2006 News Releases

  • Commissioner Orders $17.5 million Returned to Maryland Allstate Auto Policyholders    
    October 19, 2006
  • Insurance Commissioner Reminds Marylanders To Consider Flood Insurance    
    July 11, 2006    
    Make A Decision For Your Own Protection
  • Insurance Commissioner to Marylanders - Give Serious Thought to Flood Insurance    
    June 6, 2006    
    Counties of Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Dorchester, Queen Anne's and Ocean City and Baltimore City Most Prone to Flooding
  • Insurance Administration Employee Receives National Award
    May 26, 2006    
    Sykesville Resident Dudley B. Ewen, III, Honored Nationally as Top Regulatory Insurance Examiner
  • Commissioner Announces Results of Auto Insurance Task Force Review of Rate Practices    
    May 11, 2006
  • Commissioner Reminds Seniors To Make A Decision About Medicare Part D Before May 15    
    May 10, 2006
  • Insurance Commissioner Announces New Med-Mal Carrier for Maryland    
    May 3, 2006
    More Competition Means Lower Costs for Doctors and Patients
  • Governor Ehrlich Launches OwnYour Future and Accessible Houses for Seniors Initiatives    
    April 25, 2006    
    Office of the Governor
  • NAIC Launches Insure U    
    March 28, 2006    
    Issued by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners
  • Commissioner Responds to Consumer Federation of America Allegations Against Maryland Domestic Insurer GEICO    
    March 24, 2006    
    Also refer to Commissioner letter
  • Curran Announces $151.7 Million Settlement in Insurance Bid-Rigging Case    
    March 20, 2006    
    News Release by the Maryland Attorney General Regarding Zurich American
  • NAIC Task Force Announces Insurer Bid-rigging Settlement
    March 20, 2006    
    News Release by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) regarding Zurich American. (You will leave this site.)
  • Governor Ehrlich Names R. Steven Orr as Maryland Insurance Commissioner (DOC missing )     
    January 6, 2005

2005 News Releases

  • Governor Ehrlich Announces Departure of Maryland Insurance Commissioner (DOC missing)     
    October 11, 2005    
    Deputy McMahan to Serve As Acting Commissioner
  • Ehrlich and Redmer Launch First-Ever Farm Insurance Guide for Maryland    
    October 6, 2005
  • Ehrlich and Redmer Launch Health Insurance Guide    
    September 22, 2005
  • Redmer and Ehrlich Announce Fall Outreach Efforts in Montgomery County
    September 15, 2005
  • Redmer and Ehrlich Announce Fall Outreach Efforts in Southern Maryland 
    September 15, 2005
  • Redmer Addresses Affects From Katrina on Maryland Insurance Market and Insurance Administration Response    
    September 15, 2005
  • Ehrlich and Redmer Launch Life Insurance Guide for Military Personnel    
    September 13, 2005
  • Ehrlich and Redmer Recognize September As Life Insurance Awareness Month    
    September 9, 2005
  • Commissioner Urges Consumers to be Prepared Before the Hurricane Hits    
    September 2, 2005
  • Redmer and Ehrlich Announce Fall Outreach Efforts in Prince George's County    
    September 1, 2005
  • Legislative Task Force to Review Insurance Rate Making at Next Meeting    
    August 30, 2005
  • Commissioner Redmer and Others Pleased With Partnership to Save Maryland Insurance Company     
    July 11, 2005
  • Insurance Commissioner Urges Consumers to be Prepared Before The Hurricane Hits    
    May 18, 2005
  • Congressional Representatives Hear Maryland's Experience with the National Flood Insurance Program First-hand    
    April 14, 2005    
    Refer to Commissioner Redmer's written testimony and report. 
    See all the hearing testimony on the Congressional committee's website.
  • Redmer to Testify to Congress Regarding Maryland's Experience with the National Flood Insurance Program    
    April 12, 2005
  • Redmer Leads Praise of Legislative Efforts to Protect Consumers that Purchase Medical and Drug Discount Plans    
    April 8, 2005
  • Commissioner Redmer Announces National WorkGroup Seeking A Review of Federal Flood Insurance    
    April 7, 2005
  • Commissioner Redmer Announces Plans to Protect American Skyline Policyholders    
    March 23, 2005    
    Refer to Order MIA-2004-11-018 from November 2004 and the Supplement in March 2005.
  • Commissioner Redmer Welcomes Western General Insurance Company to Maryland    
    March 8, 2005
  • Howard Max Is Promoted to Associate Commissioner for Life and Health    
    February 24, 2005
  • Insurance Commissioner Announces Study to Review Auto Insurance Rates in Urban Areas    
    February 10, 2005
  • Commissioner Redmer Welcomes Life of the South Insurance Company to Maryland    
    February 4, 2005
  • Commissioner Commends IAB Group for Sponsoring Flood Insurance Seminar    
    February 2, 2005

