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Ga Insurance Commissioner Says Office Recovered $3.7 Million for Policyholders In First Half of 2018

In the first six months of 2018, the Georgia Department of Insurance responded to 5,859 consumer complaints and inquiries, returning more than $3.7 million in insurance claim payouts to many of these policyholders. The money was returned as a result of the Department’s mediation efforts on behalf of the consumer.

“Claims Examiner in my Consumer Services Division have helped consumers and business owners retrieve approximate $3,728,801.55, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said. “The majority of the Georgians who called my office had a claim dispute with an insurance company, and the examiner was able to secure a settlement favorable to the consumer.”

The top five categories of complaints from consumers were:

  • Denial of claim or delay in claim processing
  • Private passenger auto
  • Unsatisfactory settlement offer
  • Individual accident and health
  • Homeowners

The Department’s Consumer Services Division can help with problems in life, health, auto and homeowners insurance or your agent.

Consumers with questions about their insurance claim or policy provisions can call the Hudgens’ Consumer Hotline at 1‐800‐656‐2298 or file a complaint online at www.oci.ga.gov.

Jessica Szilagyi is a Statewide Contributor for AllOnGeorgia.com. She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement. She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. Jessica is a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers."

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