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2014
Nov 6, 2014

Staged Auto Accident Ring Busted

Sept 23, 2014

Facebook helps nab Phoenix Women for Insurance Fraud

Sept 9, 2014

After The Storm: Tips for home and auto policy holders

June 19, 2014

Auto Body Business Owner Convicted of Insurance Fraud

May 8, 2014

Director Announces ACA Extended Transitional Policy Decision

2013

Dec 6, 2013

Director Anno unces ACA Transitional Policy Decision.

Oct 9, 2013

Forgery Ring Suspect Sentenced to Prision in Insurance Fraud Case.

Sep 24, 2013

Business Owner Arrested After Being Video Taped Committing Insurance Fraud.

Sep 24, 2013

Auto Body Shop Owner Charged in Staged Accidents and Identity Theft Cases

Sep 24, 2013

Identity Theft Suspect Commits Insurance Fraud Which Leads to His Arrest.

2012
Feb 17, 2012

ADOI Helps Insurance Consumers Recover Over $7 Million in 2011

Jan 11, 2012

Arizona Insurance Director Names New Assistant Director of Financial Affairs

Jan 4, 2012

Arizona Identity Thief Sentenced; Consumers urged to monitor claims for identity theft

2011
Dec 16 2011

“InHouse Home Warranty” Unauthorized Home Warranty Company Ordered to Cease & Desist

June 13 2011

Arizona Division of Emergency Management urges homeowners in wildfire areas to consider flood insurance

May 11 2011

American Family Mutual Insurance Company Corrects 2010 Claims And Pays Additional $1,190,657 To Claimants

