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Oct 2, 1998

Arizona has a new weapon for fighting insurance fraud! A.R.S. § 13-2924, which was effective August 21, 1998, makes the practice of “capping” a class 1 misdemeanor. Capping is a form of insurance fraud that is estimated to cost Arizona insurers millions of dollars every year. Capping and other forms of automobile insurance fraud raise the price of auto insurance premiums by $200 a year for an average policy holder.

Sep 28, 1998

Charles R. Cohen, Acting Director of the Arizona Department of Insurance, announced today that the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (“the NAIC”) renewed the Department’s accreditation at the recent NAIC quarterly meeting in New York City. Accreditation means that the Department meets national standards for regulation of the financial condition of insurance companies.

Aug 14, 1998

Effective October 1, 1998, each of the insurance licensing examination content outlines will be modified, according to the Arizona Department of Insurance. In May 1998, the Department worked with the Insurance Testing Corporation (ITC), the state’s contractor for test administration, the Kelley Insurance Center at Drake University, and experts from the Arizona insurance industry to ensure examinations cover current topics and new changes in state law. Additional changes are being made to improve the organization, clarity and focus of portions of the exams.

Jun 29, 1998

John A. Greene, Director of the Arizona Department Of Insurance, announced today the availability of new rights for Arizona consumers who disagree with their health care insurer’s decisions regarding coverage issues, including whether a procedure is medically necessary.

Apr 17, 1998

The Arizona Department of Insurance will hold a public meeting Thursday, May 7, 1998. Representatives from the Department, Insurance Testing Corporation (ITC), and the Kelley Insurance Center, Drake University, will provide trainers, managers and publishers with information concerning the testing program and candidate performance, as well as collect comments and answer questions from those attending.

Apr 17, 1998

The Arizona Department of Insurance will hold a public meeting Thursday, May 7, 1998. Representatives from the Department, Insurance Testing Corporation (ITC), and the Kelley Insurance Center, Drake University, will provide trainers, managers and publishers with information concerning the testing program and candidate performance, as well as collect comments and answer questions from those attending.

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Certain antivirus products will detect this as a malicious email.  If you receive a similar email and have any concerns, contact the NAIC Service Desk at (816) 783-8500 or [email protected].

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