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DISCIPLINARY ORDERS POSTED for 2012

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE

The Texas Department of Insurance has issued the following disciplinary orders. Only final orders are listed. A Commissioner of Insurance order imposing disciplinary measures becomes final 20 days after the agent or insurance company has received notice of the order unless a motion for rehearing is filed within that period. A motion for rehearing stays the finality of an order until the Commissioner of Insurance acts upon the motion or upon the operation of law. Commissioner of Insurance orders are subject to appeal to state district court.

A Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation consent order (settlement) imposing sanctions becomes final upon signature of the Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation. System participants are entitled to a hearing at the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) if they do not wish to settle the enforcement matter. If there is a hearing on an enforcement matter at SOAH, the SOAH Administrative Law Judge will issue a Proposal for Decision (PFD). The Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation will then consider the case, and shall issue a decision or order that may become final. The decision or order that may become final will become final in accordance with Government Code chapter 2001, subchapters F and G.

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Anthony, Robert Brian of Cedar Park
Order Number: 2102
Date of Order:  12/11/2012
Action Taken:  Insurance adjuster license issued; Suspension of insurance adjuster license probated for one year
Violation:  Criminal history


Clark, Derrick Lee of Dallas
Order Number: 2095
Date of Order:  12/5/2012
Action Taken:  Insurance adjuster license issued; Suspension of insurance adjuster license probated for one year
Violation:  Criminal history


Global American Title Agency, Inc. of Allen
Order Number: 2096
Date of Order:  12/5/2012
Action Taken:  Fined $15,000
Violation:  Failed to comply with provisions of the title insurance basic manual


Hill, Ricco Fernando of Shelby Township, MI
Order Number: 2094
Date of Order:  12/5/2012
Action Taken:  Fined $5,000; Non-resident general lines life, accident, and health license revoked
Violation:  Engaged in fraudulent and dishonest acts or practices


Lowe, Leonard Paul; Paul Lowe Insurance Agency of Texas, Inc. of Mansfield and Arlington
Order Number: 2090
Date of Order:  12/5/2012
Action Taken:  Fined $10,000; General lines life, accident and health and general lines property and casualty licenses for agent and agency revoked
Violation:  Engaged in fraudulent or dishonest acts or practices


Lucio, Vicente R. of Mission
Order Number: 2093
Date of Order:  12/5/2012
Action Taken:  Application denied for life insurance license
Violation:  Previous license revocation


Perez, Arlene of Sanger
Order Number: 2101
Date of Order:  12/11/2012
Action Taken:  Insurance adjuster license revoked
Violation:  Engaged in fraudulent or dishonest acts or practices


Pittler, James Douglas of Spotsylvania, VA
Order Number: 2092
Date of Order:  12/5/2012
Action Taken:  Fined $20,000; Non-resident general lines property and casualty license and non-resident surplus lines license revoked
Violation:  Engaged in fraudulent or dishonest acts or practices


Rodgers, Ernest E. of Eagle Lake
Order Number: 2091
Date of Order:  12/5/2012
Action Taken:  Fined $1,000; General lines life, accident, and health license and general lines property and casualty license revoked
Violation:  Engaged in fraudulent and dishonest acts or practices


Alamo Title Company of Tarrant County, Inc. D/B/A Alamo Title Company of Colleyville
Order Number: 120864
Date of Order:  11/5/2012
Action Taken:  Fined $10,000
Violation:  Permitted unlicensed individuals to act as escrow officers; Failed to comply with provisions of the title insurance basic manual


Bankers Life & Casualty Company of Chicago, IL
Order Number: 2056
Date of Order:  11/19/2012
Action Taken:  Fined $4 million apportioned to Department and other state signatory regulators
Violation:  Failed to fully and timely comply with recomendations from 2007 multi-state regulatory settlement agreeement


Chartis Inc.; American Home Assurance Co.; Chartis Casualty Co.; Chartis Property Casualty Co.; et al. of New York, NY
Order Number: 2066
Date of Order:  11/20/2012
Action Taken:  Fined $39-$51 million dependent on number of participating state regulators
Violation:  Certain regulatory issues related to conduct of accident and health insurance business, including rate and form filing, policy fulfillment, producer licensing and appointment and vendor management


Cuellar, Manuel Jr.; Manuel Cuellar Agency Inc. of Corpus Christi
Order Number: 2055
Date of Order:  11/19/2012
Action Taken:  Fined $7,000; General lines life, accident and health license and general lines property and casualty licenses for agent and agency revoked
Violation:  Misappropriated or converted money belonging to an insurer or insured


