer. Beck, who …

Beck Launches ‘Open Checkbook’ Site to Show Georgia Insurance Dept. Spending

The Georgia Department of Insurance has unveiled a new program called Open Checkbook on its website that details how the agency spends its funds. According to a statement from Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck, Open Checkbook includes details of how …