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Insurance Commissioner and Safe Kids N.C. Chair Mike Causey is proud to announce the winners of four Safe Kids North Carolina awards for outstanding work in providing service to keep kids and families safe in North Carolina.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has obtained and distributed 10,000 respirator masks to use as personal protective equipment (PPE) for firefighters on the front line battling the coronavirus.

As the Memorial Day weekend holiday approaches and the summer swimming season kicks into full gear, Insurance Commissioner and Safe Kids NC Chair Mike Causey reminds parents and caregivers about the importance of water safety to reduce child drownings in pools and all bodies of open water.

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has issued an advisory to all life insurers writing individual and group coverage in North Carolina of their obligation to pay death benefits as required by law.  The advisory was issued at the request of the North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner who has been receiving consumer inquiries due to th

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey is proud to announce that Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina has donated $500,000 to assist rural volunteer fire departments as part of their Rural NC Initiative for 2020.

This grant money was deposited in the nonprofit North Carolina Firefighters Fund.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Charmyne Altrease Bull, 32, of 5801 Nottoway Court, Raleigh. Bull was charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey, as a part of National Volunteer Week, today sent out a big “thank you” to all North Carolina volunteer firefighters.

As a result of the social distancing guidelines due to the coronavirus pandemic, our homes have become our offices, schools and playgrounds. With children spending more time at home while parents are navigating priorities, it is challenging to stay focused on everything at once which means that injuries for kids may be on the rise.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that the former treasurer of a Cherokee County volunteer fire department and her husband were charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey thanked the more than 900 Seniors Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) volunteers who counsel Medicare recipients and help them save money on their premiums and copayments.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is working with insurance companies so they can provide financial assistance to consumers during the COVID-19 health emergency.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey joins the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud in urging residents to be on guard against scammers preying on fears related to the coronavirus pandemic.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has asked the state’s insurance companies to be economically flexible with consumers in light of the COVID-19 health emergency.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has requested that Governor Roy Cooper determine that financial services, including insurance services, be deemed essential businesses that will remain open to the public throughout the COVID-19 health emergency.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Courtney Marie McBride, 36, of 633 Hania Drive SW, Concord, was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has asked the state’s  insurance companies to unify processes and remove barriers to make it easier for citizens to obtain diagnostic testing and treatment needed for COVID-19.  

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Bernard Graves, 57, of 4945 Daily Store Road, Burlington, was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Yesenia Vasquez-Gonzalez, 43, of 272 Laurel Lane, Tarboro. Vasquez-Gonzalez was charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Amanda Antionette Bailey, 32, of 100 Hunt Club Lane, Raleigh. Bailey was charged with four counts each of identity theft, insurance fraud, and obtaining property by false pretense, all felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has directed all health benefit plans licensed by the N.C. Department of Insurance to allow for extra prescriptions as a result of the state of emergency declared by Governor Roy Cooper.

When daylight saving time begins on Sunday, March 8, Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey reminds everyone to change the batteries in your household smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. It also is a good time to review home fire safety plans.

 

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today released the following statement on the federal jury’s verdict, which found Greg Lindberg and John Gray guilty on all counts and John Palermo not guilty:

The North Carolina Department of Insurance is ready and prepared in case of a coronavirus outbreak in the state.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center invite Medicare recipients to a Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) town hall meeting to learn more about Medicare cost-saving programs.

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