Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler News

New Washington Law Requires Plan for Statewide Disaster Resilience

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s proposal to prepare for and mitigate the effects of climate disasters was signed into law this week by Gov. Jay Inslee. Senate Bill 5106 passed through state Legislature without opposing votes. The law takes effect …

Washington Commissioner Fines Pet Insurer $25K

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler issued fines in March totaling $158,000 against insurance companies, agents and brokers for violating state insurance regulations, including one fine of $25,000 levied against a pet insurer. Fines issued last month from Kreidler’s office included: …

Washington Commissioner’s ‘Insurance Fraud Most Wanted’ Suspect Extradited

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s criminal investigations unit has extradited Kreidler’s “insurance fraud most wanted suspect” Jessica Epler from Pennsylvania to face felony charges of theft and insurance fraud in Spokane County. Epler has been on Kreidler’s most wanted list …

Washington Insurance Commissioner Issued $80K in Fines in February

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler disciplined and issued fines in February totaling $79,400 against insurance companies, agents, brokers and others who violated state insurance regulations. Insurance companies Asuris Northwest Health, Seattle; fined $20,000 The company retroactively denied coverage for a …

Washington Commissioner’s Request for Disaster Resilience Plan Passes Senate

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s proposal to prepare for and mitigate the effects of climate disasters passed the state Senate this week on a unanimous vote. Senate Bill 5106 would create a work group composed of legislators, state agencies, insurance …

Washington Commissioner Disciplines, Fines Numerous Insurance Professionals

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler disciplined and issued numerous fines in January against insurance companies, agents and others who violated state insurance regulations. Insurance companies Pacific Blue Health Network, New York City; ordered to cease and desist from selling insurance …

Insurer Hit With $102K Fine for Selling Illegal NRA-Branded Policies

Illinois Union Insurance Co. has paid a $102,000 fine after Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler ordered the company to cease underwriting self-defense policies branded by the National Rifle Association. After an investigation, Kreidler ordered Illinois Union in January to stop …

Washington Business Owner And Mom Charged with Insurance Fraud

Two Yakima County, Wash. residents were charged in Superior Court this week in connection with separate auto insurance fraud claims. The charges followed investigations by Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s Criminal Investigations Unit. William Gaethle, of Yakima, was charged with first-degree …

Washington Fines Insurance Providers, Including T-Mobile, for Illegal Rebates

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler issued fines in July totaling $115,050 against insurance companies, agents and brokers for reported violations of state insurance regulations. The alleged violators and their reported violations include: Agents and brokers T-Mobile USA Inc., Bellevue; fined …

Gellermann Named Chief Deputy Commissioner in Washington

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has named AnnaLisa Gellermann chief deputy commissioner. She begins Aug. 27. Gellerman is currently the deputy commissioner for the policy and legislative affairs division. She joined the insurance commissioner’s ofice in 2013 as the deputy …