Jackson, Damion L. of San Antonio
Order Number: 120863
Date of Order:  11/5/2012
Action Taken:  General life, accident, and health license and general lines property and casualty license revoked
Violation:  Engaged in fraudulent or dishonest acts or practices


Kackley, Michael Shannon of Frisco
Order Number: 2050
Date of Order:  11/19/2012
Action Taken:  Fined $5,000
Violation:  Paid unauthorized company to perform closing of transactions


Khatri, Shakeel Ahmed of Richmond
Order Number: 120865
Date of Order:  11/5/2012
Action Taken:  Fined $250; Suspension of of general lines life, accident and health license and general lines property and casualty license probated for one year
Violation:  Engaged in fraudulent or dishonest acts or practices


Lehtola, Noeli of Houston
Order Number: 2064
Date of Order:  11/20/2012
Action Taken:  Fined $2,000; General lines life, accident, and health license and general lines property and casualty license revoked
Violation:  Misappropriated or converted money belonging to an insurer or insured


Mackenzie, Donald Anthony of The Woodlands
Order Number: 2065
Date of Order:  11/20/2012
Action Taken:  Fined $20,000
Violation:  Engaged in business of viatical and life settlement transactions without a license


Maloney, Thomas, A., P.E. of Galveston
Order Number: 120866
Date of Order:  11/5/2012
Action Taken:  Qualified inspector appointment canceled
Violation:  Prepared inspection report or sworn statement which contained false, fictitious or fraudulent statement or entry; Failed to respond to TDI request for information


National Title Network, Inc. D/B/A Network National Title, Inc. of Plano
Order Number: 120867
Date of Order:  11/5/2012
Action Taken:  Fined $37,500
Violation:  Failed to comply with provisions of the title insurance basic manual


Nationwide Life Insurance Company and Nationwide Life and Annuity Insurance Company of Columbus, OH
Order Number: 2057
Date of Order:  11/19/2012
Action Taken:  Fined $7.2 million payable to participating state regulators
Violation:  Improper settlement practices, procedures and policy administration relating to claims and efforts to identify owners and beneficiaries of unclaimed proceeds


Perry, Diane Monroe of Frisco
Order Number: 2049
Date of Order:  11/19/2012
Action Taken:  Fined $5,000
Violation:  Made prohibited payment to close a title or escrow transaction


Ramirez, Pete III of San Antonio
Order Number: 2015
Date of Order:  11/6/2012
Action Taken:  General lines life, accident, and health license revoked
Violation:  Felony criminal offense


Zuniga, David Richard of Lubbock
Order Number: 120868
Date of Order:  11/5/2012
Action Taken:  Fined $500
Violation:  Engaged in fraudulent or dishonest acts or practices


AGC Life Insurance Company, et al. of Houston
Order Number: 120837
Date of Order:  10/19/2012
Action Taken:  Administrative fine allocated to participating state insurance regulators
Violation:  Agreement resulting from multi-state targeted market conduct examination of company practices including efforts to identify owners and beneficiaries of unclaimed proceeds


Byrne, William Erik of Corpus Christi
Order Number: 120805
Date of Order:  10/2/2012
Action Taken:  General lines life, accident, and health license revoked
Violation:  Engaged in fraudulent or dishonest acts or practices -- felony conviction


Clifton, Jimmy Linn of Amarillo
Order Number: 120790
Date of Order:  10/2/2012
Action Taken:  Suspension of general lines life, accident and health license and general lines property and casualty license probated for one year
Violation:  Failed to notify department of felony conviction; Failed to notify department of other license revocations


Continuous Care, LLC of West Bloomfield, MI
Order Number: 120809
Date of Order:  10/2/2012
Action Taken:  Third-party administrator certificate of authority revoked
Violation:  Failed to timely file required annual reports; Failed to pay filing fees


Coronado Benefit Services, Inc. of Houston
Order Number: 120810
Date of Order:  10/2/2012
Action Taken:  Third-party administrator certificate of authority revoked
Violation:  Failed to timely file required annual reports; Failed to pay filing fees


Faulkner-Beck, Debra Lynn of Refugio
Order Number: 120839
Date of Order:  10/22/2012
Action Taken:  Fined $4,000; General lines life, accident, and health license and general lines property and casualty license revoked
Violation:  Misappropriated or converted money belonging to an insurer or insured


Frontier Title Company - WH, L.L.C. of Katy
Order Number: 120831
Date of Order:  10/17/2012
Action Taken:  Fined $2,700
Violation:  Failed to timely pay guaranty fees


Gao, Hong of Centerville, VA
Order Number: 120829
Date of Order:  10/12/2012
Action Taken:  Fined $4,000; Issuance of general lines life accident and health license and corporate general lines life, accident, and health license probated for one year
Violation:  Unauthorized insurance