2004 News Releases

  • Insurance Commissioner Welcomes New Insurance Carriers to Maryland    
    December 17, 2004
  • Insurance Commissioner Redmer Hires New Director of Government Affairs    
    December 13, 2004
  • Commissioner's Statement on Bid-Rigging Prevention and Enforcement of Fraud Laws    
    November 19, 2004
  • Commissioner Redmer Releases Report Regarding Discount Card Plans    
    November 18, 2004    

    Link to Report of the Maryland Insurance Commissioner Regarding Discount Card Plans
  • MIA To Host Southern Maryland Regional Meeting    
    November 10, 2004
  • Commissioner Redmer Welcomes GNY Insurance Companies to Maryland    
    October 21, 2004
  • Commissioner Redmer Commends Joint Efforts To Combat Insurance Fraud    
    October 7, 2004
  • Commissioner Redmer to Represent NAIC At American Bankers Insurance Association Conference    
    October 5, 2004
  • Commissioner Redmer Denies CareFirst Request to Modify Business Relationship    
    October 4, 2004    
    Summary of Decision    
    CareFirst BCBS Delaware Order   
    Exhibit A: Business Affiliation Agreement    
    Exhibit B: Proposed Modification of Affiliation Agreement    
    Exhibit C: Observations And Analysis of Modified Affiliation
  • Maryland Insurance Commissioner to Address Federalist Society Medical Malpractice Forum    
    September 24, 2004
  • Maryland Insurance Administration Changes Times for Regional Information Meetings    
    September 23, 2004
  • Insurance Commissioner Rules on Medical Mutual Request for Rate Increase    
    September 14, 2004    
    Refer to Order: MIA-2004-08-017
  • DHMH Public Hearing    
    September 10, 2004    
    The Task Force to Study Access to Mental Health Services announces public hearing being held Sept. 23, 2004.
  • Maryland Insurance Administration to Host Regional Information Meetings    
    August 26, 2004    
    Scheduled in Essex, Largo, Hagerstown and Cambridge in late September and early October.
  • Insurance Commissioner Issues Cease and Desist Order against Fraudulent Med-Mal Insurance Companies    
    August 19, 2004    
    Refer to Order MIA-2004-08-024 for more information.
  • Insurance Commissioner Urges Policy Holders To Review Coverage Sold by Andrea M. Washington    
    August 9, 2004    
    Refer to Orders MIA-2004-07-040 and MIA-2004-07-041 for more information.
  • Insurance Commissioner Redmer Urges consumers to consider purchasing flood insurance    
    August 5, 2004
  • Insurance Commissioner Asks Carriers to Help Military Personnel Serving Overseas    
    July 19, 2004
  • Insurance Commissioner Urges Policy Holders to Review Coverage Sold by Dorothy Mortimer   
    July 1, 2004
  • Insurance Commissioner Redmer Orders Nearly $7 million returned to Consumers of Credit Insurance    
    June 21, 2004    
    Refer to Order MIA-2004-05-042
  • Maryland Insurance Administration has GE Med Pro's Requested Rate Increase lowered by 8.3 percent    
    June 18, 2004
  • Insurance Commissioner Redmer Urges Importance of Understanding Flood Insurance    
    June 14, 2004
  • Insurance Administration Launches Investigation of Medical and Pharmaceutical Discount Cards    
    May 5, 2004    
    See attached agenda
  • Insurance Commissioner and Attorney General Announce End to Huge Insurance Fraud Case    
    April 15, 2004
  • NFIP Holds Southern Maryland Open House for Claims Review    
    April 12, 2004    
    National Flood Insurance Program visits Hughesville, MD
  • Carroll County Mutual Fire Insurance Company Placed into Rehabilitation    
    April 12, 2004    
    Offically The Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Carroll County (NAIC # 16098)    
    Refer to Circuit Court for Baltimore City Consent Order Case No. 24-C-04-002845
  • Insurance Administration Initiates Corporate Governance Oversight Program    
    April 8, 2004
  • MIA Continues Visits to the Edgemere Senior Center to Help Isabel Victims    
    April 2, 2004
  • MIA Continues Visits to the Essex Senior Center to Help Hurricane Isabel Victims    
    April 2, 2004
  • Vital Information for People with Property Damaged by Isabel    
    April 1, 2004
  • Erik Delfosse is Promoted to Senior Counsel    
    March 25, 2004
  • Lisa B. Hall is Promoted to Senior Counsel    
    March 25, 2004
  • NFIP Administrator and Insurance Commissioner Meet With Isabel Victims in Annapolis    
    March 24, 2004
  • Insurance Administration Statistics on Agent and Company Compliance and Enforcement Actions    
    March 24, 2004    
    $2.12 Million in Restitution Returned to Citizens in 2003
  • MIA and US Department of Labor Present HIPAA Compliance Seminar    
    March 18, 2004
  • Insurance Commissioner Continues Discussions With the National Flood Insurance Program  
    March 15, 2004
  • J. Van Lear Dorsey is named Deputy Counsel    
    March 11, 2004
  • MIA Available at the Hoopers Island Fire Company to Help People With Insurance Problems    
    March 11, 2004
  • MIA Available at the Methodist Church in Rock Hall to Help People with Insurance Problems    
    March 11, 2004
  • MIA Available in Leonardtown to Help People with Insurance Problems    
    March 11, 2004
  • MIA Will Be at the Edgemere Senior Center to Help Isabel Victims
    March 10, 2004
  • MIA Will Be At the Essex Senior Center to Help Hurricane Isabel Victims    
    February 20, 2004
  • Maryland Insurance Commissioner Approves MAMSI and United Health Transaction    
    February 5, 2004    
    Review the Decision in the Order: MIA-2004-02-010
  • Insurance Commissioner Announces License Suspension and Immediate Revocation    
    January 20, 2004    
    Regarding Two Agents and a Business    
    $823,481 in Restitution and $225,000 in Fines Ordered    
    Includes summary of violations    
    Review Orders issued by the Agency

