This graph illustrates a statistic from the Maryland Insurance Administration's report. The MIA reported the amounts of different complaints it receives. (This data comes from the FY 2016 Annual Report, page 4.)

This data table shows complaints by uni...

This data shows that most people opt to allow the MIA decision to become final without noting an appeal. This allows a direct route to Circuit Court via a suit filed under Md. Code Courts and Judicial Proceedings 3-1701.

Focus on 2016. Of the 26 cases the MIA considered, the MIA found for the Insurer 14 times. It found "Absence of Good Faith" (i.e. bad faith) once. Ten claims were withdrawn or settled.

Maryland has expanded 27-1001 to Disability Claims effective October 1 and forward. See House Bill 990 from the present session.


I read the "revised" fiscal policy note. It had nothing of any real interest. I was hoping for an assessment on whether a...

This office sees insured-side homeowners denials a lot. Essentially, these clients did not realize there was a residency clause in their homeowners insurance. So their residency-status changes (sometimes without their doing anything), they do not upd...

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