Maryland Insurance Administration News

People Moves: HOAIC Hires Brookshire; Merchants Promotes Smith; Fanaroff Joins MIA

Homeowners of America Insurance Company Hires Brookshire in Virginia Homeowners of America Insurance Company (HOAIC), a property/casualty insurance provider, has hired Adam Brookshire as a territory sales manager in Virginia. Brookshire brings more than 10 years of insurance industry experience …

People Moves: New Hires at Maryland Insurance Administration, Ascot; Millers Mutual Promotes Begyn

Ascot Appoints Lillegard as Group Chief Actuary Ascot has appointed Matthew Lillegard as group chief actuary. He will be responsible for leading the overall Ascot Group actuarial functions and will work in close collaboration with colleagues across Ascot’s underwriting, risk, …

People Moves: Greene & Associates Hires Rapini; Merchants’ Behrent, MIA’s Boban Promoted

New York’s Greene & Associates Hires Rapini as Chief Financial Officer Greene & Associates Inc., based in East Aurora, New York, has hired Phil Rapini as its new chief financial officer. Rapini will be responsible for overseeing the financial operations …

Five People, Four Companies Issued Fraud, Licensing Violation Orders in Maryland

The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) has issued civil administrative orders carrying penalties of nearly $500,000 against five individuals and four companies for insurance fraud and acting as public adjusters without a license. The administration noted in a press release that …

Maryland Insurance Agencies Accuse Erie Insurance of Discriminatory Practices

Three Maryland independent insurance agencies contracted with Erie Insurance have filed complaints with the Maryland Insurance Administration alleging Erie engaged in discriminatory practices against low-income and minority communities in the Baltimore area. The complaints were filed by Baltimore, Maryland-based Baltimore …

Maryland Insurance Commissioner Birrane Sees State as Leader in Tech Innovation

Maryland Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Birrane has been in her new role for nearly two months, and she already has big plans for the state to establish itself as a leader in the tech space. “I’d like to see Maryland at …

Redmer Reflects on Time as Maryland Insurance Commissioner, Talks Future Plans

Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer Jr. will leave his regulatory role and step into his new position as executive director of Maryland Auto Insurance on Monday, bringing with him a legacy as Maryland’s longest serving insurance commissioner. Maryland Auto Insurance, …

Governor Hogan Appoints New Maryland Insurance Commissioner

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced Friday he has appointed Kathleen Birrane to be Maryland’s insurance commissioner. Hogan announced the appointment to replace Al Redmer, who has been appointed executive director of the Maryland Auto Insurance Fund. Birrane is former principal …

Redmer to End Tenure as Insurance Commissioner, Join Maryland Auto Insurance

Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer Jr. has been named executive director of Maryland Auto Insurance. Redmer will leave his position as Maryland Insurance Commissioner to join Maryland Auto Insurance on May 18, 2020. Redmer is Maryland’s longest serving insurance commissioner. …

Maryland Insurance Administration Warns Against COVID-19 Insurance Scams

Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer Jr. has warned consumers to watch for insurance scams related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Reports of pandemic-related fraud are increasing around the country, according to a press release issued by the Maryland Insurance Administration. People …