May 10 2011 ADOI Orders Building Contractor to Cease & Desist
2010
Oct 27 2010 Medical Identity Theft Ring Busted
Oct 22 2010 Unlicensed Contractor Charged with Making False Workers’ Compensation Insurance Claims
Aug 3 2010 Refunds Available for Victims of American Trade Association Insurance Scam Consumers warned: Be on the lookout for phony health insurance!
Feb 10 2010 ADOI Orders Health Net to Correct Violations and Pay $236,500 in Fines
2009
Dec 7 2009 Bad Cat Uses Hot Dog to Commit Insurance Fraud
Nov 2 2009 Arizona Department of Insurance Orders Aetna to Correct Violations and Pay $256,500 Penaltiesx
May 12 2009 Arizona Department of Insurance Orders Unlicensed Home Warranty Company to Cease and Desist; Director reminds consumers to verify before they buy
Apr. 24 2009 Arizona Department of Insurance Reports Military Servicemembers May Be Entitled to Life Insurance Compensation; $2.3 Million Still Unclaimed Under Multistate Agreement
Apr. 10 2009 Arizona Department of Insurance Revokes Tucson Insurance Agent Licenses for Misappropriating Clients’ Premium
Jan. 5 2009 Arizona Department of Insurance Releases Medicare Supplement Insurance Premium Comparison
Now includes information for “Under 65” Medicare beneficiaries
2008
Oct. 3 2008 Arizona Department of Insurance Orders CIGNA to Pay $230,000 Penalty and Correct Provider Payment and Appeals Violations
Jul. 30 2008 Arizona Department of Insurance Joins Multi-State Settlement; Orders Three Health Insurers to Pay $397,527 in Fines
Apr. 25 2008 It’s Wildfire Awareness Week! Is your insurance coverage up to date?
Apr. 08 2008 Annuities: Assess Before You Invest! Arizona Department of Insurance Develops New Consumer Guide
Feb. 20 2008 Arizona Department of Insurance Helps Insurance Consumers Recover Over $7 Million In 2007
Jan. 04 2008 Arizona Department of Insurance Adopts New Rule to Protect Military Families from Improper Insurance Sales Practices
Jan. 03 2008 Arizona Department of Insurance Releases Health Insurer Report Card
2007
Dec. 19 2007 Consumer Alert: Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage; Open Enrollment Ends December 31st
Nov. 8 2007 Arizona Licenses 100th Captive Insurance Company
Oct. 18 2007 Phony Health Insurance Plan Ordered to Cease and Desist
May, 1 2007 New Insurance Resource for Small Businesses Available
April, 12 2007 Subject Arrested for Impersonating a Chiropractor
Mar, 22 2007 Auto Insurance Premium Comparison Illustrates Savings
Feb, 09 2007 Medicare Supplement Insurance Premium Comparison Now Available
2006
Sept, 19 2006 New Website Helps Consumers “Get Smart” About Insurance
Jun, 29 2006 New Title Insurance Resources Available from the Arizona Department of Insurance
Mar 10, 2006 Arizona Department of Insurance Orders United Healthcare to Correct Violations and Pay Fines
Feb 17, 2006 The Wildfire Season Is Upon Us... Is Your Insurance Policy Ready?
Feb 15, 2006 Auto Premium Comparsion Illustrates Savings For Daily Bus Riders
2005
Dec 2, 2005 Consumer Alert: Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage
Nov 10, 2005 Comparison Shopping Made Easier by New Health Insurance Report Card
Oct 20, 2005 Arizona Variable Annuity Investors to Receive $97,000 in Refunds.
Sept 8, 2005 The Arizona Department of Insurance and Land America Title companies Reach Regulatory Settelment Regarding Captive Reinsurance Arrangements; $1 Million to Red Cross and $250,000 Education Fund
Sept 7, 2005 Nearly 4000 Arizonans to Receive Title Insurance Premium Refund; Multi-state Settlement with Fidelity Title Insurance Group
Sept 1, 2005 September is Arizona Preparedness Month! Is your insurance prepared?
April 26, 2005 Insurance Company Ex-Employee Sentenced in $142,000.00 Insurance Scam
February 23, 2005 Comparison Shopping for Medigap insurance Made Easier
January 20, 2005 Insurance Fraud Investigation Leads to Lake Bottom
January 3, 2005 Thousands of Arizonans Eligible for Disability Income Claims Reassessment Multi-State Settlement with UnumProvident Insurance Group
2004
November 19, 2004 Connecticut General Life Insurance Company Ordered To Comply With Health Insurance Laws
October 25, 2004 Arizona Insurance Director Reviews Alleged Broker and Insurer Bid-Rigging Practices
July 22, 2004 Arizona Appoints Captive Insurance Administrator
July 16, 2004 Insurance Company Ex-Employee Sentenced in
$278,900.00 Insurance Scam
April 28, 2004 The Wildfire Season Is Upon Us. Is Your Insurance Policy Ready?
March 2, 2004 Old West Annuity and Life Insurance Company Placed into Rehabilitation
February 3, 2004 Department of Insurance Publishes Updated Medigap Premium Comparison
January 16, 2004 Insurance Regulators Encourage Consumers to Get Smart About Insurance
January 5, 2004 New Protections For Life Insurance and Annuity Shoppers
2003
October 21, 2003 New Consumer Protections in Long Term Care Insurance Take Effect
October 21, 2003 Department of Insurance Establishes Rate Limits for Credit Property and Credit Unemployment Insurance
October 21, 2003 Department of Insurance Issues Updated Auto Premium Comparison
August 7, 2003 Cohen Resigns as Director of Insurance
July 14, 2003 Arizona Department of Insurance Orders Health Net to Correct Provider Payment Violations
June 25, 2003 Arizona Department of Insurance Can Provide Information and Assistance to Wildfire Policyholders
May 27, 2003 Department of Insurance Investigation Leads to Indictment in Phony Surety Bond Case
May 22, 2003 Tucson Man Arrested for Fraudulent Insurance Sales
May 20, 2003 Department of Insurance Places Republic Western Insurance Company Under Supervision
May 16, 2003 Department of Insurance Offers New Website Services
April 16, 2003 Director of Insurance Urges Insurers to Accommodate Deployed Policyholders
April 2, 2003 ADOI Offers Resources for Homeowners Insurance Consumers
February 6, 2003 Department of Insurance Publishes New Consumers Guide to Understanding How Insurers Use Credit Information
January 28, 2003 Arizona Department of Insurance Fraud Unit Helps Break An Interstate Auto Insurance Fraud Ring
January 8, 2003 Department of Insurance Publishes Updated Medigap Premium Comparison
January 2, 2003 Director of Insurance Orders Lower Rates for Credit Insurance Will Save Consumers Millions Each Year
2002
Dec 18, 2002 Insurance Fraud Suspect Indicted for Witness Tampering
Dec 18, 2002 State National Insurance Company Fined $110,000 for Auto insurance Violations
Dec 2, 2002 Arizona Department of Insurance Orders Metlife to Comply with Health Insurance Laws
Oct 17, 2002 Arizona Department of Insurance Suspends License of Auto and Homeowner Insurer
Aug 30, 2002 Arizona Department of Insurance Licenses Arizona's First Captive Insurer
July 29, 2002 Arizona Department of Insurance Representatives to Visit Heber to Offer Insurance Assistance to Wildfire Victims
July 15, 2002 Arizona Department of Insurance Representatives to Visit Heber to Offer Insurance Assistance to Wildfire Victims
July 5, 2002 Director of Insurance Inspects Insurer Catastrophe Claims Operations in Wildfire Area
July 2, 2002 Arizona Department of Insurance Officials Visit Show Low to Inspect Insurance Claims Facilities
June 28, 2002 Arizona Department of Insurance Can Provide Information and Assistance to Wildfire Policyholders
June 26, 2002 Department of Insurance To Issue Citations For Insurance Fraud
June 6, 2002 Arizona Captive Insurance Open For Business
April 11, 2002 Department of Insurance Can Help Consumers Shop for Auto Insurance
February 27, 2002 Department of Insurance Publishes 2002 Homeowner Premium Comparison Survey

