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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

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      Professional & Financial Regulation

      Date

      Description

      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
      4/10/2012 Governor and Department of Professional and Financial Regulation Announce New Protections for Consumers Using Pre-paid Home Heating Contracts
      2/16/2012 Governor and Department Promote February 19-26 as “America Saves Week” and “Military Saves Week”
         
      Bureau of Financial Institutions
      1/23/2012 Bureau of Financial Institutions Earns Reaccreditation from Conference of State Bank Supervisors
      1/9/2012 Bureau of Financial Institutions Promotes Advantages of Free and Low-Cost Accounts for the ‘Unbanked’ at Maine Banks and Credit Unions
         
      Bureau of Insurance
      December 11, 2014 Bureau of Insurance Reminds Mainers of December 15 Deadline to Enroll in Health Care Coverage That Will Be Effective January 1
      October 20, 2014 Bureau of Insurance Highlights Medicare Open Enrollment and Issues Reminder that Medicare Beneficiaries Do Not Need to Make Changes in Response to Federal Health Law (ACA)
      September 26, 2014 Bureau of Insurance Provides Guidance to Mainers Enrolling in or Renewing Health Insurance Plans as Open Enrollment Period Nears
      September 24, 2014 Governor and Insurance Superintendent Announce Web-Based Access to Approved Insurance Company Filings
      August 15, 2014 Governor and Insurance Superintendent Alert Consumers and Businesses to Flood-damaged Vehicles in Aftermath of Storms
      July 18, 2014 Officials Say Recent Storms Serve as Reminder about Actions Residents Should Take to Stay Safe and Protect Property During Severe Weather
      June 27, 2014 State Officials Announce Conclusion of Insurance Case and Return of More than $160,000 to Maine Consumer
      June 17, 2014 With Arrival of Hurricane Season, Governor and Insurance Superintendent Urge Maine Residents to Prepare for Severe Weather
      June 6, 2014 Mainers Urged to be Aware of Risks When Using Transportation Network Companies
      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
      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 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)
      May 22, 2013 Maine Protects Insurance Consumers by Reaching Settlement with Three CIGNA Companies
      November 8, 2012 Bureau of Insurance Investigation Results in Return of More than $1.3 Million to Maine Consumer
      July 2, 2012 Bureau of Insurance Issues Cease and Desist Order In Fraudulent Insurance Scheme
      April 9, 2012 Flood of 1987: 25 Years Later; Maine’s Bureau of Insurance Encourages Home and Business Owners to Mark Anniversary by Considering Flood Insurance
      March 26, 2012 Maine Bureau of Insurance Obtains More Than $2.5 Million in Recoveries for Consumers in 2011
      February 10, 2012 Insurance Superintendent Highlights Auto Insurance Anniversary and Announces Maine’s Ranking Among States with Most Affordable Auto Insurance
         
      Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection
      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
      February 17, 2012 Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection Provides Auto Financing and Purchase Rights Guidance as Presidents� Day Sales Approach
      January 9, 2012 Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection Issues Consumer Protection Alert: �Crestridge Capital� is an Advance Fee Loan Scam, Not Located in Belgrade, Maine
         
      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
      November 26, 2014 Maine’s Securities Administrator Orders InteliCloud, Tech Financial Group, and Others to Cease and Desist Offering or Selling Unregistered Securities in Maine
      November 7, 2014 Maine Office of Securities Announces Fee Reductions and New Online Resource
      September 12, 2014 Securities Survey Finds Mid-Sized Investment Advisers in Maine Addressing Cybersecurity Risks
      June 13, 2014 In Highlighting Elder Abuse Awareness Day, State Officials Urge Mainers to Report Suspected Cases of Abuse
      May 23, 2014 Maine Office of Securities Issues Investor Advisory on Virtual Currency: It pays to know what’s in your e-Wallet
      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
         

       

      Last Updated: November 14, 2017