Medical Homes Can Help Control Insurance Costs

csimt 2011, Insurance, Press Release

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.

Medicare Part D and Advantage Plan Enrollment Ends Early this Year

csimt 2011, Insurance, Press Release

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.

Lindeen Appointed to Federal Insurance Office Advisory Committee

csimt 2011, Insurance, Press Release

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.

Former Missoula Man Found Guilty of Investment Fraud

csimt 2011, Press Release, Securities

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.