Insurance chief suspended as he fights fraud charges
Jim Beck, Georgia’s insurance commissioner, is now officially suspended from office in the wake of his federal indictment Tuesday on charges of fraud and money laundering. Beck announced Thursday that he was voluntarily taking a suspension. The insurance department said that in his absence, Drew Lane, the chief deputy commissioner,... Read more
Governor urges indicted insurance chief to quit
Gov. Brian Kemp has asked Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck to resign in the wake of the latter’s federal indictment Tuesday on wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering charges. “Your indictment severely undermines your ability to fulfill your official obligations to the people of Georgia,’’ Kemp said in a... Read more
Insurance chief indicted over alleged $2 million, five-year fraud scheme
State Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck was charged Tuesday in a 38-count federal indictment on allegations of wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering, prosecutors said. The indictment alleges Beck stole more than $2 million from his former employer, Georgia Underwriting Association, through ‘’an elaborate invoicing scheme,’’ BJay Pak, the... Read more
State gets Anthem to pay disputed bill, still plans hearing on complaints
In a case that highlighted problems in insurance networks, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has agreed to pay the $87,000 in outstanding medical bills of a Newnan cancer patient, state officials say. The patient, Diane Conine, went to Piedmont Newnan hospital for emergency care in January, and had... Read more
6 firms in running for Georgia health care waiver contract
State officials are contacting six consulting firms to solicit proposals for a $2.6 million contract to develop health care waivers for Medicaid and the private insurance market in Georgia. This work is part of recently passed legislation that was pushed by Gov. Brian Kemp. Under the legislation, Georgia can... Read more

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