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2001
December 28, 2001 Department of Insurance Publishes New Medigap Premium Comparison
November 30, 2001 Insurance Regulators Release Results of Survey Showing Uncertainty Among Policyholders
October 29, 2001 Department of Insurance Issues Improved Auto Insurance Cost Comparisons
September 21, 2001 State Insurance Director Advises Medicare + Choice Members to Understand Rights Before Making Changes
September 13, 2001 Arizona Insurance Director Suspends License of Penn Treaty Network America Insurance Company
August 13, 2001 Arizona Insurance Department Publishes 2000 Complaint Ratios
May 2, 2001 Law Guarantees Right to Individual Health Insurance Coverage
April 9, 2001 State Insurance Department, Corporation Commission Crack Down on Insurance Agents Selling Unregistered Securities
April 4, 2001 State Insurance Department Publishes Newly Designed Auto Premium Comparison Survey
February 22, 2001 State Insurance Department Publishes 2001 Homeowner Premium Comparison Survey
January 19, 2001 Insurance Director Issues Order Requiring Defunct U.S. Home Warranty to Reimburse Customers

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2000
December 28, 2000 New Law Establishing Timely Pay Requirements and Grievance Provisions for Health Care Providers Takes Effect Jan. 1.
December 26, 2000 State Insurance Department Advises Medicare + Choice Members to Make Changes Now if They are Loseing Coverage.
December 7, 2000 Insurance Director Suspends U.S. Home Warranty Permit; Schedules Revocation Hearing.
October 31, 2000 State Insurance Department Publishes Auto Premium Comparison Survey in English and Spanish.
October 25, 2000 Three Plead No Contest in State Insurance Fraud Unit Investigation of Auto Glass Firm
October 12, 2000 Premier Healthcare Representatives to Hold Public Meetings in Phoenix Oct. 17, Mesa Oct. 18
October 12, 2000 Premier Healthcare Representatives to Hold Public Meetings in Tucson Oct. 16
October 5, 2000 Premier Healthcare Representatives to Hold Public Meetings in Yuma Oct. 13
October 5, 2000 Premier Healthcare Representatives to Hold Public Meetings in Lake Havasu City Oct. 12
October 5, 2000 Premier Healthcare Representatives to Hold Public Meetings in Kingman Oct. 12
October 5, 2000 Premier Healthcare Representatives to Hold Public Meetings in Flagstaff Oct. 11
October 5, 2000 Premier Healthcare Representatives to Hold Public Meetings in Prescott Oct. 10
July 13, 2000 State Insurance Department Produces Consumer Brochures in Spanish
June 27, 2000 Arizona Insurance Department Fines Aetna U.S. Healthcare for Violations of Health Care Appeals Law
June 23, 2000 Director of State Insurance Department Advises Medicare + Choice Members to Understand Rights Before Making Changes
June 19, 2000 State Insurance Department Publishes 1999 HMO Complaints Ratio
May 23, 2000 Arizona Insurance Fraud Awareness Day at D-Backs Game; McGruff the Crime Dog Takes a Strike at Fraud
April 19, 2000 State Insurance Department Publishes Auto Premium Comparison Survey, Revised Auto Consumer Guide.
March 28, 2000 Forensic Odontology Snares Snaggle-Toothed Insurance Bandit.
March 28, 2000 State Insurance Department Web Site Gets 'A' Rating from National Consumers Group.
March 23, 2000 State Insurance Consumer Services Unit Handles 105,072 Calls in 1999, Assists Policyholders in Settlements of $4.85 Million.
February 16, 2000 State Insurance Department Publishes New Homeowner Premium Comparison Survey and Guide to Homeowner Insurance
January 14, 2000 Insurance Director Warns Premier Providers Not to Collect from Patients.

