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Jan 6, 1999
Consumers looking for a good deal on homeowners insurance can obtain valuable information from the latest edition of the premium-comparison survey issued today by Charles R. Cohen, Director of the Arizona Department of Insurance.
Dec 16, 1998
Charles R. Cohen, Director of Insurance, announced today the availability of the Arizona Insurance Department’s most current “Automobile Premium Comparison Survey.” The survey is published biannually to encourage consumers to compare prices when purchasing personal automobile insurance. Cohen cautioned that “although price is always an important consideration, consumers should also consider an insurer’s reputation for claims handling and policyholder service, and the specific insurance coverages available.”
Nov 16, 1998
Chuck Cohen, Director of the Arizona Department of Insurance announced today the entry of an order that assesses an $80,000 civil penalty against New York Life Insurance Company for violations of Arizona’s laws governing the marketing of life insurance and long term care insurance.
Oct 9, 1998
Acting Director Charles R. Cohen announced today that the Arizona Department of Insurance recently published the Mobile Homeowner Premium Comparison Survey and the Complaint Ratio for personal lines insurers. The Mobile Homeowner Premium Comparison Survey lists 19 insurers writing approximately 85 percent of the mobile home insurance business in Arizona. The Personal Lines Complaint Ratio compares insurers with 4,500 or more Arizona policies in force. The publication lists 104 insurers writing approximately 95 percent of all private passenger, homeowners and dwelling fire insurance in Arizona.
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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