For more information, contact Richard Wicka, Chief Legal Counsel  |  (608) 261-6018  | [email protected]                        

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Madison, Wis. — OCI has taken the following administrative actions. In many of these cases the respondent denied the allegations but consented to the action taken. Any forfeitures paid in these administrative actions are deposited in the Common School Fund which is administered by the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. The earnings from this fund are distributed to all public K-12 schools in Wisconsin and are used by school libraries to purchase books. Copies of the administrative action orders may be viewed online at https://ociaccess.oci.wi.gov/OrderInfo/OrdInfo.oci.

OCI is responsible for overseeing the operations and marketing of insurance companies and agents in Wisconsin. OCI encourages anyone with a question or a complaint regarding an insurance company or agent to contact the office at this toll-free telephone number: 1-800-236-8517.

Allegations and Actions Against Agents

Ilya Brown, 2308 Minnesota Ave., Stevens Point, WI 54481, agreed to the 60-day denial of his application for an insurance license and agreed to make all required disclosures with supporting documentation on future applications. These actions were taken based on allegations of failing to disclose three previous administrative actions taken by the state of Wisconsin on a licensing application.

Andrew T. Eiler, 1430 N. Wayne St., Appleton, WI 54911, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of having a criminal conviction that may be substantially related to insurance marketing activities, failing to accurately answer application questions, and failing to timely disclose a criminal conviction while previously licensed.

Byesha P. McAfee, 3528 Mill Cove Cir., Apt. 205, Charlotte, NC 28262, had her application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of having criminal convictions that may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct and owing delinquent taxes.

Jesse Poetzl, W8014 Floral Ln., Beaver Dam, WI 53916, had his applications for an insurance license denied for 60 days. These actions were taken based on allegations of failing to disclose an administrative action taken by the state of Wisconsin on two licensing applications.

Created by the Legislature in 1870, Wisconsin’s Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) was vested with broad powers to ensure that the insurance industry responsibly and adequately met the insurance needs of Wisconsin citizens. Today, OCI’s mission is to lead the way in informing and protecting the public and responding to its insurance needs.

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