2008 Orders

Orders posted below are unverified duplicates of official orders actually entered. To get an official version of the order contact:

Renee Molnes
Phone: 360-725-7047
Email: legal@oic.wa.gov

Orders 101 to 139 of 139
 
Name Violation Issue Date Action Order

SAFECO Insurance Company of America
Seattle, WA
Failure to timely file. 7/21/2008 $1,375 Fine 08-0081
Comments:

Safeco Insurance Company of America, et al.
Seattle, WA
Proposed acquisition of control. 9/18/2008 Acquisition of Control Granted 08-0084
Comments:

SAFECO Surplus Lines Insurance Company
Seattle, WA
Failure to timely file. 7/21/2008 $1,375 Fine 08-0082
Comments:

Seattle Foundation
Seattle, WA
Failure to timely file. 5/15/2008 $1,000 Fine 08-0050
Comments:

Severns, Patrick T.
Coeur D Alene, ID
Failure to respond. 12/3/2008 Revocation 08-0177
Comments: Fingerprint replacement card.

Sharp, Catherine J.
Snoqualmie, WA
Failure to respond. 9/15/2008 Revocation 08-0152
Comments: Fingerprint replacement card

Spokane United Methodist Homes
Spokane, WA
Organization no longer meets minimum financial requirements. 5/12/2008 Suspension 08-0065
Comments:

Spurgeon, Ashley R.
Higdon, AL
Failure to respond. 6/23/2008 Revocation 08-0100
Comments: Fingerprint replacement card

State Farm Fire and Casualty Company
Bloomington, IL
Failure to provide the reasons for adverse actions. 1/14/2009 $5,000 Fine 08-0161
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State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company and State Farm Fire and Casualty Company
Bloomington, IL
Use of unfiled rates. 1/28/2009 $25,000 Fine with $10,000 suspended 08-0168
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Sterling Jewelers, Inc.
Akron, OH
Sale of service contracts prior to being registered. 9/12/2008 $150,000 Fine 08-0137
Comments:

Stonebridge Life Insurance Company
Rutland, VT
Marketing and selling life insurance coverage to a person where the benefit payable at death under the policy could not be expected to exceed the cumulative premiums plus 5% interest. 11/6/2008 $100,000 Fine with $65,000 suspended and Compliance Plan 08-0139
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Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA
Swarthmore College issued four annuities prior to receiving its Certificate of Exemption. 2/14/2008 $1,900 Fine D08-0005
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Swiss Re Purchasing Group For Insurance Agents
Washington, DC
Failed to identify holding a valid license and failed to respond to a written inquiry. 8/18/2008 Revocation 08-0129
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Symetra Life Insurance Company
Bellevue, WA
Failure to timley file. 5/15/2008 $1,000 Fine 08-0055
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Symetra National Life Insurance Company
Bellevue, WA
Failure to timely file. 5/15/2008 $1,250 Fine 08-0054
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Syncora Guarantee, Inc.
New York, NY
Capital and surplus below minimum. 9/29/2008 Suspend Certificate of Authority 08-0155
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The Doctors Company, An Interinsurance Exchange
Napa, CA
Failure to timely file special liability reports. 9/15/2008 $12,000 Fine with $7,500 suspended 08-0138
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Three Rivers Community Foundation
Richland, WA
Failure to timely file. 5/29/2008 $1,000 Fine 08-0051
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Time Insurance Company
Milwaukee, WI
Failure to timely file. 2/1/2008 $1,000 Fine 08-0004
Comments:

Tipton, Donna C.
Irving, TX
Failure to respond. 12/5/2008 Revocation 08-0179
Comments: Fingerprint replacement card

Unigard Indemnity Company
Bellevue, WA
Failure to timely file. 5/13/2008 $500 Fine D08-0057
Comments:

Unigard Insurance Company
Bellevue, WA
Failure to timely file. 5/13/2008 $500 Fine 08-0058
Comments:

