Press Releases

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Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0035

Phone: (207) 624-8525
Fax: (207) 624-8595

On this page: Department of Professional & Financial Regulation | Bureau of Financial Institutions | Bureau of Insurance | Consumer Credit Protection | Office of Professional and Occupational Registration | Office of Securities

Prior Year Press Releases

    Professional & Financial Regulation

    Date

    Description

    4/1/2014 Department Announces Upcoming Informational Sessions to Assist Veterans and Current Service Members in Obtaining Occupational Licenses
    1/31/2014 State Agencies and Service Organizations to Assist Veterans and Current Service Members in Obtaining Occupational Licenses and Securing a Job
    12/19/2013 Department Issues Consumer Protection Alert Following Data Breach Announcement by Target
    12/4/2013 Department Issues Warning to Consumers about an Unlicensed Former Certified Public Accountant
    10/24/2013 Department Issues Reminder to Consumers and Fuel Dealers about Deadline in Maine Law Regarding Pre-Paid Home Heating Contracts
    8/15/2013 Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation Fines Maine Auctioneer, Denies License for Multiple Law Violations and Cautions the Public Against Dealing with Unlicensed Auctioneers
    6/12/2013 Department Reminds Fuel Dealers to Register by June 30th Deadline if Offering Pre-Paid Home Fuel Contracts
    5/24/2013 Department Advises Check on Unknown Charities, Especially Following Tragedies
    3/19/2013 Governor and Department Highlight Initiative to Make Occupational Licensing Easier for Veterans
    12/21/2012 Department of Professional and Financial Regulation Encourages Check on Unknown Charities, Especially Following Tragedies
    10/30/2012 Department Reminds Consumers and Fuel Dealers about October 31st Deadline in New Law Regarding Pre-Paid Contracts
    9/26/2012 Governor and Commissioner Highlight Initiative to Make Occupational Licensing Easier and Quicker for Veterans
    8/30/2012 Maine's Office of Securities and Bureau of Financial Institutions Issue Alert Regarding Alleged $600 Million Online Ponzi Scheme Involving 'ZeekRewards,com'
    7/24/2012 Department of Professional and Financial Regulation Highlights DECD Small Business Survey
    7/19/2012 Legislative Working Group Requests Comments from Public to Help Improve Access to Health Care Cost and Quality Information
    7/9/2012 Department Warns Public about Central Maine Real Estate Appraiser with Revoked License
    6/20/2012 Department Issues Reminder to Consumers and Fuel Dealers about June 30th Deadline in New Maine Law Regarding Pre-Paid Contracts
    5/18/2012 Department Highlights Reduced Regulation, Support for Maine Businesses and Veterans during 125th Legislature
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    Bureau of Financial Institutions
    Bureau of Insurance
    April 3, 2014 Bureau of Insurance Announces New Online Auto and Homeowners Resources, and Highlights Maine's Ranking Among Most Affordable States in Nation for Auto and Homeowners Insurance
    February 25, 2014 Insurance Superintendent Strongly Recommends that Mainers Check Doctors, Hospitals and Other Health Providers in the Plan Network Before Selecting a New Health Care Plan
    February 20, 2014 Bureau of Insurance Approves 7.7% Decrease in Workers’ Compensation Loss Costs, with $15.2 Million in Expected Savings to Help Businesses and Consumers
    January 31, 2014 Maine Ranks Among the Most Affordable in the Nation for Personal Auto and Homeowners Insurance
    January 28, 2014 Bureau of Insurance Obtains Almost $2 Million in Recoveries for Consumers and Businesses in 2013
    December 4, 2013 Bureau of Insurance Continues Federal Health Reform (ACA)Informational Sessions with December 10th Presentation in Bangor
    November 26, 2013 Bureau of Insurance Superintendent to Allow Anthem to Renew Existing Health Plans
    November 22, 2013 State Officials Issue Reminder to Those on Medicare: No Need to Make Changes in Response to Federal Health Law (ACA)
    October 16, 2013 Bureau of Insurance Continues Informational Sessions Regarding the Federal Health Care Reform Law (ACA)
    October 2, 2013 Governor and Superintendent of Insurance Announce Recovery of Funds for Residents of Nursing Homes after Investigation of Sales Practices for Dental Plan
    September 25, 2013 State Officials Warn Consumers about Scams Related to Federal Health Reform (ACA)
    September 9, 2013 Bureau of Insurance to Hold Informational Sessions Regarding the Federal Health Care Reform Law (ACA) in Augusta and Auburn
    September 6, 2013 Maine’s Insurance Superintendent Highlights New Enrollment Period for Individual Health Insurance Policies
    August 12, 2013 Maine Bureau of Insurance to Hold Public Informational Sessions Regarding the Federal Health Care Reform Law (ACA)
    May 22, 2013 Maine Protects Insurance Consumers by Reaching Settlement with Three CIGNA Companies
    March 4, 2013 Insurance Superintendent Alerts Consumers and Businesses to Flood-damaged Vehicles in Aftermath of Superstorm Sandy
