21, 2012 - SAINT PAUL, MN – With Medicare open enrollment underway, the Minnesota Department of Commerce has taken steps to protect Minnesota seniors from unlawful sales and marketing practices. In partnership with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, undercover Commerce investigators are being deployed across the state to attend Medicare workshops and public events to ensure insurance companies and agents are in compliance with laws and regulations.
20, 2012 - SAINT PAUL, MN –The Minnesota Department of Commerce urges family chefs to use caution when frying turkeys this Thanksgiving. Each holiday season, fire related insurance claims skyrocket. As one might expect, grease and oil fires from turkey fryers play a large role in creating this spike.
15, 2012 - SAINT PAUL, MN – The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud estimates that fraud costs insurance carriers and consumers $80 billion a year. That averages out to about $950 per family in the United States. On October 16, Commissioner Mike Rothman will address this problem as the keynote speaker at the Minnesota Insurance Fraud Summit.
15, 2012 - It’s important to protect the things you value. Life insurance protects your loved ones, auto insurance protects your car, health insurance protects your good health and homeowners insurance protects your possessions. As with any insurance purchase, it’s important to evaluate coverage and research your options to find the best coverage for your dollar.
10, 2012 - Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman recently announced the Minnesota Department of Commerce has taken action against the Oregon-based “Embassy of Heaven Church” and its leader Paul Revere for offering invalid auto insurance policies in Minnesota.
18, 2012 - Every minute of every day, a car accident occurs. To help ease the confusion of what information to share in a stressful situation, the Minnesota Department of Commerce announces the launch of WreckCheck Mobile App by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).
06, 2012 - The Minnesota Department of Commerce announced a multi-state settlement agreement between Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America and 43 states. Iowa acted as the managing lead state in the agreement and was assisted by Minnesota, Missouri, and Florida.
29, 2012 - A Task Force advising the Minnesota Department of Commerce in the design and development of a new health insurance marketplace for Minnesota consumers will meet in New Ulm on Wednesday, August 29 from 1:00-3:00 pm. The 15-member task force, chaired by Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman, is comprised of consumers, employers, health care providers, insurers, state legislators, and other health care experts.
07, 2012 - The Minnesota Department of Commerce returns to Farmfest this year, with more information relevant to rural Minnesota economies than ever before. The Commerce Department booth is located in the Agriculture Building, where Commerce staff will be on hand to answer questions about a variety of topics affecting the lives of farm families and businesses.