North Dakota Chiropractor Admits Insurance Fraud, Must Repay $250K

Article 0 Comments A North Dakota chiropractor has been sentenced after pleading guilty to Class A felony insurance fraud following an investigation conducted by the North Dakota Insurance Department. Dr. Sheryar Masud of Williston was sentenced in Cass County District Court after admitting he had billed Blue Cross Blue Shield […]

Causey Schedules Hearing to Settle Rate Dispute with North Carolina Insurers

Article 0 Comments In response to a filing by North Carolina insurers for a 17.4 percent rate increase in homeowners insurance rates, North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has set a Sept. 4, 2019 hearing date, saying he does not think the rate request is justified. “There is a pervasive […]

Bills Would Improve Access to Medical Marijuana in North Dakota

Article 0 Comments As North Dakota’s Health Department enters the final stages of implementing a statewide distribution system for medical marijuana, state lawmakers are considering proposals that would make it easier for patients to get doctor approval for the drug. Medical marijuana advocates are applauding, especially after more than two […]

QBE North America Launches Business Unit for Financial Institutions

Article 0 Comments QBE North America has launched QBE Integrated Advantage for Financial Institutions—a new dedicated business unit specializing in the segment The new unit offers customers access to a single team organized under a one leader that comprises financial institutions professionals in underwriting, claims, global risk solutions, distribution and […]

Feds Subpoena More Documents About Donor from North Carolina Insurance Dept.

Article 0 Comments Federal prosecutors have sought more documents from the North Carolina Department of Insurance about an industry magnate who’s also donated lots of money recently to North Carolina political causes. A department spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday it received the Jan. 23 federal grand jury subpoena in a matter involving […]

North Carolina Auto Insurers Request 7.6% Rate Increase

Article 0 Comments The annual auto insurance filing from the North Carolina Rate Bureau to the North Carolina Department of Insurance calls for an overall statewide average increase of 7.6 percent, according to a statement from Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey. The NCRB represents the state’s insurance companies and is a […]

Federal Disaster Declaration Issued for North Carolina for Michael Damage

Article 0 Comments President Donald Trump has approved a major disaster declaration for North Carolina to provide for federal assistance to areas impacted by Tropical Storm Michael last fall. The declaration was announced in a news release issued Thursday and covers 21 counties statewide. It provides federal funding for state […]

Arch Insurance Names Boquist EVP in Retail Energy in Texas

Article 0 Comments Arch Insurance North America has named Eric Boquist executive vice president, retail energy. Boquist is based in Houston, Texas and will lead a newly created business unit focused on providing admitted middle market insurance solutions to energy companies in North America. He will report to Rich Stock, […]

N.D. Insurance Commissioner Named to National Air Ambulance Panel

Article 0 Comments North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread has been nominated by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) to serve as the state insurance regulator on the national Air Ambulance and Patient Billing Advisory Committee, the state’s insurance department announced. This committee, which was recently created by Congress, […]

Shutdown Delays Disaster Relief for Some North Carolina Farmers

Article 0 Comments The federal government shutdown is delaying disaster relief for some North Carolina farmers. The Fayetteville Observer reported last week the shutdown has mostly closed the federal Farm Service Agency responsible for a document required in farmer applications for state disaster relief. North Carolina set aside $240 million […]