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(608) 266-2493 or jp.wieske@wisconsin.gov

Madison, WIOCI has taken the following administrative actions. In many of these cases the respondent denied the allegations but consented to the action taken. Any forfeitures paid in these administrative actions are deposited in the Common School Fund which is administered by the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. The earnings from this fund are distributed to all public K-12 schools in Wisconsin and are used by school libraries to purchase books. Copies of the administrative action orders may be viewed online at https://ociaccess.oci.wi.gov/OrderInfo/OrdInfo.oci.

OCI is responsible for overseeing the operations and marketing of insurance companies and agents in Wisconsin. OCI encourages anyone with a question or a complaint regarding an insurance company or agent to contact the office at this toll-free telephone number: 1-800-236-8517.

Allegations and Actions Against Agents

Ryan Mathew Abel, 1933 Strawberry Ln., Green Bay, WI 54304, had his application for an insurance license denied for 31 days. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to disclose a criminal conviction on a licensing application.

Jacki M. Barthelemy, 7573 Hillton Rd., Royalton, MN 56373, had her application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and failing to provide proof of resident surplus lines licensing.

Scott T. Bennett, 115 North St., Apt. 2, Sun Prairie, WI 53590, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI, failing to disclose a criminal conviction on a licensing application, and displaying financial irresponsibility.

Kenneth S. Bent, 5215 Turner Ave., Madison, WI 53716, had his application for an insurance license denied for 31 days. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to disclose a criminal conviction on a licensing application.

Kenneth D. Brown, 4990 E. County Rd. B, Superior, WI 54880, had his application for an insurance license denied for 31 days. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to disclose a criminal conviction on a licensing application.

Yolanda R. Cain, 7151 N. 41st St., Milwaukee, WI 53209, had her application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to pay Wisconsin delinquent taxes due.

Anna H. Cichowski, E3581 Green Valley Dr., La Valle, WI 53941, had her application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and displaying financial irresponsibility.

Brendan D. Coffey, 2905 E. Crawford Ave., St. Francis, WI 53235, had his application for an insurance license denied for 31 days. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to disclose a criminal conviction on a licensing application.

Michael Carl Connor, P.O. Box 111, Holmen, WI 54636, had his insurance license revoked. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to pay Wisconsin delinquent taxes due.

Shana M. Cook, 500 1/2 E. Main St., Evansville, WI 53536, had her application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and displaying financial irresponsibility.

Michael S. Cooper, 7476 S. 75th St., Franklin, WI 53132, had his application for an insurance license denied for 31 days. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to disclose a criminal conviction on a licensing application.

Adam Brian Damrill, Velapoint LLC, 1100 NW Compton Way, Ste. 205, Hillsboro, OR 97006, had his application for an insurance license denied for 31 days. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to report an administrative action taken by the state of California on a licensing application.

Shawna L. Deatherage, 7713 Blivin St., Spring Grove, IL 60081, had her application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and failing to provide proof of resident surplus lines licensing.

Gregory C. Dryden, 538 S. Pelham, Rhinelander, WI 54501, had his insurance license revoked. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to pay Wisconsin delinquent taxes.

Jeremy S. Fisher, 1318 Sunset Ct., La Crosse, WI 54601, had his insurance license revoked. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to pay Wisconsin delinquent taxes.

Robert Frank Fleet, 3108 Asheton Ct., Edmond, OK 73034, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and failing to provide proof of resident surplus lines licensing.

Zachary Hatcher, 1065 Avenue of the Americas, Rm. 1020, New York, NY 10018, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and failing to provide proof of residency.

Jacquelyn S. Hemming, 203 Stassen St., Algoma, WI 54201, had her application for an insurance license denied for 31 days. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to disclose a criminal conviction on a licensing application.

Charles E. Hess, 519 13th Pl. N., Onalaska, WI 54650, had his insurance license revoked. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to pay Wisconsin delinquent taxes due.

Keith D. Hill, 2440 Mint Thistle Ct., Charlotte, NC 28269, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and having a criminal conviction which may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct.

Kristin Theresia Karisch Laws, 14807 Vesper Lake Ct., Humble, TX 77396, had her application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and failing to provide proof of resident surplus lines licensing.

Kristin Theresia Karisch Laws, 14807 Vesper Lake Ct., Humble, TX 77396, had her application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and failing to provide required documentation for life settlement broker licensure.

