Cease and Desist Order Served Against North Dakota Insurance Agent

December 20, 2011

North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm served a cease and desist order against Brent Kitzan, a Bismarck insurance agent, and Kitzan & Associates for allegedly accepting a loan from a client and misappropriating client money for personal use.

Kitzan & Associates is the name by which Kitzan conducts some or all of his insurance business. The order bars Kitzan as well as Kitzan & Associates from engaging in the business of insurance.

The cease and desist order alleges that Kitzan accepted premium payments from a client but failed to pay the premium to the company. As a result, the client’s policy was cancelled but Kitzan allegedly continued to accept premium payments totaling more than $5,000.

Kitzan is also alleged to have borrowed approximately $48,000 from an insurance client. State law prohibits a licensed insurance agent from soliciting or accepting a loan from any person with whom the agent has had an insurance relationship within the last 10 years.

Kitzan has a right to request an administrative hearing within 30 days.

Source: North Dakota Insurance Commissioner

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