United Church Foundation
Cleveland, OH
Organization failed to meet statutory reporting requirements. 6/9/2008 $1,000 Fine 08-0047
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United States Fire Insurance Company
Wilmington, DE
Using unfiled forms. 2/5/2009 $5,000 Fine 08-0175
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United Teacher Associates Insurance Company
Austin, TX
Failure to timely file annual loss ratio and failing to timely submit its remittance to WSHIP. 3/9/1989 $3,000 Fine 08-0185
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Universal Underwriters Service Corporation
Kansas City. MO
Failure to timely file. 6/23/2008 $2,000 Fine 08-0092
Comments:

Upper Hudson National Insurance Company
Monticello, NY
Failure to maintain minimum capital & surplus. 1/28/2009 Amended Order Suspending Certificate of Authority 08-0174
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Van Landingham, Gary
Tacoma, WA
Fraudulent transaction and misrepresentation and failing to obtain, fill out, sign or submit replacement forms to replacing insurer. 5/2/2008 $3,500 Fine 08-0008
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Virginia Mason Health System
Seattle, WA
Failure to maintian the minimum required amount of reserve fund surplus. 5/22/2008 $1,000 Fine 08-0041
Comments:

Vision Service Plan
Seattle, WA
Use of unapproved forms, use of forms that differed from what was filed with OIC, use of contract riders/endorsements lacking OIC filed form numbers, use of unapproved rates, use of forms containing material changes that had neither been filed with nor approved by OIC, issuing provider contracts that failed to inform the participating providers and facilities that willfully collection or attempting to collect an amount from a covered person knowing that he collection to be in violation of the participating provider or facility contract, issuing contracts without the filed and approved addenda. 6/18/2008 $14,750 Fine and Compliance Plan 08-0060
Comments: Violations were discovered during a Market Conduct Examination

Warrantech Consumer Product Services, Inc.
Stamford, CT
Prior to the registration as a service contract provider Warrantech Consumer Product Services, Inc. issued nine service contracts to residents of Washington. 3/18/2008 $1,000 Fine 08-0011
Comments:

Washington Dental Service
Seattle, WA
Failing to file its negotiated contracts and applicable rate scheduled within 30 days after the date after the earlier of group contract negotiations are completed or the date renewal premiums are implemented. 8/14/2008 $50,000 Fine with $25,000 suspended and Compliance Plan 08-0109
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Washington Dental Service
Seattle, WA
Failure to timely file holding company annual registration statement. 9/4/2008 $1,000 Fine 08-0125
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Washington State Auto Dealers Insurance Trust
Bellevue, WA
Failure to timely file. 7/1/2008 $2,875 Fine 08-0083
Comments:

Westport Insurance Corporation
Jefferson City, MO
Failure to timely file. 10/23/2008 $4,000 Fine 08-0156
Comments:

Willamette Dental of Washington, Inc.
Federal Way, WA
Failure to record the claim receive date or the claim payment date, failure to coordinate benefits, failure to ensure that its agents are licensed, use of unfiled/unapproved forms, use of unapproved rates. 6/24/2008 $30,000 Fine with $10,000 suspended 08-0010
Comments: These violations were discovered during a Market Conduct Examination.

World Insurance Company
Omaha, NE
Failing to timely file loss ratio filing and failure to submit its remittance to WSHIP. 2/3/2009 $3,500 Fine 08-0186
Comments:

XL Specialty Insurance Company
Wilmington, DE
Failure to file specialty liability report. 9/19/2008 $2,500 Fine with $500 suspended 08-0135
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These enforcement actions taken by Mike Kreidler, Washington state Insurance Commissioner, are a primary tool in protecting the people of Washington.

Type of Entity Authority to Suspend or Revoke Authority to Fine
Agent or broker RCW 48.17.530 RCW 48.17.560
Insurance company RCW 48.05.140 RCW 48.05.185
Health care service contractor RCW 48.44.160 RCW 48.44.166
Health maintenance organization (HMO) RCW 48.46.130 and RCW 48.46.135

Updated 04/06/2014

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