Operations

Maryland Insurance Fraud Uncovered

Posted on February 19, 2004 by LCT Staff - Also by this author - About the author

BALTIMORE – Describing a “comprehensive and national scheme of insurance fraud targeted at African-American-owned funeral businesses,” Maryland insurance officials announced the revocation of the insurance licenses of two Maryland insurance agents and the closing down of a Maryland insurance agency.

In addition, insurance officials ordered that the agents pay $175,000 in administrative penalties, the company pay another $50,000 in fines, and that all three pay more than $823,000 in restitution to businesses in Maryland and other states.

Those named were William R. Miller of Severna Park, Md., Donna Mannino of Eldersburg, Md., and Corporation Risk International, also of Severna Park.

Miller and Mannino were charged with pretending to establish comprehensive insurance programs on behalf of their business clients, collecting premiums, commissions and other charges for the coverage allegedly placed.

In some instances, policies in which premiums had been collected did not exist. In other instances, policies were purchased but Miller and Minnino over-billed the customers. The two also routinely induced clients to finance the premiums, without telling them of interest-free installment payment options offered by the insurance carriers.

Small businesses believing they had purchased insurance from any of the following people or companies were advised to verify that coverage exists: William Ray Miller, Donna Mannino, North American Risk Management, Corporation Risk International, National Management Systems, National Network Solutions, Western Funeral Insurance Services, National Funeral Insurance Services, Safe Harbor Holdings, and NMS Wakefield.

For more information, contact the Maryland Insurance Administration, Insurance Fraud Division at (800) 846-4069.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Party Bus Pot Tours Try To Reckon With Smoking Ban

If you can drink wine on a wine tour bus...Las Vegas operators want to allow onboard cannabis consumption.

Uber Takes Biggest Bite Out Of Taxi, Rental Car Industries

Money spent on rental cars and taxis each fell by 2% to 29% and 8%, respectively.

Sick Day? Vacation Day? With PTO, It Doesn't Matter

Robert Gaskill of Motev in Los Angeles explains how his company deals with employees who need time off.

Uber Tries To Stop Driver Exodus By Treating Them Better

The TNC admits the way it handles drivers is an "existential threat" to its $70 billion business.

Charter Bus Booked Solid For Total Eclipse

The city of Washington, Missouri is making a three-day event of the solar phenomenon, with events starting Aug. 19.

 

See More News

Facebook Comments ()

Comments (0)

Post a Comment

Submit

Blog

See More

LCT Store

LCT Magazine - July 2017 $12.95 COVER STORY: * Why These Titans Work So Hard to Give it Away * *



Connect

Experience the three annual industry events for networking for business, showcasing vehicles and products, and getting the tools for success.

Read About Your Region

What’s Happening Near You?
Click on any state to see the latest industry news and events in that region.

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Metro Magazine

Serving the bus and passenger rail industries for more than a century

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

Please sign in or register to .    Close