    January 25, 2013 Maine Bureau of Insurance Obtains More Than $3 Million in Recoveries for Consumers in 2012; State Agency Handled Almost 9,000 Inquiries and Over 850 Complaint Cases
    January 18, 2013 Maine Ranked in Top Ten for Affordability of Homeowners and Personal Auto Insurance
    December 4, 2012 Superintendent of Insurance Highlights Final Days of Medicare Open Enrollment Period and Offers Tips to Protect Consumers While Making Important Decisions
    November 13, 2012 Bureau of Insurance Announces Approval of Decrease in Workers’ Compensation Loss Costs
    November 8, 2012 Bureau of Insurance Investigation Results in Return of More than $1.3 Million to Maine Consumer
    November 2, 2012 Superintendent of Insurance Reminds Consumers to Review Coverage During Medicare Open Enrollment Period and Offers Tips to Protect Seniors
    October 31, 2012 In the Wake of Sandy, Superintendent of Insurance Shares Important Reminders for Maine Consumers and Business Owners
    September 14, 2012 Bureau of Insurance Reminds Consumers of September 28th Deadline Regarding Long-Term Care Partnership Program
    August 28, 2012 Maine Bureau of Insurance Highlights New Mobile App That Takes the Guesswork Out of Auto Accidents
    July 10, 2012 Bureau of Insurance Issues Flood Insurance Alert
    July 2, 2012 Bureau of Insurance Issues Cease and Desist Order In Fraudulent Insurance Scheme
    Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection
    February 27, 2014 Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection Issues Comprehensive Home Mortgage Guide
    December 18, 2012 Attorney General Schneider and Superintendent Lund Announce Settlements with Debt Management Companies
    November 30, 2012 Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection Alerts Consumers to Predatory Advance Fee Loan Scam and Announces Cease and Desist Order Against �Woodhaven Advisors�
    October 5, 2012 Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection Announces Release of New Comprehensive Student Loan Guide
    July 5, 2012 Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection Issues Alert to Maine Consumers and Businesses: Loan Scams Increasingly Prevalent
    May 24, 2012 Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection Issues Consumer Alert: �BellBrook Finance Center� Is Loan Scam, Not Located in Belfast
    Free Foreclosure Prevention Clinics to be Held
    Capital Mortgage Group shut down
      Office of Professional and Occupational Registration
      12/23/2013 Department of Professional and Financial Regulation Offers Guidance for End of Year Charitable Contributions
      11/8/2013 Department Announces Changes for Installation of Mini-Split Heat Pumps and Offers Assistance to Consumers
      11/8/2013 Governor and Commissioner Highlight New Laws and Initiative to Make Occupational Licensing Easier and Quicker for Veterans
      Office of Securities
      April 18, 2014 Governor LePage and Coalition of Government, Nonprofit, and Business Leaders Announce Fifth Annual Conference: ‘Fostering Financial Literacy in Maine Schools’
      April 14, 2014 Office of Securities Seeking Information from Residents Involved in Sea Hunters Investment
      February 10, 2014 Governor, Department and Maine Council for Elder Abuse Prevention Announce Launch of First-in-Nation Training Program for Financial Institutions
      September 11, 2013 Office of Securities Announces Initiative to Raise Public Awareness about Different Roles of Financial Professionals and to Assist Licensed Investment Advisers in Serving their Clients
      June 21, 2013 Department Warns of “Car Wrapping” and “Get Paid to Drive” Scams
      June 14, 2013 Department Encourages Seniors and Caregivers to Utilize State Resources to Protect Against Elder Abuse and to Report Suspected Cases
      May 3, 2013 Maine Office of Securities Issues Investor Advisory on Private Placement Offerings
      April 24, 2013 Governor, Department of Professional and Financial Regulation and Non-Profits Announce Fostering Financial Education Month in Maine
      April 9, 2013 Coalition of Government, Nonprofit, and Business Leaders Announce Fourth Annual Statewide Conference: “Fostering Financial Literacy in Maine Schools”
      March 15, 2013 Maine’s Office of Securities Issues Consumer Alert: “Profitable Sunrise” is Unregistered, Questionable Scheme
      February 26, 2013 Governor and Department Promote "America Saves Week" and "Military Saves Week"
      January 30, 2013 Office of Securities Assists Businesses and Investors in 2012, Ordering Nearly $1.2 Million in Restitution to Investors and Penalties on Those Violating Securities Laws
      November 2, 2012 Office of Securities and Attorney General's Office Announce Sentencing of Former Stockbroker in Theft and Securities Fraud Case
      September 14, 2012 Office of Securities Announces Conviction in Theft and Securities Fraud Case
      August 29, 2012 Maine’s Office of Securities and Partners to Offer 'Outsmarting Financial Fraud and Elder Abuse’ Educational Sessions
      May 16, 2012 Maine’s Office of Securities Issues Advisory to Warn Consumers about “Crowdfunding” Investments

       

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      Last Updated: February 6, 2014