Gaytan, Esther Delores A/K/A Zapata, Esther Delores of Houston
Order Number: 120841
Date of Order:  10/22/2012
Action Taken:  Fined $50,000; Cease and desist from acting as an escrow officer and engaging in the business of title insurance without a license
Violation:  Acted as an escrow officer without a license; Unauthorized insurance


Gilmore, Christi Ruth of Granbury
Order Number: 120851
Date of Order:  10/26/2012
Action Taken:  Escrow officer license revoked
Violation:  Engaged in fraudulent or dishonest acts or practices; Failed to comply with provisions of the title insurance basic manual


Global Benefit Solutions, Inc. of Austin
Order Number: 120812
Date of Order:  10/2/2012
Action Taken:  Third-party administrator certificate of authority revoked
Violation:  Failed to timely file required annual reports; Failed to pay filing fees


Healthcare Resources Group, L.L.C. of Hilton Head, SC
Order Number: 120849
Date of Order:  10/26/2012
Action Taken:  Third-party administrator certificate of authority revoked
Violation:  Failed to timely file required annual reports; Failed to pay filing fees


HPS of Delaware, L.L.C. of Tampa, FL
Order Number: 120817
Date of Order:  10/4/2012
Action Taken:  Third-party administrator certificate of authority revoked
Violation:  Failed to timely file required annual reports; Failed to pay filing fees


Keel & Associates, Inc. of San Antonio
Order Number: 120801
Date of Order:  10/2/2012
Action Taken:  Third-party administrator certificate of authority revoked
Violation:  Failed to timely file required annual reports; Failed to pay filing fees


Knaus, Richard A. of Austin
Order Number: 120818
Date of Order:  10/4/2012
Action Taken:  Third-party administrator certificate of authority revoked
Violation:  Failed to timely file required annual reports; Failed to pay filing fees


Lee, Wei Min "Wayne" of Houston
Order Number: 120815
Date of Order:  10/3/2012
Action Taken:  Cease and desist order
Violation:  Unauathorized insurance


Managed Benefit Administrators, Inc. D/B/A Lone Star Administrators of Muskogee, OK
Order Number: 120807
Date of Order:  10/2/2012
Action Taken:  Third-party administrator certificate of authority revoked
Violation:  Failed to timely file required annual reports; Failed to pay filing fees


Mandli, Yunus of Rockwall
Order Number: 120852
Date of Order:  10/26/2012
Action Taken:  General life, accident, and health license revoked
Violation:  Failed to notify department of felony conviction


Martinez, Estanislado Medina, Jr of San Antonio
Order Number: 120830
Date of Order:  10/12/2012
Action Taken:  General lines property and casualty license and general lines life, accident, and health license revoked
Violation:  Engaged in fraudulent or dishonest acts or practices


McLucas, Christopher John of Louisville
Order Number: 120838
Date of Order:  10/22/2012
Action Taken:  Fined $5,000
Violation:  Made a material misstatement on a license application; Failed to comply with continuing education requirement


Medical Benefits Administrators of MD, Inc. of Forest Hill, MD
Order Number: 120832
Date of Order:  10/17/2012
Action Taken:  Fined $1,000
Violation:  Failed to timely file required annual reports; Failed to pay filing fees


Medpayexpress, L.L.C. of Lake Charles, LA
Order Number: 120806
Date of Order:  10/2/2012
Action Taken:  Third-party administrator certificate of authority revoked
Violation:  Failed to timely file required annual reports; Failed to pay filing fees


Menninger Care Systems of Texas, Inc. of Houston
Order Number: 120808
Date of Order:  10/2/2012
Action Taken:  Third-party administrator certificate of authority revoked
Violation:  Failed to timely file required annual reports; Failed to pay filing fees


Moore, Candice Lynn of Canyon
Order Number: 120791
Date of Order:  10/2/2012
Action Taken:  Suspension of general lines property and casualty license and general lines life, accident and health license probated for one year
Violation:  Engaged in fraudulent or dishonest acts or practices


National Accident Insurance Underwriters, Inc. of Arlington Heights, Il
Order Number: 120802
Date of Order:  10/2/2012
Action Taken:  Third-party administrator certificate of authority revoked
Violation:  Failed to timely file required annual reports; Failed to pay filing fees


National Benefit Administrators, Inc. of Muskogee, OK
Order Number: 120820
Date of Order:  10/4/2012
Action Taken:  Third-party administrator certificate of authority revoked
Violation:  Failed to timely file required annual reports; Failed to pay filing fees


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