Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck News

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 …

New Georgia Insurance Chief Focuses on Fighting Fraud in First Month in Office

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck has cracked down on insurance fraud since taking office Jan. 15, reporting the arrests of 11 individuals for various fraud-related activities and guilty pleas of nine people for racketeering and insurance fraud. “Every time the …

New Georgia Commissioner Beck Implements Insurer Rating, Complaint Systems

Georgia’s new Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck has issued several orders directed at insurers since he took office earlier this month as part of what he says is fulfilling his campaign promise to be a commissioner for consumers. The directives – …