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(608) 264-6239 or
jim.guidry@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

Brett Ewald, 1356 Waters Edge Dr., Oconomowoc, WI 53066, had his application for an insurance license denied for 31 days. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to disclose a criminal conviction on an insurance license application.

Robert E. Gill, 38 Wesley Ct., Eatontown, NJ 07724, had his application for an insurance license denied for 31 days. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to disclose administrative actions taken by the state of Alabama and the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) on a licensing application.

Sherri Lynn Hardy, 3829 Stonebridge Dr., Madison, WI 53719, had her application for an insurance license denied for 31 days. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to disclose a criminal conviction on a licensing application.

Jon Hatcher, 521 1/2 N. Washington St., Elkhorn, WI 53121, had his application for an insurance license denied for 31 days. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to disclose a criminal conviction on a licensing application.

Bauje Lee, 2133 N. Angus St., Fresno, CA 93703, had her application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to disclose an administrative action taken by the state of Michigan on a licensing application, as well as the nature of that action.

Christopher P. Montefusco, 290 Rolling Knolls Way, Bridgewater, NJ 08807, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and failing to provide evidence of a surplus lines license in his resident state.

Frank Joseph Pintabone, 109 Palmer St., Easton, PA 18042, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and failing to provide evidence of a surplus lines license in his resident state.

Matthew S. Pope, 15 1/2 W. Central St. Apt. 5, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI, failing to complete a required criminal background check, and a criminal conviction which may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct.

Crystal G. Ryba, 3730 180th St., Chippewa Falls, WI 54729, had her application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of a criminal conviction which may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct and failing to promptly respond to inquiries from OCI.

Jacqueline Strong, P.O. Box 241114, Milwaukee, WI 53224, had her application for an insurance license denied for 31 days. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to disclose an administrative action taken by the state of Wisconsin on a licensing application.

Bobbi J. Tallman, 2022 County Rd. T, Eau Claire, WI 54703, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to disclose previous criminal convictions which may be substantially related to insurance marketing on a licensing application and failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI.

Adam Villarreal, W4537 County Rd. Z, Westfield, WI 53964, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and failing to provide evidence of prelicensing education.

Luke Zepnick, 1852 Zion Lane, Abrams, WI 54101, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and failing to provide evidence of prelicensing education.

Allegations and Actions Against Companies

Arch Insurance Company, 300 Plaza Three, Jersey City, NJ 07311, was ordered to pay a forfeiture of $500.00 and was ordered to reply promptly in writing to all inquiries from OCI. These actions were taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI regarding a complaint.

Loyal Christian Benefit Association, 700 Peach St., Erie, PA 16501, was ordered to pay a forfeiture of $500.00, was ordered to reply promptly in writing to all inquiries from OCI, and was ordered to pay agent appointment fees when due. These actions were taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and failing to pay a required fee to OCI for annual appointment billing.

McMillan-Warner Mutual Insurance Company, P.O. Box 429, Marshfield, WI 54449, was ordered to pay a forfeiture of $500.00 and was ordered to cease and desist issuing improper nonrenewal notices for property and casualty insurance policies. These actions were taken based on allegations of issuing an improper nonrenewal of an insurance policy that failed to state with reasonable precision the basis for the nonrenewal.

Tower Insurance Company of New York, 15 Mountainview Rd., Warren NJ 07059, was ordered to pay a forfeiture of $500.00, was ordered to reply to OCI promptly in writing, and was ordered to pay appointment fees when due. These actions were taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and failing to pay a required fee to OCI for annual appointment billing.

Vision Brokerage Services, L.L.C., One Whitehall St., 15th Floor, New York, NY 10004, had its application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI related to the identification of a designated responsible producer for Wisconsin on a licensing application.

Copies of Administrative Actions