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

Bradley J. Burlage, 3728 Coronado St., Kieler, WI 53812, 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.

Bonnie L. Daniels, N8530 Navarino Rd., Black Creek, WI 54106, 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.

Ronald R. Dowling, 9334 Chestnut Tr., Tinley Park, IL 60477, has had his license denied for 31 days. This action was based on allegations of failing to disclose administrative actions taken by the states of Massachusetts and South Dakota on an insurance license application.

Erik W. Femrite, 2413 Fountain Ave. Apt. 21, Appleton, WI 54915, has had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was based on allegations of failing to disclose pending criminal charges on an insurance license application and a criminal conviction which may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct.

Robert H. Fletcher, 1070 Luanna Dr., Rockford, IL 61103, has had his license denied for 31 days. This action was based on allegations of failing to disclose an administrative action taken by the state of Colorado on an insurance license application.

Todd T. Fox, 23030 State Rd. 57, Kiel, WI 53042, agreed to pay a forfeiture of $1,000.00 and agreed to not solicit, negotiate, place, or advise others about insurance needs and coverages for lines of authority for which he is not licensed. This action was based on allegations of acting as an unlicensed agent.

Glenn R. Harris, 626 Middle Rincon Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95409, agreed to surrender his insurance agent's license and not to reapply for any Wisconsin insurance licenses for a period of five years. These actions were based on allegations of failing to report an administrative action taken by another agency.

Lawrence D. Hathaway, 2811 Gladstone Ave., Gladstone, MI 49837, 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.

Brian A. Jeske, 129 S. Birch Ave., Gillette, WI 54124, 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.

Stephen R. Millin, 1302 E. Fairway Dr., Ladysmith, WI 54848, has had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was based on allegations of a criminal conviction which may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct.

Alma C. Minley, 1800 W. Cherry St., Milwaukee, WI 53205, agreed to pay a forfeiture of $250.00, to report any criminal charges or convictions, and to truthfully answer any questions regarding administrative actions, charges, or convictions. These actions were based on allegations of failing to disclose a previous administrative action taken by the state of Wisconsin and failing to disclose a previous criminal conviction on an insurance license application.

Neil I. Mishleau, 126 Eagle St., Seymour, WI 54165, has had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was based on allegations of failing to disclose administrative actions taken by the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions, Division of Securities, on insurance license applications in August 2006 and April 2009. The bases of those administrative actions provided evidence of untrustworthiness.

Jared M. Obendorfer, 2565 N. Fratney St. Apt. A, Milwaukee, WI 53212, had his insurance license suspended beginning on September 21, 2009. This action was based on allegations of failing to pay past child support due.

Kenneth J. Putz, 312 Scott Rd., Mount Horeb, WI 53572, has had his insurance license denied for 31 days. This action was based on allegations of failing to disclose previous criminal convictions on an insurance license application.

Jeremy D. Ricker, 204 W. Main St. Apt. 304, Whitewater, WI 53190, has had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was based on allegations of failing to disclose a previous criminal conviction on an insurance license application and a criminal conviction which may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct.

William H. Scherrer, 650 Meadow Ln., Burlington, WI 53105, has had his insurance license application denied for 31 days. This action was based on allegations of failing to disclose administrative actions taken by the state of Wisconsin and FINRA on an insurance license application, failing to report an administrative action taken by FINRA while previously licensed, and failing to disclose appointment listing terminations for cause while previously licensed.

Nicolle R. Sievers, 892 Dutchman Dr. Apt. 2, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729, has had her application for an insurance license denied. This action was based on allegations of failing to disclose previous criminal charges or convictions on an insurance license application and criminal convictions which may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct.

Steven S. Simonovich, 12322 87th Ave., Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158, has had his license denied for 31 days. This action was based on allegations of failing to disclose administrative actions taken by the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing Real Estate Examining Board on an insurance license application.

Randall S. Skalet, 621 S. First St., Mt. Horeb, WI 53572, agreed to pay a forfeiture of $500.00, to more fully assess the suitability of insurance sales, and to promptly notify OCI of address changes. These actions were based on allegations of failing to properly assess the suitability of some insurance policies sold before 2007 and failing to notify OCI of address changes.

Paul G. Steinmetz, 2815 N. 83rd St., Milwaukee, WI 53222, agreed to pay a forfeiture of $500.00 and agreed to use only licensed insurance agents to advise, solicit, and negotiate insurance. These actions were based on allegations of utilizing the services of an unlicensed agent and providing business cards to an unlicensed agent.

Eric J. Wales, 9902 Soaring Sky Run, Verona, WI 53593, has had his insurance license application 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.

Allegations and Actions Against Companies

Catholic Family Life Insurance, 1572 E. Capitol Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53211, was ordered to pay a forfeiture of $1,000.00. This action was based on allegations of failing to comply with a previous examination order.

Homestead Mutual Insurance Company, 5291 Cty. Rd. II, Larsen, WI 54947, was ordered to pay a forfeiture of $300.00. This action was based on allegations of failing to comply with a previous examination order.

Madison National Life Insurance Company, Inc., 1241 John Q. Hammons Dr., Madison, WI 53707, was ordered to pay a forfeiture of $3,000.00. This action was based on allegations of failing to promptly notify OCI of the formation or acquisition of a subsidiary.

MetLife Insurance Company of Connecticut, 18210 Crane Nest Dr. 3rd Fl., Tampa, FL 33647, agreed to pay a forfeiture of $3,000.00 and agreed to respond promptly to all inquires from OCI. These actions were based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries and to an order issued by OCI.

Physicians Plus Insurance Corporation, 22 E. Mifflin St. Ste. 200, Madison, WI 53703, was ordered to pay a forfeiture of $1,000.00. This action was based on allegations of failing to comply with a previous examination order.

United Services Automobile Association, 9800 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio, TX 78288, was ordered to pay a forfeiture of $500.00, to promptly reply in writing, and to provide all information requested in response to all inquiries from OCI. These actions were based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI.

Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation, 1717 W. Broadway, Madison, WI 53713, was ordered to pay a forfeiture of $500.00. This action was based on allegations of failing to comply with a previous examination order.

Wisconsin Vision Service Plan, Inc., 3333 Quality Dr., Rancho Cordova, CA 95670, was ordered to pay a forfeiture of $2,500.00. This action was based on allegations of failing to comply with a previous examination order.

Copies of Administrative Actions