For more information, contact: Robert Luck, Consumer Attorney,
Phone: (608) 266-0082,
E-mail: robert.luck@wisconsin.gov

Madison, WIOCI has taken the following administrative actions. In many of these cases the respondent denied the allegations but consented to the action taken. Any forfeitures paid in these administrative actions are deposited in the Common School Fund which is administered by the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. The earnings from this fund are distributed to all public K-12 schools in Wisconsin and are used by school libraries to purchase books. Copies of the administrative action orders may be viewed online at https://ociaccess.oci.wi.gov/OrderInfo/OrdInfo.oci.

OCI is responsible for overseeing the operations and marketing of insurance companies and agents in Wisconsin. OCI encourages anyone with a question or a complaint regarding an insurance company or agent to contact the office at this toll-free telephone number: 1-800-236-8517.

Allegations and Actions Against Agents

Kenneth M. Bauer, 6967 S. Oakland Rd., Superior, WI 54880, was ordered to pay a forfeiture of $250.00 and to cease and desist from enrolling Medicare beneficiaries into Medicare Advantage plans in violation of ch. Ins 20, Wis. Adm. Code, and without a scheduled appointment with the proposed beneficiary. This action was based on allegations of improperly soliciting a Medicare Advantage policy.

Richard L. Bigelow, 19373 315th St., Red Wing, MN 55066, has had his license denied for 31 days. This action was based on allegations of failing to disclose a previous administrative action taken by the state of Minnesota on an insurance license application.

Andrew C. Cory, 2505 N. Bosworth Ave., Chicago, IL 60614, has had his license denied for 31 days. This action was based on allegations of failing to disclose a previous administrative action taken by the state of Indiana on an insurance license application.

Susan Anne Counard, 1959 Cottage Rd., Little Suamico, WI 54141, has had her license denied for 31 days. This action was based on allegations of failing to disclose a previous criminal conviction on an insurance license application.

Mark R. Donovan, 822A Cedar St., Minocqua, WI 54548, has had his license denied for 31 days. This action was based on allegations of failing to disclose a previous criminal conviction on an insurance license application.

Charles J. Dorner, N3549 Church Rd., Kewaunee, WI 54216, agreed to pay a forfeiture of $25,000.00 and to have his insurance license revoked. These actions were based on allegations of making unsuitable recommendations and misrepresentations to Wisconsin consumers regarding the sale of annuity products.

Robert Michael Fazio, 21339 Waterwoord, Garden Ridge, TX 78266, agreed to pay a forfeiture of $250.00 and to respond promptly to all inquiries from OCI. These actions were based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI.

Anthony J. Giangreco, 175A W. Main St., Whitewater, WI 53190, has had his license denied for 31 days. This action was based on allegations of failing to disclose a previous criminal conviction on an insurance license application.

Steven M. Haukedahl, 1510 Sharp Rd., Waterford, WI 53185, has had his license denied for 14 days. This action was based on allegations of failing to disclose a previous criminal conviction on an insurance license application.

Casey Kyle Johnson, 5237 E. Cty. Rd. J, Clinton, WI 53525, has had his license denied for 31 days. This action was based on allegations of failing to disclose a previous administrative action taken by the state of Wisconsin on an insurance license application.

Randall Lee Lindsey, 615 N. 13th Ave., Onalaska, WI 54650, has had his license denied for 31 days. This action was based on allegations of failing to disclose a previous criminal conviction on an insurance license application.

Jeff E. Pope, 3073 Secretariat Ct., Aurora, IL 60502, has had his license denied for 31 days. This action was based on allegations of failing to disclose previous administrative actions taken by the states of Illinois and Wisconsin on an insurance license application.

Robert M. Roland, P.O. Box 285, New London, WI 54961, was ordered to pay a forfeiture of $500.00, to file with the Commissioner prior to use of any Medicare Supplement advertisements or advertisements offering information concerning the federal Medicare program, and to cease and desist from further violations of ss. Ins 3.27 and 3.39, Wis. Adm. Code. These actions were based on allegations of using Medicare supplement insurance advertising not in compliance with the law.

Allegations and Actions Against Companies

Cinergy Health, Inc., 19495 Biscayne Blvd. Ste. 604, Aventura, FL 33180, was ordered to pay a forfeiture of $500.00 and to report any administrative actions to the Commissioner as required by s. Ins 6.61, Wis. Adm. Code. This action was based on allegations of failing to report administrative actions taken by the state of Florida in 2008.

Interstate National Dealer Services, Inc., 333 Earle Ovington Blvd. Ste. 700, Uniondale, NY 11553, agreed to pay a forfeiture of $10,000.00 and to file financial statements by the ordered dates due. These actions were based on allegations of failing to file required financial statements by the due date.

Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, 175 Berkeley St., Boston, MA 02117, was ordered to pay a forfeiture of $500.00, to reply to requested information within ten days of receipt of the order, and to provide in writing all information requested in response to all inquiries from OCI requesting a reply. This action was based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI.

Warrantech Automotive, Inc., P.O. Box 1179, Bedford, TX 76095, was ordered to pay a forfeiture of $5,000.00, to provide the information requested by OCI, and to cease and desist soliciting and selling warranties listing CoverEdge Worldwide or any other unauthorized administrators until granted proper authority. This action was based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and using unapproved policy forms.

Copies of Administrative Actions