Ohio Department of Insurance News

Ohio Collects more than $20M in Past Due Taxes from Insurance Agents

A state of Ohio program established to collect past due taxes from insurance agents has surpassed the $20 million threshold, Ohio Department of Insurance Director Jillian Froment announced. The vast majority of the nearly 220,000 agents licensed by the ODI …

Ohio Insurance Regulators Help Secure an Extra $30.4M for Consumers

The Ohio Department of Insurance helped more than 436,000 Ohio insurance consumers save or recover $30.4 million in 2017 through its toll-free hotlines, community outreach and counseling, according to Director Jillian Froment. The department received 5,874 complaints from consumers related …

5 Sentenced in Ohio for Insurance Fraud

The Ohio Department of Insurance reported that five people were recently sentenced for insurance-related crimes following investigations by the department. Clermont County/Shandell Thomas and Aaron Thomas In October, Shandell Thomas, of Cincinnati, was sentenced in court to five years of …

Haughawout Named Deputy Commissioner at Ohio Department of Insurance

Carrie Haughawout, who joined the Ohio Department of Insurance (ODI) in 2011, has been appointed deputy director of the department, ODI Director Jillian Froment announced. Froment, who had held the deputy director position prior to her appointment to director by …

Froment Named Ohio Insurance Director as Taylor Steps Down

Ohio’s lieutenant governor stepped down on March 31 as the state’s insurance director. Republican Gov. John Kasich said in a statement that Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor was leaving her job as director of the Ohio Department of Insurance. He named …

3 Sentenced in Ohio for Insurance Fraud

Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor announced that three Ohioans have been sentenced for insurance-related crimes as the result of investigations by the Ohio Department of Insurance. The department reported that: Pickerington resident Steven Franklin was sentenced to five years of community …

Ohio Insurer Disclosure Bill Passed by Legislature

The recent passage of consumer protection legislation provides the Ohio Department of Insurance with better, more common sense tools when it comes to evaluating the financial health of Ohio’s insurance industry, according to Lt. Governor Mary Taylor. Taylor also serves …

Ohio Home, Auto Insurance Rates Up Slightly but Still Among Nation’s Lowest

The Ohio Department of Insurance (ODI) reports that average premiums for auto and home insurance in the state rose in 2015 but not by much. The average rate changes in 2015 for Ohio’s top 10 homeowners and private passenger auto …

Former Ohio Insurance Agent Sentenced for $58K Grand Theft

A former Ohio insurance agent and agency owner has been sentenced for grand theft after pleading guilty to misappropriating more than $58,000 from two clients, the Ohio Department of Insurance announced. Charles Gabel, of Fremont, was sentenced in the Sandusky …

Ohio Insurance Agent’s License Revoked after $800K in Client Losses

Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor has revoked the license of insurance agent Brian Willms, of Dublin, for misrepresenting life insurance policies as an investment. The misrepresentations contributed to two clients losing a combined $800,000. The Ohio Department of Insurance found …