Five Safeco subsidiaries have been fined more than $430,000 in total for several violations of Connecticut’s insurance law. Among the violations were the company’s use of unlicensed casualty adjusters.

A release from the Connecticut Department of Insurance (CDOI) stated that while the violations varied by company, there were consistent violations related to instances of unlicensed adjusters and agents not appointed. Connecticut requires insurance companies formally appoint and register with the state all agents who sell insurance products on their behalf. When combined, Safeco and its subsidiaries had 55 instances where agents were not appointed and 93 instances where individuals acted as casualty adjusters without being licensed in accordance with Connecticut law.

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