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DISCIPLINARY ORDERS POSTED for 2017

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.


Alliant Insurance Services Houston LLC of San Diego, CA
Order Number: 20175280
Date of Order:  11/14/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $7,325
Violation:  Failed to timely file new or renewal surplus lines policies and related documents


Alliant Insurance Services Inc of San Diego, CA
Order Number: 20175279
Date of Order:  11/14/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $9,575
Violation:  Failed to timely file new or renewal surplus lines policies and related documents


Alliant Specialty Insurance Services Inc of San Diego, CA
Order Number: 20175278
Date of Order:  11/14/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $12,875
Violation:  Failed to timely file new or renewal surplus lines policies and related documents


Burns & Wilcox Ltd. of Farmington Hills, MI
Order Number: 20175285
Date of Order:  11/14/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $6,550
Violation:  Failed to timely file new or renewal surplus lines policies and related documents


CPRO Associates, Inc. of Dallas
Order Number: 20175284
Date of Order:  11/14/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $22,375
Violation:  Failed to timely file new or renewal surplus lines policies and related documents


Driscoll Children's Health Plan of Corpus Christi
Order Number: 20175273
Date of Order:  11/6/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $130,000
Violation:  Multiple violations found during a triennial quality of care examination


Griffin Underwriting Services A Division Of Cochrane, Griffin & Company, Inc of Bellevue, WA
Order Number: 20175281
Date of Order:  11/14/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $10,100
Violation:  Failed to timely file new or renewal surplus lines policies and related documents


HUB International Texas, Inc. of Fort Worth
Order Number: 20175277
Date of Order:  11/13/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $6,775
Violation:  Failed to timely file new or renewal surplus lines policies and related documents


IIAT Services MGA, Inc. of Austin
Order Number: 20175283
Date of Order:  11/14/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $5,450
Violation:  Failed to timely file new or renewal surplus lines policies and related documents


Kraft Lake Insurance Agency Inc. of Grand Rapids, MI
Order Number: 20175282
Date of Order:  11/14/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $20,250
Violation:  Failed to timely file new or renewal surplus lines policies and related documents


Orthonet of the South, Inc. of White Plains, NY
Order Number: 20175274
Date of Order:  11/6/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $10,000
Violation:  Use of unapproved adverse determination templates


American Alternative Insurance Corporation of Princeton, NJ
Order Number: 20175265
Date of Order:  10/26/2017
Action Taken:  (SOAH Docket No. 454-17-5815.C) Fined $160,000; must notify department of withdrawal of form filings
Violation:  Violations found during targeted market conduct examination; accepted premium or fees for new and renewal named driver policies without making and receiving requisite disclosures


Cochrane Agency, Inc. of Spokane, WA
Order Number: 20175234
Date of Order:  10/2/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $4,325
Violation:  Failed to timely file new or renewal surplus lines policies and related documents


Derrenberger, Mark D. of Garden City, NY
Order Number: 20175235
Date of Order:  10/2/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $2,750
Violation:  Failed to timely file new or renewal surplus lines policies and related documents


Federated Mutual Insurance Company of Owatonna, MN
Order Number: 20175244
Date of Order:  10/9/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $5,000 and may not write group health insurance for five years
Violation:  Failed to file withdrawal plan with TDI


Madison National Life Insurance Company, Inc. of Madison, WI
Order Number: 20175266
Date of Order:  10/26/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $350,000 and must pay $627,971.43 in prompt payment penalties
Violation:  Failed to report compliant claims payment information and pay prompt payment penalties; failed to ensure competent TPA administration; and failed to file withdrawal plans


Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC of New York, NY
Order Number: 20175233
Date of Order:  10/2/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $6,825
Violation:  Failed to timely file new or renewal surplus lines policies and related documents


O'Donovan & Associates, Inc. of Glenelg, MD
Order Number: 20175237
Date of Order:  10/2/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $14,050
Violation:  Failed to timely file new or renewal surplus lines policies and related documents


