Over $6 Million Returned to Consumers by Department of Insurance

May 7, 2013
By Tatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan LLC on May 7, 2013 12:24 PM |

The Missouri Department of Insurance announced recently that consumers who filed complaints against their insurance companies received an additional $6.2 million in claim payments in the first quarter of 2013.

"Consumers should not assume that they've run out of options if their claims have been denied by their insurance company or they feel that their settlement is unfair," said John M. Huff, director of the Missouri Department of Insurance. "Our department is here to protect Missourians and provide them help when they've reached an impasse with their insurance company."

Health insurance had the most complaints in the first quarter of 2013 with 309 formal complaints. This was followed by auto and homeowners insurance. The top reason for complaints in the first quarter was claim denial. Delay of claim processing and unsatisfactory offer were also top complaints.

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