The Division of Insurance issued its order on the Calianos Insurance Agency’s appeal on November 25th
The Governing Committee of the Commonwealth Automobile Reinsurers has called a Special Governing Committee meeting for December 20, 2013 at 11:00 AM. The meeting has been called in response to the Division of Insurance’s Order on the Calianos Insurance Agency’s Appeal of a Decision of Commonwealth Automobile Reinsurers, issued on November 25, 2013, that reversed CAR’s decisions allowing the cancellation of the agency’s commercial ERP contract and decertifying the agency as an assigned risk producer.
In the decision, the DOI noted that,.
“Although its role was to act as an impartial adjudicator evaluating a controversy between an ERP and a Servicing Carrier, CAR improperly imposed its own concerns on the matter, focusing on issues that Safety did not identify in the Termination Letter as grounds for its decision and inserting into the hearings comments on the Calianos Agency that were not relevant to that decision. Reviewing the record as a whole, I find that CAR’s hearings did not comply with the principles of and standards for an impartial hearing as set out in Harris.
With respect to the decertification of the Calianos Agency or Jason Calianos as an ARP, CAR erred, as a matter of law, by misapplying MAIP Rule 31.D.3. The Calianos Agency’s ERP appointment was not terminated for violations of CAR Rule 14. Its decision on that question was made on an error of law and must be set aside for that reason.”
Jason Calianos, President of the Calianos Agency says that he plans on attending the December 20th meeting even though his agency has since become an Allstate agent.