Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) News

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 …

Michigan Orders Man to Stop Selling Insurance Without a License

The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) has issued a Cease and Desist Order against Adam Michalik, also known as Adam Heaphy, of Harrison Township, Michigan. DIFS says Michalik has been using the agency name “Detroit Premier Insurance …

Michigan Insurance Department Launches Online Complaint Form

The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) announced a new online tool to assist Michigan consumers with the filing of electronic complaints. The Office of Consumer Services (OCS) at DIFS will use this tool to start the initial …

Michigan Cracking Down on Illegal Insurance Sales

The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) announced it is cracking down on fraudulent insurance sales. DIFS recently issued Cease and Desist Orders against a five entities for violating the Insurance Code. DIFS said the following entities were …

Michigan Orders Former Agent to Stop Selling Fake Auto Insurance Certificates

The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) has ordered a Farmington man to stop selling fraudulent automobile insurance certificates through his company, SBS Agency. DIFS issued cease and desist order to Terrell Lee Smith also known as “Sam.” …

Michigan Insurance Agents Accused of Pocketing Premiums, Unlicensed Activity

The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) has issued a cease and desist order against Angella Swain-Jones (alias Stacey or Sarah) and summarily suspended the insurance license of Cornell Jones and his agency Select Insurance Services of Flint. …

Michigan Says Man Was Selling Fake Auto Insurance in Parking Lot

The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) has told a man who the department says has been selling fake auto insurance in a parking lot after hours to stop. The DIFS issued a Cease and Desist Order against …

Michigan Places Consumers Mutual Insurance in Rehabilitation

The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) has placed Consumers Mutual Insurance of Michigan (Consumers Mutual) in rehabilitation. Consumers Mutual has been offering health insurance through Michigan’s health insurance marketplace. The company and the DIFS jointly announced in …

Michigan Agent Charged with Felony Embezzlement

A Michigan insurance agent faces felony embezzlement charges following an investigation by the the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS). After receiving a complaint from an insurance company, DIFS discovered that Vladimir Ivanovich Tatarly of Lake Orion was …