Lawrence T. King, 136 Bridger Ct., Missoula, MT 59803, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI, failing to disclose an administrative action taken by the state of Montana, and having a criminal conviction which may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct.

Drake A. Koster, 9410 41st Ave., Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and failing to complete digital fingerprinting.

Peter B. Lucas, 3649 Red Bud Ct., Downers Grove, IL 60515, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and failing to provide required proof of resident state licensure.

Steven G. Markech, 1326 Central St., Oshkosh, WI 54901, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI.

Andrew Fabio Morgan, 1625 Gardner Dr., Lutz, FL 33559, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and having a criminal conviction which may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct.

Trevor Munns, 2946 Cimarron Tr., Madison, WI 53719, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and having a criminal conviction which may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct.

Robert G. Reiman, 5850 N. Kent Ave., Whitefish Bay, WI 53217, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and having a criminal conviction which may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct.

Steven Schmidt, 605 North Rd., Cloquet, MN 55720, had his insurance license revoked and was ordered to pay restitution of $168,837.42 and forfeitures of $97,080.00. These actions were taken based on allegations of failing to properly consider suitability in selling life insurance or annuities, failing to complete replacement notices, making misrepresentations, and misappropriating customer funds.

Richard T. Sowka, 19900 128th St., Lot 231, Bristol, WI 53104, had his application for an insurance license denied for 31 days. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to disclose criminal convictions on a licensing application.

Vivian Strapp-Johnson, 5802 N. 93rd St., Milwaukee, WI 53225, had her insurance license revoked. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to pay Wisconsin delinquent taxes due.

Sara Tenant, 308 Elm St., Stevens Point, WI 54481, had her insurance license revoked. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to pay Wisconsin delinquent taxes due.

Brian Thompson, 389 3rd St., Fond du Lac, WI 54935, had his insurance license revoked. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to pay Wisconsin delinquent taxes due.

Heidi Thompson, 2330 Rockledge Rd., Mishicot, WI 54228, had her insurance license revoked. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to pay Wisconsin delinquent taxes due.

Gary L. Toms, 1054 Zephyr Hill Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54703, agreed to the denial of his application for an insurance license for 60 days, agreed to the direct supervision of his work as an insurance agent, agreed to make civil money judgment payments, and agreed to voluntarily surrender his insurance license if convicted of a crime in any jurisdiction. These actions were taken based on allegations of having criminal convictions and unpaid civil money judgments.

Dennis W. Tondryk, 1155 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901, had his application for an insurance license denied for 45 days. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to disclose criminal convictions on a licensing application.

Allegations and Actions Against Companies

1 800 Life Insurance Agency, Inc., 5170 Golden Foothill Pkwy., El Dorado Hills, CA 95762, had its insurance license revoked. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to pay Wisconsin delinquent taxes.

Cigna Health & Life Insurance Company, 1601 Chestnut St. TL 14A, Two Liberty Place, Philadelphia, PA 19192, was ordered to enact certain market reforms pursuant to a multistate settlement. This action was taken based on allegations of using an unfair claims settlement practice.

Cincinnati Insurance Company, The, P.O. Box 145496, Cincinnati, OH 45250, was ordered to pay a forfeiture of $1,000.00 and was ordered to cease and desist issuing cancellation and nonrenewal notices that do not comply with Wisconsin law. These actions were taken based on allegations of issuing an improper mid-term cancellation or nonrenewal of an insurance policy.

CPS Advantage Insurance Services, Inc., 12501 Seal Beach Blvd., Ste. 270, Seal Beach, CA 90740, had its insurance license revoked. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to pay Wisconsin delinquent taxes due.

Dallas National Insurance Company, P.O. Box 800499, Dallas, TX 75380, agreed to pay a total forfeiture of $6,000.00 in two separate cases. These actions were taken based on allegations of issuing improper mid-term cancellations and nonrenewals of insurance policies.

League of Wisconsin Municipalities Mutual Insurance, 402 Gammon Pl., Ste. 225, Madison, WI 53719, was ordered to pay a forfeiture of $250.00. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to comply with a previous examination order.

Life Solutions Inc., P.O. Box 44425, Madison, WI 53744, had its insurance license revoked. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to pay Wisconsin delinquent taxes due.

Sheboygan Falls Insurance Company, 511 Water St., Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085, was ordered to pay a forfeiture of $500.00. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to comply with a previous examination order.

Copies of Administrative Actions