advertisement

Missouri insurance department helps return nearly $6 million to customers

Friday, July 3, 2009 | 10:20 a.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — Customers who filed complaints with the state have received nearly $6 million from insurance companies during the first half of 2009.

The Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration said the money was returned to consumers as a result of its mediation efforts on their behalf.

Common complaints included companies' handling of claims and their marketing and sales practices.

In the first six months of 2009, the department took more than 2,700 formal complaints and assisted more than 2,000 consumers in writing plus about 14,000 by telephone.

Health insurance had more complaints than any other type of insurance, followed by homeowners and life insurance.

 


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements