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2009 News Archive


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November 13, 2009
Delaware Seniors Urged To Be Wary Of High-Pressured Sales Pitches During Medicare Open Enrollment
Commissioner Stewart Stresses the Need for Seniors to Protect Themselves Against Predatory Sales Practices
November 4, 2009
Commissioner Stewart Approves Virtual Colonoscopy as Health Insurance Mandate
Procedure Provides Additional Option for Colorectal Cancer Screening
October 15, 2009
Department of Insurance and Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce Collaborate to Promote Workplace Safety Program
Chamber Members Can Save Thousands off their Annual Workers’ Compensation Premiums
September 22, 2009
Commissioner Stewart Applauds Vice President Joe Biden’s Health Care Address to NAIC
September 2, 2009
Commissioner Stewart Applauds Delaware Health Insurers Putting The Public First
Department Of Insurance Announces Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Delaware, Coventry And Independence Blue Cross Amerihealth Will Provide Voluntary Extended Coverage On Swine Flu Vaccine (H1n1)
August 4, 2009
Insurance Commissioner Stewart Plots Course For New Captive And Financial Products Bureau
July 30, 2009
Insurance Commissioner Stewart Establishes Captive – Financial Revenue Generating Division
Office To Play Key Role in Bringing New Business to the Global State
July 27, 2009
Comm. Stewart Lauds Chancery Court’s Decision To Affirm Former Commissioner Denn’s Orders Further Reducing Workers’ Compensation Rates – Delaware Businesses To Save Millions Of Dollars
Stewart Credits DOI Legal Team’s Successful Defense of Lt Governor Denn’s Prior Orders
July 13, 2009
Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart Welcomes Farmers to Delaware
Approves Sale of 21st Century (American International Insurance Company Of Delaware) From AIG To Farmers Group
July 7, 2009
Department of Insurance to Regulate Health Insurance Rates
Commissioner Stewart Applauds Governor Markell, Senator Blevins and Former Commissioner Denn
June 15, 2009
Delaware Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart Accepts Delaware Insurance Department Accreditation from National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Commissioner Stewart lauds the professionalism and expertise of the Department staff
June 9, 2009
Commissioner Stewart Secures Refunds For AARP Auto Insurance Policyholders
Settlement with The Hartford Saves Over $150,000 for 1276 Delaware Policyholders
June 2, 2009
Increase Your Insurance IQ
Four useful tips to help Delaware residents better understand their insurance policies
May 15, 2009
Key Findings Of The Insurance IQ Survey
On average, people surveyed only able to correctly answer four out of 10 basic insurance questions
May 5, 2009
Influenza A (H1N1) Outbreak:
What You Should Know About Your Insurance Coverage
April 29, 2009
Stewart Asks Delawareans “What is Your Insurance IQ?”
Delaware Insurance Department and National Association of Insurance Commissioners Survey America’s Insurance IQ
March 12, 2009
Emergency Reserving Relief For Life Insurance Companies (6-Month Sunset)
A Statement from Karen Weldin Stewart, CIR-ML.
March 5, 2009
Stewart Achieves Immediate Relief for Delaware Employers
Stewart Secures Implementation of Former Commissioner Matt Denn’s Order of Workers’ Compensation Rate Reductions of 11.13% (voluntary) and 9.74% (residual) Effective December 1, 2008, Saving Businesses Tens of Millions of Dollars.
February 17, 2009
National Association of Insurance Commissioners Pays Tribute to Jim Long
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) pays its tribute to Jim Long, North Carolina’s long-time Commissioner who passed away on February 2, 2009. He was 68.
January 30, 2009
Bail Bond Signed Into Law
Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart has announced that Governor Markell signed into law HB 47 which amends Chapter 43 of Title 18 of the Delaware Code enabling bail agents to act as property bail agents.
January 6, 2009
Karen Weldin Stewart Sworn In As The New Delaware Insurance Commissioner
Before an audience of more than three hundred people that included family, friends, colleagues, public officials, and Department of Insurance staff members, Karen Weldin Stewart, CIR-ML, was inaugurated as the new Insurance Commissioner for the State of Delaware.

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