Mississippi Agent Accused of Not Forwarding Premiums to Insurers

July 2, 2018

A cease and desist order has been issued to a Mississippi insurance agent accused of failing to forward premiums to the respective insurance companies.

The Mississippi Insurance Department said that it issued the order against James Michael Brand of Biloxi, Miss., who also serves as the owner and operator of Brand Insurance Services LLC, d/b/a Gulf Coast Insurance.

The department, in a news release last month, said it had received numerous complaints about Brand’s failure to forward premiums, a direct violation of state law. Brand and his companies were given 20 days to request a hearing to challenge the order. If no request is made, officials say the order becomes permanent.

Anyone doing business with Brand or his companies who has questions about coverage or claims should contact their insurance company directly.