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Storm cloudsHCC Life was accused deficiencies in the handling short-term medical claims, according to officials at the California Department of Insurance. (Photo: Thinkstock)

A regulator group that includes 41 states and the District of Columbia has agreed to a $5 million short-term medical insurance settlement with HCC Life Insurance Company and an HCC Life medical insurance affiliate.

HCC Life, a Houston-based company that’s now part of the Tokio Marine Group, stopped selling short-term medical insurance in June. The company has denied any wrongdoing or any activities that violate state insurance laws or regulations.

Allison Bell

Allison Bell, ThinkAdvisor's insurance editor, previously was LifeHealthPro's health insurance editor. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @Think_Allison.

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