Friday, March 2, 2012

New York company ordered to stop selling unauthorized insurance in Washington

Update (June 1, 2012): The order has been rescinded. UCAA participated in an investigation of this program and provided information showing that the company had committed no violations.

Our office today ordered the United Consumer Awareness Association to stop selling unauthorized health insurance in Washington state.

The company, a not-for-profit entity incorporated in Missouri, appears to have its home office in Syosset, New York.

The company, which is not licensed to solicit and sell limited-benefit medical insurance in Washington, nonetheless sold policies to 44 Washingtonians.

The order takes effect immediately. The company has the right to demand a hearing.