Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) News

Michigan Man Must Pay Nearly $775K Restitution in Insurance Fraud Case

A Michigan man has been ordered to pay restitution of nearly $775,000 for an alleged insurance scam, the state insurance department says. Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) Fraud Investigation Unit, in conjunction with the Ogemaw County Sheriff’s …

Michigan Recovers More than $16.2M for Insurance Consumers

The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) says it helped recover more than $16.2 million for consumers during the 2020 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30. DIFS’ Office of Consumer Services helped consumers recover $9 million in settled …

Former Michigan Insurance Agent Sentenced to Jail for Embezzlement

A former Genesee County, Michigan, insurance agent has been sentenced to prison for embezzling more than $90,000 from her clients and providing them with phony home and automobile insurance certificates, according to the state insurance regulators. The sentencing of Angella …

Former Michigan Insurance Agent Pleads No Contest to Embezzlement Charges

A plea deal has been reached with a former Genesee County, Michigan, insurance agent who allegedly embezzled from her clients and provided them with phony insurance certificates for home and auto insurance, the state’s department of insurance reported. The Michigan …

Michigan’s No-Penalty Amnesty Period for Uninsured Drivers Starts July 2

Beginning July 2, uninsured drivers in Michigan can get insurance coverage without facing penalties during an 18-month amnesty period, state insurance regulators say. The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) said drivers should begin seeking quotes from insurance …

Thomas Named Manager of Michigan Insurance Department’s Fraud Unit

Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) Director Anita G. Fox has appointed Joseph Thomas as manager of the department’s Fraud Investigation Unit. Thomas has 31 years of experience in law enforcement. As manager of the Fraud Investigation Unit, …

Fox Takes Over as Michigan Insurance Department Director

Anita Fox officially began her tenure as director of the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) after being sworn in on Jan. 14. Director Fox was appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Dec. 27, 2018. She brings more …

Michigan Fines Agent $25K, Revokes License in Auto Insurance Fraud Case

A Michigan agent has been fined $25,000 and had his insurance license revoked after an investigation revealed he had been creating and selling fake auto insurance certificates, the state’s insurance regulators say. The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services …

Michigan Insurance Department Creates Insurance Innovation Hotline

Michigan is seeking insurance innovation entrepreneurs and has opened channels to encourage innovator interaction with the state insurance department. The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) announced it has established an insurance innovation hotline and dedicated email address …

Michigan Tells Man to Stop Selling Fake Insurance via Social Media

The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) issued a Cease and Desist Order against Darryl Dionyus Cook of Warren, Michigan, for unlicensed insurance activity. The department said Cook violated the Insurance Code by selling, soliciting or negotiating insurance …