Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica J. Lindeen today announced Montana’s next step toward a new, made-in-Montana model for health care delivery to reduce costs and improve quality. Lindeen previously created an advisory council on patient-centered medical homes to study how Montana can lower health care costs, improve access to quality care, achieve better health outcomes across the state, and rein in insurance premiums.
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) today elected Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica J. Lindeen to the organization’s four-member leadership team, citing her ability to rise above partisan politics and do what’s best for working families.
Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica J. Lindeen today announced her office can help Montanans on Medicare enroll in vital prescription drug benefit under its early enrollment period this year. Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage and Medicare Advantage enrollment runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, which is earlier than in previous years when enrollment ran until the end of the year.
Today, Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica J. Lindeen was appointed to the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance, a 15-member panel that will provide advice to the U.S. Treasury’s Federal Insurance Office (FIO). The FIO was established as a part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to monitor the insurance industry and identify issues that could lead to systemic risk in our nation’s insurance industry and financial system.
Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica J. Lindeen will bring a council of healthcare providers, insurance professionals, cancer survivors, and patient advocates together at the same table for the first time on Wednesday, September 28th at the Best Western GranTree Inn in Bozeman to study ways to improve insurance coverage for cancer treatments.
Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica J. Lindeen will join actor Bill Pullman to premiere her new documentary about investment fraud in Montana on Monday, Oct. 3 at the Myrna Loy Center in Helena. The documentary, Gold Diggers: Investment Fraud in the Treasure State, tells the story of two of Montana’s most infamous investment scams.
Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica J. Lindeen today announced that Terry Parks was found guilty on three counts of investment fraud in Missoula County District Court. Parks, a former Missoula resident, sold $55,000 worth of phony investments under the guise of helping victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica J. Lindeen today announced that her office recovered nearly $700,000 in payments due to insurance consumers last month. July’s exceptional returns bring the office’s year-to-date total to nearly $3 million returned to consumers.
Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica J. Lindeen announced today that Montana’s securities restitution fund has grown to more than $200,000 with voluntary and court-ordered contributions from perpetrators of securities fraud and the companies that employed them.
Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica Lindeen today reminded Montana homeowners to be wary of fraudsters advertising free, government assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for household repairs in the wake of record flooding in Montana.