Paradise Settlement Services, LLC of Lewisville
Order Number: 20175238
Date of Order:  10/2/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $5,400
Violation:  Delinquent required annual report


Peachtree Casualty Insurance Company of San Diego, CA
Order Number: 20175254
Date of Order:  10/17/2017
Action Taken:  Prohibited from writing new business in Texas, and may not resume writing for five years without commissioner approval
Violation:  Violations found during market conduct examination; accepted premiums or fees without making required disclosures to insureds for renewal named driver personal automobile policies; failed to increase capital stock; and failed to file withdrawal plan for approval


RLA Insurance Intermediaries, LLC of Boston, MA
Order Number: 20175232
Date of Order:  10/2/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $11,750
Violation:  Failed to timely file new or renewal surplus lines policies and related documents


Shield Commercial Insurance Services, Inc. of Palm Desert, CA
Order Number: 20175243
Date of Order:  10/9/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $6,000
Violation:  Failed to timely file new or renewal surplus lines policies and related documents


USI Insurance Services LLC of Seattle, WA
Order Number: 20175231
Date of Order:  10/2/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $4,625
Violation:  Failed to timely file new or renewal surplus lines policies and related documents


XN Financial Services Inc of Boca Raton, FL
Order Number: 20175236
Date of Order:  10/2/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $4,625
Violation:  Failed to timely file new or renewal surplus lines policies and related documents


Aguilar, Karen M of Houston
Order Number: 20175222
Date of Order:  9/20/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $2,500; suspension of general lines agent license with a property and casualty qualification probated for two years
Violation:  Engaged in fraudulent or dishonest acts or practices; misappropriated, converted to own use, or illegally withheld money belonging to an insured, insurer, or beneficiary


Alliance Regional Health Network of Amarillo
Order Number: 20175217
Date of Order:  9/18/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $6,000
Violation:  Not registering with the department within 30 days after beginning to act as a provider network contracting entity in Texas


Commercial Alliance Insurance Company of Houston; Occidental Fire & Casualty Company of North Carolina; Harco National Insurance Company and Transguard Insurance Company of America, Inc. of Raleigh, NC
Order Number: 20175218
Date of Order:  9/18/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $25,000 to be paid jointly and severally
Violation:  Loss control inspection resulting in an inadequate rating


Employers Insurance Company of Wausau of Boston, MA
Order Number: 20175229
Date of Order:  9/22/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $30,000
Violation:  Use of rate not on file


Howard, Joshua Don of Denton
Order Number: 20175223
Date of Order:  9/20/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $3,000; general lines agency license granted to PC&H Insurance Agency, LLC
Violation:  Engaged in fraudulent or dishonest acts or practices


Magdaleno, Guillermo of San Antonio
Order Number: 20175225
Date of Order:  9/20/2017
Action Taken:  License issued; suspension of license probated for 4 years
Violation:  Made a material misrepresentation on a license application


The Reny Company of Plano
Order Number: 20175228
Date of Order:  9/22/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $10,000
Violation:  Use of unapproved adverse determination templates


Walker, Lakeitha Denice of Grand Rapids, MI
Order Number: 20175224
Date of Order:  9/20/2017
Action Taken:  License Issued; suspension of license probated for 2 years
Violation:  Criminal offense involving fraud and dishonesty


A-1 Abstract & Title Company of Littlefield
Order Number: 20175202
Date of Order:  8/31/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $1,400
Violation:  Failed to timely submit an annual trust fund account audit report


Alba, Rebecca E. of El Paso
Order Number: 20175204
Date of Order:  8/31/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $3,500
Violation:  Engaged in fraudulent or dishonest acts or practices; allowed staff member to engage in business of insurance without a license


Allegian Insurance Company of San Antonio
Order Number: 20175188
Date of Order:  8/21/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $120,000
Violation:  Multiple violations found during a triennal quality of care examination


