The attorneys with Chelle Law provide an Arizona Department of Insurance Hearing Attorney to represent individuals before the Arizona Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). The Arizona Department of Insurance (DOI) executes the State’s insurance laws and protects insurance consumers from fraud. The DOI also investigates complaint as well as issues licenses to:
- Bail Bond Agents.
- Life Settlement Brokers.
- Rental Car Agents.
- Self Service Storage Agents.
- Title Agents
- Travel Insurance Producers.
Administrative Enforcement Section
The Administrative Enforcement Section (AES) investigates allegations of theft and fraud by the licensed insurance professionals listed above, as well as, unlicensed individuals and businesses. It’s important to understand investigations can lead to disciplinary action against a licensed insurance professional.
After an investigation is complete AES can recommend an order for various disciplinary actions. If an insurance license professional doesn’t agree with the offered Administrative Order they can appeal and request a hearing before the Arizona Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). Administrative Orders can include:
- Surrender of License.
- Denial of License.
- Plan and Merger.
- Summary Suspension of License.
- Civil Monetary Penalty.
- Approval of Acquisition.
Department of Insurance OAH Hearing
If an OAH hearing is held, an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) will preside. The hearing isn’t as formal as a trial, but it’s similar. Each party will present evidence using documents or sworn testimony. The attorneys will provide an opening statement and a closing argument which should explain why the judge should rule one way or the other. Your attorney can cross examine witnesses and testify on her own behalf. After the hearing, the ALJ will review the transcripts, evidence and make a recommendation to DOI.
If you have questions about our Arizona Department of Insurance Hearing Attorney and would like to learn more about the services we offer, contact Chelle Law today.