2003 News Releases

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  • Maryland Insurance Commissioner Praises Work of his Agency at News Conference    
    December 18, 2003
  • December 31 Deadline Approaching for Filing Holocaust Era Insurance Claims    
    December 11, 2003
  • Insurance Commissioner Releases Statistics on Clean Claims
    December 4, 2003    
    Aim is to speed claims process, reduce provider disputes    
    Refer to Semi-Annual Claims Data Filing Report for Calendar Year 2002
  • Insurance Commissioner Urges Maryland Agents to Attend National Flood Insurance Workshops    
    November 14, 2003
  • Citizens Urged to Visit Disaster Recovery Centers and File for All Possible Assistance    
    October 21, 2003    
    Disaster Assistance Deadlines Approaching
  • Generally Policies Can't be Cancelled for Three Weather-Related Claims in Three Years    
    October 21, 2003    
    Making Weather-Related Insurance Claims
  • Insurance Commissioner's Tips for Damage Recovery
    September 16, 2003    
    Re: Hurricane Isabel
  • What You Need to Know Before the Hurricane Hits    
    September 16, 2003
  • Randi Johnson of Ellicott City Named Associate Commissioner for Property and Casualty    
    September 8, 2003
  • Tracey Graves Pleads Guilty to Theft in Insurance Fraud Case    
    August 28, 2003
  • James V. McMahan III Named Deputy Insurance Commissioner    
    July 30, 2003
  • Vanessa Brock Found Guilty of Insurance Fraud    
    July 25, 2003
  • Loughran Named Associate Commissioner of Policy and Government Affairs at the MIA    
    July 24, 2003
  • MD Insurance Commissioner To Meet With Ocean City Chamber of Commerce    
    July 7, 2003
  • Monumental Life Insurance Agrees to Return $37 Million to More Than 1/2 Million Customers    
    June 12, 2003    
    States Find Company Sold Policies Using Race-Based Pricing    
    Toll-free Telephone Line Set Up    
    Refer to the Multi-State Consent Order and the Market Conduct Exam Report
  • Insurance Commissioner Larsen Ends 6-Year Term With Significant Consumer Accomplishments    
    May 29, 2003   
    Commissioner to Join Saul Ewing LLP
  • MIA Enters Into Consent Agreement with Company Selling Health Insurance to Bethlehem Steel Retirees    
    May 2, 2003    
    More Than 800 People Over Age 65 Affected    
    Link to Consent Order
  • Maryland Insurance Commissioner Orders $4 Million Returned to Maryland Citizens    
    May 1, 2003
  • Mold Exclusion Decision Announced in Maryland    
    March 18, 2003    
    Commissioner Decides Policies May Not Exclude Coverage For Mold But May Limit Liability    
    Copy of Decision found on Insurer Services Page
  • Maryland Insurance Commissioner Denies CareFirst Conversion and Sale    
    March 5, 2003    
    News Release    
    See CareFirst Conversion Information for additional documents.
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Enters into Consent Agreement With Maryland Insurance Commissioner    
    February 25, 2003    
  • Insurance Commissioner Releases Complaint Ratios for Health Insurers & HMOs    
    February 10, 2003    
    Appeals & Grievance Report Also Released    
    See Publications (link to left) for copies of brochure and report
  • Maryland Insurance Commissioner Announces Last Public Comment Opportunity on CareFirst    
    January 30, 2003
  • Maryland Insurance Commissioner Announces Tentative Agenda for Upcoming CareFirst Hearings    
    January 21, 2003
  • Maryland Insurance Commissioner Releases Statement on Amended CareFirst Filing    
    January 21, 2003
  • Maryland Insurance Administration Announces Final CareFirst Hearings January 28-31    
    January 2, 2003    
    Commissioner Gives WellPoint and CareFirst Until Jan. 17 to Amend Deal