News Releases
2005-2007

2007 News Releases

  • Commissioner Fines Allstate $750,000 for Non-Compliant Consumer Notices    
    December 20, 2007
    Largest Property and Casualty Fine on Record
    Refer to Order MIA-2007-12-031
  • Commissioner Fines and Revokes License of Hofmann Benefit Solutions of Forest Hill    
    December 18, 2007
    Refer to the following orders:
    Cullen Hofmann and Hofmann Benefit Solutions MIA-2007-12-014 and MIA-2007-015
    Kelly and Associates Insurance Group, Inc MIA-2007-12-016
    Benefitmall.com MIA-2007-12-017
    CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield MIA-2007-12-018
  • Governor and Insurance Commissioner Announce Return of Nearly $100 Million to State and Physicians
    December 13, 2007
    Refer to MIA Consent Order MIA-2007-09-025
  • Commissioner Announces New Consumer Brochures
    December 5, 2007
    Maryland Business Owners, Young Drivers and Seniors
  • Commissioner Announces Targeted Financial Examination of ACA in Light of Subprime Loan Challenges
    November 21, 2007
    Re: ACA Financial Guaranty Corporation
  • Commissioner Tyler Decides Medical Mutual Proposed Dividend Belongs to State    
    November 20, 2007
    Urges Company to Propose an Alternative that Supports Physician Insurance Rates
    Refer to Final Order MIA-2007-09-025.
  • Commissioner Announces New Principal Counsel
    November 15, 2007
  • Commissioner Appoints Elizabeth Sammis as Deputy Insurance Commissioner    
    November 6, 2007
  • Commissioner Announces Hearing to Determine if Post-Termination Package for Former CareFirst Chief Executive is Fair and Reasonable    
    October 24, 2007
    Refer to Order MIA-2007-10-027
  • Commissioner Seeks Corrective Action From CareFirst Regarding Denied Claims
    September 25, 2007
    CareFirst to pay $125,000 fine and adjust incorrectly denied claims
    Refer to Consent Order MIA-2007-09-039 and Market Conduct Report 9874-05 for details.
  • Insurance Administration CHANGES LOCATION Of A Workshop On Implementation of Statutes Relating to Insurer Good Faith Requirements    
    September 13, 2007
  • Insurance Commissioner Tyler Announces Hearing Regarding Dividends Proposed by Medical Mutual
    September 13, 2007
    Refer to Order MIA-2007-09-025
  • Governor O´Malley Announces Ralph S. Tyler Maryland Insurance Commissioner
    September 6, 2007
    Link to Governor's news release
  • Insurance Administration To Hold A Workshop On Implementation of Statutes Relating to Insurer Good Faith Requirements
    August 27, 2007
  • MIA Urges Consumers to Consider Protecting Their Property With Flood Insurance
    May 1, 2007
  • Commissioner Appoints Kimberly Robinson Director of Government Affairs    
    January 10, 2007

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