Press Release 1999-07 Arizona Insurance Director Suspends License Of Adjuster Accused Of Using Bogus Signature Stamps To Deposit $197,487; Diverted $91,654.61 To His Own Use

Arizona Insurance Director Charles R. Cohen has issued an order summarily suspending the license of an insurance adjuster suspected of using forged signature stamps to deposit reimbursement payments totaling $197,487.32 into his bank account, and diverting $91,654.61 of that amount to his own use.

Press Release 1999-06 State Insurance Director Warns Yuma Doctors Not To Collect Improper Amounts From HMO Enrollees

Arizona Director of Insurance Charles R. Cohen today issued a warning to Yuma United Medical Associates, Ltd., an independent physicians association representing approximately 100 physicians in the Yuma area, that its member physicians must not attempt to collect from HMO enrollees amounts owed to the physicians by an HMO.

Press Release 1999-04 State Insurance Department Launches Campaign To Assist Rural Consumers


The Arizona Department of Insurance is launching an informational campaign to acquaint residents of rural communities with consumer-related programs and services at the department.

Press Release 1999-02 New State Program Reverses
 13 Medical Decisions By Insurance Companies


In the first six months of a new consumer-oriented program at the Arizona Department of Insurance, 61 individuals appealed adverse decisions by their health care insurers.

Press Release 1999-01 Arizona Department Of Insurance Publishes Homeowners Premium Comparison

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.

Circular Letter 1998-13

Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998

Press Release 1998-09 Arizona Department Of Insurance Publishes Latest Comparison Of Automobile Insurance Premiums

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.”

Press Release 1998-08 Insurance Director Imposes $80,000 Civil Penalty Against New York Life Insurance Company

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.

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ADOI News

10/16/2019: Information about 2020 ACA Health Insurance Rate Increases

Major Medical Health Insurance Rate Information

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires states to provide certain information about "threshold" (15% or greater) rate increase filings, and to provide a way for the public to comment on the requested threshold rate increase filings.  This page contains instructions for you to access the rate filing information for plan year 2020 and to provide public comments on open threshold rate filings to the Department. 


2/19/2019: ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

The Arizona Department of Insurance is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity...


6/7/2017: ARIZONA OMBUDSMAN: Citizens' Aide

The ombudsman-citizens aide helps citizens to resolve ongoing issues with state agencies.


11/1/2019: 2020 Small Group, ACA Compliant, Major Medical Health Insurance Premium Rates

The Arizona Department of Insurance has published information on monthly premium rates for small group ACA compliant major medical health insurance. The small group rate exhibit provides the minimum, maximum,and average rates by metal level, insurer and county. These plans are available to employers with 2-50 employees.

The Small Group Rate Exhibit is avaliable Here. 


 

11/1/2019: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure Model Regulation

The Department of Insurance (“Department”) seeks to adopt the Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure Model Regulation.  ARS § 20-492.02 allows the Department to adopt rules to carry out the Act upon notice and an opportunity to be heard.  The Legislature has exempted the Department from Title 41, Chapter 6 for one year after the effective date of the Act.  (Laws 2019, 1st Reg. Sess., Ch. 180, § 2.)


 

10/30/2019: 2019 Additions to the Rates of Tax

The 2019 Additions to the Rates of Tax, which applies to insurers domiciled in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and West Virginia, is now available.  Click here


10/29/2019: Insurers Offering Individual Health Insurance in Arizona


2020 Arizona Major Medical Health Insurers - click here for a list 

Lists insurance companies that are offering health insurance to individuals and families in Arizona in 2020.  Open enrollment starts November 1st and runs through December 15th, 2019.  Individuals can start shopping for coverage now at healthcare.gov or cuidadodesalud.gov (Spanish)


9/10/2019: Warning - Phishing Scam

We are aware of a phishing scam targeting insurance professionals claiming that the National Association of Insurance Commissioners received a complaint that the professional submitted a falsified claim. This fraudulent email displays the NAIC and CIPR logos, can originate from what appears to be an naic.org or gmail.com email account, and instructs the recipient to click on a link to download the complaint notification.

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].


 

7/2/2019: Consumer Alert: FTC alleges Simple Health sold consumers worthless plans that left people uninsured

Phoenix, AZ—The Arizona Department of Insurance (ADOI) wants to make citizens aware of a recent Consumer Alert issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding Simple Health Plans, LLC


4/22/2019: Extension of Major Medical Transitional Policies through Calendar Year 2020

Phoenix - The Arizona Department of Insurance (ADOI) announced today that insurers in the individual and small group major medical health insurance markets can choose to renew transitional policies for a policy year beginning on or before October 1, 2020, provided all transitional coverage ends by December 31, 2020.    


2/7/2019: Regulatory Bulletin 2019-01

Use of Credits and Premium Rebates in the Health Insurance Market 


12/11/2018: Health Insurance Telemarketers Annoy; Pose Fraud Risks

Phoenix, AZ—The Arizona Department of Insurance (ADOI) wants to make citizens aware of scams involving aggressive telemarketers attempting to sell health insurance plans and, in some cases, attempting to gain personal and financial information possibly for criminal purposes.


12/7/2018: Arizona Sample Notice of Continuation Coverage (Mini-COBRA)

FORM UPDATED 1/23/2019. Pursuant to ARS § 20-2330, a health benefits plan issued or renewed after December 31, 2018, must allow an enrollee and any qualified dependent to continue coverage after a qualifying event.... The Department has prepared a sample notice of coverage continuation form and is making the sample available on its website....


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