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HMO violations net $300,000 fine

The state Insurance Commissioner on Monday fined an Atlanta-based HMO with offices in Augusta...company paying its bills on time." RECENT INSURER FINES The state insurance commissioner started issuing fines in 1999 to Georgia insurers who don't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/01/30/bus_309459.shtml
Business
Hopeful talks on health care

Joshua Batchelder, a 67-year-old Libertarian candidate for state insurance commissioner, said Friday he is running to speak out on issues that concern him -- primarily, how taxpayers pay for health care. The insurance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/10/met_241500.shtml
Metro
Oxendine's war-chest

Probably not one in 100 Georgians know who the state insurance commissioner is. But if they work in the insurance or financial industries, they not only know it's John Oxendine, but in all likelihood...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/01/26/op_221294.shtml
Opinion columns
Master Health files for bankruptcy protection

...G. Garrison filed for bankruptcy protection Friday, the latest maneuver in an escalating battle with the state insurance commissioner's office. The president of Master Health Plan Inc., which covers about 10,000 customers statewide...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/06/07/met_209517.shtml
Metro
Insurance Commissioner set to ask for HMO control

...Bowen Jr. lifted the stay that had kept the Augusta-based Master Health Plan Inc. out of the grasp of the state Insurance Commissioner. "It was obviously a significant victory," Mr. Oxendine said of Judge Bowen's ruling Wednesday. "That...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/06/19/met_210103.shtml
Metro
Don't be fooled: Crooks aim to exploit confusion over Obamacare

...of time before the scams hit Georgia. The state insurance commissioner's office said last week that it's not aware...state attorney general's office, or the state insurance commissioner's office at 404 656 2298.For more from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-08-19/don-t-be-fooled-crooks-aim-e
Georgia requests emergency delay on health exchange

...exchange Oct. 1 when the rest of the country does after issuing an emergency request late Monday for a delay.State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens asked U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for an additional 30 days...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-07-30/georgia-requests-emergen
Aetna, Coventry back out of state exchange

...Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Humana, Alliant, and Peach State.State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens announced Wednesday that Aetna and Coventry had suddenly opted not to participate after initially...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-08-01/aetna-coventry-back-out-stat
Georgia woman, 4 children die in house fire

...Saturday to the blaze at the single-story home in Newnan, about 40 miles southwest of Atlanta. Georgia state Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens ruled that the fire was accidental and appeared to have originated in an electrical panel in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-04-27/georgia-woman-4-children-die-
Georgia gets almost $4 million to help educate, enroll in health insurance

...navigators to be certified by the state. Zeldin said the additional hours of training would need to be completed by state Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens' office and would need to be outlined soon.HHS recognizes that states have the authority to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-08-15/georgia-gets-almost-4-millio