Press Releases

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) Director Melinda Munden has been named as the co-recipient of the first annual Mike Klug Award.

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced today that Friday Health Plans of North Carolina Inc. (FHP-NC) was placed into receivership, effective July 16, to protect North Carolina policyholders. Liquidation of FHP-NC will occur Sept. 1.

The North Carolina Rate Bureau has requested a 50.6% statewide average rate increase for dwelling policies.

The Rate Bureau represents the insurance companies in the state and is not a part of the N.C. Department of Insurance.

As extreme summer heat continues to bear down across North Carolina, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will host an eye-opening demonstration to remind families of the dangers of leaving children and pets inside cars.

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey, who also serves as the State Fire Marshal, on Tuesday will present the Order of the Guardian Award to three Rockingham County volunteer firefighters who have more than 155 years of combined service to their communities.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey will tour tornado-damaged areas and offer assistance to those affected by the storm in areas in Nash County this afternoon.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has named Angela Hatchell as senior deputy commissioner of the Agent Services, Consumer Services and Regional Director divisions. 

As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is urging North Carolinians to celebrate safely by following a few simple summer safety steps.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced new technology upgrades that will help bail bond agents better track cases, log citizen complaints and manage workflow by merging multiple systems previously unconnected. 

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey, who also serves as the State Fire Marshal, will present the Guardian Award to Clayton Fire Chief Lee Barbee on Wednesday, June 28.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey, who also serves as the State Fire Marshal, will announce the new insurance rating for the Burlington Fire Department in Alamance County on Tuesday, June 27.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced today that Friday Health Plans of North Carolina Inc. (FHP-NC) has consented to being placed into receivership to protect North Carolina policyholders due to its reported insolvency and inability to raise additional funds from outside investors.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will present the Order of the Long Leaf Pine to retiring Fire Chief Vence Harris of the Chapel Hill Fire Department during a special ceremony on Friday, June 16.

A series of recent rumblings out west have led Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey to urge the state’s residents to make sure they are covered from the effects of natural disasters. This can be achieved by checking in with their insurance agent to review their individual policies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is highlighting the importance of the public protecting themselves against acts of Medicare fraud during Medicare Fraud Prevention Week, which begins today and runs through June 11.

As today marks the official start of the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season, North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is urging residents to prepare now and to arm themselves with important knowledge for if and when a storm makes landfall.  

As the number of fire deaths rises in North Carolina, Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey has organized a team of firefighters and volunteers to be out in force this weekend to distribute and install free smoke alarms in neighborhoods across the state.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) saved the state’s seniors $30 million last year.

Insurance Commissioner and Safe Kids NC Chairman Mike Causey wants parents and caregivers to know about the importance of water safety to prevent needless child drownings in pools and all bodies of water.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Danny Leon Simmons II, 34, of 1372 Lees Chapel Road, Greensboro, and Kamika Michelle Slade, 33, of 3400 Delancy St., Greensboro. Both were charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, all felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Jonathan Bowers, 47, or 357 Gallup Road, Chapel Hill. Bowers was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies.

The N.C. Department of Insurance has ended its legal dispute with the North Carolina Rate Bureau on its proposed insurance rate increase for Mobile Home - F (MH-F) policies and Mobile Home -Casualty (MH-C) policies, averting a potentially costly administrative battle with insurance companies. 

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will present insurance agent Barbara Darden with the department’s Order of the Guardian Award during a special presentation on Thursday, May 11. 
 

Following a series of meetings with Blue Cross Blue Shield NC CEO Dr. Tunde Sotunde, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey says he still opposes House Bill 346.

In recognition of National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday April 22, Insurance Commissioner and Safe Kids N.C. Chair Mike Causey invites the public to drop off their unused medication at our Operation Medicine Drop (OMD) prescription drug take back event in Wilmington.