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Administrative Orders - 2006

Enforcement Orders - Producer Actions

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American Title Group, Inc.
Eugene, Oregon
Violation: Withheld money. Failed to own and maintain a title plant. Failed to deposit premiums in a trust account. Failed to completely respond to an inquiry from the DCBS director. Gave a thing of value to an intermediary. Failed to notify the DCBS director of the authorization and termination of an insurance producer.
Penalty: $15,000 fine. In lieu of further enforcement action, American Title Group agreed to surrender its Oregon producer license and never apply for another insurance license in Oregon.
Date of Order: 02/21/2006
Final
AmeriTitle, Inc.
Bend, Oregon
Violation: Gave a thing of value to an intermediary.
Penalty: $1,500 fine
Date of Order: 08/09/2006
Final
Aon Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates
Chicago, Illinois
Violation: The insurance regulators and Attorney Generals of Connecticut, Illinois, and New York alleged that Aon unlawfully steered clients insurance business to favored insurers. Aon did not admit or deny any allegations, but entered into a settlement agreement with the three states dated March 4, 2005. Subsequently, Aon entered into an NAIC-facilitated multi-state regulatory settlement agreement (RSA) dated May 5, 2006, with the insurance regulator of Connecticut and other state insurance regulators who chose to participate. The RSA adopted the agreement between Aon and Connecticut, Illinois, and New York.
Penalty: Aon agreed to pay remedial benefits to policyholders, take corrective actions, and make periodic reports to regulators.
Date of Order: 07/27/2006
Final
Multi-State Regulatory Settlement Agreement
Exhibit A
Best Insurance Consultants, LLC
Portland, Oregon
Violation: Failed to keep required premium trust account records.
Penalty: $6,000 fine
Date of Order: 10/25/2006
Final
Bettis, Timothy L.
Portland, Oregon
Violation: Failed to respond to an inquiry from the DCBS director.
Penalty: Oregon resident producer license revoked
Date of Order: 07/24/2006
Final
Born, Gregory D.
Naperville, Illinois
Violation: Was subject to enforcement action by another state insurance regulator.
Penalty: Oregon nonresident producer license revoked
Date of Order: 03/21/2006
Final
Chickering Claims Administrators, Inc.
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Violation: Failed to promptly and equitably settle a claim. Failed to acknowledge and act promptly upon communications relating to a claim. Failed to truthfully respond to an inquiry from the DCBS director.
Penalty: $5,000 fine
Date of Order: 03/01/2006
Final
Dollar, Philip S.
Portland, Oregon
Violation: Used a dishonest practice in the conduct of business.
Penalty: $4,000 fine
Date of Order: 03/13/2006
Final
Dunstan, Larry K., and Multi-Tech Insurance Services, Inc.
West Linn, Oregon
Violation: Dunstan commingled premiums with other money in a trust account. Multi-Tech Insurance Services did not report Dunstan's violation to the DCBS director and did not take corrective action.
Penalty: Oregon resident producer and business entity licenses revoked
Date of Order: 04/10/2006
Final
Fidelity National Title Company of Oregon
Portland, Oregon
Violation: Gave a thing of value to an intermediary.
Penalty: $6,000 fine
Date of Order: 06/27/2006
Final
Franklin, Carolyn R., also known as Carolyn R. Hardman
Springfield, Oregon
Violation: Used a fraudulent or dishonest practice in the conduct of business. Forged another person's name on an insurance application or related document. Failed to respond to an inquiry from the DCBS director.
Penalty: Oregon resident producer license revoked
Date of Order: 09/26/2006
Final
Gomez, Ana P.
Issaquah, Washington
Violation: Was subject to an enforcement action by another state insurance regulator.
Penalty: Oregon nonresident producer license revoked
Date of Order: 02/21/2006
Final
Hart, Angie M
Sandy, Oregon
Violation: Used a fraudulent practice in the conduct of business.
Penalty: Oregon resident producer license revoked
Date of Order: 04/11/2006
Final
Hinchliffe, Michael T
Portland, Oregon
Violation: Forged another person's name on an insurance application or related document.
Penalty: $2,000 fine
Date of Order: 09/26/2006
Final
Hopton, Safeer D.
San Diego, California
Violation: Failed to respond to an inquiry from the DCBS director.
Penalty: In lieu of enforcement action, Hopton agreed to surrender his Oregon nonresident producer license.
Date of Order: 05/18/2006
Final
Hughes, Kyle E.
Salem, Oregon
Violation: Used fraudulent or dishonest practices in the conduct of business.
Penalty: Oregon resident producer license revoked
Date of Order: 08/01/2006
Final
Jenkins, John L.
Portland, Oregon
Violation: Acted incompetently or untrustworthily.
Penalty: $2,000 fine
Date of Order: 08/22/2006
Final
Krupicka, Paul J. Jr.
Oregon City, Oregon
Violation: Used a dishonest practice and demonstrated untrustworthiness in the conduct of business.
Penalty: Oregon resident producer license revoked
Date of Order: 03/13/2006
Final
LaPorte & Associates, Inc.
Portland, Oregon
Violation: Failed to pay premiums owed to insureds within 30 days. Used a dishonest practice in the conduct of business.
