10, 2012 - Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman recently announced the Minnesota Department of Commerce has taken action against the Oregon-based “Embassy of Heaven Church” and its leader Paul Revere for offering invalid auto insurance policies in Minnesota.
18, 2012 - Every minute of every day, a car accident occurs. To help ease the confusion of what information to share in a stressful situation, the Minnesota Department of Commerce announces the launch of WreckCheck Mobile App by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).
06, 2012 - The Minnesota Department of Commerce announced a multi-state settlement agreement between Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America and 43 states. Iowa acted as the managing lead state in the agreement and was assisted by Minnesota, Missouri, and Florida.
29, 2012 - A Task Force advising the Minnesota Department of Commerce in the design and development of a new health insurance marketplace for Minnesota consumers will meet in New Ulm on Wednesday, August 29 from 1:00-3:00 pm. The 15-member task force, chaired by Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman, is comprised of consumers, employers, health care providers, insurers, state legislators, and other health care experts.
07, 2012 - The Minnesota Department of Commerce returns to Farmfest this year, with more information relevant to rural Minnesota economies than ever before. The Commerce Department booth is located in the Agriculture Building, where Commerce staff will be on hand to answer questions about a variety of topics affecting the lives of farm families and businesses.
07, 2012 - Sometimes money goes missing due to a change of address or a death in the family. That’s when the Minnesota Department of Commerce steps in to help Minnesotans find and claim what is rightfully theirs. This year alone the Commerce Department reunited 7,200 Minnesotans with $19 million in missing bank accounts, life insurance policies, safe deposit boxes, unclaimed paychecks, and other real property and financial assets – a 13 percent improvement over 2011.
06, 2012 - U.S. Sen. Al Franken and Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman said today that a provision in the nation’s health care law, which this year sent $1.1 billion in health insurance rebates to almost 13 million Americans – including 123,000 Minnesotans – had its origin Minnesota.
03, 2012 - U.S. Sen. Al Franken and Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman will discuss the impact on Minnesota of a provision that Sen. Franken added to the nation's health reform law that has resulted in health insurance rebates for almost 13 million Americans – including 123,000 Minnesotans this year. Franken based his measure on a Minnesota law.
26, 2012 - Formal charges have been filed in Kandiyohi County District Court on allegations that Spicer resident Todd Patrick Paffrath committed felony insurance fraud when a ring was stolen from his Willmar jewelry store last December. According to a formal investigation conducted by the Minnesota Department of Commerce’s Insurance Fraud Unit, Paffrath allegedly submitted an insurance claim after the diamond ring was stolen under a false appraisal for $10,000 more than the ring’s actual value.
24, 2012 - A Task Force advising the Minnesota Department of Commerce in the design and development of a new health insurance marketplace for Minnesota consumers will visit Moorhead on Thursday, July 26 from 1:00-3:00pm. The 15-member task force, chaired by Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman, is comprised of consumers, employers, health care providers, insurers, insurance agents, state legislators, and other health care experts.