This area of Professional Licensing Law has seen a recent surge in disciplinary investigations and actions. The California Department of Insurance focus has been on protecting consumers and some of the problem areas of focus are as follows:
- Premium theft
- Trust account issues
- Elder abuse (e.g. overselling and misrepresentation regarding life and health insurance, etc.)
- Failure to monitor and supervise insurance agents and brokers
- Illegal insurance companies
- Exorbitant fees
- Disaster solicitation
- Title insurance kickbacks
- Bail industry misconduct
In addition, insurance agents and insurance brokers can become embroiled in disciplinary action as a result of criminal convictions of crimes that are substantially-related to the profession.
Insurance License Attorneys
Simas & Associates, Ltd., is the premier California Administrative Law firm for a reason – we have represented a countless array of licensed professionals throughout the state, through every step of the Administrative Law Process. Thus, the attorneys at Simas & Associates, Ltd., can advise you throughout the application process.
Alternatively, we can represent you from license discipline investigation through discovery, settlement, and/or hearing. We know how important the use of compelling evidence in mitigation, rehabilitation, and character is throughout the hearing, and will work with you to creatively identify potential sources.
Beyond Insurance License Defense
In addition, Simas & Associates, Ltd., can become your legal partner for life. We offer much more than just professional license defense. For example, our Employment Law and Contract Law practice areas can help advise insurance professionals on their independent contractor status, and deal with any employment ramifications license discipline investigations may case.
Simas & Associates, Ltd., is an excellent and flexible law firm for insurance professionals’ legal needs, and serves as the legal counsel to the American Agents Alliance and many of its members. Contact us today to get started on defending your license and your practice through our free and confidential initial consultation.