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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2011

Illinois Department of Insurance Disciplinary Report for March 2011

CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Insurance announced today that Director of Insurance Michael T. McRaith issued the following disciplinary orders:

• USA Financial Management Services, Inc., Oakbrook Terrace, and Robert C. Pribilski, Lisle - Insurance producer licenses revoked effective January 19, 2011. USA Financial Management Services, Inc. and Mr. Pribilski had been licensed to sell life, accident, and health insurance since August 27, 2003, and June 11, 2003, respectively.  Both licenses were revoked following a hearing on the Department’s Order of Revocation dated June 24, 2010. The Order of Revocation was issued as a result of an investigation revealing USA Financial Management Services, Inc. and Mr. Pribilski had been prohibited from offering or selling securities by the Illinois Secretary of State, Securities Division.  The Director’s Order of Revocation includes a $100,000 civil penalty and $225 in costs.

 Stuart Helffrich, Chicago – Application for insurance producer license denied, effective February 8, 2011. Mr. Helffrich’s application for a license to sell life, accident, and health insurance was denied following a hearing on the Department’s Letter of Denial dated September 3, 2010. The Letter of Denial was issued as a result of an investigation revealing Mr. Helffrich had been convicted of 3 counts of felony Wire Fraud and 3 Counts of felony Conversion and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $819,395.

• Javier Moran, Chicago – Application for insurance producer license denied, effective June 15, 2010.  Mr. Moran’s application for a license to sell fire, and casualty insurance was denied as a result of an investigation which revealed that he was convicted of felony Robbery and is more than 30 days delinquent in paying child support.

• Christopher L. Hudlin, East Saint Louis – Stipulation and Consent Order, effective January 3, 2011. Mr. Hudlin is licensed to sell life, accident, health, fire, and casualty insurance. The Stipulation and Consent Order, which includes a $10,000 civil forfeiture and corrective orders, alleges that Mr. Hudlin: failed to remit premium with application to the Illinois Fair Plan; failed to acquire a Business Entity license; failed to hold premium monies in trust; had unlawful withdrawals from the Premium Fund Trust Account (PFTA); failed to return a return premium timely; failed to properly label the PFTA; and failed to reconcile PFTA bank records.

• Corkill Insurance Agency, Inc. of Elk Grove Village; Luke F. Praxmarer of Elk Grove Village; and Paul F. Praxmarer of Prospect Heights  – Stipulation and Consent Order, effective February 10, 2011.  Corkill Insurance Agency, Inc., Luke F. Praxmarer, and Paul F. Praxmarer have been licensed to sell life, health, fire, casualty, and variable insurance since February 26, 1985, February 26, 1985, and February 28, 1995, respectively. The Stipulation and Consent Order, which includes a $50,000 civil forfeiture and corrective orders, alleges that Corkill Insurance Agency, Inc., Luke F. Praxmarer, and Paul F. Praxmarer issued 41 fraudulent certificates of insurance regarding workers’ compensation coverage.

• Derek T. Schoepf, Aurora – Application for insurance producer license denied, effective June 15, 2010. Mr. Schoepf’s application for a license to sell life, accident, and health insurance was denied as a result of an investigation which revealed that he failed to provide documentation required by the application.

• Robert Andrew Styrkowicz, Lake Villa – Stipulation and Consent Order, effective August 6, 2010.  Mr. Styrkowicz has been licensed to sell life, accident, health, fire, casualty and variable insurance since 1974. The Stipulation and Consent Order, which includes a $5,000 civil forfeiture and corrective orders, alleges that Mr. Styrkowicz utilized a mailing service that sent a mailer to consumers that had the words “Department of Insurance” above his name and address on the return envelope. Mr. Styrkowicz failed to have controls in place to avoid this mistake.

• Jerry D. Eldredge, Pekin – Insurance producer license revoked effective March 3, 2011.  Mr. Eldredge had been licensed to sell life, health, fire and casualty insurance since August 25, 1987. Mr. Eldredge’s license was revoked as a result of an investigation which culminated in Mr. Eldredge entering in to a Voluntary Revocation of his insurance producer license.

• Vincent J. Campisano, Evanston – Insurance producer license revoked effective March 3, 2011. Mr. Campisano had been licensed to sell life, accident, health, fire and casualty insurance since 1980.  His license was revoked following a hearing on the Department’s Order of Revocation dated May 20, 2010. The Order of Revocation was issued as a result of an investigation revealing that Mr. Campisano had failed to pay two judgments to separate consumers totaling over $110,000.

• Lisa A. Howard, Chicago – Stipulation and Consent Order, effective June 9, 2010. The Order alleges that Ms. Howard improperly withheld insurance premium due an insurance company and includes a civil penalty of $2,800.

• Samarth Zaveri, Algonquin – Insurance producer license revoked effective March 18, 2011. Mr. Zaveri had been licensed to sell life, health and variable insurance since August 14, 2009. Mr. Zaveri’s license was revoked as a result of an investigation which culminated in Mr. Zaferi entering in to a Voluntary Revocation of his insurance producer license.

• William A. George, Chicago – Insurance producer license revoked effective March 18, 2011. Mr. George had been licensed to sell life, accident, health, property, casualty and variable insurance since 1978. Mr. George’s license was revoked as a result of an investigation which culminated in Mr. George entering in to a Voluntary Revocation of his insurance producer license.

• Rodney B. Maynor Sr., Washburn – Insurance producer license suspended effective March 7, 2011. Mr. Maynor had been licensed to sell life, health and variable insurance since March 1, 2001. Mr. Maynor’s licenses were suspended as a result of an investigation which revealed that he is more than 30 days delinquent in paying a child support obligation in the amount of $5,027.

• Julie Collins, Glendale Heights – Stipulation and Consent Order, effective March 4, 2011.  Ms. Collins has been licensed to sell fire and casualty insurance since May 12, 2004. The Stipulation and Consent Order, which includes a $20,000 civil forfeiture and corrective orders, alleges that Ms. Collins issued 41 fraudulent certificates of insurance to an Illinois consumer and failed to facilitate and aid the Director in an examination.

• George Leach, Steger – Insurance producer license revoked effective July 22, 2010.  Mr. Leach had been licensed to sell life, accident, health, and variable insurance since September 20, 2004. Mr. Leach’s licenses were revoked as a result of an investigation which revealed that he had improperly withheld $991 in premiums due an insurer. The Revocation includes a $5,000 civil penalty due and restitution.

More Information
The Department’s mission is to protect consumers by providing assistance and information, by efficiently regulating the insurance industry’s market behavior and financial solvency, and by fostering a competitive insurance marketplace. The Department assists consumers with all insurance complaints, including health, auto, life, and homeowner. Consumers in need of information or assistance should visit the Department’s web site at insurance.illinois.gov or call our toll-free hotline at (866) 445-5364.

If you would like individual disciplinary orders, please visit insurance.illinois.gov/orders or call or e-mail Anjali Julka at anjali.julka@illinois.gov or Louis G. Pukelis at louis.pukelis@illinois.gov.



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