Anchor General Insurance Company; Anchor General Ins. Agency of Texas, Inc. of San Diego
Order Number: 20175167
Date of Order:  8/1/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $125,000 to be paid jointly and severally
Violation:  Failed to properly renew named driver policies; Accepted premium or fees for renewals of named driver policies without receiving confirmations of the written and oral disclosures; failed to timely deliver or issue policies; used unapproved forms


Block Vision of Texas, Inc. of Fort Worth
Order Number: 20175183
Date of Order:  8/14/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $15,000
Violation:  Failed to timely pay clean claims; failed to report correct quarterly claims payment information


Canal Insurance Company of Greenville, SC
Order Number: 20175182
Date of Order:  8/14/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $30,000
Violation:  Improperly assigned a rate consequence


Consolidated Lender's Resources, LLC of Richardson
Order Number: 20175190
Date of Order:  8/22/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $2,900
Violation:  Failed to timely submit annual trust fund account audit reports


Equity National Title and Closing Services, Inc. of Plano
Order Number: 20175184
Date of Order:  8/14/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $8,400
Violation:  Failed to timely submit annual trust fund account audit reports


Hallum, Cathy Lynn of Seminole
Order Number: 20175194
Date of Order:  8/23/2017
Action Taken:  (SOAH Docket No. 454-14-4590.C) Application for a general lines agent license with a property and casualty qualification is denied
Violation:  Felony criminal offense and attempted to obtain a license by fraud or misrepresentation


Humana Health Plan of Texas, Inc. of Louisville, KY
Order Number: 20175187
Date of Order:  8/21/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $140,000
Violation:  Multiple violations found during a triennial quality of care examination


Karram, Edward of Houston
Order Number: 20175201
Date of Order:  8/30/2017
Action Taken:  (SOAH Docket No. 454-17-4925.C) Application for life agent license denied
Violation:  Felony criminal offense


Kelley, Oterias Lavalle II of Houston
Order Number: 20175193
Date of Order:  8/23/2017
Action Taken:  SOAH Docket No. 454-17-4520.C) Application for a general lines agent license with a property and casualty qualification is denied
Violation:  Felony criminal offense


Liberty County Mutual Insurance Company of Boston, MA
Order Number: 20175205
Date of Order:  8/31/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $100,000
Violation:  Improperly assigned a rate consequence


Odell, Rebecca Lynn of Corpus Christi
Order Number: 20175198
Date of Order:  8/30/2017
Action Taken:  (SOAH Docket No. 454-17-4963.C) General lines agent license with a property and casualty qualification and personal lines property and casualty agent license revoked; must pay $3,759 in restitution
Violation:  Misappropriated, converted to own use, or illegally withheld money belonging to an insured, insurer, or beneficiary


Olivares, Sam Albert of Pflugerville
Order Number: 20175199
Date of Order:  8/30/2017
Action Taken:  (SOAH Docket No. 454-17-4790.C) General lines agent license with a life, accident, and health qualification and a property and casualty qualification is revoked
Violation:  Engaged in fraudulent or dishonest acts or practices


Port Jefferson Abstract and Title Company of Jefferson
Order Number: 20175181
Date of Order:  8/14/2017
Action Taken:  Fined $1,500
Violation:  Failed to timely submit an annual trust fund account audit report


Salha, Ahmed G of Houston
Order Number: 20175197
Date of Order:  8/30/2017
Action Taken:  Suspension of general lines agent license with property and casualty qualification probated for one year; fined $10,000; must complete 30 additional hours of continuing education
Violation:  Engaged in fraudulent or dishonest acts or practices; failed to complete all required continuing education hours


Sosa, Lou Ann of Rosenberg
Order Number: 20175200
Date of Order:  8/30/2017
Action Taken:  (SOAH Docket No. 454-17-5340.C) General lines agent license with a property and casualty qualification is revoked
Violation:  Failed to comply with a TDI order


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