Press Releases

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will present an Order of the Guardian Award during a trip to Nash County on Saturday, Jan. 13.

Commissioner Causey will present the award to Edward Cozart during a special event at the Bailey Green Hornet Fire Department in Bailey, NC.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Jimmy Dwayne Carranza, 31, of 625 Pilgrim Road, Ellenboro. Carranza was charged with obtaining property by false pretense, a felony.

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced that the North Carolina Rate Bureau filed a rate filing with the North Carolina Department of Insurance on Wednesday asking for an average statewide increase in homeowners’ insurance rates of 42.2%.

The Rate Bureau has asked for the rates to become effective Aug. 1.

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announces the appointment of A. John Hoomani to serve in the role of chief operating officer for the North Carolina Department of Insurance. The appointment is effective as of Jan. 1, 2024.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Jessica Nicole Hunter, 36, of 4214 Simmerson Road, Linwood, was charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Mary Vaughan Early, 57, of 130 Peach Tree Lane, Ahoskie.

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and SHIIP, the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program, remind seniors who have Medicare Advantage plans to review their coverage and make changes to their plans during the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period in North Carolina, which runs from Jan. 1, 2024, to March 31, 2024.

After an EF-1 tornado ravaged parts of Garner, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is urging the state’s consumers to check with their insurance agent to review their policies and make sure they are covered from the effects of natural disasters.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Windolyn Annjeannett Turner, 55, of 5430 Hopkins Rd., Middlesex. Turner was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies.

The holiday season is here, a time to enjoy spending time with family and friends and decking the halls with beautiful Christmas decorations. 

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey sounded the alarm to North Carolina Medicare and health insurance consumers as the end of the open enrollment period nears for both Medicare and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) programs.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will honor Fire Chief Robert Louis with a Commissioner’s Award during a special presentation in Mebane on Tuesday, Dec. 5.

Commissioner Causey, who is also the State Fire Marshal, will present the award to Chief Louis for over 30 years of service.

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is proud to announce that NCDOI’s Chief Deputy Commissioner Jackie Obusek was awarded the Robert Dineen award at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Fall Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of William Ryan Chesson, 27, of 398 Frisco Dr., Holly Ridge. Chesson was charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced that Shimecca Montrese McCall, 28, of 2203 Broad Drive, Florence, SC has been charged with insurance fraud, a felony.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced the arrest of Christy Shemika Joyce, 47, of 1571 Lovett St., Greensboro, NC. Joyce was charged with one count of insurance fraud and one count of obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Deandre Niko Holmes, 28, of 2000 Woodhaven Drive, Albemarle. Holmes was charged with identity theft and obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will honor the heroic actions of Michael Taylor during a special Save Award presentation in Randleman, NC at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

The Save Award honors Taylor for his acts of heroism in response to vehicle accident and fire on Sept. 4.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today congratulated the state’s captive insurance industry for achieving a top award.

Captive International, a leading captive insurance trade publication, recognized the N.C. program as one of the top domiciles in the nation by giving it the Highly Commended designation.

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey, who is also the State Fire Marshal, is teaming with the Garner Fire Department to demonstrate the dangers associated with frying turkeys this holiday season.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will honor fire personnel with a pair of visits to Orange and Chatham counties on Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Jon Anthony Spencer, 38, of 150 Frye Road, Stoneville, NC. Spencer was charged with one count of attempting to obtain property by false pretense, a felony.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Juan Terence Thompson, 34, of 13 South 12th Street, Wilmington, NC. Thompson was charged with one count of insurance fraud, a felony.

As the end of daylight-saving time approaches on Sunday, Nov. 5, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is reminding North Carolinians: As we set our clocks back one hour, remember to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey today appointed Tony Bailey as Chief State Fire Marshal and Craig Jarman as Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal, effective Nov. 1.