Chalmette insurance producer issued C&D for allegedly falsifying health
insurance applications, Commissioner Wooley announces
Department of Insurance Fraud Unit investigators shut down a Chalmette insurance
producer yesterday on charges of falsification of health insurance applications,
says Commissioner of Insurance Robert Wooley.
Henry Thomas Jones (58) is accused of creating false health insurance applications
for clients whose legitimate applications were denied because of their previous
medical history. He allegedly created false policies for the individuals, without
their knowledge or consent, using slightly different names and personal information
so that the applicants could be approved for coverage. These fraudulent applications,
along with premium payments, were submitted to the insurance company in June, November
and December of 2004.
Department of Insurance records show that Jones held a life & health license
from 1968 until yesterdays action. At various times in the past he was licensed
to sell property and casualty, fraternal, and variable annuity insurance coverage.
His last address on file with the Department of Insurance is 2910 Paris Road, Chalmette.
Wooley urges consumers who feel uneasy about any insurance-related transaction to
call the Department of Insurance Fraud Unit at 225-342-4956 or, toll free, 1-800-259-5300.
If callers dont want their names used, they can request that their involvement
be kept confidential.