15, 2012 - Minnesota Department of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman and Janet Golden from the Tubman Senior Rights Alliance joined in World Elder Abuse Awareness Day activities through their training, “Preventing Elderly Investment Fraud.” The presentation was tailored to health care professionals, focusing on how to spot and report fraud and financial abuse within the elderly and vulnerable adult populations.
12, 2012 - Commissioner Mike Rothman announced that a settlement agreement between the American International Group, Inc. (AIG) and its affiliates with all states and the District of Columbia has become fully effective. Minnesota was one of eight leading states to conduct a Multistate Market Conduct Examination that revealed AIG misrepresented its workers’ compensation insurance premiums to reduce their taxes and assessments, resulting in the $2.1 million settlement for the State of Minnesota.
06, 2012 - Commissioner Mike Rothman this week signed a regulatory settlement agreement with American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus (AFLAC). The Minnesota Department of Commerce joined with the Departments of Insurance of Idaho and Missouri in conducting a market conduct examination.
22, 2012 - The Minnesota Department of Commerce announced today an opportunity for local law enforcement, county prosecutors, and community organizations to apply for a third round of auto theft prevention grants.
19, 2012 - As sirens all over the state sound for severe weather season, Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak reminded all Minnesotans to be prepared for bad weather, including the importance of reviewing their insurance needs ahead of the summer storm season.
28, 2012 - The Health Insurance Exchange Advisory Task Force will meet Friday, March 30th from 9:30 to 11:30 am at Hiway Federal Credit Union Administrative Offices, 840 Westminster Street, St. Paul. Members of the public and press are invited to attend.
13, 2012 - Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman announced the continuation of Minnesota’s successful Auto Theft Prevention Grant Program today, awarding 21 local county attorneys, and community organizations with more than $3.8 million to be used exclusively for local programs that aid in prevention of auto theft.
12, 2012 - An average of 23 cars are stolen every day in Minnesota – that’s almost one car every hour. Nearly 8,400 vehicles were stolen in Minnesota in 2010 alone, totaling more than $21.3 million in losses. But the state is teaming up with local law enforcement, county prosecutors, and community organizations to stop auto theft before it happens with a statewide auto theft prevention effort.
22, 2012 - Governor Mark Dayton announced today that the state has received a $26 million grant to continue the design and development of a Minnesota-made health insurance exchange. An exchange is a marketplace where Minnesota consumers and employers can find, compare, choose, and purchase health care coverage that best fits their personal, family, and business needs. The funding, provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will be administered by the Minnesota Department of Commerce.
16, 2012 - In light of current drought conditions, Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson and Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman today issued a consumer alert encouraging Minnesota farmers to consider purchasing crop insurance ahead of this year’s growing season.