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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

On this page: Department of Professional & Financial Regulation | Bureau of Financial Institutions | Bureau of Insurance | Consumer Credit Protection | Office of Professional and Occupational Registration | Office of Securities

      Professional & Financial Regulation

      Date

      Description

      February 25, 2008 America Saves Week
      August 30, 2005 Commissioner Bruenn Announces New Online License Renewal Applications for Maine Professionals
      May 5, 2005 Governor Signs Bill Increasing Penalties for Credit Card “Skimming” - Legislation Targets New Identity Theft Problem
         
      Bureau of Financial Institutions
      March 24, 2005 Governor Nominates Lloyd LaFountain as Banking Superintendent
      November 22, 2004 Bureau of Financial Institutions Announces New Consumer Information Web Site
         
      Bureau of Insurance
      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
         
      Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection
      August 22, 2014 State Officials Announce New Consumer Protection Publication: Gone Phishing – Identifying and Avoiding Consumer Scams
      August 18, 2014 State Officials Issue Consumer Protection Alert Following Data Breach Announcement by Shaw’s Parent Company
      July 15, 2014 Maine State Officials Issue Warning about Fake Offers of Government Grants in Exchange for Advance Fee
      February 27, 2014 Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection Issues Comprehensive Home Mortgage Guide
      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�
      Free Foreclosure Prevention Clinics to be Held
      Capital Mortgage Group shut down
      March 13, 2006 State to Study Predatory Mortgage Lending
      March 3, 2006 Maine Consumers Targeted in Bogus Government Grant Scam
      July 11, 2005 Mortgage Prepayment Penalties an Unpleasant Surprise for Many Consumers, say Regulators
         
      Office of Professional and Occupational Registration
      April 28, 2004 Governor Signs Legislation to Help Maine Military Personnel Retain Professional and Occupational Licenses
         
      Office of Securities
      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
      September 11, 2013 Office of Securities Announces Initiative to Raise Public Awareness about Different Roles of Financial Professionals and to Assist Licensed Investment Advisers in Serving their Clients
      June 21, 2013 Department Warns of “Car Wrapping” and “Get Paid to Drive” Scams
      June 14, 2013 Department Encourages Seniors and Caregivers to Utilize State Resources to Protect Against Elder Abuse and to Report Suspected Cases
      May 3, 2013 Maine Office of Securities Issues Investor Advisory on Private Placement Offerings
      April 24, 2013 Governor, Department of Professional and Financial Regulation and Non-Profits Announce Fostering Financial Education Month in Maine
      April 9, 2013 Coalition of Government, Nonprofit, and Business Leaders Announce Fourth Annual Statewide Conference: “Fostering Financial Literacy in Maine Schools”
      March 15, 2013 Maine’s Office of Securities Issues Consumer Alert: “Profitable Sunrise” is Unregistered, Questionable Scheme
      February 26, 2013 Governor and Department Promote "America Saves Week" and "Military Saves Week"
      January 30, 2013 Office of Securities Assists Businesses and Investors in 2012, Ordering Nearly $1.2 Million in Restitution to Investors and Penalties on Those Violating Securities Laws
      November 2, 2012 Office of Securities and Attorney General's Office Announce Sentencing of Former Stockbroker in Theft and Securities Fraud Case
      May 22, 2006 State Securities Regulator Warns Citizens to Watch Out for Oil and Gas Scams
      November 15, 2005 State Securities Regulator Warns Citizens to Protect Their Online Brokerage Accounts from "Stock Hackers"
      September 09, 2005 State Securities Regulator Warns Citizens to Watch Out for Hurricane-Related Scams
      April 25, 2005 Governor Praises New Securities Law;
      Cites Consumer Protection and Pro-Business Capital Formation
      March 9, 2005 Maine Office of Securities Protects Maine Investors from Florida-based Investment Company

       

      Last Updated: January 28, 2014