Administrative Actions June 2021

​Last Updated: July 9, 2021

For more information contact: Richard Wicka, Chief Legal Counsel
(608) 261-6018 or richard.wicka@wisconsin.gov


Madison, Wis. — The Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) is responsible for administering and enforcing the insurance laws of Wisconsin. This includes monitoring the financial and marketing practices of individuals and companies. Each month, OCI publishes the administrative actions it has taken against these entities. The actions are issued by OCI when licensing applicants, or licensed individuals or companies have violated Wisconsin insurance statutes or regulations. In some cases, the individual or company denied the stated allegations but consented to the action taken. OCI strives to ensure fair and honest business practices to protect Wisconsin insurance consumers through this type of transparency. Copies of the administrative orders may be viewed online at ociaccess.oci.wi.gov/OrderInfo/OrdInfo.oci.

Any forfeitures paid are deposited in Wisconsin's Common School Fund administered by the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. Earnings from the Fund are distributed to all public K-12 schools in the state and are used by school libraries to purchase materials such as books, newspapers, and computers.

If you have a question or complaint regarding an insurance company or agent you can use the online complaint form on our website, oci.wi.gov, or contact OCI at 1-800-236-8517.

Allegations and Actions Against Agents

Michele Lee Diamond, 8275 E Wood Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85260, agreed to permanently surrender her Wisconsin insurance license and agreed to pay a forfeiture of $2,000.00 upon the submission of any future licensing application. These actions were taken based on allegations of allowing a revoked insurance agent to use her license to engage in the business of insurance.

Thomas A. Griesman, 416 E Washington St, Burlington, WI 53105, agreed to pay a forfeiture of $2,000.00 and agreed to the issuance of a two-year conditional insurance license having certain employment, supervision, and reporting requirements. These actions were taken based on failing to timely disclose criminal charges to OCI and having a criminal conviction that may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct.

Gerald B. Lynch, 1917 Belgium Dr., Plano, TX 75025, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to disclose administrative actions taken by the states of Wisconsin, South Dakota, Louisiana, and California on a licensing application; failing to timely report to OCI administrative actions taken by other states while licensed in Wisconsin; failing to comply with a forfeiture order; failing to respond to inquiries from OCI; and failing to provide information required to complete a licensing application.

Nathan R. Miller, 101 Seabreeze Blvd., Apt. 507, Daytona Beach, FL 32118, was ordered to pay a forfeiture of $500.00. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to timely disclose to OCI administrative actions taken by the states of Virginia, California, and North Carolina.

Daniel W. Raymaker, 701 Alpine Rd., Algoma, WI 54201, had his application for an insurance license denied for 60 days. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to disclose an administrative action taken by the State of Wisconsin on a licensing application and failing to provide documentation required to complete the application.

Allegations and Actions Against Companies

First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association of the United States of America, 24950 Chagrin Blvd., Beachwood, OH 44122, agreed to pay a forfeiture of $5,250.00, agreed to remove certain language from its annuity application materials, agreed to develop a screening process for reviewing selected transactions, and agreed to have the previous order of forfeiture vacated.

Copies of Administrative Actions