ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

March 1, 2017 -

The Arizona Department of Insurance (“ADOI”) is committed to maintaining a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity.  Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment and prohibits discriminatory practices, including harassment.  In recognition of its legal and moral obligations, the Arizona Department of Insurance hereby commits itself to a policy of non-discrimination as follows:

  1. The Arizona Department of Insurance shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.  Equal Opportunity applies to such employment practices as hiring, upgrading, demotion, transfer, recruitment, advertising, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, job assignments, accessibility, working conditions and special duty details.
  2. All Arizona Department of Insurance management personnel shall actively support recruitment and career development programs to ensure equitable representation of minorities, females, seniors, LGBT and individuals with disabilities, special disabled veterans and Vietnam Era veterans in all job categories and pay grades.           
  3. The Arizona Department of Insurance shall not tolerate discrimination in the agency as it creates an intimidating, degenerating, hostile and offensive working environment.  Each employee has an affirmative duty to maintain a workplace free of harassment, intimidation, and discrimination.  Arizona Department of Insurance prohibits retaliation against any individual who reports discrimination or harassment or participates in an investigation of such reports.
  4. The Department will post the Non-Discrimination Policy throughout departmental facilities, including its employee information bulletin board located on the Second Floor between the entrances to the restrooms, and the Department will post the Policy at the top of the ADOI News section on its Internet web site Home Page at https://insurance.az.gov.
  5. The ADOI will make every reasonable effort to ensure that all concerned are familiar with this policy and aware that any complaint that this policy has been violated will be investigated and appropriately resolved.
  6. All written bid announcements, request for proposals, employment announcements, requests for applications, program brochures, literature and general solicitations shall include the phrase:

“Arizona State Government is an EOE/ACA Reasonable Accommodation Employer”

The Department of Insurance is committed to ensuring that all its employees can work in an environment free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

As Interim Director of the Arizona Department of Insurance, I am committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity.  To ensure the dissemination and implementation of the 2017 Equal Opportunity Plan throughout all levels of the Department, Sarah Dobbins ([email protected], 602-771-7766) shall serve as the Department’s Equal Opportunity Administrator.

Any employee who has questions or concerns about this policy should  talk with Assistant Director Scott Greenberg ([email protected], (602) 364-3764), or the Governor’s Office of Equal Opportunity (http://azgovernor.gov/eop/index.asp, (602) 542-3711).

-Leslie R. Hess, Interim Director

Insurance Professional License Number Crosswalk (MS EXCEL)

With the Department of Insurance move off of its old regulatory system to State Based Systems ("SBS"), the license number for each Arizona-licensed insurance professional (insurance producer/agent, surplus lines broker, insurance adjuster, etc.) changed. Attached is a MICROSOFT EXCEL file that contains the name, old (legacy) license number, new license number and National Producer Number for each insurance professional licensed whose license expired/expires on or after 4/30/2016. Use the LICENSE SEARCH menu option at the top of this page to view the license record for a particular licensee or company.

Insurance Professional License Number Crosswalk (CSV)

With the Department of Insurance move off of its old regulatory system to State Based Systems ("SBS"), the license number for each Arizona-licensed insurance professional (insurance producer/agent, surplus lines broker, insurance adjuster, etc.) changed. Attached is a COMMA-SEPARATED VALUES (CSV) file that contains the name, old (legacy) license number, new license number and National Producer Number for each insurance professional licensed whose license expired/expires on or after 4/30/2016. Use the LICENSE SEARCH menu option at the top of this page to view the license record for a particular licensee or company.

Long-term Care Insurance: Notice of Publication of Final Rulemaking

On May 12, 2017, the Arizona Secretary of State published the Department's Final Exempt Rulemaking in the Arizona Administrative Register (23 A.A.R. 1120, May 12, 2017).

Suspect Arrested in $52,000 Auto Glass Scam

Phoenix, AZ – On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, the Arizona Department of Insurance (ADOI) Fraud Division arrested Mr. Marcel Deweaver on allegations of fraud schemes, theft, insurance fraud and identity theft.
Between August 2015 and June 2017, Mr. Deweaver allegedly filed over 120 fraudulent claims with multiple insurers. After obtaining vehicles through various auto dealerships, Deweaver allegedly had the vehicles covered under fraudulent insurance policies that he obtained under stolen identities, and paid premiums with fraudulent debit and credit cards; then would intentionally damage the safety glass of the vehicle and file a claim. Deweaver allegedly shopped around to different independent glass installation shops for ones that offered the highest incentives, up to $150 per claim, to fix the damages. The total loss to the insurance companies is believed to exceed $52,000 in fraudulent claims.
Deweaver was arrested Tuesday afternoon after the Arizona Department of Insurance Fraud Division developed information that Deweaver was in a 2012 Ford Explorer that he fraudulently obtained from a local dealership. The vehicle came to the attention of the ADOI Fraud Division after seven separate insurance claims had been filed within a month. After locating the vehicle in an apartment complex, ADOI agents requested assistance from the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) once they realized Deweaver was in the vehicle and it exited the parking lot. In an odd turn of events, after believing that he was being followed, Deweaver pulled off onto the shoulder of the interstate seeking assistance from a DPS officer involved in a traffic stop, at which point ADOI agents took him into custody.
Marcel Deweaver was booked at the Maricopa County Jail and is being held on charges of fraud schemes, theft, insurance fraud and identity theft. The ADOI Fraud Division would like to thank National Insurance Crime Bureau for their assistance with the investigation, and the Arizona Department of Public Safety for their assistance in making the arrest.

2017-2018 Insurer Annual Assessments

This document contains all 2017-2018 assessments effective July 1, 2017, that will be mailed to insurers on Monday, July 3, 2017.  Please either use the insurer's page from this document or the notice we mail, and EITHER: Remit payment using the NAIC OPTins system (OPTins.org); or, if you are unable to use the OPTins system, send payment with a copy of the insurer's assessment notice.

Assessments are due July 31, 2017.

Extension of Major Medical Transitional Policies through Calendar Year 2018

Phoenix - The Arizona Department of Insurance (ADOI) announced today that insurers in the individual and small group[1] major medical health insurance markets can choose to renew transitional policies for a policy year beginning on or before October 1, 2018, provided all transitional coverage ends by December 31, 2018.    Transitional policies are non-Affordable-Care-Act-compliant policies that have been continuously in effect since by or before December 31, 2013.  At least 6 health insurers have individual or small group transitional policies still in effect in Arizona.

This extension is the maximum extension permitted under the Insurance Standards Bulletin issued on February 23, 2017 by the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), and gives insurers the option to continue the pre-2014 individual and small group policies covering approximately 70,000 Arizonans through the end of 2018.  Insurers that offer this extension of transitional coverage are required to send each policyholder a renewal notice that explains the offer to continue the transitional policy through the end of 2018 and includes information regarding any related price increase.  Insurers must also send a 90-day notice for the final discontinuation of the transitional plans.

The extension does not affect grandfathered policies issued prior to March 23, 2010.  These policies can remain in effect as long as they maintain grandfathered status.

For additional information on the Affordable Care Act, please visit the Arizona Department of Insurance website or call Consumer Assistance at (602) 364-2499. 

 

[1] Small Group refers to a policy issued to an employer who employs at least two but not more than fifty eligible employees

(ARS § 20-2301(A)(21)).