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  April 24, 2018 -- Lenoir County woman charged with filing 287 fraudulent cancer insurance claims totaling more than $230,000

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Susan Leigh Huebotter, 60, of 912 Joshua Creek Road, Deep Run, N.C. She is charged with two felony counts of insurance fraud...

  April 23, 2018 -- Commissioner Causey urges caution during Playground Safety Awareness Week

RALEIGH -- This week marks Safe Kids: Playground Safety Awareness Week and North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey wants to ensure children in North Carolina stay safe now and throughout the summer...

  April 23, 2018 -- Department of Insurance representatives set up to help tornado survivors file claims with insurance companies

As the N.C. Department of Insurance sets up an assistance center for those impacted by the April 15 tornado, North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is warning survivors to beware of dishonest contractors trying to swindle them...

  April 18, 2018 -- Insurance Commissioner Causey settles homeowners' insurance rate dispute

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced today the N.C. Department of Insurance has ended the legal dispute with the North Carolina Rate Bureau on its proposal for an 18.7 percent homeowners' insurance rate increase...

  April 9, 2018 -- Commissioner Causey urges youth athletes to stay safe

RALEIGH -- It’s Youth Sports Safety Month and North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has some sports safety tips to ensure parents, coaches, and kids are well educated on the safest practices...

  April 9, 2018 -- Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey's statement on the arrest of a bail bond agent involved in Winston-Salem shopping mall parking lot shooting

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today issued a statement regarding the arrest of a bail bond agent involved in a shooting in the parking lot of Hanes Mall in Winston-Salem last month...

  April 6, 2018 -- N.C.'s captive insurance program recognized as an industry leader

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is pleased to report that North Carolina's captive insurance company program, now in its 5th year of operation, has established itself as a leading domicile for captive insurance companies...

  March 22, 2018 -- Smithfield woman arrested on fraud charges

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Charlene Barnes, 60, of 20-A N. Sussex Drive, Smithfield. Barnes was charged with one felony count of insurance fraud and one felony count of attempting to obtain property by a false pretense...

  March 21, 2018 -- Op-ed: Commissioner calls on Congress to preserve SHIIP funding

RALEIGH -- An effort is underway in Congress to eliminate $47 million that goes to programs like North Carolina’s Seniors Health Insurance Information Program. Such an effort fits the old adage of being penny wise and pound foolish...

  March 16, 2018 -- Insurance Commissioner Causey welcomes 15 agents to fight fraud

RALEIGH -- N.C. Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is expanding the department’s criminal investigations division as part of his vision to eliminate insurance fraud in North Carolina...

  March 9, 2018 -- Change your clock, change your battery

RALEIGH -- As daylight saving time approaches, N.C. Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey wants to remind all North Carolinians -- when you change your clock this weekend, remember to change the battery in your smoke alarm...

  March 7, 2018 -- Trenton woman charged with embezzling insurance premiums

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Billie Jo Kennedy, 47, of 1800 Chinquapin Chapel Road, Trenton. Kennedy was charged with one felony count of embezzlement by an insurance agent...

  March 1, 2018 -- Albemarle woman charged with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Malaysia Harris, 25, of 433 Graham St., Albemarle. Harris was charged with one felony count of insurance fraud...

  February 28, 2018 -- Charlotte woman charged with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Lakeisha Tramonda Hoskins, 36, of 2422 Meaderoft Road, Charlotte. Hoskins was charged with insurance fraud...

  February 28, 2018 -- Caswell County man charged with insurance fraud

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Jeremiah Randall Whitt, 37, of 1316 N.C. Highway 57 North, Milton. Whitt was charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense...

  February 26, 2018 -- Insurance Commissioner Causey warns of Medicare scams

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Department of Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey warns Medicare recipients to be on alert for scams...

  February 16, 2018 -- N.C. Dept. of Insurance, Office of the State Fire Marshal work to keep schools safe

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Department of Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey who also serves as the State Fire Marshal is looking at options to keep schools safe in North Carolina including possible changes to the way schools will be designed in the future...

  February 15, 2018 -- Harnett county man arrested on fraud charge

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced today the arrest of 55-year-old Hamilton Mutriss Brown of 7201 Winter Pond Way, Fuquay Varina...

  February 8, 2018 -- Rate Bureau requests average 18.9 percent hike for dwelling policies

RALEIGH -- The North Carolina Department of Insurance received a Dwelling insurance rate filing from the N.C. Rate Bureau on Wednesday, Feb. 7. The N.C. Rate Bureau, which is not part of the Department of Insurance...

  February 2, 2018 -- National TV Safety Day coincides with Super Bowl weekend

RALEIGH -- Safe Kids NC is partnering with Safe Kids Worldwide and the Consumer Electronics Association to promote National TV Safety Day as a means of preventing childhood deaths and injuries because of televisions that tip over...

  January 26, 2018 -- Ahoskie woman charged in insurance fraud case

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced that a charge of solicitation to obtain property by false pretenses was filed against an Ahoskie woman...

  January 26, 2018 -- Safe Kids NC nominates seven people for America’s Favorite Crossing Guard

RALEIGH -- We all know school zones can be unsafe places for students, but a recent research study from Safe Kids Worldwide confirms there is a problem at school zones across the U.S....

  January 19, 2018 -- Scotland County man arrested for Insurance Fraud

RALEIGH -- N.C. Department of Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced today the arrest of Wayne Edward Butler Jr., 44, of 16840 Douglas Ave, Laurinburg, N.C. He is charged with one count of Insurance Fraud...

  January 18, 2018 -- Tips to help if your home or car is damaged in a winter storm

RALEIGH -- North Carolina’s recent winter blast has many residents wondering what to do if their home sustains damage due to the snow and ice or if they are involved in an automobile accident...

  January 9, 2018 -- Fire deaths on the rise as a result of cold snap

RALEIGH -- Eleven people have died in fires in North Carolina so far this year. Last year, nine people lost their lives as a result of fire during the entire month of January...

  January 5, 2018 -- Insurance Commissioner Causey rejects proposed Homeowners Insurance rate increase: Sets Hearing Date

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has set July 23, 2018 as the hearing date for the North Carolina Rate Bureau’s proposed 18.7 percent homeowners insurance rate increase...

  January 3, 2018 -- Keeping families safe when traveling in wintry weather

RALEIGH -- With the possibility of snow this week coupled with the current bone chilling temperatures, Safe Kids NC wants to remind parents of the best ways to stay safe when traveling...

  January 2, 2018 -- N.C. Office of the State Fire Marshal gains new fire investigation unit

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey who also serves as the State Fire Marshal announced today the department has established a Fire Investigations Unit to assist the state’s fire service and law enforcement agencies...