Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler issued fines in December totaling $55,500 against insurance companies, producers, brokers, and individuals who violated state insurance laws and regulations.

Following is a list of those fined, the amounts fined, and what the commissioner’s office reports caused the fines.

Insurance companies

LifeWise Assurance Co., Mountlake Terrace, Wash.; fined $25,000

LifeWise didn’t provide the required transparency tools for student insurance plans, failed to explain the internal review officer will accept additional information for up to five business days, and failed to process two appeals within the required 30-day timeframe.

Aetna Life Insurance Co., Hartford, Conn.; fined $25,000

Aetna violated RCW 48.43.785(1) by denying 7,867 insurance claims for personal protective equipment.

Insurance educators

FPA of Oregon and SW Washington, Provider #30333; fined $750

FPA, an insurance education provider, issued attendance certificates that did not comply with Washington regulations, issued credits to producers that didn’t sign attendance registers, and submitted false class date information on an attendance roster.

Parker Smith & Feek, Provider #2332; fined $1,000

Parker Smith & Feek, an insurance education provider, failed to keep attendance reports as required under Washington regulations, gave credits to producers that didn’t attend courses or respond to the number of polls for Washington producer education courses, and failed to conduct polls for courses as required under Washington regulations.

Producers & brokers

  • Fitts Agency, Inc., Tuscaloosa, Ala.; fined $250
  • Rogue Risk LLC, Watervliet, NY; fined $250
  • Raashawyn Bush, Mountain Home, Idaho; $250 fine
  • Whittier Olds, Missoula, Mont.; $250 fine
  • D&G Sayles Corporation, Glen Rock, NJ; fined $500
  • Marco Antonio Reyes-Santos, Lincolnwood, Ill.; fined $250
  • Anna Alicia Geisen, Peoria, Ariz.; fined $250
  • Janna Swopshire, Las Vegas, Nev.; fined $250
  • Get Logan Inc., New York, NY; fined $250
  • Melissa Jo Brady, Coolidge, Ariz.; fined $500
  • Garrity Sullivan and Donnelly Agency, Inc., Worcester, Mass.; fined $250
  • Brandon Lewandowski, Garfield Heights, Ohio; fined $500

Since 2001, Kreidler has assessed more than $38 million in fines, which are directed to the state’s general fund to pay for state services.

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