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1999
December 17, 1999 State Insurance Director Urges Medical Providers of Premier Healthcare to Honor Contracts.
December 6, 1999 Arizona Department of Insurance Publishes Latest Comparison of Automobile Insurance Premiums.
December 3, 1999 Arizona Insurance Deptartment Publishes Three New Consumer Oriented Brochures.
November 24, 1999 State Insurance Department Puts Premier Healthcare Information and Updates on the Internet.
November 16, 1999 Insurance Department Places Premier Healthcare in Receivership.
November 10, 1999 State Insurance Office in Tucson Issues Licenses.
October 25, 1999 State Insurance Department Oversees Insurance Companies' Ability to Pay Your Claims.
October 20, 1999 State Insurance, Securities Regulators are Monitoring Industry Y2K Compliance.
October 7, 1999 State Insurance Department Issues Comparison of Premiums for Mobile Homes.
September 29, 1999 Arizona Department of Insurance Publishes HMO Complaint Ratio.
September 13, 1999 Arizona Insurance Deptartment Takes Steps to Assure Consumers Are Aware of Health Care Appeals Rights.
September 13, 1999 Arizona Insurance Deptartment Takes Steps to Assure Consumers Are Aware of Health Care Appeals Rights.
September 1, 1999 Insurance Department Schedules Continuing Education Meeting in Tucson.
August 26, 1999 Arizona Insurance Director Appeals to State's Congressional Delegation to Support Amendments to Financial Services Legislation.
August 25, 1999 Arizona Insurance Deptartment Publishes Three Free Consumer Oriented Brochures.
August 25, 1999 Arizona Insurance Deptartment Publishes Three Free Consumer Oriented Brochures.
July 1, 1999 State Insurance Department Penalizes American Community for Numerous Regulatory Violations; Directs Insurer to Clarify Policy Language Reguarding Pre-existing Conditions
June 23, 1999 Arizona Department of Insurance Publishes Comparison of Auto Premiums Throughout the State; Complaint Ratios for Auto, Homeowners Insurers.
June 11, 1999 State Insurance Department Protects Consumers Against Unfair Marketing and Claims Settelment Practices Throughout Arizona; Orders Insurance Firms to Pay $1.8 Million to Policyholders.
May 28, 1999 Arizona Homeowners Insurance Premiums Below National Average.
May 26, 1999 State Insurance Department Installs Toll-Free Phone Number for License Applicants Outside the Phoenix Area.
May 21, 1999 Arizona Insurance Director Blasts Federal Legislation That Would Obstruct State Regulation of Insurance.
May 4, 1999 Arizona Insurance Director Warns that Federal Legislation Would Hurt Consumers by Prohibiting the State from Regulating Insurance Activity by Banks.
April 23, 1999 State Insurance Department Monitors Health Care Policies and Advertising Content Throughout Arizona, Rejects 60%.
March 31, 1999 Arizona Insurance Director Orders Emergency Suspension Of License Of Adjuster Accused Of Converting $72,189 To Own Use.
March 26, 1999 Arizona Insurance Director Suspends License Of Adjuster.
March 23, 1999 State Insurance Director Warns Yuma Doctors Not To Collect Improper Amounts From HMO Enrollees
March 2, 1999 State Insurance Dept. Consumer Services Unit Handles 97,272 calls in 1998, Assists Policyholders in Settlements of $5.1 Million; Reorganization Beefs up Consumer Services.
February 19, 1999 State Insurance Department Launches Campaign to Assist Rural Comsumers.
January 28, 1999 State Insurance Fraud Unit Opens 816 Criminal Cases in 1998; Records 122 Convictions, Recovers Nearly $1.1 Million; Crimes Against Insurance Companies Hurt Policyholders.
January 8, 1999 New State Program Reverses 13 Medical Decisions by Insurance Companies.
January 6, 1999 Arizona Department of Insurance Publishes Homeowner's Premium Comparison.

