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Kreidler's office disciplines insurers, agents

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February 25, 2014

OLYMPIA, Wash. – 

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler took legal action against insurance companies, agents and brokers from Dec. 10, 2013 through Feb. 10, 2014, including a $20,000 fine.

Insurance company fined $20,000:

  • Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Co. of Columbus, OH; fined $20,000 for allowing unlicensed subagents to sell travel insurance that deviated from plans approved by the Office of the Insurance Commissioner.

Agents and brokers whose licenses were revoked:

  • Branden Karsner of Vancouver, WA; violated licensing rules.

  • Richard E. Perry of Rathdrum, ID; falsifying insurance applications and violating laws or rules.

  • Adrian Russell Robison aka A. Russell Robison of Idaho Falls, ID; receiving a felony conviction and having license revoked in Idaho, Kentucky

  • Adrian Rand Robison of Idaho Falls, ID; receiving a felony conviction and having license revoked in Idaho, Kentucky.

  • Tavonnah A. Williams of Philadelphia; failed to disclose felony on license application.

Insurance company whose certificate of authority was suspended:

  • Indemnity Insurance Corp. of Sparks, MD; suspended from selling insurance in Washington for one year because the firm has been determined to be financially unsound in Delaware and a risk to policyholders.

Cease and desist orders:

  • Justin Houdei of St. Peters, MO; attempting to sell insurance in Washington without a license.

Kreidler’s office oversees Washington’s insurance industry to ensure that companies, agents and brokers abide by state laws. From 2001 through 2013, Kreidler's office has issued more than $14 million in fines.

You can see the disciplinary orders related to these cases for more details. Fines collected are deposited in the state's general fund to pay for other state services.

For an insurance question or complaint, please contact our consumer advocates at 1-800-562-6900 or file a complaint online

Consumers can also look up the licensing status of an agent or company or see if a company has complaints.