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
Nicholas G. Baecker, 10300 SW Greenburg Rd., Ste. 485, Portland, OR 97223, agreed to the permanent surrender of his Wisconsin insurance license. This action was taken based on allegations of submitting insurance applications with inauthentic customer signatures.
Brian H. Wolff, 1200 Kellogg St., Green Bay, WI 54303, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to disclose a criminal conviction, an administrative action taken by the State of Wisconsin, and a tax delinquency on a licensing application; providing false or misleading information to OCI; and continuing to sell insurance after license revocation.
Anthony Zito, 1341 3rd Ct., Vero Beach, FL 32960, agreed to the permanent surrender of his Wisconsin insurance license. This action was taken based on allegations of selling a replacement life insurance policy without disclosing an existing policy.
Allegations and Actions Against Companies
Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company, 120 Royall St., Canton, MA 02021, was ordered to pay a forfeiture of $1,000.00, was ordered to provide required information, and was ordered to promptly respond to all inquiries from OCI. These actions were taken based on allegations of failing to report a required company transaction and failing to respond to OCI information requests.