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1998
December 16, 1998 Arizona Department of Insurance publishes latest Comparison of Automobile Insurance Premiums
November 16, 1998 Insurance Director Imposes $80,000 Civil Penalty Against New York Life Insurance Company.
October 9, 1998 Department of Insurance Publishes 1998 Mobile Homeowner Premium Comparison Survey and Personal Lines Complaint Ratio.
October 2, 1998 Arizona Outlaws Insurance "Capping".
September 21, 1998 Arizona Department of Insurance Accreditation Renewed by The NAIC.
August 14, 1998 Changes in Examination Content Outlines.
June 29, 1998 Department of Insurance implements procedures to permit consumers to appeal decisions by health care insurers.
April 21, 1998 Woes for U.S. Residents Continue in El Niño's Aftermath
April 17, 1998 Open Meeting About Insurance License Testing.

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1997
December 15, 1997 Arizona Department or Insurance Publishes Latest Comparison of Automobile Insurance Premiums
November 24, 1997 Insurance fraud investigation leads to guilty pleas in major aircraft theft operaton in Arizona
November 6, 1997 Arizona Department of Insurance Publishes Homeowner's Premium Comparison
October 29, 1997 Two Insurance Agencies Investigated for Alleged Premium Misapropriation
August 29, 1997 Fraud Unit Arrests Two for Suspected Slip-and-Fall Insurance Fraud
August 21, 1997 Insurance Director Imposes $100,000 Civil Penalty Against Safeway Insurance Company For Violations Of Arizona's Non-Cancellation Laws
August 4, 1997 Insurance Director Changes in the Insurance Agent Pre-Licensing Examination to Take Effect October 1, 1997
July 15, 1997 Department Issues Mobile Homeowner's Insurance Premium Comparison
July 9, 1997 Insurance Director Issues The Consumer Information And Coverage Selection Form Required By Senate Bill 1445
June 10, 1997 Arizona Department of Insurance Published the Spring 1997 Automobile Insurance Premium Survey and the 1996 Personal Lines Complaint Ratio
June 3, 1997 American Western Life Insurance Company Group Health Insurance Coverage Extended to Comply with Arizona Law
May 20, 1997 Insurance Director Summarily Suspends the License of Frank Barraza
May 19, 1997 Insurance Director Announces the Creation of a Drafting Committee to Develop the Consumer Information and Coverage Selection Form Required by Senate Bill 1445
May 13, 1997 Insurance Department To Conduct Public Meeting Regarding Insurance License Examinations
May 8, 1997 Insurance Director Named Receiver of USA Property & Casualty Insurance Company
April 29, 1997 Insurance Director Secures Court Ordered Control of USA Property & Casualty Insurance Company
April 1, 1997 Pre-license Testing Contract Awarded
March 28, 1997 Two Arrested on Health Insurance Fraud Charges

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1996
December 16, 1996 Arizona Department of Insurance Publishes Homeowner's Premium Comparison
December 5, 1996 Insurance Director Suspends Certificate of Authority of Coronet Insurance Company
December 2, 1996 Arizona Department of Insurance Publishes Latest Comparison of Automobile Insurance Premiums
November 5, 1996 Prudential Life Customers to Receive Information About Their Rights and Remedies Under Settlements
November 4, 1996 Arizona Department of Insurance Establishes Internet Web Page