Penalty: $7,000 fine
Date of Order: 04/19/2006
Final
Lavorico, Shannon M
Roseburg, Oregon
Violation: Committed fraud related to insurance.
Penalty: Oregon resident producer license revoked
Date of Order: 04/17/2006
Final
Lilly, Robert H.
Gresham, Oregon
Violation: Used a dishonest practice in the conduct of business
Penalty: Oregon resident producer license revoked
Date of Order: 03/20/2006
Final
Lyles, Barney T. and BLIS International Group, Inc.
Denver, Colorado
Violation: Were subject to an enforcement action by another state insurance regulator. Failed to report an enforcement action by another state insurance regulator.
Penalty: Oregon nonresident individual and business entity producer licenses revoked
Date of Order: 07/31/2006
Final
Maher, Jane C.
Oxford, Connecticut
Violation: Was subject to an enforcement action by another state insurance regulator.
Penalty: Oregon nonresident producer license revoked
Date of Order: 01/30/2006
Final
Malanowski, James W.
Portland, Oregon
Violation: Demonstrated incompetence or untrustworthiness in the conduct of business.
Penalty: $1,000 fine
Date of Order: 06/27/2006
Final
McClaran, Katherine C.
Ashland, Oregon
Violation: Used a dishonest business practice.
Penalty: Oregon resident producer license revoked; $3,000 fine
Date of Order: 06/26/2006
Final
Proposed
Mendez, Candelario, Jr.
Keizer, Oregon
Violation: Used a fraudulent practice in the conduct of business.
Penalty: Oregon resident producer license revoked
Date of Order: 04/17/2006
Final
Mills, Jameson D.
Portland, Oregon
Violation: Used a fraudulent practice in the conduct of business.
Penalty: Oregon resident producer license revoked
Date of Order: 05/17/2006
Final
New Source Benefits, LLC
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Violation: Was subject to enforcement action by another state insurance regulator.
Penalty: Oregon nonresident producer license revoked
Date of Order: 09/27/2006
Final
ONeal, Tim P.
Troutdale, Oregon
Violation: Failed to respond to an inquiry from the DCBS director.
Penalty: Oregon resident producer license revoked
Date of Order: 07/24/2006
Final
Reed, Gregory W
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Violation: Forged another person's name on an insurance application or related document. Made a false statement to the DCBS director.
Penalty: $2,000 fine
Date of Order: 10/03/2006
Final
Salcido, Manuel A
Taos, New Mexico
Violation: Failed to completely respond to an inquiry from the DCBS director.
Penalty: Oregon nonresident producer license revoked
Date of Order: 12/18/2006
Final
Sampson, William L.
Gold Hill, Oregon
Violation: Forged a person's name on an insurance application or related document.
Penalty: Oregon resident producer license revoked
Date of Order: 05/22/2006
Final
Seawright, Terrence B.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Violation: Made a false statement on an insurance license application. Was subject to enforcement action by other state insurance regulators. Failed to report enforcement actions by other state insurance regulators. Failed to respond to an inquiry from the DCBS director.
Penalty: Oregon nonresident producer license revoked
Date of Order: 07/26/2006
Final
Smith, Damien J.
Moreno Valley, California
Violation: Was subject to enforcement action by another state insurance regulator.
Penalty: Oregon nonresident producer license revoked
Date of Order: 05/17/2006
Final
Stearns, Robert J.
Fairfield, Connecticut
Violation: Was convicted of a crime. Was convicted of a felony involving dishonesty or breach of trust. Was subject to enforcement action by another state insurance regulator.
Penalty: Oregon nonresident producer license revoked
Date of Order: 04/27/2006
Final
Tobey, Kenneth I., Inc.
Lake Oswego, Oregon, and Bellevue, Washington
Violation: Failed to keep records available for inspection at its principle place of business for the required time period.
Penalty: Ordered to immediately cease and desist from violating the Oregon Insurance Code by altering or discarding insurance business records in any form, or removing them from Oregon and Washington.
Date of Order: 10/26/2006
Cease & Desist
VanCleave, Heather A
Dayton, Oregon
Violation: Demonstrated incompetence in the conduct of business.
Penalty: $5,000 fine
Date of Order: 10/03/2006
Final
Wendt, Cameron M
Troutdale, Oregon
Violation: Was convicted of a felony involving dishonesty or breach of trust. Was convicted of a crime. Was subject to enforcement action by another state insurance regulator. Made a false statement on an insurance license application.
Penalty: Oregon resident producer license revoked
Date of Order: 04/20/2006
Final
White, Gary A.
St. Petersburg, Florida
Violation: Misappropriated money or property. Was subject to enforcement action by other state insurance regulators.
Penalty: Oregon nonresident producer license revoked
Date of Order: 05/17/2006
Final
Wieck, Paul A.
Portland, Oregon
Violation: Used a fraudulent practice in the conduct of business.
Penalty: Oregon resident producer license revoked
Date of Order: 01/19/2006
Final
Williams, Teresa
Vancouver, Washington
Violation: Was subject to enforcement action by another state insurance regulator. Failed to report an enforcement action by another state insurance regulator.
Penalty: Oregon nonresident producer license revoked
Date of Order: 10/10/2006
Final