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STATE OF MAINE
DEPARTMENT OF PROFESSIONAL AND FINANCIAL REGULATION
BUREAU OF INSURANCE

 

In re:

CASEY L. HOFFERT
Maine License No. PRN172123
National Producer No. 8666730

Docket No. INS-10-229

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LICENSE REVOCATION
NOTICE, ORDER,
and
OPPORTUNITY FOR
HEARING

 

NOTICE TO CASEY L. HOFFERT:

Effective as of December 6, 2010, your Maine nonresident insurance producer license will be REVOKED without further formal proceedings unless you request a hearing as specified below.

The reasons for license revocation are as follows:

  1. You failed to disclose an October, 2009 administrative action in North Dakota when you became licensed in Maine in November, 2009 and falsely responded “No” to the license application’s question concerning whether you had ever been involved in an administrative proceeding regarding any professional or occupational license, which constitutes grounds for revocation of your Maine license under 24-A M.R.S. §1420-K(1)(A) for providing incorrect, misleading, incomplete or materially untrue information in the license application, and 24-A M.R.S. §1420-K(1)(C) for obtaining a license through misrepresentation or fraud.
  2. The Commonwealth of Virginia revoked your producer license on April 15, 2010 for failure to report the action taken by the State of North Dakota. The Virginia revocation constitutes grounds for revocation of your Maine license under 24-A M.R.S. §1420‑K(1)(I) for having an insurance producer license, or its equivalent, denied, suspended or revoked in any other state, province, district or territory.
  3. The State of South Dakota revoked your producer license on May 7, 2010 for failure to report the North Dakota action and failure to respond to the Insurance Department, constituting further grounds for revocation of your Maine license under 24-A M.R.S. §1420-K(1)(I);
  4. The State of Washington revoked your producer license as of July 1, 2010 for failure to report the North Dakota action and failure to respond to the Insurance Department, which constitutes additional grounds for revocation of your Maine license under 24-A M.R.S. §1420-K(1)(I);
  5. You have failed to report any of the three license revocations to the Maine Superintendent of Insurance as required by 24-A M.R.S. §1420-P(1), which also constitutes grounds for revocation of your Maine license under 24-A M.R.S. §1420-K(1)(B), for violating insurance laws.

Therefore, based upon the above grounds, your Maine insurance producer license is revoked as of December 6, 2010 pursuant to 24-A M.R.S. §§1417 and 1420-K, subject to your right to request a hearing.

Under the Maine Insurance Code, specifically 24-A M.R.S. §1417 and §1420‑K, you have the right to a hearing before the Superintendent or her designee. If you request a hearing, you will have the right to present evidence and arguments in your defense, and the staff of the Bureau of Insurance will bear the burden of proving each violation by a preponderance of evidence.

If you request a hearing, you will receive further communication regarding scheduling. The matters to be determined through the hearing process are whether you committed one or more of the violations listed above, and if so, the appropriate sanctions for those violations. The sanctions imposed after a hearing can include any available remedy under applicable laws, including the payment of civil penalties.

To request a hearing, you must notify the Bureau of Insurance in writing no later than December 6, 2010. If you do not file a written request for a hearing within 30 days from the time you know or reasonably should have known of the intended revocation of your license, you will lose your right to request a hearing on this matter, and your license revocation will be final and entered into Bureau records, in accordance with this Notice and Order.

Any request for a hearing, as well as all other communications regarding this Notice, Order, and Opportunity for Hearing must be addressed to Bureau staff Attorney Arthur G. Hosford, Jr., Bureau of Insurance, #34 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0034. You may also reach Attorney Hosford by e-mail at arthur.g.hosford.jr@maine.gov or telephone at 207 624-8429.

 

October 27, 2010 ________________________________
MILA KOFMAN, Superintendent

 

Last Updated: October 22, 2013