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DISCIPLINARY ORDERS POSTED for 2013

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.

Copies of Commissioner of Insurance and or Commissioner of Workers' Compensation orders may be obtained only by an open records request. Your request can be sent by email, fax, mail, or in person. Learn more about how to request information.


Caveny, Christina Renee of Dallas
Order Number: 2927
Date of Order:  12/20/2013
Action Taken:  Life agent license revoked
Violation:  Engaged in fraudulent or dishonest acts or practices


Henley, Geoffrey Justin of Highland Park
Order Number: 2879
Date of Order:  12/6/2013
Action Taken:  Fined $60,000
Violation:  Directly or indirectly paid or received a commission, rebate, discount, portion of a title insurance premium or other thing of value for soliciting, referring or engaging in title insurance business


New York Life Insurance Company; New York Life Insurance and Annuity Corporation; NYLife Insurance Company of Arizona of New York, NY
Order Number: 2880
Date of Order:  12/6/2013
Action Taken:  Must pay participating states total of $15 million for examination, compliance and monitoring costs
Violation:  Multi-state regulatory settlement agreement resulting from market conduct examination of settlement practices including efforts to identify owners and beneficiaries of unclaimed proceeds


Pruitt, Jeffrey Len of Austin
Order Number: 2926
Date of Order:  3/20/2013
Action Taken:  General lines life, accident, and health license revoked
Violation:  Misappropriated or converted money belonging to an insurer or insured


Quinn, Olga Lydia of San Antonio
Order Number: 2877
Date of Order:  12/3/2013
Action Taken:  Cease and desist from performing acts of an insurance agent and engaging in business of insurance
Violation:  Engaged in business of insurance without a license


Stivers, Eddie L., III of Fort Worth
Order Number: 2876
Date of Order:  12/3/2013
Action Taken:  General lines life, accident and health license revoked
Violation:  Misappropriated or converted money belonging to an insurer or insured


Allen, Christian R. of San Antonio
Order Number: 2840
Date of Order:  11/6/2013
Action Taken:  Fined $2,150; County mutual license and general lines life, accident, and health license revoked
Violation:  Misappropriated or converted money belonging to an insurer or insured


Baylis, Brian Arthur of Houston
Order Number: 2873
Date of Order:  11/25/2013
Action Taken:  Fined $1,500
Violation:  Improperly offered or gave a rebate on an insurance premium or commission to an insured or enrollee


Chapa, Consuelo of Corpus Christi
Order Number: 2839
Date of Order:  11/6/2013
Action Taken:  Fined $2,300; County mutual license and general lines life, accident, and health license revoked
Violation:  Misappropriated or converted money belonging to an insurer or insured


Hicks, George Wade and GW Financial, Inc. of Fort Worth
Order Number: 2869
Date of Order:  11/25/2013
Action Taken:  Fined $1,000
Violation:  Made a material misrepresentation on a license application


Johnson, Nazla of Pearland
Order Number: 2837
Date of Order:  11/6/2013
Action Taken:  Fined $6,750; General lines life, accident, and health license revoked
Violation:  Misappropriated or converted money belonging to an insurer or insured


Martinez, Felix Jr. of San Antonio
Order Number: 2868
Date of Order:  11/25/2013
Action Taken:  Fined $500
Violation:  Materially misrepresented terms and conditions of an insurance policy


Patel, Roshni of Cedar Park
Order Number: 2836
Date of Order:  11/6/2013
Action Taken:  Fined $7,500; General lines property and casualty license and general lines life, accident, and health license revoked
Violation:  Misappropriated or converted money belonging to an insurer or insured


Ragsdale, Ronald Matthew of Houston
Order Number: 2870
Date of Order:  11/25/2013
Action Taken:  Fined $15,000; County mutual license revoked
Violation:  Misappropriated or converted money belonging to an insurer or insured


Rushing, Richard E. of Birmingham, AL
Order Number: 2871
Date of Order:  11/25/2013
Action Taken:  Fined 25,000; General lines property and casualty license revoked
Violation:  Misappropriated or converted money belonging to an insurer or insured


Saldivar, Virginia of Houston
Order Number: 2838
Date of Order:  11/6/2013
Action Taken:  Limited lines license revoked
Violation:  Misappropriated or converted money belonging to an insurer or insured


Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. of San Antonio
Order Number: 2859
Date of Order:  11/22/2013
Action Taken:  Cease and desist from noncompliant activities
Violation:  Failed to comply with requirements for utilization review agents and workers' compensation health care networks


Weston, Dares Adrian of Alvarado
Order Number: 2872
Date of Order:  11/25/2013
Action Taken:  General lines life, accident, and health license revoked
Violation:  Felony criminal offense


Adobe Title, L.L.C. of Dallas
Order Number: 2823
Date of Order:  10/25/2013
Action Taken:  Fined $40,000; Title insurance agent license revoked
Violation:  Improperly paid, allowed, or permitted a thing of value for engaging in business of title insurance or for soliciting or referring title insurance business


Brahma Title & Escrow, L.L.C. of McKinney
Order Number: 2793
Date of Order:  10/2/2013
Action Taken:  Fined $1,000
Violation:  Failed to timely submit an annual trust fund account audit report


Connecticut General Life Insurance Company of Hartford, CT
Order Number: 2794
Date of Order:  10/2/2013
Action Taken:  Must allow therapeutic optometrists to be fully participating providers on medical panels
Violation:  Managed care plan failed to allow a single specialty provider to participate on medical panels


Dickerson, Richard Olen of Indianapolis, IN
Order Number: 2802
Date of Order:  10/9/2013
Action Taken:  Fined $4,000; General lines life, accident, and health license revoked
Violation:  Misappropriated or converted money belonging to an insurer or insured


Reliant Title Agency, L.L.C. of Austin
Order Number: 2801
Date of Order:  10/9/2013
Action Taken:  Fined $1,000
Violation:  Inserted special exception in title insurance policy without knowledge of the insured


Santos, Patricia Hernandez of Dallas
Order Number: 2820
Date of Order:  10/22/2013
Action Taken:  Fined $5,000; County mutual license revoked
Violation:  Misappropriated or converted money belonging to an insurer or insured


Titan Insurance Services, Inc. of Austin
Order Number: 2800
Date of Order:  10/9/2013
Action Taken:  Fined $8,000
Violation:  Failed to provide mandatory auto insurance coverages; Charged rates contrary to rate filing submitted to TDI; Failed to include mandatory provisions in managing general agent agreement


Transamerica Life Insurance Company of Cedar Rapids, IA
Order Number: 2816
Date of Order:  10/21/2013
Action Taken:  Adminstrative fines allocated to participating states including Texas
Violation:  Multi-state regulatory settlement agreement resulting from targeted market conduct examination


Valore Title, L.L.C.; Loriega, Franz Josef of Overland Park, KS
Order Number: 2792
Date of Order:  10/2/2013
Action Taken:  Fined $80,000
Violation:  Improperly paid, allowed, or permitted a thing of value for engaging in business of title insurance or for soliciting or referring title insurance business


Baggs, David A., P.E. of Hitchcock
Order Number: 2780
Date of Order:  9/25/2013
Action Taken:  Qualified inspector appointment suspended for 6 months
Violation:  Submitted a WPI-2 form for a structure not windstorm compliant


Chandler, Einabeth Sabrina of San Antonio
Order Number: 2741
Date of Order:  9/11/2013
Action Taken:  Application for general lines life, accident, and health license denied
Violation:  Made a material misstatement on a license application and attempted to obtain a license by misrepresentation


Coastal Bend Title Services, L.L.C., d/b/a First Title Company of Corpus Christi
Order Number: 2760
Date of Order:  9/16/2013
Action Taken:  Fined $1,900
Violation:  Failed to timely remit guaranty fees


Day, David of Harlingen
Order Number: 2743
Date of Order:  9/12/2013
Action Taken:  Appointment as a qualified inspector revoked
Violation:  Submitted a WPI-2 form for a structure not windstorm compliant


ING Life Insurance and Annuity Co.; ING USA Annuity and Life Ins. Co.; Midwestern United Life Ins. Co.; ReliaStar Life Ins. Co.; ReliaStar Life Ins. Co. of New York; Security Life of Denver Ins. Co. of Atlanta, GA
Order Number: 2781
Date of Order:  9/25/2013
Action Taken:  Must pay $10.7 million to signatory states for costs associated with multistate targeted market conduct examination
Violation:  Multistate market conduct examination


