Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Guardian Life
Current Parent Company: 
Guardian Life Insurance
Penalty: 
$2,000,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
March 23, 2015
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
insurance violation
Violation Description: 

Guardian Life agreed to pay $2 million to settle multistate litigation regarding its use of the Social Security Administration's Death Master File.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
New York
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
mutual
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
insurance
Source of Data: 

Two Additional Insurers Agree to Appropriate Use of Death Master File, States News Service, March 23, 2015 (via Nexis).

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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.