July 14, 2004
The Maryland Insurance Administration will be available to answer questions for residents of two of the areas hardest hit by Monday's floods. "Governor Ehrlich and I want to ensure that all citizens who suffered damage from the recent storms receive prompt, efficient assistance and the most up-to-date information available," said Maryland Insurance Commissioner Alfred W. Redmer Jr. "Citizens affected by flooding should not have to worry about the timeliness...
November 20, 2003
Free workshops will be offered Monday and Tuesday to improve Maryland insurance agents' knowledge of flood insurance policies and the National Flood Insurance Program. The workshops will cover topics including rules and regulations for flood insurance, how to write flood insurance policies and consequences of not writing such a policy. Two workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday at the Holiday Inn Express in Cambridge, and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the Sheraton Barcelo Annapolis Hotel in Annapolis.
December 16, 1997
Maryland Insurance Commissioner Steven B. Larsen yesterday ordered the Doctors' Co., a California-based malpractice insurer, to offer renewals to all Maryland doctors currently covered by financially troubled P.I.E. Mutual Insurance Co.Ohio regulators moved into P.I.E.'s offices in Cleveland yesterday, changed the office locks, began an inventory of office equipment and changed computer codes to secure the system pending an audit of the company's books. On Saturday, P.I.E.'s board fired the company's top three executives.
September 2, 2011
Is your insurer charging you a hurricane deductible for filing a claim from Hurricane Irene? If so, make sure you were in an area subject to a hurricane warning. Maryland Insurance Commissioner Therese M. Goldsmith sent out a reminder today to property insurers that hurricane deductibles can't be imposed unless a claim comes from a part of Maryland that was under a hurricane warning. Maryland counties under such a warning were Caroline, Dorchester, Somerset, St. Mary's, Talbot and Wicomico and Worcester.
September 12, 2011
Wednesday's annual joint evening meeting of the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce and the Arbutus Business and Professional Association will be devoted to health-care reform and its effect on small business. Therese Goldsmith, Maryland's insurance commissioner, will be the guest speaker for the Sept. 14 event, which will be held at the Jenkins Senior Living Community, 3320 Benson Ave., 5:30-7:30 p.m. She will address the state's role in setting up the Small Business Health Options Programs, or "SHOP Exchanges," where small businesses will be able to pool resources to buy insurance.
December 18, 1990
The Maryland insurance commissioner has ruled that insurance companies can legally base their rates for auto policies on where a driver lives. The practice, known as territorial rating, means that city residents usually pay higher premiums than do drivers who live in the suburbs. Rural residents pay the least. The commissioner also ruled the system is reasonable because city drivers file claims more frequently than suburban and rural residents.The Evening Sun wants to know whether you think territorial rating is fair.
September 17, 1993
Maryland Insurance Commissioner Dwight K. Bartlett III announced yesterday that he had completed several top staff changes as part of a reorganization of the newly independent Maryland Insurance Administration.New appointments include:* Jean Bienemann, a senior staff attorney for the agency, will become the associate commissioner for property and casualty on Oct. 1. She replaces J. Frank Nayden, a 25-year veteran of the division, who is retiring at the end of the month.* Randi Reichel, an assistant attorney general, will head the life and health division as associate commissioner starting Oct. 11. She has been legal counsel to the division for seven years.
February 6, 2012
Redmer Insurance Group has named Caesar Rossilli, a Harford County native and Kingsville resident, personal lines manager. Rossilli is a 17-year veteran of the insurance industry. At Redmer Insurance Group, he oversees the sale of personal lines insurance including auto, home, life, umbrella, recreational vehicles and boat policies. Prior to joining Redmer Insurance Group, Rossilli served as regional insurance manager for Long & Foster Insurance Agency, Inc. Earlier, he held the positions of financial service representative and sales manager at MetLife and sales representative for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company.
November 14, 2009
A Baltimore County circuit judge has ruled that William L. Jews is entitled to his full $18 million severance package from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, reversing a 2008 decision by Maryland's insurance commissioner that the judge called "unlawful." Judge Timothy J. Martin said Insurance Commissioner Ralph S. Tyler overstepped his authority when he slashed the former CareFirst chief executive's severance and other pay by nearly $9 million. In a 60-page opinion, the judge characterized Tyler's decision as "unobjective, biased, and quite personal."