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December 19, 2006
Denn Files Brief in U.S. Supreme Court in Credit Scoring Case
Commissioner Argues That Companies Acted In Willful Disregard Of Law By Not Sending Notices To Negatively-Affected Consumers; 12 Other Insurance Commissioners Join Brief [more]
November 30, 2006
Denn Freezes Workers Compensation Insurance Basis for 2007
Commissioner Rejects Application For 4.05 Percent Average Increase In Calculation That Provides Basis For Rates [more]
November 20, 2006
Denn Approves Cuts In Homeowner, Auto Insurance Rates
State Farm Reduces Homeowner Rates By Average Of 6 Percent Statewide; AIG Companies, Harleysville, Westfield Cut Auto Rates [more]
November 15, 2006
Denn Launches Website To Compare Auto Insurance Rates From More Than 50 Companies
Compare.DelawareInsurance.Gov Is The Most Comprehensive Such Site In The Country; Site Allows Consumers To Contact Companies Directly After Viewing Rate Comparisons [more]
November 10, 2006
Denn Releases Guide To Insurance Issues For Military Personnel
Active, Reserve and Guard Members Face Unique Insurance Issues [more]
October 19, 2006
Denn Takes Action To Maintain Access To Coastal Homeowners Insurance
Some Insurance Companies Imposing Restrictions, But Changes To Delaware FAIR Plan Designed Keep Options Open [more]
October 6, 2006
Multi-State Settlement To Provide Refunds, Cash Value To Some Military Personnel In Delaware
American-Amicable Life Insurance Co. Settles After Allegations It Violated Consumer Protection Laws In Sales To Military [more]
September 22, 2006
Denn Issues Statement on Blue Cross/CareFirst Decision
September 19, 2006
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware Fined $10,000 In Consumer Cases
Fine and Admission Resolves Charges Of Not Properly Responding To Department Of Insurance In 25 Cases of Consumer Complaints [more]
September 5, 2006
Some Delawareans To See Refunds For Drug Co-Pays Under Denn Ruling
Any Company That Changed Prescription Co-Pay Terms After Customer Signed Up Should Provide Refund [more]
August 22, 2006
Denn Investigates Mailings To Delawareans About Annuities
Commissioner Subpoenas Ohio Firm Based On Postcards Telling Residents To Call “Annuity Service Center” [more]
August 9, 2006
Denn Takes Action To Address Homeowner And Property Policy Cancellations In Coastal Sussex
Denn Directs Insurers To Provide Information About Delaware FAIR Plan To Sussex Coast Residents After Small Company Announces Non-Renewal Of Policies [more]
July 31, 2006
William P. White Named To Head Delaware Captive Insurance Efforts
Former D.C. Captive Director To Help Delaware Bring Growing Breed Of Insurance Companies To The State [more]
July 20, 2006
Insurance Consumer Information And Help Available At Delaware State Fair
New Publications – Including Q&A On Flood Insurance – Available From Commissioner’s Booth; Denn To Appear Throughout Fair Week [more]
July 19, 2006
Denn Fines Insurance Company For Mailing That Looked Like Government Document
Physicians Life Insurance Co. Of Nebraska To Pay $10,000 Fine, Allow Those Who Received Mailing To Get Refund If They Purchased A Policy [more]
July 7, 2006
Denn Warns Of Life Insurance Mailing That Looks Like U.S. Government Document
Insurance Commissioner Files Complaint Against Physicians Life Insurance Company For Mailing From “Office of the Senior Resource Center” [more]
July 1, 2006
Denn Points to Legislative Accomplishments For 2006
Health Insurance For Young Adults, Fighting Fraud Passed, But Some Pro-Consumer Legislation Stopped [more]
June 26, 2006
Denn Urges Delawareans With Storm-Related Insurance Questions To Call Consumer Hotline
Residents Can Call 1-800-282-8611; However, Many Will Be Told That Standard Homeowners Insurance Does Not Cover Flood Damage [more]
May 23, 2006
Hudson, Blevins, Denn Back Bill To Resolve Disputes Between Health Care Providers And Insurance Companies
Low-Cost, Speedy Arbitration Process Sought To Reduce Costs For Doctors, Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, Other Providers [more]
May 11, 2006
Stone, Wagner, Blevins, Denn Unveil Bill To Allow Health Coverage Of Adult Children
House Bill Would Allow Parents To Buy Health Insurance For Children Up To Age 24; Designed To Help Seriously Ill Young Adults [more]
May 1, 2006
Denn Reminds Seniors That Medicare Drug Plan Enrollment Ends May 15
“Reality Check Express” Available To Help With Evaluation, But Eligible Delawareans Who Do Not Sign Up Will Likely Pay More Later [more]
April 26, 2006
Denn Warns Uninsured Motorists That License Plates Will be Confiscated
Under New Law, Insurance Commissioner’s Fraud Prevention Bureau Has Begun Removing License Plates From Vehicles Without Insurance [more]
April 14, 2006
Denn Cautions Senior Centers To Be Careful About Financial Presentations
Recent Investigation Of Improper Annuity Sale Leads To Warning That Senior Centers Check Credentials Of Presenters [more]
April 6, 2006
“Reality Check Express” To Provide Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Help
Mobile Office With Trained Staff, Internet Access To Tour Delaware, Help Seniors Compare Plans and Sign Up Before May 15 Deadline [more]
March 16, 2006
Company Refunds Senior Couple $264,000 For Selling Improper Annuity; Agent Fined $1500
Denn Announces Refund By National Western Insurance, Agent Fine; Warns Delaware Consumers About Annuity Restrictions [more]
March 14, 2006
Health Care, Health Insurance Are Focus Of Denn Legislative Agenda
Creating Health Insurance Pool, Keeping OB-GYNs, Controlling Health Insurance Rates Are Priorities; Crackdown On “Medical Discount Cards,” Improving Small Business Health Insurance Also Featured [more]
March 1, 2006
Doctors Urge Legislation To Reduce Medical Malpractice Costs For OB-GYNs
Doctors Cite Senate Bill 123 As Needed To Keep OB-GYNs In Delaware To Care For Mothers, Combat Infant Mortality [more]
February 15, 2006
Denn Seeks To Expand Consumer Help In Legislative Budget Hearing
Request For Additional Consumer Investigators, Plan For Online Insurance Rate Comparison Highlight JFC Presentation [more]
February 10, 2006
Denn Cautions Delawareans To Scrutinize Identity Theft Insurance
Consumers Urged To Carefully Consider Costs And Benefits Before Purchasing New Type Of Insurance [more]
January 24, 2006
Denn, Sokola, Stone Announce Measures to Reduce Insurance Fraud
New Legislation Would Provide Reward Up To $25,000 For Fraud Tips; Names, Facts Of Auto Fraud Incidents Released As Part Of Crackdown [more]
January 9, 2006
Denn Solicits Possible Changes to Workers Compensation Rate Classes
Businesses Could Save Money With New Classification; Workplace Safety Credit, Online Rate Comparison Also Highlighted [more]

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