Iowa Insurance Agents Fined For ‘Deceptive’ Mailers Targeting Elderly
February 12, 2020 by John Hilton
A Missouri insurance agent who used a lead-generation mailer advertising “FREE government benefits” was fined by the Iowa Insurance Division last week.
John A. McAfee of Hannibal, Mo., agreed to a consent order that fines him $10,000, plus $1,800 for costs of investigation, and subjects his company, McAfee & Associates, to one year of monitoring.
In a separate judgment to satisfy a complaint lodged by the Iowa attorney general, McAfee & Associates and its representatives — McAfee; Alexander Chasteen of West Des Moines, Iowa; Clay Walters of Grimes, Iowa; Justin Roberts of Waukee, Iowa, and Rachael Edmondson of Kansas City, Mo. — are barred from sending mailers to Iowans that, among other things, “create a false impression that the mailer is sent from any government entity or department.”