Three insurance agencies in Michigan and four employees have had their licenses suspended for violations of the state's insurance code.
Michigan's Department of Insurance and Financial Services issued an order Friday against LA Insurance agencies #100 and #117 in Ypsilanti, and #179 in Owosso. Agents whose licenses have been suspended are Jennifer J. Essak, Laurance Essak, Ronnie K. Kassab, and Brandon Kiminaia.
The state says insurance policies were sold by unlicensed or un-appointed agents, and that additional coverage was added to policies without authorization from customers.
The order prevents the agents and offices to sell insurance in the state until a hearing is held.
The state says people who bought insurance through these offices should check to make sure their coverage is valid and that no additional coverage was added without their consent.
To find a new agent, consumers are advised to ask the insurance company for a list of agents who are licensed to sell their products in the area, or check for licensed agents on the Department of Insurance and Financial Services website at www.michigan.gov/difs.
Any Michigan resident who believes that they have been sold a product unknowingly can file a complaint with DIFS by calling toll-free at (877) 999-6442.