Loya-Fano, Ernesto of Mission
Order Number: 2765
Date of Order:  9/16/2013
Action Taken:  Fined $1,000; General lines life, accident, and health license revoked
Violation:  Misappropriated or converted money belonging to an insurer or insured


Medwatch, L.L.C. of Lake Mary, FL
Order Number: 2761
Date of Order:  9/16/2013
Action Taken:  Fined $2,500
Violation:  Failed to timely submit a utilization review agent summary report


Members Title, L.L.C. of San Antonio
Order Number: 2763
Date of Order:  9/16/2013
Action Taken:  Fined $4,000
Violation:  Failed to timely submit annual trust fund account audit


Paladin Managed Care Services, Inc. of Orange, CA
Order Number: 2742
Date of Order:  9/11/2013
Action Taken:  Fined $2,000
Violation:  Failed to timely file utilization review agent summary report


Title Source, Inc. D/B/A TSI Title Company of Texas, Inc of Denton
Order Number: 2762
Date of Order:  9/16/2013
Action Taken:  Fined $4,400
Violation:  Failed to timely remit guaranty fees


Tomlinson, Richard D., P.E. of Seabrook
Order Number: 2779
Date of Order:  9/25/2013
Action Taken:  Appointment as a qualified inspector granted subject to one-year probation period
Violation:  Must comply with terms and conditions of order


Dominguez, Julia Anita of Austin
Order Number: 2700
Date of Order:  8/19/2013
Action Taken:  Application for general lines life, accident, and health license denied
Violation:  Material misstatements on license application


Le, Nhan Thanh of Houston
Order Number: 2699
Date of Order:  8/19/2013
Action Taken:  Fined $1,000
Violation:  Offered or gave a rebate of an insurance premium or commission to an insured or enrollee


Orange Coast Title Company of Texas of Sugar Land
Order Number: 2701
Date of Order:  8/19/2013
Action Taken:  Fined $9,000
Violation:  Failed to timely submit an annual trust fund account audit


Rothell, David of Bryan
Order Number: 2688
Date of Order:  8/7/2013
Action Taken:  Fined $12,500
Violation:  Allowed unlicensed individuals to perform the acts of an insurance agent


Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America, TIAA-CREF Life Ins Co of New York, NY
Order Number: 2685
Date of Order:  8/5/2013
Action Taken:  Must pay $6.2 million to be distributed to signatory states for costs associated with multistate examination
Violation:  Targeted multistate examination of insurance operations


Tolliver, Humphrey Nathaniel of Stafford
Order Number: 2695
Date of Order:  8/15/2013
Action Taken:  General lines life, accident, and health license revoked
Violation:  Misappropriated or converted money belonging to an insurer or insured; Failed to notify department of administrative actions by a financial or insurance regulator


Adams, Alfred J. of Duncanville
Order Number: 2661
Date of Order:  7/18/2013
Action Taken:  Cease and desist performing the acts of an insurance agent
Violation:  Unauthorized insurance


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, A Division of Health Care Service Corporation of Richardson
Order Number: 2641
Date of Order:  7/12/2013
Action Taken:  Must pay providers penalties owed as a result of electronic funds transfer delays
Violation:  Consent order resulting from investigation of complaints regarding prompt pay statutes


Century Oaks Title, L.L.C. of Lake Jackson
Order Number: 2660
Date of Order:  7/18/2013
Action Taken:  Fined $40,000
Violation:  Improperly paid, allowed, or permitted a thing of value for engaging in business of title insurance or for soliciting or referring title insurance business.


Commonwealth Land Title Ins Company of Jacksonville, FL
Order Number: 2622
Date of Order:  7/1/2013
Action Taken:  Fined $5,000; Must pay restitution of $36,980
Violation:  Failed to pay valid claim as required by Form T-1R Texas residential owner's policy of title insurance


Darby Title, Inc. DBA Surety Title Company of San Angelo
Order Number: 2643
Date of Order:  7/12/2013
Action Taken:  Fined $4,300
Violation:  Failed to timely remit guaranty fees


Gonzales, Arturo of San Antonio
Order Number: 2632
Date of Order:  7/8/2013
Action Taken:  Fined $1,750; Must pay restitution of $335
Violation:  Misappropriated or converted money belonging to an insurer or insured


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